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Archive for the day “February 28, 2012”

Vote Black & Orange as DC’s Best Burger


Hey Guys!

My friend Navid is trying to promote his and his dad’s burger business and needs everyone’s help to vote them “Best Burger in DC.” Please take 10 seconds and vote for them, they would be very appreciative and grateful!!  All you have to do is submit and enter your email address.  You will NOT be getting spam email because of this.

Vote HERE: http://bit.ly/wgRb7j

Voting ends March 1st


Mexican Chicken Quesadilla and Homemade Guacamole

Recently, I’ve had a minor obsession with guacamole.  I was super excited to make some today to fit into this weeks theme, “around the world.”  Guacamole is extremely easy and cheap to make.  I took the easy way out considering I need to spend all of my time studying for midterms (unfortunately).  I bought a 99 cent guacamole mix package, two avocados and used some sour cream and a tomato I already had.  Grab a large bowl, spoon, fork and knife and begin! You have to cut the avacados open vertically, take out the seed and then scrape all of the contents out of the skin.  Then, you add the mix package.  I added about 2 tablespoons and some chopped up tomato because I already had it in the fridge but it is not necessary.  Take a fork and mash up the avocado while mixing in all the ingredients.  Refrigerate for 30 minutes and then enjoy!  The perfect appetizer if you are having a few friends over for pre-spring break margaritas 🙂


   *2 avacaods
   *99 cent guacamole mix package
   *sour cream (not necessary)
   *chopped tomato (not necessary)

There is enough guacamole to have a little bit with chips on the side of every lunch I prepare this week!




I decided to make a whole mexican meal by preparing a chicken quesadilla as well.

To prepare the quesadilla I used already cooked frozen chicken strips which I found at Food Lion.  You can use any type of cooked chicken, meat, shrimp, etc or even stick to plain cheese!  I heated up a skillet on medium and then defrosted the chicken for about 4 minutes.  Once the chicken was ready I slid the chicken onto a tortilla, added some cheese and then folded it in half to melt it all together.  After about two minutes I flipped it over and allowed another minute of heating.  Once the cheese was melted I slide the quesadulla off the skillet onto a college favorite- a paper plate- and put on a dallop of sour cream and guacamole.




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Caribbean Jerk Sweet Potato Fries and a Citrus-Beer Punch

Hello everyone and happy Monday,

This week we are doing an “Around the World” theme where each of our posts come from a different region of the world (while still being cheap and easy of course).  A week from today I will be relaxing in the Bahamas with a bunch of my friends for Spring Break.  It should be a really good time I really cannot wait.  With all that said I just can’t get my trip out of my mind.  Its all I have been thinking about.  Since I don’t think it’s possible to bring you all to the Bahamas with me I figured I would bring a little Bahamas to you.

Today I decided to make Caribbean Jerk Sweet Potato Fries with a Citrus-Beer Punch

What you will need for the Sweet Potato Fries:

1 Sweet Potato

3 TBSP of Olive Oil

1 TSP of Cinnamon

1 TSP Cayenne Pepper

1/2 TSP Sugar

1 TSP Caribbean Jerk Seasoning

**Combine all of these ingredients and stir so that they are all blended evenly.  After they are blended put them in the oven (at 450 degrees) and let them cook for 10-15 minutes

For the Citrus-Beer punch follow this link to Bar None Drinks they have some really cool stuff and I found this drink to be the perfect supporting actor to these fries.

I hope you enjoy, comment and let me know what you think.



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