TGIF #5

Favorite Outfit of the Week: Vintage Day Dresses from Etsy like the blue dress Katniss wore in the Hunger games. Click the dresses for the Etsy link.




Kitchen Gadget of the Week: S'more Maker! Makes perfect s'mores on the grill or in your oven without the sticky mess.

Favorite Bucket List Item of the Week: CN Tower Edgewalk in Toronto






Favorite Food Porn of the Week:


Favorite Funny Picture of the Week: First I was like "Aww." And then I was like, "LOL!"




Favorite House of the Week: Real-Life Flintstones House





Favorite Comic of the Week: Happens to me ALL. of. the. time!



Favorite Vacation Destination of the Week:


Happy Friday!
xoxo Vicky

Day of Thrifting

Went to 4 different thrift stores because some of my friends wanted to get introduced into thrifting. I scored so much at these stores. I'm excited to share!

Justin, Chhally, & Chris


Pheng and I with our funky jackets on.




Everyone tried on a pair of huge glasses. Our eyes were magnified to the max!








Clue VCR version!


NERF TOMMY GUN!


That belonged to a Samantha.


Try eating these with a straight face lol



Super cute wedge booties for $6.99


Dress: $4.99 + Cardigan: $3.99


Dress: $4.50


Bowtie Blouse: $3.50


Leather boots: $9.99


I also signed up for Goodwill's reward card, which gives you 10% on your first purchase and tons of other discounts. On Saturdays, if you show them your student ID they give you an even bigger discount!

Happy Thrifting!
xoxo Vicky

BBQ Chicken Turnovers

Hot pockets. Lean pockets. I love them. We all love them. I grew up eating them as an after-school snack and I still like the convenience of eating one for lunch at work sometimes. But you get kind of tired of frozen pockets of meat and cheese and sauce. And you often wonder if they're really as healthy for you as they claim to be.

Home-made savory turnovers are the way to go. They're like your favorite hot pockets but fresh out of the oven and filled with anything you like. I made BBQ chicken turnovers. Wait til you see how easy this one is!



Ingredients:
  • 1 Package Perdue cut cooked chicken, cubed into smaller pieces
  • 2 packages of pre-made thin pizza crust (or you can make your own!)
  • 1 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce
  • 1 small onion, diced into small pieces
  • 2 cups of shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp water
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the cubed chicken, onions, and BBQ sauce until well combined. Set aside.
  3. Pop open the can of dough and roll it out onto a large, clean surface. I placed some parchment paper on my counter top to prevent the dough from sticking to anything.
  4. Using a pizza cutter or a knife, cut the dough into equal sized squares (about 6).
  5. On one half of the square, place a small handful of Mozzarella cheese and then a scoop of the chicken mixture. Fold over the other half of the dough and press the edges to seal. Use a fork to crimp the edges shut. Place the turnovers on a cookie sheet wrapped in aluminum foil. Repeat for the second package of dough.
  6. In a small bowl, scramble the egg and the water. Brush the egg wash onto the turnovers before putting them in the oven.
  7. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until dough is golden brown.





















Homemade Salisbury Steak + Roasted Brussels Sprouts

After a stressful week of work, I decided to make an easy classic course for dinner. Joining us were our friends Pheng and Chris from NY! They'll be staying here for a couple weeks and it's been a hilariously good time so far.







I shaped one into a heart for my sister!


Whip up some mashed potatoes!


Super easy!


Simple Salisbury Steak

Ingredients:
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1/3 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 can of Beef Gravy (I use Campbell's)
  1. Mix together the ground beef, onion, bread crumbs, egg, and water.
  2. Divide into 6 even portions and shape into oval patties.
  3. Heat the oil on a large skilley on medium to medium high heat. Cook the patties for 10 minutes or until fully cooked and browned.
  4. Drain Fat. Pour in Beef Gravy and simmer the patties in the gravy for 10 more minutes.
  5. Serve with mashed potatoes + roasted brussel sprouts (see recipe below)!



Do not be afraid of these little greens! I will admit that I have recently discovered these as an edible vegetable, LOL! Brussel sprouts always conjure up negative connotations. People are always talking about how weird they are and children in the movies never want to eat their brussel sprouts. I had my first taste ever of brussel sprouts when we went to Comet Cafe and I really liked them!

I decided to make them yesterday to go with the Salisbury steak and mashed potatoes and they were a hit! Chhally ate a whole lot of them, Chris and Pheng both said that they never had it before either but they really liked it!

Roasted Brussels Sprouts
  • 10 Brussels Sprouts (or more if you'd like)
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Wash and rinse the sprouts. Cut off the bottom stems and peel off the outermost layer of leaves.
  3. Slice each Brussels sprout from top to bottom, so that each half will still be attached to the base of the sprout, which holds all of the leaves in place.
  4. Place the sprouts in a mixing bowl and drizzle the olive oil in. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and toss to mix.
  5. Place all of the Brussels sprouts face down on a cookie sheet and roast for 10-12 minutes. Flip them when the cut side is seared to a golden brown (about 8 minutes).








They're so cute! They look like mini cabbages.

Happy Eating!


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