Here we are, a week from my wedding and in true procrastination style there are still 1000 plus things left for me to do! I grabbed Krystal, one of my bridesmaids, and we were off! We decided before hand we wanted to eat lunch and we ended up at the Carolina Ale House!
We were instantly greeted at the door and seated in Drew's section! Drew clearly directed all of his attention to use while describing the happenings (they had 4 football games playing that afternoon) and their specials! It was within a few moments that I decided that I must try their Berry Tea! Krystal ordered their Red Wine Sangria! I was thrilled when they arrived! My tea had the freshest blueberries I had ever had!
After our cocktails we ordered the Seared Tuna Salad and The Brisket Sandwich Dip! How fabulous do these look?! The Tuna was cooked to perfection! The Brisket Sandwich lived up to my expectations of Brisket and after spending almost 8 years in Texas those expectations are high!
During the entire stay of our visit our waiter, Drew, made sure that we had everything we needed! It was a great "go to" for a fast, filing and tasteful lunch on a busy Sunday! When you check it out make sure to ask for him!
Confession number 1: I can eat hot wings every single day!
I love everything about hot wings! It is no exaggeration when I say that I could literally eat them every day! Problem is... I'm not 18 anymore and I've got a wedding dress to fit into in less than a month! So sadly for me and my local Buffalo Wild Wings I cant! But! These are my perfect solution to the every so yummy, deep fried buffalo wings!
4 Tablespoons Olive (or other besides vegatable and canola) oil
1 Lb Boneless, skinless chicken breast/tenders
2 Tablespoons Garlic Powder
3 Tablespoons Paprika
2 Tablespoons Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
1/2 Tablespoon Salt
1 Tablespoon Pepper
1/3 cup hot sauce (I prefer Franks with this recipe!)
(Obviously you can add to or omit the Red Pepper Flakes and Hot Sauce to your desired heat!)
(If you are using whole chicken breast you will trim the fat, slice and shape each breast into multiple tender shaped pieces. I am aware they sell boneless skinless tenders already..But! I am cheap, and some times they are almost $2 per pound extra at my grocery store! I also cook the trimmings for dog treats!)
Take your chicken tender pieces and place them in a gallon sized bag. Add oil (I use avocado oil) to the bag and shake to coat each piece. Then dump all the seasonings into the bag. Shake bag around until all pieces are coated, and are red in color.
Let the chicken rest. (This is where I put the zip lock bag into the fridge and drink a glass of wine!) for 30 minutes to an hour. Grab a nonstick frying pan and turn the heat on medium! Place the tenders in the frying pan (there is no need for additional oil!) and cook on each side for about 3 minutes. Once each side is cooked I turn the heat on high to seer each side. After the chicken is fully cooked I add my hot sauce to the pan and allow the sauce to coat the chicken fully.
You have awesome buffalo chicken! I often use this recipe for shrimp instead of Chicken as well!
For sides I use whatever fresh fruit I can get my hands on, and a light salad!
Hi Everybody! My name is Nicole and I am the face behind Columbia Housewives! I am BEYOND excited to be here and anxious to talk to everyone! I figured this to be the best time to introduce myself!
I'm a 28 year old New Jersey native who until recently had no sense of home. My mother was in the Navy which meant we moved often and right around the time my parents and younger siblings found their "home" I joined the military myself! Which of course sent me all over the world and back.
I moved to South Carolina in 2010 shortly I was (medically) retired from the Army. I chose to stay in South Carolina not really sure of which direction my life was going, and I haven't left since!
I am currently engaged (At this current moment I'm 25 days, 3 hours and 48 minutes away from being married!) to the man of my dreams, who also happens to be a transplanted South Carolinian! While I have no biological children of my own I do have two bonus children whom I love with every fiber of my being! I couldn't imagine my life without them!
I have what some may consider a unhealthy obsession with Miniature Dachshunds, my dogs mean the world to me and they go everywhere I do! Most of my dogs have been more places/states than some people have been.
When we are not home corralling dogs we enjoy going to the beach, any kind of action movie, and riding the motorcycle! I also enjoy reading, camping and just about everything that involves my boys.
I am so thrilled to be a part of this awesome group of ladies! I can’t wait to show what big and exciting things Columbia has to offer!
I'm a New Jersey native whose found her permanent home in South Carolina! When I am not connected to the internet I am either chasing a dachshund, day dreaming about Disney World or binge watching something on Netflix!