Chicken Giardino

 I used to get this dish all the time when I went to Olive Garden. Then, they took it off the menu! With the internet and all the other food blogs these days, basically, if you want to eat it, there’s a recipe out there for you. So, I was really excited when I found this on a blog that had the recipe from Olive Garden’s own website! EXCITEMENT! I gathered the ingredients throughout the weekend and even bought my first bottle of wine for it (hehe).

I had a test this morning, so I studied real hard yesterday and waited until I got really hungry to make this dish. It smelled so good! The sauce tasted good, the chicken and veggies looked good! MORE EXCITEMENT! Then I put the sauce, the veggies, and the pasta together… and BAM! Disappointment. Not the buttery garlicky lemony goodness I remembered. It tasted… HEALTHY.

Recipe Review: If you want to eat healthy food that tastes healthy, this is for you.
Next time, I’ll go for something more like THIS. Recommended by Brian M.

Recipe you should DEFINITELY TRY: Spicy Sticks
I get these from US Pizza Company. They are DELICIOUS and, yet, SO SIMPLE!

You’ll need:
Breadsticks
Garlic Butter
Pepper Jack Cheese

Split the breadsticks down the middle. Smother with garlic butter. Sprinkle (or if you’re like me STUFF) with pepper jack cheese. Put in the oven for at 350ºF for 5-10 minutes (I’m guessing).**Put under the broiler until bubbly and delicious** Enjoy with some pizza sauce!

So good, it’ll make you want to slap your momma. But don’t.

ASIDE: Fall is my favorite time of year. Not only is the weather great, but there’s all the fall festivals to enjoy! HELLO! There’s corndogs and funnel cakes to be had! Yum.
Here’s a couple of events that you might want to try out:

Festival on the Border
September 9-10
I don’t know if there will be any funnel cakes or corndogs around, but Fort Smith is holding a two-day event filled with music and art to raise money for the charities around the area (Children’s Emergency Center, Helping Hands for Children, Donald W. Reynolds Cancer Support House, and many more). If you’re a country fan, Friday the 9th will be the day for you: The Randy Rogers Band and Dierks Bentley perform! For those of you more into pop music (sorry no Britney Spears), Saturday’s performances include: Andy Grammar, Girl Talk, The Fray, with opening act Boom Kinetic!

Bikes Blues and BBQ
September 28-October 01
This event will definitely have corndogs and funnel cakes. If you like any of the three title items, THIS is where you want to be! All the food and fun located right on Dickson Street with the BBQ competition at the Washington County Fairgrounds. How can you say no to BBQ and funnel cakes?!?!

Later Gaters
Kimbo

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Brother Sister Duo attending different colleges who love food.
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