Anyone who knows me personally knows that I’m obsessed with chicken. And, if you are too, you have to check out Fabe’s Charcoal Roasting Co. in Fayetteville, N.C.
I always want to look up the business to see if it is a chain, and I couldn’t really find any evidence that it is, but there are a few restaurants like it. One that comes to mind is Viva Chicken, which specializes in Peruvian chicken and side dishes.
Fabe’s hallmark item is certainly their slow-roasted chicken. It is marinated on and under the skin, so each and every bite is packed with flavor. I’m a fan of white-meat chicken, but you can also order dark-meat.
My husband usually gets the rice tipped with black beans and the sweet plantains. I’m not a huge fan of sweet plantains myself, but I tried a bite of his, and they were pretty good!
Lastly are the drinks, which I unfortunately didn’t get to try. However, they look delicious! There is the Jamaica and Horchata alongside specialty drinks. They look amazing, and I’ll definitely be trying them next time. And no, in all my years of life and in my love of Latin culture, I still haven’t tried horchata! I’m hoping to soon.
FINAL FOODIE THOUGHTS
MAIN COURSE DISHES
My over-all impression is that this is the perfect place for a date night. Even though Jonathan and I were able to spend the evening with other bloggers, it was nice to sit across from one another and enjoy some truly tasty food.
The location is also great. Bonefish Grill is located near the mall and close by to several hotels. If you're stopping in or visiting Fayetteville, N.C., make sure to make plans to eat at this wonderful establishment, and let them know that Gabbie and Jonathan from TheOpinionatedOne.com sent you!
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I realized the other day that I have a whole tab for food and drink on my blog, but I haven't actually added anything to it since October of last year! So, I figured I would share with you this recipe for my homemade quesadillas.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED
STEP 1: THE SEASONING
STEP 2: PREPARING THE CHICKEN
STEP 3: ASSEMBLING THE QUESADILLA
STEP 4: ENJOY
If you're looking forward to a Halloween party but have no idea what to make for your guests, don't worry about searching the internet for hours to find the perfect food options for your party. I've got you covered.
I've made all of these myself (these are pictures of my own creations), so I will let you know what works and what doesn't! Without further ado, here are your spooktacular Halloween recipes:
A lot of Halloween get-togethers feature a table filled with an assortment of finger foods that guests can munch on throughout the night. Here are some ideas I tried out!
SPIDER DEVILED EGGS
For this recipe, I used a basic deviled egg recipe. I put the eggs on medium-high and waited for them to boil. I then removed them from the heat and covered them for 15 minutes. Peeling them was difficult, but I did it! I then mixed two tablespoons of mayo, a teaspoon of mustard, and one-and-a-half tablespoons of relish with some salt and pepper and added in the yolks.
The "spider" on top is made out of black olives, which I am convinced are the worst smelling food in the universe. I cut them in half for the body and cut them into 1/8ths for the legs. Jonathan (the hubby) tried them and said they were great, which makes me feel great since this was my first attempt at making deviled eggs on my own!
Cut your apples into four pieces and remove the core. Cut a mouth-sized slit into the back of the apple. Use the peanut butter to attach the candy eyes, strawberry slice, and sunflower seeds.
This was a really great snack Jonathan and I enjoyed on a weekend afternoon, so I know it will be great for Halloween get-togethers.
If you're having a Halloween dinner party, or you just want to offer something more substantial to your guests, you can make these monstrous mouth-watering meals:
I have two pieces of advice if you're planning on trying this for yourself. First, make sure you skip the cheaper Kraft cheese slices and opt for a cheese that was cut from the block, which they also sell packaged. This cheese is a bit more sturdy. The second is to get burgers that will not shrink too much when you cook them. Half of our cheese was off of the burger and just laying on the bun. Follow those tips for the best looking Burg-O-Lanterns on the block!
The best part of every meal is dessert. For your Halloween dessert, you need to make something that is tasty and follows the Halloween theme! Try out the following recipes for a terrifyingly tasty treat!
These look the best when you serve them in a see-through container. For easy clean-up, I recommend plastic cups.
My husband has always loved this dessert, and I know all of your family and party guests will absolutely love it as well!
I love these because they are so customizable and so cute. I have to give my mom a shout-out for suggesting these. They are sooo cute and I wish I had a party to take them to. But, I guess I will just enjoy these with the hubby for now! Make sure you add your decorations when the chocolate is still melty. Store these in the fridge until you're ready to serve them up to your guests!
I hope these spooky treats made your mouth water. If you try these out for yourself, PLEASE tag me on social media. I'd love to see how your attempts came out! Use #CookingWithGabbie so that I'll see it!
Happy Halloween Cooking!
Fall brings with it a number of parties and get togethers. After all, fall is a time for football season, Halloween, and Thanksgiving.
With all of the parties happening, you're going to need some fall foods to serve at your fiestas! I've tried all of these myself, so keep reading for a few ideas to help you achieve that fall aesthetic at your next party or get-together!
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FALL FINGER FOODS
Perhaps the easiest way to serve food at a party is just setting it out on a table. I've come up with or tested two fall finger foods for you to try this fall!
CARAMEL APPLE SLICE STATION
PIGSKIN IN A BLANKET
FALL ENTREE IDEAS
Perfect for potlucks or dinners, these two entree ideas will keep guests' mouths watering!
LOADED POTATO SOUP
TURKEY GRAVY MEATBALLS AND MASH
DESSERTS TO "FALL" IN LOVE WITH
Nothing is more important in the fall season than the dessert. Here are some delicious desserts you need to serve at your next gathering!
PUMPKIN SPICE MONEY BREAD
I hope you enjoyed these recipes and I hope you give them a try this fall. Please let me know if you do. If you make them, I'd love for you to tag me in your creation. Follow me on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat @gemusiclover, or find my page on Facebook.com/TheOpinionatedOne!
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