Erin here. So. I don’t know if I’ve shared this here. But I’ve certainly let the Twitterverse know. I have a bit of an obsession with Thin Mint Cookies! And I know I’m not the only one!
Like. Eat an entire sleeve at once obsession. I know. I know. It’s a good thing they’re only around for a month or so. And I only let myself buy 2 boxes!!!
Julie from Brilliant Moms is here to share an easy homemade Thin Mints recipe, as well as a yummy and easy chicken recipe!
It is always sad to see Girl Scout Cookie season pass. When the girls in our neighborhood start knocking on the door, we each choose one box and then anticipate our favorite cookies arriving a few weeks later. My favorite happens to be Thin Mints and I hide them from the kids so I can enjoy the box over time all by myself! To prolong the happiness a little longer, I found a simple recipe to make my own Thin Mints and I think they are equally as good (and much more frugal!). These are one of our holiday favorites and much requested by friends and neighbors.
Homemade Thin Mints
1 pkg. Baker’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate
1/4 tsp peppermint extract
1 sleeve Ritz crackers
Melt the chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave. Stir in the peppermint extract. Dip in the crackers and coat on both sides. Place on a cookie sheet covered with waxed paper and place in the fridge to set the chocolate
There are very few dishes that my husband and children all BEG me to make. The one that most often makes the list of requests is my Catalina Chicken. I have shared this recipe with several friends and it has become a big hit in all of their homes as well. Their kids call it by my name and I think it is super cute! I hope you find it to be a crowd pleaser in your home, too!
1 lb. chicken, diced
1 c. Light Catalina French Dressing
1/3 c. soy sauce
minced garlic to taste
Cook the diced chicken until it is done thru. Whisk the remaining ingredients together and add to the diced chicken. Cook until the sauce starts to bubble and thicken slightly.
We serve this with a very frugal side of macaroni and cheese and a salad if we have a larger crowd to feed. When you find chicken and bagged salad on sale, this is a very simple, inexpensive meal!