Posts Categorized: Dinner

Fish Fridays

Mardi Gras, French for “fat Tuesday,” has come and gone.  Today is Ash Wednesday, marking the first day of Lent.  During this season, it is customary to abstain from eating meat (including chicken and fowl) on Fridays and holy days.  Which brings us to Fish Fridays!  Growing up Catholic, I had the hardest time figuring… Read more »

Slow Cooker Jambayala

I have to begin by prefacing that this is not your traditional Jambayala.  This is a chic slow cooker version of the popular dish. We here at Chic love slow cooker meals.  Nothing beats a home cooked meal at the end of the day, but sometimes you don’t have the energy or time for it…. Read more »

Rigatoni with Spicy Beef Ragù

Weren’t able to get dinner reservations for tomorrow night?  Yup, tomorrow is Valentine’s Day and it’s a Friday night! No worries.  It’s better to eat at home, anyway.  No need to valet the car, no need to find a babysitter, and you can drink as much wine as you’d like (because you don’t have to… Read more »

Roasted Chicken with Root Vegetables

Little girls learn a lot from their mothers.  How to put on make-up, how to sew a button, how to be gracious, polite, and respectful.  Some of the most valuable lessons my mom taught me were in the kitchen.  She has all sorts of sayings and anecdotes for everything.  (She says things like “salt is… Read more »

Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

For as long as I can remember, chicken noodle soup has been my go-to meal whenever I’m bogged down with a cold.  It’s about time, that soup has been replaced with a new favorite. Smooth, velvety soup.  Warm savory dumpling.  Shredded juicy chicken.  Yes to all.  I’ll pretend to have the sniffles if it means… Read more »

Epic Parenting Battle: Dinnertime

Guest Blogger Rebecca Hanover One of my favorite things to talk about is how totally and categorically unprepared I was for parenthood because I had no idea that I’d have to make what are essentially management decisions for a three-foot-tall employee whose favorite word, after Elmo, is “no.” But here I am, parenting a two-year-old,… Read more »

Slow Cooker Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Potatoes can do no wrong in my eyes.  Be it fried, baked, or mashed- potatoes are always welcome on my plate. This slow cooker recipe takes all the components of a loaded baked potato and whips it up into a delicious and hearty soup.  Unlike traditional baked potato soups that are heavy on the cream,… Read more »

Spaghetti and Slow Cooker Meatballs

I sympathize with Flint Lockwood.  As a kid (and still in present day) I can be pretty awkward and geeky, but always full of hope–just like Flint.  I loved Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and I’m super excited for the second movie! I can’t wait to see these new food-animal hybrids (or aptly named foodimals)… Read more »

Summer Pasta with Roasted Vegetables

My ideal summer pasta would be light yet filling, refreshing yet savory, and above all, be delicious.  Also, no need for a heavy sauce that will weigh me down and stain my bright clothes.  This summer pasta with roasted veggies is the perfect meal for sun filled lunches and candlelit dinners. Everyone loves pasta!  Even… Read more »

Maple Bourbon Flank Steak

Once in a while, I can say no to a juicy cheeseburger or a grilled hot dog.  But I find it terribly difficult to pass up on a perfectly grilled steak.  I knew what I wanted to make for weekend dinner when I stumbled upon this great idea for steak.  Mai-Lis of A Sunshiny Day… Read more »

About The Chic

Back in 2004 when I was looking to name my events company, I stumbled across the word 'Chic' in an old dictionary. The definition was: “a fashionable lifestyle, ideology, or pursuit”. I fell in love with the word and the idea that chic is the pursuit of something better, prettier, or cooler than you are today. Chic isn’t a state of being or even a destination, chic is the journey you take on the way to something greater. ~Rachel

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Question: Star, from Macon, GA Asks: What type of food will I need if I’m hosting a sip and shop? Rachel’s Answer: Hi Star, there’s really no wrong answer here. When I’ve hosted shopping events in the past I tend to focus on light and fun appetizers like Cheddar Apple Crostini or these individual Quinoa Salads.  Brunch is always a nice… Read more »

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