A sleeping puppy is the best kind of puppy.

A sleeping puppy is the best kind of puppy.

Portillos Chopped Salad Remake

This past friday was a significant day. All of my roommates packed up and left me alone in my apartment for the summer. The silence quickly set in, besides the pitter patter and excessive barking from my 9 month old pup. No better time to start cooking than the present.

For love of all things Chicago, Portillos is one of them. My roommate Nicole happens to be the only one of us from Chicago, so I entrust with her that that comment is valid. On a road trip this past winter we found ourselves within proximity to this worshiped Chicago restaurant and had to get our fix. One bite of the Portillos chopped salad and I was sold. It was a cruel and beautiful moment right there, knowing that this was going to be the last time I had this chopped salad till I returned to Chicago. 

This brings me to today, still void of another Portillos chopped salad and in dire need of its deliciousness, and at my first blog post as a foodie. 

The Ingredients:

3 Cups of Romaine Lettuce

2 Cups of Iceberg Lettuce

2.5 Cups of Red Cabbage

1 Cup of Green Onions

2 Tomatoes, Diced

4 Cups of cooked Elbow Macaroni ( Ditalini Pasta was unavailable at my supermarket)

1 Cup of Cooked Bacon (Chopped)

4 Ounces of Gorgonzola Cheese

2 Chicken breasts Cooked, Chopped Finely

Now this is what a salad should look like. It tasted as good as it looks. I cannot take all the credit for this creation, as I got the recipe from a fellow bloggers website (http://christinetrevino.com/2011/12/07/christines-copycat-recipe-of-portillos-chopped-salad/). I cannot wait to make this salad again and again… and again. 

Cannot wait to see what tomorrow brings!!

Chels Chomps, My summer food adventure.

May 19th marked the end of this girls college career. Still without a job I needed something to fill my time besides endlessly applying to various jobs, anxiously awaiting their replies. 

Ever since I have been little I have had a passion for food, whether eating it, tasting it, or even gawking at it. If I wasn’t more or a risk taker I would have gone to culinary school to pursue this passion. This is what lef me to my new summer project, a (partial) food blog. I am going to try and make a new item per day in hopes of fulfilling my inner foodie desires. 

Thankfully for Pinterest and Foodgawker I have a little inspiration when it comes to what recipes to make. My goal for the end of the summer is to become a master or taste and be able to concoct my vary own recipes for others to one day replicate. 

Here we go!! 

Remmy at the Terrace!

Remmy at the Terrace!

University of Wisconsin-Madison 2013 Graduation. Cannot believe the past four years have flown by so quickly. Now off to the real world!!

Pretty great group of girls right there.

Pretty great group of girls right there.


My School is pretty legit…

I never get sick of watching this one, cannot believe its closing in on a year since these two goons have gotten married!

You are educated. Your certification is in your degree. You may think of it as the ticket to the good life. Let me ask you to think of an alternative. Think of it as your ticket to change the world.

Tom Brokaw

Dog Tired


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