I'm claiming the title- Queen of Happy Hour - ๐Ÿ‘ธ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘‘



Cooper's Hawk is one of my favorite restaurants especially for Happy Hour. They have discounted apps and wine until 6 PM making it about $5 per app/glass of wine. Last night I had the September wine of the month which was a Cuvรฉe Chardonnay collab with @raymondvineyard(one of my favorite wineries in St. Helena/Napa Valley) For my dinner I had an order of the Chicken Potstickers- they are my go to even if it's not Happy Hour!! They are that good! 

This is one of those restaurants that rarely disappoints. The food is always hot and fresh and the wine is fairly priced for what you get. I also love the Cooper's Hawk wine club! This runs you about $40 a month which includes 2 bottles of wine to take home or drink in the restaurant (no corkage). In addition to this you get to build up points towards coupons off your meals and 2 free tastings per month to try the new ones or revisit ones you already love! They also include little extras throughout the year like one month they offered us an extra bottle of wine and who can say no to that!! LOL 

Who else loves Cooper's Hawk? Am I the only one?

PM me on instagram @angieknowsthetruth to get more details on my dress! It's like a fake suede material and a great transition from Summer to Fall you see me wearing this with boots in the coming weeks! It's from this super cute boutique I found in Downtown Napa Valley! 




This recipe for Stir Fried Teriyaki Chicken is perfection! Also it is very easy to throw together. It took me about an hour from start to finish (not including marinating time). The flavor was great. This was the first time I have used sake and mirin in a sauce and it really made a difference. I love the recipes from Kroger.com so wanted to share this one!




Ingredients:
¾ cup low-sodium soy sauce
¾ cup water
1 Tbsp. mirin
1 Tbsp. sake
3 Tbsp. light brown sugar
2 tsp. granulated sugar
¾ Tbsp. minced garlic
4 scallions, chopped, white and green parts divided
¼ cup minced ginger
1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into thin strips approximately 1¼–2" long
2 Tbsp. peanut oil - I used sesame oil
2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
¼ tsp. crushed red pepper
3 cups cooked white rice


Directions:

-In a large bowl, combine soy sauce, water, mirin, sake, brown sugar, granulated sugar, garlic, scallion whites, and ginger. Store half the teriyaki sauce mixture in a sealed container in the refrigerator. Combine chicken in bowl with the remainder of the teriyaki sauce mixture and marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

-Heat a wok or medium skillet on medium-high heat until it is almost smoking. Add oil. When oil is hot, add garlic and crushed red pepper. Stir-fry for 30 seconds.

-Add chicken. Let brown briefly, then stir-fry, moving the chicken around the pan until it turns white and is nearly cooked—about 3–4 minutes.

-Add reserved marinade into pan. Reduce heat and cook, stirring occasionally for an additional 2 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked and nicely glazed with sauce. Serve hot over rice, garnishing with scallion greens.


YUM!!! Share photos and comments below!



Link to recipe ---> https://www.kroger.com/r/stir-fried-teriyaki-chicken-recipe/173374
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So I was 6 months pregnant shopping at the maternity store in the mall. Now you would think that folks working at a maternity store would be overly nice to pregnant ladies right? Wrong!
I bet you want to know what happened now right?
This lady told me that I couldn't try on a dress because she just hung them all up and didn't think it would fit me or look good on me! I'm sitting in the changing room crying because I am pregnant, I feel fat already, and do not have time for haters! Then I hear this lady on the phone telling someone over the phone that she's probably not going to make any sales today because no one wants to buy anything. After I heard that I had enough!

Have you ever seen the movie Pretty Women?
It was time for my moment!






I waddled across the walkway of the mall to Anthropologie and was in pure heaven on earth! I told the ladies what happened to me at the maternity store and they rallied behind me and swooned me with clothes! It was a true story book moment I will never forget. This was one of the dresses they insisted I should try on. Instantly I fell in love with this print. When it comes to prints you just know when you know right? To be honest this fabric is perfectly stretchy and would be suitable for any pregnant or non pregnant woman! It covers any baby or food belly pooch you may have so I can vouch for that! You can definitely dress it up and dress it down! I wear it all the time from the grocery store to date nights to everything in between.

So what happened to the Pretty Woman reference?
After my purchase of the dress and a few other items at Anthro I waddled back over to the Maternity store and held my bags up in the air and went "BIG MISTAKE! HUGE!!" (I've always wanted to do that.. :P )


I am wearing and XL and NOT pregnant in photo but did wear it up to 8 months pregnant!


Best part is you can still find it here for sale on ebay in a variety of sizes!
Manzanita Watercolor Print Maxi Dress by Weston - Size L