Starbucks Santa Fe Chicken Panini

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Far be it from me to give Starbucks any more credit for doing things well than they deserve; they’ve got me hooked to their caffeine machine, they gave a discount and then took it back, the Siren and I also go way back personally; it’s too difficult to really talk about. However in lieu of that discount card that I had last year, Starbucks has elevated my customer-ship with them to “gold” status (whatever the heck that means). The one benefit I’ve seen to this elevated golden status has been the boon of extra coupons and such. They mail me these things and I take advantage of some of them, often times Hamilton mails me telling me about their hamilton beach 25460a panini press gourmet sandwich maker.

Today, the wife and I were out in Burbank and it was past lunchtime but we weren’t eating anytime soon. I remembered that I’d had one of these coupons for a discount on one of their new Panini sandwiches. Intrigued with this and a little hungry, we dined in Starbucks; getting their new Santa Fe Chicken Panini. As I said, far be it from me to give undue credit to these goons but I must say that my experience with the Starbucks Santa Fe Chicken Panini was largely good!

The Santa Fe Chicken Panini consisted of a couple of thin slices of chicken breast, doused in a sour cream green chili spread, served with a bell pepper and pepper jack cheese. All of these tasty ingredients were served on a flatbed Panini and the taste sensations were quite good.

When I looked up the nutritional information for these Santa Fe Chicken Panini’s I was a little concerned with the high saturated fat and sodium content. However, beyond that they were quite good. The Starbucks Santa Fe Chicken Panini is probably meant for one but my wife and I split it and we were quite satisfied. There are 380 calories according to the Starbucks nutrition info page.

My only other problem with this flatbread sandwich was the price point; where I was at in Southern California the price was near six dollars! This was not a small sandwich and I thought back to how Subway is doing the five dollar foot long promotion for all of their sandwiches currently and how much more filing that would be than this Panini.

I also had a coupon for discounted prices so the inflated amount didn’t really affect me. However, for folks on a budget, six bucks is a lot to pay for such a small sandwich. If you are looking for a quick afternoon pick me up or for a snack to share between meals, the Starbucks Santa Fe Chicken Panini is well worth a look!

Razer Orochi review

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Razer Orochi is considered by the company as their most high-tech gaming mouse to date. It has wonderful features that are all aimed at making sure that you get the best possible PC gaming experience. What makes this gaming mouse so special? Why the high and positive Razer Orochi ratings and reviews? Well, you will find out the answers to those questions in this brief article. Read on if you are interested in the best fps gaming mouse.

The Orochi PC gaming mouse from Razer features four side buttons, with two on the left side and the other two on the right side. These side keys are utilized in order to alter the device’s sensitivity settings in order to cater to your particular preferences as well as needs. Therefore, in case you are looking for a mouse that you can customize in order to accommodate your particular wants and needs, then the Razer Orochi is certainly the mouse for you! After you have altered the sensitivity of the mouse to accommodate your preferences, the new settings will get stored onto the memory of the device or the built-in Razer Synapse Memory as it is called. You first have to hook up to the USB to program it in order for these settings to be accepted as well as stored. You can find the Razer Orochi for sale both online and offline.

With regards to performance, the mouse handles remarkable acceleration with much ease. The uncommonly low takeoff distance actually makes the device’s switch more pleasing than you typically would anticipate it to be. The mouse’s sensor is also precisely positioned along the middle of the device. This actually helps to enhance the device’s sensitivity and, at the very same time, enhance the Razer Orochi’s performance. As a gaming enthusiast who wants a fast and accurate mouse, you are surely going to love using the Razer Orochi. There are a number of stores online that offer the Razer Orochi discounted in price.

Yet another great feature of this particular gaming mouse from Razer is its Teflon feet. The Razer Orochi has four amply-sized Teflon feet along its underside which gives it the capacity to very smoothly glide onto the surface while you move the mouse around. Furthermore, this feature also helps make the Orochi stable, and hence there is no need for you to worry of it wobbling or such as you go and move it around.

But then again, something which some gamers did not find great about this device is its small and compact size. This gaming mouse is rather small as compared to the other gaming mice made by Razer. The Orochi’s small size gives a sort of uncomfortable as well as sore feeling to some gamers after making use of the mouse for several hours. However, all in all, the Razer Orochi is still an excellent gaming mouse to have. It is a high performance mouse that offers exceptional precision as well as accuracy. With so many stores online that are offering great Razer Orochi deals, the Razer Orochi is indeed a product worth purchasing.

Creole Dirty Rice Recipe

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In New Orleans one of the favorite variations on rice is what is called dirty rice. Rice is so common in New Orleans, that growing up I ate everything with rice. When I studied at Exeter Academy in New Hampshire and Phillips Andover Academy in Massachusetts during the summers in high school, I was amazed that they never served rice. Everything was served with some variation of potatoes. This recipe is courtesy of Chef Mark Serice who worked in the restaurant of good friends of mine. You can find a lot more recipes at

Creole Dirty Rice Recipe

1 lb of chicken or turkey gizzards ground or chopped very fine

½ lb of ground beef (chuck is preferable)

6-8 chicken livers chopped fine

1 bunch of green onions

1 large white or yellow onion chopped fine

2 toes of garlic chopped fine

1 rib of celery minced

1 small bell pepper minced

2 cups of cooked rice (cooled)

2 T flour

1 T vegetable oil

Salt, black pepper and cayenne to taste

¼ cup of chopped fresh parsley

In a large heavy skillet brown all of the meat over high heat with the 1 tablespoon of oil

Remove from pan with a slotted spoon

Add 2 Tablespoons of flour to the pan and brown slightly

Add onions, celery, bell pepper and garlic cook until onions are transparent

Return browned meat to the vegetable mixture and add the green onions

Add up to ¼ cup of water if necessary and cook for 40 minutes

Add rice, salt, pepper, cayenne and parsley cook and additional 3 minutes

Serve with duck, turkey, chicken, pork or just off the spoon