Saturday, January 26, 2013

Easy Valentine's Decor

Well, I tried to wait until February 1 to put out my Valentine's decor. I FAILED! 
But, I was just so ready to have all of these cheerful hearts and goodies on display! 
Without further ado, I give you my easy Valentine's decor:

Kitchen Counter Decor
:::Candy hearts in Dollar Tree candle holders::: 
(and those fun hearts at the base are Dollar Tree bracelet party favors!) 
:::LOVE plate on Dollar Tree plate stand stacked on teal books:::
:::I LOVE YOU teddy bear (this was my son's 1st Valentine's gift!):::
:::Heart cookie cutter on felt heart cutout:::

Dining Room Table Decor
:::LOVE plate (Owen's Mimi bought me this!!!) on Dollar Tree plate stand stacked on black books:::
:::"Love is Patient" free printable in black and white frame:::
:::$1 candles in Dollar Tree vases:::
All sitting atop a black placemat

Guest Bathroom Decor
:::Love birds ornament hanging on a cylindrical vase 
(bought with 40% coupon at Hobby Lobby) filled with yarn balls:::
:::Bright Valentine's free printable in silver and white frame:::
:::LOVE ornament draped over soap dispenser:::
:::LOVE painting (this one has a special place in my heart as it is my son's first craft!):::
:::Candy conversation hearts in vase with candle:::

I hope you are feeling inspired to deck your halls with hearts and kisses!
February is quickly approaching...so what are you waiting for? Get to decorating!!!
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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Skinnytaste's Crock Pot Santa Fe Chicken

Thank you to my friend Christy for posting this delicious recipe on her Facebook page!
This was easy to put together, and the house smelled amazing all day!

This chopper from Pampered Chef is amazing!
 Perfect for chopping the cilantro for this dish!

Combine chicken broth, beans, corn, tomatoes, cilantro, scallions, garlic powder, 
onion powder, cumin, cayenne pepper (didn't have, so I left it out) and salt in the crock pot.

Season chicken breast with salt and lay on top. 

Cook on low for 10 hours or on high for 6 hours.
Half hour before serving, remove chicken and shredReturn chicken to slow cooker and stir in. 

Serve over rice or tortillas and your favorite toppings.
Here it is served over rice...pure deliciousness!!!

...and still delicious the next day served over a bed of lettuce!

Thank you to SkinnyTaste for posting this recipe!

Ingredients:
  • 24 oz (1 1/2) lbs chicken breast (I used frozen! Who has time to thaw chicken?)
  • 14.4 oz can diced tomatoes with mild green chilies (Rotel)
  • 15 oz can black beans (be sure to drain really well!)
  • 8 oz frozen corn
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 14.4 oz can fat free chicken broth (I used regular)
  • 3 scallions, chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper (to taste) (I didn't have, so I left this out)
  • salt to taste

Directions: 

    Combine chicken broth, beans, corn, tomatoes, cilantro, scallions, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, cayenne pepper and salt in the crock potSeason chicken breast with salt and lay on top.  

    Cook on low for 10 hours or on high for 6 hours. Half hour before serving, remove chicken and shredReturn chicken to slow cooker and stir in. Adjust salt and seasoning to taste. Serve over rice or tortillas and your favorite toppings.
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    Tuesday, January 15, 2013

    Easy French Dip Crescents

    Here is a super easy recipe for French Dip Crescents!


    INGREDIENTS
    1/2 lb deli roast beef, thinly sliced
    4 slices provolone cheese
    4 tsp horseradish sauce or ranch dressing
    1 can refrigerated crescent rolls
    1 packet Au Jus gravy mix

    DIRECTIONS
    Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
    Separate crescent rolls into 8 triangles.
    Spread 1/2 tsp horseradish or ranch dressing on each crescent.
    Top each crescent with 1/2 slice provolone cheese and roast beef.
    Roll up crescents and place on baking sheet.
    Bake for approximately 15 minutes or until golden brown.
    While crescents are baking, make Au Jus according to directions on packet. Serve with warm crescents.

    I served these yummy rolls with sweet potato fries!


    Thanks to the fabulous PlainChicken for posting this recipe!
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