Crock Pot Chicken Burritos

Crockpot Chicken Burrito

Crock pots are like a dream come true because they let you cook while you're not there.  There are only three ingredients needed to make the chicken and the skills are just pouring and shredding.  It's so simple and yet so good.  So today I am going to finish touching up the paint in my daughter's bedroom (bedroom reveal coming soon) and think about all of the cooking I'm doing from upstairs. Crock Pot Chicken Burritos Recipe from Tasty Kitchen Serves: ~12 people 1 Envelope Taco Seasoning 6 Pieces Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts 1 16-ounce jar Salsa Pour everything into a crock pot.  Stir it to blend the seasoning with the salsa. No need to add water to the taco seasoning. Cook on high for 4 to 6 hours or on low for 6 to 8 hours. When done, the chicken should shred easily when stirred with a fork. For chicken burritos, serve the chicken with soft flour tortillas, guacamole, lettuce, shredded cheese and/or sour cream. … [Read more...]

Beet, Arugula, and Red Quinoa Salad

Beet Arugula and Red Quinoa Salad

Beet, Arugula, and Red Quinoa Salad Ya know what, I just wanted to write about my Beet, Arugula, and Red Quinoa Salad but instead I had to go for a run and am now sitting here with soaking wet feet.  I was just out in my yard after taking the kids to school and I looked down at my phone and looked up and my dogs were gone.  Seriously, in that amount of time.  So I did the thing I do every time this happens and in a split second automatically went through the list of pros and cons of owning two small yappy dogs and came up with the same results I do every time: 1)  They are my responsibility and they are now at this moment probably annoying the hell out of some other innocent neighbor by yapping at them in their yard; 2) The kids will be very upset if they come home from school and we no longer have dogs; 3) Ah okay, deep down I do love them because they are innocent and sometimes sweet and I have owned them since they were babies.  So I ran across  a few lawns of soaking wet grass and … [Read more...]

Easy Crockpot Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Easy Crockpot Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Easy Crockpot Broccoli Cheddar Soup You know what?  I made some delicious and easy crockpot broccoli cheddar soup but first I have to tell you that I have really been reading a lot about nutrition again.  I've always been passionate about it because you can feed your body the stuff to make you glow with energy or you can poison it.  I want to feel good because, really, when you feel good anything is possible.   So I have been a vegetarian for about a week now.  But I think it's too early to say I am an official vegetarian.  You have to put some time into it to be legit so at this point I should just say I am a vegatryingian.  I was a vegetarian for about 2 years about 20 years ago (But you can't use a past experience either and say you are a vegetarian now, it doesn't carry over after so many years, due to vegetarian statute of limitations.) and one night gave in to some chicken wings at a bar and that was that.  I forged ahead on a meat lover's diet and I never looked back, until … [Read more...]

Party On Food

Single Serving Party Food collage

Hi all!  Have I mentioned that my husband and I are running for local political offices?  Well we are so things have been a little busy lately.  For the past few weeks, we have been frantically getting ready for our campaign party that we had at our house this past Saturday.  One of the best things about the party was that we were pushed to finish up a hundred unfinished projects around the house.  Another great thing was that I was able to use all of these cute single serving recipe ideas that I have been collecting and Pinterest and wanting to use: the Fruit Kabob, the single serving chips in fancy cut small paper bags, the single serving veggies and dip, the single serving potato salad and the single serving seven layer bean dip.  I also made barbeque chicken (not pictured) which turned out to be very tasty.  It was a great party and we are still cleaning up so I will be posting recipes and how-to-makes soon!     … [Read more...]

Kale and Quinoa Salad

Kale and Quinoa Salad

SUPERFOOD- KALE Kale is powerful stuff. Packed with vitamins and minerals such as vitamin K, A, C, manganese and fiber. This leafy green is a must in your diet with its anticancer and anti-inflammatory properties, kale also helps you maintain a healthy cardiovascular system. Kale contains two powerful antioxidants making it good at fighting off free radicals. Kale aids phase 1 & 2 of the detox process. Be sure to include kale in your diet to help you feel and look great. There is 1327% of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin K in one cup of kale. Vitamin K is important for the synthesis of osteocalcin, a protein that strengthens the composition of our bones. Vitamin K helps prevent cardiovascular disease and strokes by preventing calcium build-up in our tissue. Vitamin K also helps keep the nervous system stay healthy by maintaining the myelin sheath around our nerves. Vitamin C, also known as L-ascorbic acid found in kale is an essential nutrient in our diet. … [Read more...]