Sunday, November 9, 2014

Crock Pot Chicken Taco Bowl



For dinner I made a recipe I found on Pinterest. With all the recipes I have pinned I could could make something new every night and never run out of ideas.

Since I'm now working full-time I need all the ideas I can find so that I don't get bored and eat the same thing over and over.

My blog has suffered quite a bit in the last year or more. I've had so many changes in the last year and a half. I'm happy to report that I'm now venturing back into my craft room on a more regular basis and starting to dabble with ink, paper and stamps again so I hope to start sharing my projects once again. I also hope to start participating in some sketch challenges. Oh how I have missed them!

Tonight all I have is a recipe I found on Pinterest. It was good and I wasn't disappointed. It will make for great leftovers for lunch for a few days this coming week.

Crock Pot Chicken Taco Bowls
Recipe from Pic Hut

1-1/2 lbs. chicken breasts
1 jars salsa
1 can black beans, drained
1/ lb. frozen corn - I omitted
1 Tbsp chili powder
1/2 Tbsp cumin
1/2 Tbsp minced garlic
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp cayenne powder - I omitted
1/4 tsp salt - I omitted
cracked pepper to taste
2 cups dry rice - I used brown
8 oz shredded cheddar - I will definitely not use this much cheese - I bought a Mexican blend of cheese
1/2 bunch cilantro (optional) - I love cilantro so I will use a lot of this!

Add everything except the rice, cheese and cilantro to the slow cooker along with 1/4 cup of water. Give everything a good stir and make sure the chicken in covered in the mixture.

Secure the lid on your slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours.

Near the end of the cooking time, cook the two cups of rice according to the package directions.

After 8 hours of cooking, carefully remove the lid of the slow cooker. Store with a fork to shred the chicken. Build the taco bowls by placing rice on the bottom, then the taco chicken mix, shredded cheese and fresh cilantro. I also added some sour cream.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Ree Drummonds Scalloped Potatoes and Ham


A few weeks ago I was watching an episode of The Pioneer Woman on Food Network

Ree was making scalloped potatoes and ham. I've wanted to make this recipe ever since. 

I just haven't been able to get it out of my head.


I bought all the ingredients so that I could satisfy my craving. One thing led to another and I was just able to try out her recipe tonight.


I thought this recipe was delicious! I've got plenty left for a few more meals. The only thing I did differently is that I used Colby in place of Cheddar cheese. You can check out her recipe here. I highly recommend it!

This post is linked to this party: Made by you Monday


Saturday, April 19, 2014

Unscripted Sketches #253 - You Are Simply The Best....Thank You

First off, thanks to everyone who played along with the Unscripted Sketches Blog-iversary Sketch this past week! We really appreciate it!

Congratulations to Pam! She is the winner of the Hero Arts Sympathy Stamp Set! Please contact me by 6 pm Sunday, April 20th with your mailing information. If I don't hear from you I will choose another winner. Here's what Pam said:

"Great stenciling! What a lovely card. Congrats on your 5th year. I've subscribed to your blog via email for a long time and follow on FB. Would love to win this set. Sympathy cards are often so hard to make (shared on on my blog -http://pamspaperandink.blogspot.com/2014/04/with-love-sympathy.html recently). Love the sentiments in this set."

I also want to let you know that this will be my last week as a member of the Unscripted Sketches Design Team. I've had a great time the last five months creating a card from their sketches each week and am grateful that I had the opportunity.  Now for my interpretation of this week's sketch!


I can't resist creating with kraft, black and red.....ever!

I am so in love with stencils! For this card I used the Tim Holtz Burlap Layering Stencil. Instead of using ink I chose to use Claudine Hellmuth's Studio Black Gesso. Love that stuff! 



The pennants are called Nested Pennants from Spellbinders. These cute little dimensional butterflies are by Recollections. 


I used a Technique Tuesday stamp set called Mama = Love by Ali Edwards for my sentiment and finished the card off by adding some sequins. I sure have a ton of those. When you buy a package you get a million! I better start using them more so I can make a dent in my stash of them :)


Be sure to stop by out check out all the other Design Team Members Blogs:

Henna
Patty - that's me!
SarahKaye

Hope you'll join us this week with your take on the sketch above. All the details are on the blog post over at Unscripted Sketches!

Products Used For This Card:
Base Cardstock - PTI 
Ink - Ranger Archival - Jet Black
Stamp - Technique Tuesday - Mama=Love by Ali Edwards
Spellbinders - Nested Pennants
Mixed Media - Claudine Hellmuth Studio Black Gesso
Butterflies - Recollections
Stencil - Tim Holtz Burlap Layering Stencil
Misc - Sequins
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