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 - 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:

Patty - that's me!

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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