Saturday, April 19, 2014

Breakfast Tacos

Last week I was feeling particularly disappointed in myself so I decided I better break out my Hungry Girl to the Max cookbook again. ;) I'm a big fan of breakfast for dinner so when I ran across these breakfast tacos I knew we had to have them. (As an added bonus, Justin is the breakfast for dinner cook in this house so he made them for us.) 



Breakfast Fiesta Crunchy Tacos
(Makes 1 serving)

1/4 cup fat free refried beans
1 wedge laughing cow light creamy Swiss cheese
2 corn taco shells
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 teaspoon chopped garlic
1/2 cup fat free liquid egg substitute
1/4 tsp. taco seasoning mix

In a small bowl mix together beans and laughing cow cheese. Evenly divide mixture between shells. 

Bring a skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium heat. Cook and stir onion and garlic til softened, about 2 minutes.

Add egg substitute and sprinkle with taco seasoning. Scramble until fully cooked, about three minutes. Evenly divide between shells.

Both kids love this recipe! We had them with hashbrowns (ok, not totally healthy!) make sure to keep in mind that this recipe is for one serving. You need to multiply ingredients for the amount of people you are feeding. Hope you enjoy! :) 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Diy wooden necklace

This weekend my family is having family pictures done. I wanted to find Fish an aqua colored necklace, but I didn't have much luck. So, I set out to make one. I picked up some wooden beads at Walmart, aqua paint and some stretchy beading cord... And then I go to work!


I painted a handful of beads with the aqua paint and let them dry. This took two coats on each bead (patience is key!) I ended up using square beads, which made painting them so much easier.

After I got them all painted I strung them onto the stretchy cord with some white beads I had laying around. 


I love how it turned out! Doesn't it look like candy?! Fish is a happy girl as well!


Happy crafting! 


Thursday, April 10, 2014

30 Before 30- 10 Months to go!

Happy April! Today is the day to update my 30 before 30 list, and I have decided to make some changes, just due to the fact that my priorities are changing and evolving more than I ever expected. :)
 
1. Find a go to salsa recipe.

2. Find a go to wine.

3. Read 50 books. Currently reading book 24 out of 50. "Heaven is for Real". Love it!


4. Flatten my abs- Edit! I am not worried about being super model beautiful! I would just like to weigh 125 again (my goal weight!), and maintain a healthy lifestyle by exercising at least 3 times a week!


5. Watch 16 Candles, Pretty in Pink and Breakfast at Tiffany's-
 
6. Run a 5K.

7. Do a color run! 
 
8. Have a Pinterest Party. 

9. Put together my recipe binder.

10. Buy a new living room set. Done! I love this sectional we got from Big Lots!
 
 

11. Get into couponing.  

12. Go on a fun weekend trip with my hubby

13. Find a killer mac and cheese recipe.

14. Get my first real Pedicure.

 15. Go on my first plane ride.
 
16. Take Rachel to a concert.
 
17. Read the Bible

18. Try 10 Pinterest recipes. - Done! Check out my Pinterest trials and errors page. 

19. Try 10 Pinterest crafts and sewing projects- Done! Check out my Pinterest trials and errors page!

20. Make a book of tips for the girls from my "Smart Stuff" board on Pinterest. 
 
21. Try 5 new makeup tips from Pinterest.- Done! Check out my Pinterest trials and errors page!


22. Get rid of the rest of our cheapy furniture. I have a pile ready to donate to Relay for Life! :)


23. Update the blog at least 3 days a week.


24. Plan an AWESOME family vacation.


25. Start going to church on a regular basis. 


26. Finish decorating the "easy" rooms in our house. (Everything but the bathrooms, which are going to take more time and money.)


27. Set up a real budget and stick to it.


28. Build up my wardrobe... more office wear... and clothes to fit my new size.


29. Build up my Avon business.


30. Have a kick-butt 30th birthday celebration!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Chicken Sausage Pasta

While I was out coupon shopping a few weeks ago I found a great deal on some chicken sausage. Of course, I had no idea what to do with it, but I took it hope and threw it in the freezer so I could find a recipe.

And then I forgot about it until this weekend. But, it was kind of like Christmas when I cleaned out the freezer, so I immediately ran to Pinterest to see what I could make.

I stumbled across this recipe:

http://www.taylormadebytaylorbee.com/2013/02/light-pasta-bake-with-chicken-sausage.html?m=1

and  I added it to my menu to make this week. I love that it has spinach and tomatoes. It's such a colorful pasta, which makes me so happy for some odd reason. 


My husband is kind of fantastic so he threw it together for me before I got home from work tonight. It was easy to make and full of flavor, so I'll call this one a win!


This will be a regular meal going forward, but I will likely cut the recipe in half... because we had a ton of leftovers.... (this may be my lunch for a few days!)

Do you have any other chicken sausage recipes that you love and want to share?


Sunday, April 6, 2014

Shrimp Po Boys

Last summer we went to a local restaurant and I had my very first shrimp po boy sandwich. I pretty much fell in love from there, but it never occurred to me that I could make my own. (duh!) So when I stumbled across this recipe on Pinterest I knew I had to try it out.



So, tonight Justin and I threw together some Shrimp Po Boys with sweet potato fries in the side.

This recipe is amazing! The only thing I would change is split the recipe for the sauce in half. I poured a lot of it down the drain. Otherwise, it was incredible and this will happen again in this house!

Get the recipe here:
http://www.favfamilyrecipes.com/2014/03/shrimp-po-boy-recipe.html

You'll love it! Believe me! 

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Baked Ranch Chicken

Here is a Pinterest win that I found Friday night! Everyone at the table love it, and what makes it even better is the fact that it is super easy to make!



Here is where the recipe came from: http://www.chef-in-training.com/2012/10/baked-crispy-ranch-chicken/


What you need:
5-6 Chicken Breasts (I used two pieces of chicken breast and cut them each in half length wise)
1 cup of Ranch
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1/2 cup of cornflakes slightly crushed

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Stir together bread crumbs and cornflakes
3. Dip each piece of chicken in the Ranch and cover completely
4. Dip chicken in the dry mixture. Make sure the chicken is covered completely in the mixture
5. Bake for 35-45 minutes or until the chicken starts to brown.

We ate this with mashed potatoes and broccoli with cheese. It was fantastic!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Coffee table redo


On Sunday I shared a picture of an ugly 80's style coffee table that I picked up at a local thift store. 


After the hubby sanded this sucker down for me I painted it black and then I painted 54,789,033.7 coats of red chalk paint over the black. I wanted the black to show through a little and it will as we use it more... But boy was it a pain in the butt to cover. 

However, in the end it was worth it! 



I can't wait to accessorize it!