Monday, September 19, 2011

Weekly menu 9-18 thru 9-23

Sunday - BBQ chicken in Mesquite marinade, baked potatoes, green beans and spinach

Monday-Chicken soft tacos, beans

Tues - Spaghetti with italian sausage, garlic bread

Wed - Chicken patty sandwiches, tots, baked beans

Thurs - Chicken stir fry with rice, veggies

Fri- Hoagie sandwiches, chips and dip

Sat lunch - grilled cheese sandwiches and soup

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Chicken tortilla soup

The weather is finally cooling down a bit and I couldn't resist making this recipe I found. It turned out delicious and it was so easy to make!

2 tbsp. olive oil
1 medium onion chopped
2 carrots, chopped in small cubes
1 celery stalk, chopped

4 garlic cloves, minced

1 medium jalapeno, chopped

1/2 medium green bell pepper

4 small boneless skinless chicken breasts, boiled separately and shredded

2 cups frozen corn

1/2 cup water

2 tsp. cumin

1 tsp. chili powder

1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper

4 (14 oz)cans chicken broth

2 (14 oz) cans diced tomatoes with the juice

2 (8 oz) cans tomato sauce

Cheddar cheese, shredded

Tortilla chips

Saute garlic, onions, jalapeno, carrot, celery, and bell pepper in olive oil until soft, about 10 minutes. Add rest of ingredients except cheese and tortilla chips and bring to boil. Simmer for 45 minutes and serve with cheese and chips on top.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

ABC's of me

Age: 36
Bed size: California king
Chore you hate: Mopping
Dog's names: Zoe (Chiweenie) and Tito (Chihuahua)
Essential start of your day item: Soda
Favorite color: Pink and purple
Gold or silver: Silver
Height: 5'4
Instruments you play(ed): Piano
Job title: Probation officer
Kid(s): Daughter Vanessa(13) & stepdaughter Jennifer(14)
Living arrangements: Me, hubbie, two kids and two dogs
Mother's name: Sandra
Nicknames: Kris, Baby, Mom, Mother
Overnight hospital stay other than giving birth: None
Pet peeve: Chewing with your mouth open, loud music (wow I'm getting old)
Quote from a movie: ??
Right or left handed: Right
Siblings: None
Time you wake up: 11am
Underwear: Bikinis
Vegetable you dislike: Brussels sprouts
Way you run late: Sleeping too long
Xrays you've had: Teeth, liver
Yummy food you make: According to my daughter my mashed potatoes are the best
Zoo favorite: Meerkat

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Hello and welcome!

This is my first attempt to channel my creative side so I can't make any promises on how this will turn out! I plan to touch on several different topics including recipes, fashion, and tidbits from my life and family.

I'll start things off with a chore I do every week...planning meals. Here's my itinerary for the week:

Monday - Mesquite marinated bbq chicken with scalloped potatoes & green beans
Tuesday - Rigatoni with marinara and italian sausage, salad
Wednesday - Chicken fajitas, refried beans
Thursday - Cheeseburgers with fries, corn on the cob
Friday - Chicken taquitos and pinto beans

I'll leave you for now with one of my favorite food related daughter enjoying her parmesan cheese with her first piece of real New York pizza on our trip from 2009.