Thursday, January 17, 2019

Stuff & Things

*Football is almost over. I'm so happy about that.

*The drama queen isn't really doing much better. This concussion just doesn't want to go away.

*Hubby will be home tomorrow night from MI for work

*We haven't had much snow at all so far this Winter, but Saturday & Sunday we are suppose to get 18 inches +. So that's not fun. Tara already has Martin Luther King jr. day off on Monday, so that's good. It's suppose to be

*This month seems to be going by pretty fast. I'm happy for that.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Tasty Tuesday-Cheesy chicken broccoli quinoa casserole

Cheesy chicken broccoli quinoa casserole
Ingredients:
2 cups cooked quinoa
1 tsp olive or coconut oil
1 lb raw chicken breasts, cut into bite sized pieces
6 cups broccoli florets, chopped
1/4 cup white onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
1.5 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
1 tbsp whole wheat flour
1 cup milk (or almond milk)
1.5 tsp cumin
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp oregano
2 tsp dried parsley
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
Directions:
Preheat oven to 375. Cook quinoa according to package directions.
While quinoa is cooking, heat oil over medium-low heat in a large skillet. Add onions and cook until almost translucent. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute. Increase heat to medium-hight and add the cubed chicken. Stir in spices and saute until cooked through. Transfer to a large bowl.
While chicken is cooking, steam or boil the broccoli until crisp-tender. Do not overcook the broccoli as it will soften further in the oven. Add the broccoli to the bowl with the chicken along with the cooked quinoa.
In a small saucepan, whisk together 1 tbsp flour and 1/4 cup milk. Place over medium heat and add the remaining 3/4 cup milk. Heat, stirring constantly, until thickened. Remove from heat and stir in 1 cup of cheese.
Pour sauce over chicken mixture and stir until ingredients are combined and evenly coated. Add to a baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle the additional cheese over the top. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven an allow to sit for 5-10 minutes before serving.
Servings: 6
21 Day Fix: 1 red, 1 green, 1 yellow, 1 blue
Recipe by Burn this mama down.com

Sunday, January 13, 2019

What I'm reading now



Winter is big business in small-town Snowflake, Vermont. Tourists arrive to hit the ski slopes and what could be more satisfying after a chilly day of carving powder than a steaming bowl of soup? When Lucky Jamieson inherits her parents' soup shop, By the Spoonful, she realizes it's time to take stock of her life. Should she sell her parents' house or move in herself? Does she really want to run a restaurant business? And what about her grandfather Jack, who seems to be showing signs of Alzheimer's? But her life decisions are moved to the back burner after an icy blonde tourist is found frozen to death behind the soup shop. and Lucky is bowled over when her soup chef, Sage DuBois, is led out of the kitchen by the police. As suspicion and speculations snowball, Lucky decides that the only way to save her employee and her business is to find out herself who iced the tourist--and landed her chef in the soup... 

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Nail Files. Week #361


This nail polish is by Salon perfect-Gone Sailing. I love this color. This brand has really pretty colors, but they chip pretty fast. This is a neon & it's best to add a top coat to try to get it to stay on longer. I love the brightness of this color. So cheery.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Stuff & Things

* More appointments for Tara coming up. More physical therapy & She'll be going to Boston Children's hospital in Waltham for a 2nd opinion.

*My Mom came home from rehab yesterday. Hopefully she'll be safe & not fall again. She needs to move slowly. Those Massachusetts people, always in a hurry.

*I'm almost done with the Christmas book that I've been reading. Not sure what I will read next. Maybe a Valentine book. My friend got 1 & it sounds good.

*I have a gastro appointment & a dentist appointment coming up. Working on catching up on things.Getting appointments out of the way that I've been putting off. I need to get my mam this month too. Fun times. I hate that so much. So degrading.

*Trying to stay positive. Take 1 day at a time. Good vibes only.

*Looking forward to Spring. I'm really sick of the brown grass & bare leaves. I can't wait for all of the green to return. Last year I was so happy to see it.


Monday, January 7, 2019

Mommy & Me Monday


This was our last selfie of 2018. New year's eve before our friends got here. I'm gong to try to take more pics with Tara this year. Just of us.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Nail Files. Week # 360


I got this nail polish for Christmas from 1 of my pen pals. She knows I love sugar skulls/skulls. I'm really not sure what the name of it is. It's a pretty purple though.

Friday, January 4, 2019

Friday Favorites


One. Straight hair. I straightened my hair for New year's eve. I haven't straightened it in a long time. I have carpal tunnel & it really hurts to use the straightener, so I don't do it often. I want to start straightening my hair more often.



Two. Tarte-Lights, camera, lashes.


Three. Cute pot from Target dollar section. I need to find a plant that fits in it. I love black & white.