Thursday, January 20, 2011

A Group Effort for Dinner

Years ago friend of mine shared with me a very easy recipe for chicken in the crock pot. All you do is add a jar of salsa to the boneless, skinless chicken breasts in your crock pot and then shred the chicken when done. How simple is that? Then serve in taco salad, burritos, tacos, quesadillas, turn into nachos or whatever else you come up with. Then recently another friend shared a similar recipe with me. The difference is, at the end add a block of cream cheese! I then add a can of corn and a can of black beans. Today I only had half a block of cream cheese so I added some sour cream as well, along with the corn and black beans. How you choose to eat this mixture is up to you. We have had it with chips and it was delicious. Today I decieded to layer the ingredients in a baking dish. Here is what I did...

Layer of chips
Layer of chicken mixture
Layer of cheese
and repeat one time.
Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 30 minuets.
This also would be yummy with a salad alongside. Top with avocado, tomatoes... Mexican rice on the side.... DELICIOUS!

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Rice Crispy Treats With Chocolate Chips in the Middle

Another fun and easy treat to make with or for the kids. Make it a little more sophisticated by adding chocolate chips to the middle.

Yet one more way to communicate, you are special and I love you!

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Memories From the Past Made Current

Inspired by a memory from my childhood this post has come to life.
I have been very blessed and excited to be reconnected with an old... well let's say instead, a former neighbor of mine (we both seem to be feeling our age these days). We grew up next door to each other for many years. She is a few years ahead of me (see not using the word old) and I always looked up to her.  One talent my sweet friend possessed as a kid, was to the amazing way of eating Ramen Noodles. She would slowly drop the noodle down her throat. I was in awe as a child watching her bravery. Another main part of the memory is a group of kids around the table having fun while eating an ordinary lunch of noodles.
Thus inspired lunch for my girls today. Ramen Noodles (I add corn and peas) in fun bowls (purchased at Walmart) with kid easy chopsticks. They are at the table as I type, laughing and having fun while eating an ordinary, no thrills, easy prep lunch! Can not beat that


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