Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Green Chile Chicken

I love stuffed chicken, the possibilities are endless! This is one of my favorites and easy-peasy.

Grab your ingredients (I had two open packages of cheese and didn't use the pizza blend. Didn't need it.)

Add chili powder, cumin and paprika to your bread crumbs.

Once your chicken is pounded thin, trimmed, washed and dried well put your chiles and cheese on the chicken and roll up. Secure with toothpicks...I always use three toothpicks for each chicken. That way we aren't going on a toothpick hunt.

Dip chicken in melted butter and then in the bread crumb mixture and place in a greased casserole dish.

Bake at 425 degrees for 25-30 minutes until your chicken is done. Enjoy!
Green Chile Chicken
Chicken breasts
Diced green chiles
Plain bread crumbs
Chile Powder
Pound your chicken until thin and trim/wash/dry. Melt butter in a dish large enough to roll your bird (I usually use 1/2 stick for every 2 breasts). In another dish large enough to roll your bird mix chili powder, cumin and paprika. I don't measure, I just add about twice as much chile powder as cumin and paprika. I go by color. Put a dollop of chiles and a dollop of cheese on each chicken and roll up and secure with toothpicks. Roll in butter and then coat with bread crumbs. Place in a greased casserole, cover and stick in your fridge until butter hardens and bread coating sets. Set out of fridge while oven is preheating to 425 and then cook 25 - 30 minutes until your chicken is done. Enjoy!!
There are two reasons I use butter and not an egg/milk mixture:
  1. I make dinner (except for cooking it) either in the morning before my 20 month old is awake or during her nap time. Using butter allows the butter to harden and the crust to set up so it cooks better...in my opinion.
  2. I think the butter helps keep the chicken moist, again just in my opinion.

I am linking up to Jen's Tasty Tuesday.

Monday, March 1, 2010

"Lovely" Soap Dispenser

I found some yummy mandarin soap at Marshall's months ago and had it in my powder room (though I keep no powder in there?). All gone, no more. I couldn't refill it with regular soap, people would be thinking "she got ripped off, this doesn't smell like oranges". Since we have a twenty month old who loves to wash her hands and many of our friends have little ones that use our powder room...and the soap is on a small pedestal sink...the dispenser can't be breakable. So I found the most adorable soap dispenser here. Problem solved. I made my own print on Microsoft Word and took it to my local Staples to turn into a transparency. After a little Goo-Gone, soap refill I already had, and a $1 transparency I love my soap. All for the bargain price of one buck. Oh Yeah!!

Yummy smell, all gone...

No smell, but CAUUUTE!

Simple directions:

  1. Find a soap dispenser you like, that you can see through!
  2. De-gunk it with Goo Gone or something similar.
  3. Make a transparency (on a laser printer...not an ink jet) and trim close to words. Make sure you measure your soap dispenser for the width and height of your artwork.
  4. Roll up your transparency and slide into your bottle, smooth out and position with the pump.
  5. Fill up with soap and you are D-O-N-E!

Today I am participating in Met Monday at Between Naps on the Porch.

I am also linked up to DIY Day at A Soft Place to Land.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Long Time, No Blog

When I started this blog I was going to share my thrifting, cooking, decorating and life as a mommy and I was so excited to get feedback and ideas from others in the process. It seems as soon as I started my blog I found out I was pregnant with baby number two and then the morning, I mean all day, sickness began. But since we are due to celebrate our ten year anniversary the month after our little boy is born I am not complaining one bit....the road to parenthood has been a long journey and we feel very blessed!

So, back to my forgotten blog. The other day my moms group made breakfast for our church staff. This cookie pizza was so easy to put together and yummy!

Here is your short list of ingredients:
Roll of sugar cookie dough
Jar of marshmallow creme
8 ounce block of cream cheese, softened
Clear vanilla
Fruit of your choice

Use a roll of sugar cookie dough and bake on a pizza pan according to package directions, just until browned, and let cool completely. Mix cream cheese and marshmallow cream and add a few teaspoons of vanilla. Spread on cookie and top with fruit.