Monday, October 27, 2014

Recipe: Fajita Chicken Bake


I love chicken. Chicken is one of my favorite meats to eat so when I can try out a new recipe using it then Im happy. This recipe did not disappoint anyone. Every single plate was cleared and there were no leftovers so I decided to share this recipe with you all.


I really hope that you try it because Im telling you, the chicken came out so juicy, the peppers were perfect and it went awesome with a side of rice.


Ingredients

3 - 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts [I used 3]
1 green pepper + 1 red pepper cut into strips
1/2 red onion, peeled and sliced
Mexican shredded cheese
1 package of fajita mix [I used Old El Paso]
1 - 2 tablespoons of olive oil

Directions

1. Trim the fat from the chicken breasts and lay them flat in a baking dish.
2. Sprinkle the fajita mix onto the chicken breasts. [mine were completely thawed]
3. Lay the peppers + the onions on top of the chicken and spread them out evenly.
4. Drizzle olive oil over the chicken, peppers + onions.
5. Top with shredded cheese [I put what I thought looked good, this is a personal preference]
6. Bake at 375° for 35 - 45 minutes or until the chicken juices run clear.
[I put mine on the bottom rack and I did not cover it]
7. I actually added more shredded cheese to the dish while the rice was still cooking just because I like cheesy things.

If you decide to try this please let me know what you think! We will definitely be having this again in our house!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

How I Organize My Coupons


That cute bag above happens to be my coupon organizer, cute huh? I recently came across a website called Glow Girl Fibers that sells various items such as reusable snack and sandwich bags, produce bags, checkbook covers + much more!

Since having Jonah I quickly became tired of lugging around a binder full of coupons so when I saw this coupon organizer I just had to try it out. You can customize it to your liking. I happened to choose the zebra print with turquoise inside.


One of the best things that I love about this organizer is that is comes with the folders and the printed tabs! For me, that was super helpful. If I have multiple of the same coupon, I just paper clip them together.


If you decide that you would like to choose your own categories, Deb [the shop owner] would be more than happy to type those up for you. I thought that she did a excellent job with the categories so I stuck with those that came with the organizer.


If you are worried about your coupons flying everywhere, don't be. These organizers are much more sturdy than they appear. See the little button above [and below]? That right there is what keeps your coupons all snug so they won't move around. Plus depending on what size organizer you choose, it may come with a handle which is super helpful.


I can honestly say that I see myself using this bag for a long time. The quality is amazing and it is so easy to use in the store, even with a baby.

I purchased the 4 inch coupon organizer [they come in various sizes] and I also have a matching 2 inch as well to hold all of my receipts.

So what are you waiting for, go order your new coupon organizer [or something else] and be excited for it to come because shipping is super fast!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Reading List




On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy's diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer? 






Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.







In the blink of an eye everything changes. Seventeen ­year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall what happened afterwards, watching her own damaged body being taken from the wreck. Little by little she struggles to put together the pieces- to figure out what she has lost, what she has left, and the very difficult choice she must make. Heartwrenchingly beautiful, this will change the way you look at life, love, and family. Now a major motion picture starring Chloe Grace Moretz, Mia's story will stay with you for a long, long time.





My goal is to read these three books by the end of the year. 
Have you read any of them? 
What are your thoughts?