Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Taco Casserole

Hey guys!  I am so excited to be guest posting over at Table for Seven today!  Erin is an amazing food blogger and the creator of Share Your Stuff Tuesdays!  Such an honor to be asked to post there today!  Please stop by and be sure to follow her if you don't already-your mouth will water every time she posts!

I am sharing an easy weeknight recipe-Taco Casserole.  Click on the picture to take you to it.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Chicken Scampi

Here is a quick and easy weeknight version of Chicken Scampi!

I originally found this recipe from Campbell's a few years ago, but have made a couple tweaks along the way to make it just right for our family.  Here's how I put it together:

You will need:
2 tablespoons butter
4 small chicken breasts (or 2 larger breasts cut in half)
1 can (10 3/4oz) Cream of Chicken soup
1/4 cup water
1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons garlic powder 
1 package angel hair or spaghetti pasta

1. Boil water and begin cooking pasta according to the directions on the box
2. Melt the butter in a 12 inch skillet over medium heat
3.  Add chicken and cook until lightly browned on both sides, then remove and set aside
4.  Add the soup, water, lemon juice and garlic powder into the skillet and mix well.  Once the mixture is boiling add the chicken back in to coat.  
5. Take the drained pasta and toss it in the sauce mixture until coated before plating 


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Nail Care Organization

I'm definitely a girly girl at heart.  I love makeup, jewelry, shoes, purses etc.  And although there are many days that my nails are not looking fantastic, I sure do feel put together when I look down and see nicely painted fingers and toes!  I keep all of my nail care items together so when I am ready to pretty them up, I just pull one basket out from under the bathroom cabinet and am ready to go!

I got this blue basket at the dollar store and it works great to store everything!  I bought some other cheap plastic organizers to put inside (I already had a couple of them actually...don't look too closely or you will see that they don't all match 100%...).  A quick little tag cutout from my Cricut and tied on a little label (because really, what good is a basket without a label?!)

I use a toothbrush holder to hold taller items like nail files and a cuticle pusher.  I have my "egg" callus removers in the front because I am a barefoot girl and the bottoms of my feet take quite a beating! 

I actually use a lipstick holder for my polishes.  I limit myself to what will fit in this.  I'm pretty boring when it comes to nail colors so I don't need a whole rainbow anyway (but if I really were feeling bold I could raid my 12 year old daughter's stash-she's got some interesting colors ;) )

All my 'tools' are together in these little bins...these are the two that don't match...don't judge ;) 

And that's it!  I can easily take the whole basket out and put it on my bathroom counter then tuck it back in the cabinet when I am done!  I've been using this system for years now and it has been a winner for sure!