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Cilantro Lime Chicken with Black Beans and Corn

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4-6 pieces Chicken Breasts

1 Tablespoon Olive Oil

1 Lime Juiced

1 teaspoon cilantro

1 cup frozen corn

1 clove minced garlic

1 can of black beans, rinsed

1 teaspoon cumin

salt and pepper

1/2 onion, finely chopped

There’s two ways to make this:

1.  Throw everything in a crock pot. Cook on low for 6 hours.

2. Mix cumin, salt and pepper to taste, lime juice 1/2 the garlic. Saute onion, in olive oil. Add 1/2 garlic. Remove from pan. Add the chicken. You should have the chicken almost completely cooked through. Save marinade. Brown on both sides. Add back the onion and garlic. Add black beans, marinade, and the corn. Place chicken on top. Continue cooking until chicken is done, being careful not to burn the beans.

Double or triple this recipe and freeze it. You can make dinners quickly come together!

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Chicken Cordon Blue Quesadillas

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I’ve never been a huge fan of chicken cordon blue.  I had seen the idea scrolling through pinterest. I decided, why not just make my own? So that’s exactly what I did.

Sometimes you have friends that come in and out of your life. It doesn’t mean they’ve left you or abandoned you. I have a friend whom I deeply care for. She has the sweetest kids ever. I’ve known them since they were teeny tiny. The oldest one is going to graduate high school soon. The mom and I have been in a weird holding pattern. I know that we’ve been distant from each other lately, but I hope she knows how much I care for her and her family. Recently, we interacted quiet a bit and she felt bad because she’s been so out of the loop. It actually made me sad that she felt this way. Maybe she will realize I hold no bad feelings and that I just love her the same way.

4 pieces Chicken

favorite seasoning

flour tortillas

provolone cheese

ham slices

First season your chicken with your favorite seasoning. Bake until cooked through. Let rest 10 minutes. Slice the chicken thinly. Place a tortilla into a frying pan and top with cheese, ham, and chicken. Another piece of cheese and another tortilla. Cook until cooked through flipping once cheese is melted. Enjoy!

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Homemade Chicken Broth

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My heart has felt so happy lately. The last few days I’ve been working so hard to get stuff done. I’ve wanted to try to go to a less processed food life. I want for things to be my type of perfect. God has always guided me and my family. We’ve always accepted that his will is what will be done. Over the last few weeks I’ve realized that it’s ok to share my feelings with God. Sometimes I’m mad and I can vocalize this to Him. He wants us to be able to talk to him and to trust him enough to share these feelings with him. We can always find ways to be thankful to him. I know this seems like a preaching to ya’ll, but over the last few weeks I’m learning so much about myself, my life, my path!

We’ve been pushing forward with our surprise life changing event. I still can’t wait to share more with ya’ll. It’s a doozy. You’re going to be totally 100% blown away. I keep praying and I keep waiting patiently. It’s happening ya’ll!

This recipe is the best. Give it a try!

1 yellow onion, quartered

2 celery stalks, cut into chunks

2 carrots, cut into chunks

one 2.5-3 lbs chicken

8 cups water

4 cloves garlic, unpeeled

1 teaspoon salt

1 bay leaf

10 peppercorns

3 sprigs fresh parsley

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

Put everything into a stock pot. Let simmer for an hour. I usually let mine go for about 2 hours low medium/low. Strain in cheese cloth to remove any waste. Use a fat separator to remove any extra fat. Put in fridge and let set overnight. Skim the layer of fat off. Use within 2-3 days or freeze!

 

 

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No Peek Chicken

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Have you ever had those Facebook shared recipes pop up on your page and think…holy cow, I need to try this? This is one of those recipes. I can’t figure out who the original poster of this recipe was, or I’d give them massive credit, because it’s awesome. If you read my blog and this is your recipe, feel free to contact me! I definitely want to give credit where credit is due.  Anyway folks, this recipe is so good. I’ve made it a good handful of times. I think that my biggest love of this recipe, besides the taste, is the fact that it isn’t expensive to make and I can throw it together in the oven and it’s done.

One other thing I want to mention about this recipe. I sent my husband out to buy soup that it calls for, but he came home with cream of whatever and it was STILL good! Don’t think you can’t change up the cream of soups. It totally works. Enjoy ya’ll!

2 boxes uncle ben’s wild rice original recipe

1 can cream of mushroom soup

1 can cream of celery soup

1 can water

chicken breasts

Mix everything together and cover and bake at 350 degrees. It originally calls for 60 minutes of bake time. However, I cook until the rice is done. Otherwise it isn’t so great. You can add another can of water for more creamy rice.

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Baked Chicken and Gravy

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It’s been a long day. The last month everyone has been sick in the house. Every other week someone has a cold and we just keep passing it around. I had enough. I decided I was going to get rid of any germs this house might have. Today was perfect for that. I opened the windows, i washed everything, vacuumed the mattresses….sprayed it all down with Lysol…and tomorrow I am going to wash the curtains and the blankets. I  think that it’ll be the best way to rid our lives of the germs. We’ve been preparing our house for our new life journey.

I just want the house to be perfect. I want to feel like my home is complete. That’s the downfall about not doing the things you want to do to your home before you move in. It sometimes gets pushed aside and those things do not get completed. I just can not wait to share with you guys the excitement that’s coming our way. Sadly, until the end I’m legally not allowed to share. Until then, pray for us. We want this to work out whatever God’s will may be. Now let’s get cooking! Enjoy this comfort food! It’s SOOO GOOD.

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts

5 tablespoons butter

3 tablespoons flour

1 teaspoon salt (this can DEF be cut down!)

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1 teaspoon thyme leaves

1 teaspoon sage

2 1/2 cups milk

1 tablespoon parsley

Brown chicken in a large skillet in 2 tablespoons butter. Remove chicken. Place in a baking dish. Mix together the flour and all seasonings. Add melted butter and stir for several minutes with a wire whisk. Slowly add warm milk to flour mixture. Stir until slightly thickened. Pour over chicken. Cover and bake 325 for 50 minutes. (I did 350 for 25 minutes)!

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Teriyaki Chicken Wings

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I’m not a fan of boned chicken. I don’t know what the deal is, but I find it naaaasty. However, my boys LOVE it. I decided to give it a go. Here’s how it turned out. They ate them all up! Yes, this is what happened. I got 2 of them. They devoured all of them.

A few things I have weighing on my mind.. First off…GUYS I’m almost to 100 followers. How awesome is that? I’m ecstatic. Second…as many of you know we’ve been doing foster parenting classes. We’re almost done, finally. I’ve never been so challenged to think outside the box as I have with this process. It’s been the best. Unfortunately, we keep having to make up classes. Our son has had more illnesses this winter than he has in the last few years. I’m glad this crazy winter is pretty much over. It’s almost May and usually by now we have our air conditioning on. How’s the weather your way?

Teriyaki Chicken Wings

Package of chicken wings

teriyaki marinade of choice

Pat wings dry with a paper towel. Line on a wire cooling rack. I like to put the oven on broil. It takes about 15 minutes or so for the chicken to turn brown and you’ll notice lots of fat being cooked off. make sure to flip and do the same to the other side. Afterwards I bake them until they are tender. Once they are tender I toss them in my marinade of choice. Today was teriyaki.

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Sticky Chicken

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Hello. My name is Heather. I’m pretty sure my child is a video game addict. Seriously. I’m not kidding. He’s a great student, but he seems to have problems this nine weeks. He brought home a progress report a few weeks ago. He hid it from me at first. He told me later that he was scared to show me and needed to get his nerve up to give it to me. It sorta’ broke my heart. Needless to say when I opened the paper he had given me, I was completely disappointed in those grades. Never, ever has he made below a C…and only 2 or 3 times his whole entire k5 career has he made a C. He instantly had a sad face and said “Mom, I guess I’m grounded?”. I felt sick. My heart was instantly sad. I told him no. However, I also said we’d talk about it later. After talking to his dad we decided that if his grades didn’t come up by report card time that he’d have to be grounded from his electronics until his next progress report came out. I was surprised by how well he took it. I told him that he needs to understand that when he doesn’t tell the whole truth, it’s still called a lie. He’s had a lot of problems in school lately. I’m hoping that we’ll get through to him. I’m just wanting him to make it through the grade.

I think what bothers me a lot is teachers get busy. They have so many kids and never enough time. I just get so discouraged and upset because I feel like I never hear anything at all good about this child of mine. Everything I ever hear is bad…It seems like every time I go to her with an issue that’s went on at school, he suddenly is being called a liar. Her words are “he doesn’t tell the entire truth”, but maybe to him…he is? What hurts me the most is, when he doesn’t understand things, he’s afraid to talk to her about it. He’s stated to me that he feels scared and unheard a lot. That really upsets me. I’ve tried to talk to her about things, but she now wont reply to me. That just bothers me even more. She’s a good person and I have a lot in common with her. I also think she’s a good teacher in general…but for whatever reasons, she’s not good for us. Sometimes two personalities just clash. It’s really where we are. We have a few more months and we are done. I just need to pray for strength not to let my mama bear continue to show!

4-6 pieces Chicken breasts

4 teaspoons salt

2 teaspoons paprika

1 teaspoons cayenne pepper

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 teaspoon dried thyme

1 teaspoon white pepper

1.2 teaspoon garlic powder

1.2 teaspoon pepper

1 onion, halved

Pat chicken dry with paper towels. Combine salt and other spices in a small bowl. Rub evenly onto chicken. You can place this in a zip lock bag overnight in the fridge. Take apart onion and put in the bottom of a slow cooker.  Add a little water (a 1/4 cup will work fine). Cook on low 6-8 hours.

NOTE: Mine was baked covered in an oven until finished. IF YOU DONT LIKE SPICY FOOD remove some cayenne and make it a pinch, because this was wayyyy too spicy for me and I tend to like spicy foods.