Monday, December 28, 2015

Best of 2015

It seemed like this year was crazy when it came to time management. I really don't know where it went. I have been spending more time trying to get organized which could be what is taking up my time. One of my goals for next year will be to continue to become organize. Another goal will be to bake more. I'm going to try new recipes inspired from The Great British Bake Off except for next week. Next week, I'm going to post a recipe for Italian Cream Cake. I've been wanting to try baking the cake for awhile. Doesn't Italian Cream Cake sound good? Also next year, I'm going to do a repeat year. Many of the recipes I will be making for dinner will be past recipes I've posted. So, my plan is to post my menu for the week on Monday for which recipes I'm repeating. During the week, I hope to make a post but on Friday I will be posting new recipe I had told you about the previous week. Even if I have an epic fall, I will let you know even though we will still eat it unless it is burnt. Then only the trash will get to devour the creation. Also, I'm going to let the kids take more pictures. They really like doing it and it saves me some time so I can do fun things like become more organized! Just kidding. 

Favorite Breakfast:
Quiche Lorraine (My husband's pick was the PB pancakes but he was out voted.)
Favorite Meat:

Chicken Bastilla (crazy huh? But we loved it!) 

Favorite Bread:
Brotchen Bread (German rolls)
Favorite Pasta:

Yakisoba (Vegetables with Pasta)

Favorite Cookie:
Swig Sugar Cookies (Cookies with frosting is always a winner!)
Favorite Dessert:
Tuxedo Cake (My daughter keeps picking everything PB.) 

I'm wishing you a wonderful 2016!

Happy New Year!                           

Monday, December 21, 2015

BBQ Chicken Soup

Surprise! I decided to post one more recipe before the new year. I have been wanting to make this recipe for awhile. I thought my guys would really like it in which they did. My daughter really liked it too. My husband even says he will make it another time for us since it is really easy. I have added a new tab for easy recipes to make for my honey. This recipe is really easy since it is a slow cooker recipe. I actually think I've only used my slow cooker three times since buying it several years ago. This time of year I seem to have no time and I really don't want to eat out much so the slow cooker was great. I hope you have a great holiday and I will be posting my favorite recipes for the year next week. Since I have been busy, my beautiful daughter took the photos for me. She did a great job even with one ugly looking dish. Why post recipes? So, I can easily find them to make them again. Enjoy!
BBQ Chicken Soup
2 lb. boneless chicken breast
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 can (15.25 oz.) Southwestern style corn
5 cups chicken broth
1 cup barbecue sauce (I used Jack Daniels original BBQ sauce)
1 tsp salt
top with cheddar cheese

  1. In a large slow cooker, add the chicken, onion, garlic, and corn.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the chicken broth, barbecue sauce, salt, and pepper.
  3. Pour the chicken broth mixture over the chicken.
  4. Cover and cook for 6 minutes.
  5. Carefully, remove the chicken breast and place onto a plate.
  6. With two forks, shred the chicken breast.
  7. Return the chicken breast to the soup mixture and cover. Cook for 30 minutes.
  8. Serve with cheddar cheese or other desired toppings like crushed corn chips. 
Recipe adapted from Betty Crocker.

One year ago......................................I made Walnut Biscotti.
Two years ago....................................I made Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls.
Four years ago....................................I made Potato Latkes.
Did you already know.........................
-Crock Pot is the brand name for a slow cooker.
-In 1936, Mr. Irving Naxon patent the crock pot.
-His mother inspired him for the slow cooker since his mother would make cholent which is a Jewish bean based stew that cooks all night.