Wednesday, March 14, 2012

A few things to do

Hope everyone's week is going great.  We are having Spring Break here.  I still have to work(boo) but I am looking forward to my mom coming tomorrow and spending time with the kids.  We are going to try and make it down to San Antonio and go to the zoo.  I hope the weather cooperates for us.

I have been working on a few things around here and am in the middle of all of them.  I am going to try in the next few days to work on each of them and get them finished!  We will see how that goes.  Here is a little sneak peek at what I have been up to lately!

A lot of stuff going on here!  I am looking forward to finishing each of these little projects and sharing the afters with you all. 

Parties I linked up with:

Monday, March 12, 2012

Easy Menu Monday

I don't know what it is like at your house on a Monday but around mine it gets nuts!  Getting homework done, karate, and trying to recuperate from a busy weekend the last thing I want to do is cook a big meal.  So I always try and make something easy.  That also means an easy cleanup after dinner!

I have decided from all this to have a weekly series called Easy Menu Monday.  Every Monday I will post an easy recipe or easy menu.  When I get more skilled at blogging I hope to host a link up party for Easy Menu Monday, but that is a little ways into the future.  Please feel free to share with me any easy meals that you like to make and I will share them on the weekly series.  Here is the first Easy Menu Monday Recipe.  Enjoy!

Chicken Quesadillas

This recipe is a throw together!  I don't measure anything.  I just use as much as I think I will need for the number of people I am going to feed.  Crazy right?  No!  Here are the ingredients I use but you can take away or add anything you want!

I saute yellow onion and bell pepper in a little olive oil.  Usually 5 minutes is all it takes.  I only used half an onion and half a bell pepper because my husband and I were the only ones getting veggies.  Set this aside when done.

Here is Kraft Mexican cheese, tortillas, and shredded white meat rotisserie chicken.  The tortillas are HEB brand and that I find in the refrigerator section at my store.  If you don't have an HEB, just look for these type or get fresh.  I like these kind because they keep longer in the fridge.  I got the chicken from the deli section. They are really good and the chicken is a whole one so you could use it for more than one meal.

Now depending on how easy you want this to be you could heat the tortillas up on the stove and then place your ingredients on or just add your ingredients and then put into the oven.  Even if I heat mine up on the stove(the tortillas that is)  I still put them in the oven to bake.  If you don't heat up on the stove, just bake a few minutes longer.  I used eight tortillas for four people.

So here is a list of ingredients:

Bell pepper
Cheese of your liking
White Meat Chicken
Olive Oil

Remember, depending on how many people you are feeding, the amounts of ingredients will change.  What you see above was feeding four people.


Saute your onion and bell pepper in olive oil for 5 minutes or until veggies are tender.  Set aside.

Shred your chicken into bite size pieces and set aside.

Heat up tortillas on stove until they bubble up if you are using refrigerated tortillas.  But for fresh tortillas or if you want to skip the heat up, just place tortillas on a baking sheet.  I place foil on my baking sheet and spray with a little Pam before I bake.  This makes for an easy clean up.

Now put chicken, veggies and cheese on your tortilla.  Place another tortilla on top and they are ready to bake.

I bake mine at 350 degrees for 5 - 8 minutes or until a little brown on top.  Now, if you didn't heat up the tortillas on the stove, you may want to bake for 7- 10 minutes.

Here is the finished dish:


I linked up with:

a bowl full of lemons
Southern Lovely
Fireflies and Jellybeans
Fantastical Sharing of Recipes

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Creative Minds

Since I have been blogging and pinning away on Pinterest, I have come across so many amazing ideas to do with kids.  My daughter and I have had fun putting things together and being creative.  Here are a few of the fun things we have made.  I am going to try and reference what I can find or remember.  These ideas were not mine.  They came from some pretty cool creative minds other than mine own!

These two snowpeople were actually my daughter's idea!  She was very proud of them!

Finger paint caterpillar.  This one came from Pinterest but I can't find it anymore!

This one is from Pinterest too.  We did put our own spin on it though with my daughter drawing a face for each family member.

This is finger paint crazy time!  This was our idea and I just let her go on some brown paper.

These faces I found on Pinterest.  The idea is from is where it goes to and is on my Pinterest page under Kids Activities.  Zoey loved doing this one!

Here is another craft we had fun doing.  This came from Pinterest as well.  This one is under Kids Activities too on my page.   Zoey did the colors in the order she wanted.  We used scrapbook paper and glue.  I cut out the rainbow and hung it in her room.  She was so proud and showed both her daddy and brother!

Funny how I forgot that a couple of these were from our own creative minds!  There is so much inspiration out there it is not hard to get those creative juices flowing!  We love it!

Parties I linked up with:
Fireflies and Jellybeans
The Shabby Nest
Toys In The Dryer
Six Sisters' Stuff