I’ve been making this recipe for quite a few years ago, but remember what I put when I first tried it. “There are times when I bite into a new recipe and I just exclaim, “Wow.”
Rarely do I hear “ooh and ahhs” from our children on something that is 100% healthy and delicious. Well, with this Citrus Herb Chicken, it was a bit more than that. Out of my full mouth came something like, “Oh yum, that is so moist and I love the blend of those flavors. I can’t believe how good it is and how easy it was to prepare, and it’s perfect for my 17 Day Diet Keeping the Weight Off: What are You Eating? I can eat this every day without guilt.”
Yes, I’m always on and off in my big push to lose some of those pounds that I have put on over the last years, but I do know that choosing healthy, low carb, whole food, recipe options are always best, and this is perfect. The best part though is that our kids gobbled it up right along with me.
The variety of flavors bursts in your mouth and leaves you wondering. Who would expect lemon to pair so well with chili powder?
While I made this with skinless, boneless chicken breast, it’s a perfect recipe for which to take advantage of some of the varying chicken sales, since this works just as well with pieces.
As I shared in my “Easy Ways to Get Dinner on the Table fast” post, often I come home and separate my bulk chicken packages into individual freezer bags with some kind of marinade or seasoning rub before putting them into the freezer. For this, I did use the package of chicken that had been tossed with a bit of Worcestershire Sauce. Yes, that’s it. That’s my lazy marinade, but it works. When I have my homemade seasonings and rubs mixed up, I will add some of those in as well (and they’re so good.) [Read More…]
Everyone needs a few quick and easy dessert ideas which they can whip up in minutes. Preferably, not just any ‘ole quick recipe, but one that mimics having spent quite a bit of time in the kitchen.
Guess what? This is it! Eight, Fancy, Pound cake, Fix up ideas.
Especially when schedules get so crazy and we aren’t quite sure which way is forward, I like to eliminate any “stressers” in my day to day life, and hopefully, by providing you with this post, one of those dessert stressers can be crossed off your list.
If you keep a store bought, frozen pound cake (shh, it’s our secret) in your freezer at all times, you will be able to have a festive and beautiful recipe to serve in minutes. Keep a few in there and you can have a dessert sampler ready for any party on a moments notice. Obviously, these will work even better with a homemade pound cake recipe, but then it defeats the “ready in minutes” portion of the idea, and as we all know, I am all about embracing the Good
I hope you enjoy this post as much as my children enjoyed sampling each and every one.
Idea 1: (Pictured above)
Beat together equal parts of soft style cream cheese and strawberry yogurt or other yogurt. Cut your frozen loaf of pound cake into cubes and serve with tooth picks. Dip cakes into cream cheese mixture.
Idea 2: Turtle Pound Cake
Friends, for this Type Z (yes, as opposed to Type A) personality, this next topis is one of the hardest lessons that I had to learn.
I’m a free spirit and never did I think I could do this. But after our year of unemployment and coming face to face with really tough financial circumstances, I couldn’t NOT get a handle on exactly where every dollar was going.
Giving Every Dollar a Job is one of the most important financial decisions one makes to get their family finances in order. Yes, budgeting is back, and you thought I forgot about this dreaded “B” word topic after my last post, didn’t you? I didn’t. 😉
With unemployment on the rise and so many people looking for jobs, what in the world does it mean to give our dollars a job?
Dollars are told what to do, and every dollar in our budget needs to have a task. There’s such freedom in understanding and figuring out what that means for your family.
Too often with traditional budgeting, one looks at last years expenses, guestimates the amount needed for each category, and then assumes, if spending around the same dollar amount, our budget will come in on track. That ends up being a problem, and we can’t understand how we got so off base. Even though we think we have a plan and are being specific, it’s too loosey goosey. [Read More…]