Spicy Basil Chicken

Spicy Basil Chicken – get dinner on the table in just minutes with the super easy chicken recipe.  Great Asian flavors with just a little kick.  Add veggies to make it a complete meal!

Spicy Basil Chicken - get dinner on the table in just minutes with the super easy chicken recipe.  Great Asian flavors with just a little kick.  Add veggies to make it a complete meal!

I hope that you had a great weekend.  We spent Saturday with my 10 year old at the district science fair.  They only announce the top 2 kids, as their projects move on to get featured at a local science museum for a week.  But after that they announce the kids in groups based on how well they did.  He was in the top group, so he was in the top 8 to 10 kids in the district.  Pretty darn proud of the work he did and how well he did.  Then Sunday we broke out our smoker and smoked our first brisket.  It was so good!!  Would have liked to keep it on there for another hour to make it just a little more tender, but the flavor was so good!!

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One Pan Garlic Chicken

One Pan Garlic Chicken – chicken thighs and garlic come together for a super easy and delicious chicken dinner! A new go to chicken dinner recipe!

One Pan Garlic Chicken - chicken thighs and garlic come together for a super easy and delicious chicken dinner! A new go to chicken dinner recipe!

Back to reality.  My son had spring break last week, so we drove down to Arizona for the week.  My aunt and uncle rented a house down there for the winter, so we spent the week there enjoying the warm weather.  We got to go to a few spring training baseball games, and just relax.  My son got to play in the pool and spend time with his grandparents, who were also down there for the week.  Usually on vacations we are busy and on the go the whole time.  This trip we relaxed and just took it easy.  Nice to come home and not feel like I need to sleep for 3 days to catch up!

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Creamy Salsa Chicken

Creamy Salsa Chicken – Taco spiced chicken cooked with corn and salsa, and sour cream mixed in to make it creamy and delicious! One pan and 20 minutes!  

Creamy Salsa Chicken - Taco spiced chicken cooked with corn and salsa, and sour cream mixed in to make it creamy and delicious! One pan and 20 minutes!

Do you ever get ridiculously proud of yourself for accomplishing little things.  Or staying motivated and getting a bunch of little things done in a day. Like when you actually wash, fold, and put away 5 loads of laundry.  Or when you don’t have dinner planned and everyone is hungry, but you come up with something out of nothing and everyone is happy. Or when you have 4 bananas that are about to get thrown away, and you decide to instantly make a double batch of your favorite Chocolate Oatmeal Banana Blender Muffins to go in the freezer. Yeah, that was my day yesterday, and I was way to proud of myself.  I mean, I did nothing major!

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Chicken Yakitori

Chicken Yakitori – super fast chicken dinner recipe with lots of Asian flavors. On the table in minutes!  Great over rice or even as chicken skewers.

Chicken Yakitori - super fast chicken dinner recipe with lots of Asian flavors. On the table in minutes! Great over rice or even as chicken skewers.

No school here today!!  My 10 year old and I are going out to lunch, going to a movie, and just hanging out!  Should be a relaxing and nice day.  Tomorrow we are headed up to go skiing, so we could use a relaxing day first.  My husband wasn’t a huge fan last time we went, so this time my brother is going to join us.  He used to be a ski instructor and taught my son how to ski.  But now that he has improved so much, I am hoping he can teach him some new skills!  Any fun plans for you this weekend?

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Grilled Chicken Antipasto Salad

Grilled Chicken Antipasto Salad – An easy salad that comes together in minutes thanks to Tyson® Chicken and Wish-Bone® Italian Dressing.  

Grilled Chicken Antipasto Salad - An easy salad that comes together in minutes thanks to Tyson Chicken and Wishbone Italian Dressing.

This weekend was my husband’s birthday.  We spent the weekend doing some of this favorite things, and eating lots of his favorite foods.  This is his last year in his 30’s, so I think it is time to start planning a big party for next year!  But after a weekend of eating, relaxing, and having fun it is time to get back on track today.  And back on track definitely means salad.  But not just any salad, I want a salad that tastes good!

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One Pan Pizza Chicken

One Pan Pizza Chicken – get all the flavor of pizza in a one pan chicken dinner!  Super easy recipe to get you through those tough weeknights.

One Pan Pizza Chicken - get all the flavor of pizza in a one pan chicken dinner! Super easy recipe to get you through those tough weeknights.

 

One Pan Pizza Chicken is soon to become a staple in your weeknight cycle.  It starts with pantry staples, canned goods.  You can have everything on hand to make this at any time, with no special ingredients.  I always have a stocked pantry full of canned goods.  They are the perfect way to get fresh tasting food on the table, because they are packaging them just hours after picking.  So I know the canned tomatoes are going to be sweet and delicious every time.  Plus they are just so darn easy!  Talk about reducing the prep time and getting dinner on the table fast.  No slicing of the mushrooms or olives, just open the can and pour them in.

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Chicken Parmesan Calzones

Chicken Parmesan Calzones – Just 5 ingredients until you have all the flavors of chicken Parmesan, but in a hand held calzone on a weeknight!

Chicken Parmesan Calzones - Just 5 ingredients until you have all the flavors of chicken parmesan, but in a hand held calzone on a weeknight!

Do you ever buy Rotisserie chickens?  They have them at all the grocery stores, and they always smell so darn good!  We don’t buy them often, but it is always a treat when we do.  For close to $5 we get 1 full meal, and usually lunch the next day.  Plus I then use the bones to make chicken stock.  Such a bargain!  Sometimes though, I want to do more than just eat the plain chicken.  So why not use it in a ton of recipes like these Chicken Parmesan Calzones!

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Tuscan Chicken

Tuscan Chicken Recipe – a super easy, one pan chicken recipe.  Tons of great flavors, healthy, and delicious!  

Tuscan Chicken Recipe - a super easy, one pan chicken recipe. Tons of great flavors, healthy, and delicious!

I can’t believe it has been over 2 weeks since I wrote my last blog post.  I have pretty much taken the last 2 weeks off to spend time with my family and relax over the holidays.  It was amazing!!  My in-laws were here for about a week, we went to see a couple movies, played games, watched football, ate lots of great food, and we celebrated my birthday! Today is back to the grind for all of us.  I have to say, I think I am actually ready to get back to work.  I am rested, rejuvenated, and full of new ideas! I hope that you had a great Christmas and New Years and are ready to have a great 2016!

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Easy Roast Chicken & Charbroil Giveaway

Easy Roast Chicken – a tender, juicy, and flavorful chicken is super easy and ready in no time!

Easy Roast Chicken - a tender, juicy, and flavorful chicken is super easy and ready in no time!

I can’t believe Thanksgiving is right around the corner.  Do you have your menu planned already?   Do you have the same thing every year, so there is not thought involved?  My parents are visiting this year, so you can bet it will be the traditional fare that we have always had.  My dad is very traditional about Thanksgiving, and doesn’t want to change it up.  What I am hoping is that I can at least convince my dad to cook the turkey in a different way this year. Cross your fingers I can win that battle!

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Salsa Verde Chicken Skillet

Salsa Verde Chicken Skillet – an easy one pan pasta skillet with salsa verde, chicken, and lots of melty gooey cheese!

Salsa Verde Chicken Skillet – an easy one pan pasta skillet with salsa verde, chicken, and lots of melty gooey cheese!

I hope that you had a good weekend.  My husband had to work one day, so I got to spend extra time with my 10 year old just the two of us.  We spent all summer together, but now that school has started, things are busier and we just don’t have the time.  He gets home from school and has homework or Lego practice, then it is dinner and bedtime already.  So it was nice to take a little time and just hang out.  Because let’s face it, at 10 he still likes me, and that will end pretty soon.

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