30 May 2012

Super Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas

This weekend when I was surfing around Pinterest I found a recipe for chicken fajitas in the slow cooker.  It sounded super easy, and you know how much I love using my slowcooker, so I had to give it a shot.

Here's what I used:

1 lb Boneless Chicken Breast (No need to slice up, it will easily shred after cooking)
1/2 Fajita Seasoning Packet
1 cup Chicken Broth (I used homemade)
1 Green Pepper
1 Jalapeno Pepper
1 Onion

Place the chicken, seasoning packet, and chicken broth in the slowcooker.  Cook on low for 8 hours. When I got home from work I shredded the chicken with two forks and added my sliced veggies to cook for about 30 min. We also added some black beans and taco sauce when putting together our fajitas. A super easy and delicious homemade dinner!

Below is the Slow Cooker that I have. It has a glass lid and a touch screen & it is awesome! I love mine!  

27 May 2012

My Birthday & 30 Day Photo Challenge

I hope everyone is having a great weekend!  I know I sure am, especially since today is my birthday :)  I love when it falls on Memorial Day weekend because I get that extra day off with my husband and Mr. C!  We did some major landscaping this week (pics to come soon).  And now that we have a yard, I've been seeing birds!  Bluebirds, Robins, Purple & Yellow Finches.  Its so exciting!  My hubby got me a bird feeder & bird house for my birthday!  So hopefully once I get those up, the birdies will stick around for good!  

I am not going to tell you how old I am today, but on a completely unrelated topic *wink* I found this 30 day photo challenge on Pinterest and thought it was a great idea.  So I am going to do this for the next 30 days.  

Today is day #1 - Self-Portrait.  

Have a great weekend everybody & as much as I get excited about my birthday weekend, please don't forget about our service men & women this Memorial Day and thank you them for all that they do! 

22 May 2012

Happy Monday #1 - Routine

I want to start something new here on my blog. I would like to share a quote with you every Monday morning, and something that makes me happy.  Because we all know how much fun Monday can be, why not try to make them just a bit better right?

So the quote for today is:

"The pleasure of doing a thing in the same way at the same time every day, and savoring it, should be noted." ~ Arnold Bennet

I'm not sure if I've shared this yet, but I am a creature of habit.  And one thing that I really like is a routine.
Here are just a few examples:

  • I like to go to bed and get up at the same time every day
  • Every day at work I have the same thing for lunch  (turkey sandwich on wheat, and baby carrots) 
  • On Friday nights you can find my husband and I out on a date at our favorite place to eat: Noodles & Co. - where the staff knows us and even notices if we're late! 
  • On Sunday we get groceries, and I do laundry

So when I was putting groceries away on Sunday, it made me happy to see this in my cupboard:

Yes, that is 13 boxes of oatmeal.  My husband and I just love those oats for breakfast, but we can't always find them when we buy groceries.  So when we do, we stock up because I HATE when we are out and I need to find something else for breakfast.  I think I may have gone a little overboard (just a little), but to me that just means a lot of happy mornings!

Have a Happy Monday!