Thursday, September 20, 2012

Thankful Thursdays

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I am linking up with Julia at black tag diaries for Thankful Thursdays, why because I have a lot to be thankful for!
I am so thankful for for the way my family & friends have come together to help my brother in law.

 I haven't blogged about him in a while but although we were hoping to hear he was cancer free earlier this month, it didn't quite workout that way. His lymph nodes are swollen so he has to have rplnd surgery, which is a very major and complicated surgery. Leaving him with a lovely scar like this {thank you google}

Not many surgeons in the US perform this surgery so next week is headed to Indiana University! His surgeon is actually the same guy who did Lance Armstrong's surgery {which I think is awesome}.

My sister in law has set up a fundraising site since Trey has no medical insurance, if you're reading this please take a look ... read his story, if you have the money all donations are greatly appreciated every $1 helps, you can also leave a "hug" with kind and uplifting words. If nothing else please share it on your blog, twitter, facebook, whatever just to get more attention drawn to testicular cancer, it is no where near publicized the way it should be.

Monday, September 10, 2012

30 Things, Day 17

Best of Both Worlds

What is the thing you most wish you were great at?

SAVING!! I am horrible with money, I swear I have it spent before my direct deposit hits.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

30 Things, Day 16

Best of Both Worlds

What are your 5 greatest accomplishments?

  1. Being a mom- by far the best accomplishment ever!!
  2. Being a homeowner! It's tough in the real world & with the hubs job things have been so up & down.
  3. Getting married to my best friend, not many people can say that.
  4. Getting my insurance licence. I complain at times and the $ sucks but I do love my job.
  5. Did I mention being a mom?? AMAZING :)

Chicken Ranch Enchiladas (Crock-Pot)


  • 1 Packet of Taco Seasoning
  • 1 Packet of Ranch Dressing
  • 1 Can of Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 1 lb of Chicken Breast
  • Whole Wheat Tortillas
  • 2 Cups of Shredded Pepper Jack Cheese
  • 1/2 Cup of Light Ranch Dressing
  • 1/2 Cup of Salsa
{The next time I think I will also add a chopped onion, chopped bell pepper and a can of chopped chilis to the crock pot}

  • Put chicken, taco seasoning, ranch mix & chicken broth in crock-pot & cook for about 6 hours on low. I shred the chicken after about 4 hours.
  • Divide the chicken and cheese between the tortillas, roll them up & place in a greased 9X13 baking dish.
  • Bake on 350 for about 20 minutes
  • In a small bowl combine ranch and salsa. Pour over the enchiladas before serving.
  • Enjoy!
I have been horrible at taking pictures lately!! I served ours with mexican rice and refried beans.

Chicken Pesto Stuffed Shells

This was one of those recipes that I was iffy about but OMGEE they were good!!!They were also a good pick-up & go food that could be good for a party.

{all are rough estimates}
  • Jumbo Pasta Shells {cooked aldente, they finish cooking in the oven}
  • 4-5oz of  Cream Cheese
  • 2 Cups Shredded Chicken
  • 1.25 Cups Shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • 3TBSP Pesto Sauce
  • 1/2 TBSP Minced Garlic
  • Salt/Pepper to Taste
  • In a large bowl combine all ingredients except 1/4 cup of cheese and shells.
  • Fill the shells with the mixture and place into a baking dish.
  • Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup of parmesan on top of the shells.
  • Bake on 350 for around 30 minutes.
  • Enjoy!

So Effing What It's Not Wednesday!

I'm going to change the title to SO EFFING WHAT! because that's how feel today :x
  • that it is AGAIN Thursday & I am just getting around to doing this
  • that I have blogged in dayssss but I have thought about it if that counts for anything
  • that I have had 3.5 cups of coffee and I think I may start on an energy drink soon, wtf?!
  • that I'm debating getting a hotel room near home for a night alone ...or maybe invite some girlfriends and have an good ole' hotel party like the old days