Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Summer Salad

Hi! Long time, no post! We just got back in town from vacation last night. We had a great trip to see my family, then met up with Jeremy's family to go to Sea World with them. So fun! While we were on our trip, my Grandma broke her hip, though. The last part of our trip was spent at the hospital with her. She did great during surgery and is now on the long road to recovery. She is such a trooper. I'm so thankful we were in town when it happened and were able to be with her. Please pray for her if she comes to mind!

We've been eating a lot of fried food while on the road, so tonight we wanted something fresh and healthy and NOT fried. I saw Pioneer Woman's new Chicken Taco Salad recipe and knew it would be perfect for dinner tonight. It turned out great and was very yummy! I will definitely be making this many more times!

Here's a link to the recipe. I was going to re-write it here, but then you'd miss all of the beautiful pictures on her site. Go check it out and drool over the deliciousness!

I followed her recipe exactly, except for these few exceptions.

-I seasoned my chicken with chili powder, seasoned salt, and a little bit of onion powder. It's what I had on hand.
-I used canned corn instead of fresh. I just drained it, then browned it in the same skillet I used for the chicken.
-I majorly cut back on the cilantro. We are not huge fans of cilantro. I think next time I'll actually omit it completely.
-We omitted the avocado. Both of my boys scrunch their noses up at avocados, so I didn't bother.
-I assembled our salads on our individual plates instead of all together since I knew we couldn't eat it all at once and would have leftoveers. Soggy chips in the leftovers=gross. ;)

Try this salad! You won't be sorry!

Linking up to The Larson Lingo's Summer Salad Swap!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Some Much Needed Down Time

Yup, we're getting some much needed down time! Hello to my hubby's vacation time at work! Wahoo! I'll be off the radar for a little while, but will be back soon with some after pictures of our latest project for you! Hope you all are enjoying your summer so far!

Monday, July 8, 2013


I feel like such a blogger slacker these days! It's definitely not because of a lack of projects, though...they're just not finished yet. Here's a snapshot of what we've been working on. Most of it has been woodworking, so when I say "we" I really mean Hubby. I sit in a chair next to him sipping ice water and chatting his ear off and lend an occasional hand. He loves it. No, seriously, every time I just sit and watch him and chat with him, he comments on how much he loves it when I keep him company. Try it, ladies! Of course, I'm sure it doesn't hurt that when he has power tools in his hand, I can't resist calling him a hottie about a million times. But, back to the projects... ;)

First up, we're building some bed rails for our little guy. More on that later. But, can I just say my hubby is doing an amazing job on them?
Project two is painting the guest room/office. It's a hot mess in there right now! But, it's all edged and ready for rolling. No pictures of that one yet. Sorry.

Last project on our list is finishing Little One's closet shelves. I'm happy to report that the shelves are built! Now we just need to paint them and organize everything.
Hopefully I'll have some finished projects to report soon! Have a great Monday!
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