Saturday, September 15, 2012

30 Days of lists updates and more. . .

I know, it has been two weeks since I blogged.  It has been so crazy around here!  Today, I'm taking a little time to blog.  There will probably be more pictures than words!  Oh well.

First of all, I've been busy doing my daily lists for 30 days of lists!  It has been fun, but I'm always behind!  Here are all my new lists:

List 2: Goals for September
List 3: How my friends and family describe me

 List 4: When I need a break, I. . .

 List 5: Reasons to start. . . .

 List 6: Reasons to quit. . . .

List 7: Favorite Snacks

List 8: Outside my front door. . .(I did outside my back door)

List 9: Today, you can find me. . .

List 10: I'm at my best when. . . .

List 11: My favorite smells...

List 12: Fictional Places I'd like to live. . .

This is as far as I've gotten.  I hope to get some done today!

Of course, I'm still a Studio Calico addict.  Recently, my new add-on for the Central High kit arrived.  I haven't been able to subscribe to the kit for financial reasons, but I buy an add-on each month if I can.  This month, I purchased the Road Show add-on.  It arrived on Monday, and I was so excited to tear open the box.  With my Chai Tea Latte from Sublime, I was ready to go!!!

Here is what I received!  I'm so excited!  I haven't done anything with it yet, but I will!!!  Just need to print some photos!!!

Also, in my quest to be a trendy yet frugal scrapper, I'm always on the look out for great items at cheap prices.  I love washi tape, and when I saw on Instagram that people had found washi tape at Target, I had to go.  Sure enough, I discovered Target's washi tape along with a great little wash tin in the dollar section.  Aren't they great?  The mini binder clips are from Wal-Mart!  Great stuff, and I got all of it for under $15!!!

Oh, and I'm horribly addicted to Instragram (if you can't tell by my photos!!!!!)

I am still cooking and trying new things!  The other day, I forgot to get a roast out of the freezer, so I had to improvise dinner.  I knew I had some chicken breasts and some left over Swiss cheese.  Through the day, I thought about what I should do with those ingredients.  I knew I wanted to add mushrooms because there is almost nothing better than mushrooms in dinner.  This is what I created:

Seasoned Chicken breasts stuffed with Swiss Cheese, Roma Tomatoes, and Sauteed Mushrooms
2 large chicken breasts
2 Roma Tomatoes, sliced
8 oz sliced mushrooms
Swiss cheese, sliced (I used about 8 oz, but the amount is up to you)
Spices (Oregano, Basil, Thyme, and black pepper)
lots of toothpicks
cooking oil
minced garlic
lots of tooth picks
Heat oven to 375F
1. Add a little cooking oil to a pan and sauteed the garlic and mushrooms until mushrooms are tender.  Remove mushrooms from pan leaving garlic and juice.
2. Add chicken breasts to the pan with the garlic.  Brown both sides of the chicken breasts.  Even brown the sides if breasts are thick.
3. Remove chicken from pan.  Butterfly breasts.  The inside should still be a little raw.  Layer cheese, tomato slices, and sauteed mushrooms.  Close the breasts and secure with toothpicks.  Sprinkle desired spices on breasts.  Spray breasts with cooking oil and place in a shallow baking dish.
4. Put chicken in preheated oven and cook for 30-35 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and the cheese is melted.
It was delicious!  If you try this recipe, leave me a comment and let me know how yours turned out! 
That's it for now!  Hopefully, I'll be back sooner!  Come visit me at Sublime Chocolate in Allen if you can.  See you soon!


  1. Love the idea of the lists. It a fabulous way to keep a record of what you are today. Chicken looks yummy!

  2. Love your lists! This is such a great idea!

  3. I love all of those lists, what a great idea for a class! Also your lovely meal is making me hungry just looking at it!

  4. Thank you everyone for your sweet words!!!