Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Chicken Tamale Casserole

We have been enjoying several snow days in a row. My daughter got to play in the snow for the first time. After refusing her mittens the first trip out, she tumbled over in the snow and caught herself with her hands. She stood up crying not understanding what just happened to the ground. I didn't have any problems getting her to wear mittens after that!
With all this cold weather I have been cooking up a storm. This recipe is a real crowd pleaser. It has a rich flavor and the sweet aroma of fresh corn bread muffins. I enjoy making it with chicken or ground beef. It depends what I have on hand in my kitchen. It has the delicious taste of a tamale but it is much easier to make and a little sweeter.
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tsp chili powder
2 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, sliced
1 4 oz can green chilies, drained
1 15 oz can medium red enchilada sauce
4 cups crumbled cornbread (cooked)
1/2 cup buttermilk or 1/2 cup milk with couple splashes lemon juice
1 1/2 cups shredded cheese


1. Preheat oven to 350. Spray approximately 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray.

2. Warm oil over medium heat in skillet. Add onion and pepper. Saute onion for about 3-4 minutes. Add garlic and chili powder and heat for additional minute

3. Add chicken (or ground beef) and chilies. Flavor with salt and pepper. Cook until meat is cooked through. Pour in can of enchilada sauce and bring to a boil.


4. Spoon mixture into baking dish.
5. In a separate bowl combine cornbread and buttermilk.

6. Sprinkle 1/2 cup of cheese over mixture in baking dish.

7. Spread cornbread mixture evenly on top. Top with remaining cheese.

8. Bake until golden brown. About 20 min at 350 degrees.

9. Enjoy!

We actually got snow in Texas!
This is what we do in Texas if we don't have a sled when it snows...Lol
 My neighbor took us all out for a ride.


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Personalized Owl Valentine Kitchen Towel

Oooh, this project was so much fun. I had our neighbor girl over to make her mom this Valentine's Day present. I think it is especially fun to make a DIY craft for Valentine's Day. Kids just really enjoy having something special to wrap up for their parents.
I looked up some online instructions on how to draw an owl, and then taught the kiddos how to draw step by step. They were 4-6 years old and did an excellent job. I found the heart kitchen towels at the dollar store so this project literally cost me $1.
The kids wrote in their own handwriting...Owl always love you!
You can see a full tutorial here. (We made Christmas towels in the past)
You might just have time to whip one of these up in time for Valentine's Day!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Scissor Valentine...You are a cut above the rest

I'm always trying to find a new fun Valentine that is not candy oriented to send with my kiddos. Something that the other children might actually use, enjoy, and get excited about. This year after the school supplies were discounted, I picked up two packs of scissors for 50 cents a pack. Super cheap! At a quarter a Valentine per child this was a deal.
We just hot glued the scissors on and they were ready to go. As always, I am happy to share my templates. Just put your email in the comments and I will try and send it your way!
Looking for more here for 50 more ideas I found last year.
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