Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Chicken Enchilada Soup

3-4 Chicken breasts
1 Onion chopped
2 C. Cilantro
1 Can Diced tomatoes
1 Can Black beans
1 Can Corn
1 Can Great White Northern beans
1 Can Red kidney beans
1 Serano Pepper finely chopped and seeded
2 T. Better than Bouillon
2 T. Cumin
2 T. Chilli powder
2 t. Salt
4 C. Grated cheddar cheese
3 Avocados
Sour Cream
Bag Tortilla Chips

Boil chicken breasts in 8 C. water with salt, chopped onion and cilantro. Bring to boil and turn to med/low heat and simmer for an hour. Remove boiled chicken breasts from pot and dice into cubes. Add diced chicken, bouillon, tomatoes, corn, beans and spices. Salt and pepper to taste.  Simmer for 15 minutes more.
Top with Tortilla chips, grated cheddar cheese, sour cream, and diced avocados.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Pottery Barn Lamp

Hubby and I were out at a local thrift store when I found this gorgeous lamp. I didn't see the tag at first and told my hubs that it was heavy and most likely a Pottery Barn item. After we bought the lamp and were ready to pull out of the parking lot, Hubby looked for a tag or something to tell us where it came from. Then he saw the tag and said, "Look, Hon!" I was so excited, I screamed. We only paid $8 for it!

Knobby Oak Table

Moss balls in the bird house. Same old books. New lamp shade on an old lamp., Night time with the lamp on., Love the glow of a lamp at night. It makes a house feel cozy.

Turquoise Love

Spotted this turquoise cabinet in a local furniture store. It reminded me of a cabinet I have that was given to me by my sister. When she gave me this cabinet, it was painted dark brown. I stripped it, lacquered it an off-white color and glazed it.  Most of my things in our home are neutral....black, white and khaki. I decided I'd shake things up a bit and so I am planning to paint this sweet cabinet turquoise!  What do you think? Stay tuned for a new look for this old cabinet.

Bloom where you're planted!

My Crab Apple tree in all her glory. Can hardly wait for her to bloom again!