Thursday, July 5, 2012
Red, White, and Blue With Some Firecracker, Too!
I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July! Our kids had a lot of fun despite the extreme heat and are all tired out today. I was in charge of desserts for our party yesterday. I wanted to try a few new recipes, but only had time for one. Whoopie Pies it was! I've been wanting to try them for quite some time, so I dug out the pan I received for Christmas and gave it a shot. They didn't turn our exactly how I had envisioned, but looks aren't everything! While they were pretty tasty, I would definitely cut back on the salt next time. I also substituted sugar sprinkles for the Pop Rocks. The recipe is from a blog that many of my mommy friends follow called Annie's Eats. If you'd like to give it a shot, here is the recipe: Whoopie Pies
The festive desserts
Given our crazy schedule this week with the holidays and baseball, I decided to make one of my go-to recipes to have on hand for a meal when I'm in a pinch. Chicken tacos has become
a favorite in our house, both with the kids and me. It is a very simple crockpot recipe that packs a little punch and can be frozen as well.
1 to 1/2 pounds chicken breasts
1 package taco seasoning
1 can diced tomatoes and chiles (14 oz.)
Mix all ingredients in the crockpot and cook on low for 6-8 hours. Shred and serve.
Yep, that's it. A very simple meal that can be used as is or as your meat filling for chicken enchiladas. Enjoy!