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Our Family's Bitter/Sweet Life

Friday, March 20, 2009

Friday Fare!

Mrs. Nurse Boy here.

Spring Break of '09 is almost over for the Nurse Boy Clan. Since we have spent a good part of the week tackling household projects, I think my kids will be thrilled to run into the school building early Monday morning. This spring break will be remember as...well, it probably won't be remembered. Let's hope. Or they will remember it as the week that mom and dad ignored them and randomly tossed frozen chicken nuggets and cheese pizza at them. Good times, I tell you. Good times.

And, sore arms and back. Who knew that painting was a great workout?! I am here to tell you that it is!

I did cook a few meals here and there this week. We even tried a new chicken dish. It appealed to me because it required the use of a crock pot, which meant hardly any meal prep. Have I told you how much I love my crock pot? It is one of my very favorite appliances. I don't use it nearly as often as I should, but I still love it and find it to be very useful.

I also found some time to read some blogs this week and I found this recipe in the comments on my friend Sue's blog. Yep, I stole this recipe. It was delicious, so I am sharing with you.

Mexican Crock Pot Chicken

2-3lbs. of chicken breasts
1 jar salsa
1 envelope taco seasoning
1 can cream of mushroom soup (I used fat free)
8 oz sour cream (I used fat free)

Dump chicken, salsa, taco seasoning, and mushroom soup in the crock pot. Cook on low for about 6-8 hours. Right before you are ready to serve up the meal, stir in the sour cream. I served the chicken over brown rice.

I think I might add black beans next time for the health benefits. This had great flavor and can be served as breasts or shredded chicken. It has been added to our rotation.

We are off to have some fun today. No more projects, for now anyway...


3 Peas in a Pod said...

Painting is a great workout!!

I love my crock pot too. I haven't tried the Mexican chicken recipe yet. I'm planning to make it next week. Good to know you liked it. Did the kids eat it? Brady has a milk allergy so he can't have the taco seasoning, mushroom soup or sour cream so he'll have to eat something else. I'm hoping at least 1 of the kids will eat it!!!

Have a great weekend!

Much love from NJ,

Jewel said...

I love the recipes that you share because they are so simple! I'm going to fix this one for dinner tomorrow! Keep them coming!
And hey....kids needs to know that life is not all play and no work! *smile* I'm sure they just enjoyed being at home and vegging out AND not having to get up so early!

Chris said...

oh my gosh!! I can NEVER paint without wanting to cry the next day.

Our spring break just started today. Still a full week left.

Boy Mom said...

Yum, I love a good crock pot recipe, the beans sound like a great addition, I often add a bit of butter and lime juice to the rice for a little extra kick.

Speaking of Mexican chicken, as I recall that word is pronounced, caw-caw manchada. I have no clue how it would actually be spelled in Spanish, I have thought many times after re-reading some of my posts, that I should have really focused a bit more in English.

I know it's hard work but a fresh coat of paint sure feels great.

Suz said...

Sounds like you did way more painting than we did. Probably should of done more here.

Hey I'd like to share a quick chicken dish with you.

Boneless chicken breasts
cover generously with fresh spinach and mushrooms(whole are best)then add Kraft sundried tomato salad dressing. Cover with foil. Like most chicken dishes sereve with rice. My sis. makes it in the crock pot. I don't own one, nor do I think ahead enough of cooking dinner for 6 to 8 hours.