Wednesday, May 27, 2015

What's For Dinner? Swiss Chicken

I've taken the LONGEST break from blogging. Mostly just because life gets in the way sometimes. Also because a certain two-year-old I know doesn't take kindly to his mother sitting in front of a computer much. Like at all. Ever. Is it just mine? If I even try to get on the computer for one minute during Robby's waking hours, he thinks he needs to get on too. And starts banging on the keyboard. And tries to use the mouse. Which then ends up crashing onto the floor. Blah blah blah. So obviously he's napping right now.

Dear Robby, Please never, ever give up napping. I don't know if I can deal. Can we at least have quiet time like at school and summer camp? PLEASE. Love, Mommy.

I have been in a dinner rut lately and my sister sent me a new recipe. It is originally a Paula Deen recipe (Thanks Paula!) you can probably guess what one of the ingredients is. If you're feeling bloated or fretting about the looming swimsuit season, I'm sure it would still turn out great if you cut back on the butter. But like, not AS great. Honestly, life's too short to not eat butter.

This chicken is so easy and so delicious. If you are bored with your current chicken recipes give this one a try. I don't have a photo of this delish recipe for you so here's a pic of my little love from a few weekends ago. He's ready for summer!

Swiss Chicken


  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 4 Tablespoons melted butter
  • 4 slices of Swiss cheese (one per chicken breast)
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup (you can also use cream of mushroom)
  • 1/4 cup white wine *I add an extra splash
  • 1 cup stuffing mix (crushed) OR 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • salt and pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 
  • Add chicken breasts to a greased casserole dish and season with salt and pepper.
  • Place cheese slices on top of chicken.
  • In medium bowl, mix soup and wine. Pour over the chicken in the dish.
  • Sprinkle the crushed stuffing mix or breadcrumbs over the top and drizzle with the melted butter.
  • Bake for 45 minutes.
That's all for now! Lots of exciting summer things coming up. One of them being that we bought and are renovating a house. I am hoping to document here with before and after photos and lots of fun DIY projects. 

Happy Wednesday! PS: I just had to look at my calendar to see what day it is. #mombrain 

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

February Must Haves

I have taken a major blogging hiatus since October! Oops.

This is what has been going on the last few months: stomach bug, cold, sinus infection, then repeat x 2. Followed by broken garage door, shattered iPhone screen, and a rumor that Robby's college fund was gonna get the crap taxed out of it. (Thank God that isn't the case. I really want to be able to send this kid to college without having to live on beans and rice. K? Thankssss).

This multiple rounds of sickness stuff happens to us at the exact same time of year every.single.year. Remember this?

I think we just aren't built for winter. Being a 5th generation Texan, I'm almost certain that me and my people don't know how to stay warm and/or healthy in weather that is below 60 degrees. I'm getting desperate to keep us all in good health so as we speak I have my diffuser going with On Guard oil, I've drank more than one Emergen-C, there is a humidifier running, and we are slathering ourselves in Lavender oil at night so we can get good sleep. If you walk in my front door right now it smells and feels like a cross between a hippie pharmacy and a greenhouse. Hey, whatever works.

Here's my list of February favorites! Enjoy!

Maybelline Great Lash Lots of Lashes Mascara - My sister introduced me to this mascara. It doesn't clump AT ALL and gives a nice, thick coat to your lashes. It's cheap, it's easy to find, and it works. Winner.

Aveda Dry Remedy Daily Moisturizing Oil - Winter can be so hard on one's hair. If you're feeling like a scarecrow, try this oil. It smells amazing and doesn't leave you feeling greasy at all. Rub a few drops onto the ends of your hair and you will see a huge difference. You can purchase it on the Aveda web site, at a local Aveda salon, or I also saw it on my beloved Amazon. I've been using it for a few years and highly recommend it.

Quilted Riding Boots - Boots are my winter go to. I am loving all the quilted styles. I recently got these and wear them every week. They seem pretty sturdy and I think they'll last for at least a few winters. Always a plus when winter rolls around and you can pull boots out from last year!

Suzanna Dai Earrings - Sometimes you need a little sparkle in your life. These earrings are perfect for that. They are backed in leather and are SO lightweight and easy to wear. Her items can run on the pricey side but check out her SALES! The sale items are always changing and you can get a great deal on some really unique items. These would make a great Valentine's gift from your man (or woman, or friend! Just being PC here...) Are there even any men reading this? I didn't think so...

Stovetop Slow Cooker - Y'all. There is now a crock pot you can use on the stove AND the regular ol' way of plugged in and sitting on the counter. You know how recipes always call for browning your meat first and then transferring to the slow cooker? Well now you don't have to use two pots! HALLELUJAH! Isn't that amazing? You can brown the meat or sautee onions or whatever your fancy using the slow cooker insert on the stove and then just toss that insert onto the heating base and plug it in. Mine is West Bend but I saw several different brands online. #grannyoverherelovesacrockpot

Happy Tuesday!