Twenty four hours of Thursday

Thursday’s are my hardest days. Not only is it my longest work day, but I am also away from my son for twelve  hours. Clients make it easier but I still need some small tricks to make the day go by. Like, looking forward to noon when my friend/co-worker starts her day, eating my two o’clock chocolate covered espresso beans or that perfectly chilled can of cold La Croix sparkling water. It seems silly, but it really is about the little things. Did I mention scrolling through a thousand pictures of my son?

Both Wednesday and Thursday’s are long days. In order to make sure we eat healthy and we do not spend money on take out, I enlist my crock pot to help me out with dinner. This past Wednesday I made a simple Mexican shredded chicken. We ate it last night with green peppers, black beans, refried beans, lettuce, cheese and tortillas. Tonight we will make salads. It’s nice knowing that I can spend the few hours before Mason’s bedtime kissing his sweet cheeks instead of in the kitchen. 

Simple Mexican Shredded Chicken: 

1 bottle or can of amber beer

4-6 frozen chicken breast

2 tbsp of chilies in adobe sauce 

2 tbsp garlic

2 tbsp cumin 

1 tbsp onion  

Salt/pepper to taste

Throw it in, turn it on low, cook for 4-6hrs. Shred and serve. 

Any questions?

-A

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The First Thanksgiving

 

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Last night I had the pleasure of cooking a Thanksgiving meal for my sister and her children. This was the first Thanksgiving meal at our new home. I love to cook. It brings warmth to my heart and fills my stomach with joy being able to share it with others.

This kitchen is a dream to cook in. Not only do I have to counter space to stop putting bowls on the floor in order to make multiple items,  I have four working cooktops at my disposal. The options are endless.

This weekend was filled with family and friends. Breaking bread together and making memories. I am beyond blessed. At my second Thanksgiving in our home I will include my menu and recipes. Working on a budget with out missing out on the flavor. Stay tuned…

-A

 

 

Nice to meet you

I’d like to start this blog as if we are already in the middle of a conversation. It makes me feel as if we are close friends and you just called me, asking me how my week is going. Thanks. Its going well.

The holidays are coming up and it reminds me of how thankful I am that I have food to eat, a home to sleep in and a family to love. It also reminds me of those who do not have these things. Those who are without and those who are in need. This weekend will be filled with friends, laughter, food and fun. This weekend will also be focused on how I can bring friends, laughter, food and fun to those who need it.

Oh! How rude of me, How is your week going?

-A