Here I go again…shopping for the new crafty products hitting the stores this time of year. Most of the CHA Winter released products are now available in local scrapbook stores and at online retailers. So, I’ve been picking out a few things here and there and thought I’d share (again) what I’ve ordered – this time all online.
The video may also be viewed in HD on YouTube.
So, I don’t have anything crafty to share, but I did cook up these little numbers after work yesterday, using ingredients that we had “in stock!” Sometimes, that’s hard to believe that you have everything you need to make a recipe work…well, almost everything. The recipe for “Grilled Chicken with Spinach and Melted Mozzarella” called for roasted red pepper strips. I did have a red bell pepper in my produce bin, but chose to go with diced tomatoes instead. I like switching up a recipe to make it work for us. I love tomatoes and spinach, so I thought this was the perfect recipe to add those diced tomatoes instead of the red bell peppers.
Another thing I do is used canned diced tomatoes. I’m always finding ways to cut corners. It’s tough cooking a full meal after working all day, especially when you’re trying to make a mad dash to your craft studio (—>ME)! So, I used Rotel’s diced tomatoes this time although I keep Del Monte’s diced tomatoes in my pantry at all times! Rotel’s offers extra seasoning with the chilies! To keep this low calorie, keep everything fresh, like dice the tomatoes and add some fresh chilies!
This was a “hit” and I’ll be making this again, even with larger chicken breast portions. It’s fast and super easy, plus gives chicken a new look and taste for a change! I tried really hard not to over-cheese the dish! I love cheese and I know I need to cut back, so I think I sprinkled just enough to satisfy my craving!
I’m off to find something “soft” to cook for the next week. I have a toothache. This is really TMI (too much information), but I know I’m not the only one who gets this problem, but I’ve created (somehow) a pocket between two teeth that causes food to wedge uncomfortably and hide near the gum line. Although it involves the teeth that didn’t have the braces, I think the braces caused a full mouth shift! Well, I’ve been flossing, brushing, and mouth washing like crazy…probably too crazy because now my poor gum line is inflamed and sore. I have an appointment with my dentist next week, so hopefully, I can tough it out!
I think I might see what it’s like to be a vegetarian for the next week because meat is the food that’s giving me big trouble.