Monday, April 22, 2013

Mexican stuffed shells Yum!






Ingredients

4 cups chicken breast, cooked and chopped
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
6 green onions, diced
1/2 each of red, green, yellow, & orange bell peppers (or 2 whole bell peppers of your choice), diced
3 (8 oz.) blocks cream cheese, softened (not melted)
2 cans diced tomatoes with chiles (don’t drain) (Rotel or store brand, either works)
1/4 - 1/2 cup chicken stock
1 tsp cumin
1 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1 cup of picante sauce
38 large pasta shells, cooked al dente

Instructions

Cook pasta shells in well salted, boiling water until al dente (still have a little bite to them) If you cook them too long, they will be difficult to stuff, plus they will have additional cooking time, once they are stuffed. Drain the pasta and set aside while you make the filling.
Cook, drain and dice enough chicken breast to make 4 cups. I always have homemade chicken stock and pre-cooked diced chicken bagged in my freezer. You could use canned chicken broth if you prefer.
To make the filling, mix diced chicken, drained black beans, green onions, diced peppers, and cumin in a large mixing bowl. Thoroughly incorporate all the ingredients.
In a separate bowl, mix the cream cheese, chicken stock and undrained tomatoes with chiles. When thoroughly combined, pour it over the chicken mixture and mix well. (If you have trouble incorporating the cream cheese and tomatoes, you can heat it slightly in the microwave.)
Spread 3/4 c. picante sauce in the bottom of a large baking pan. (I used 13x18x2, but I’m guessing that two 9×13′s would also work.) Reserve the final 1/4 cup, for later.
Using a spoon, or your fingers, fill each of your cooked and cooled pasta shells, setting them into the picante covered pan. Continue until all shells are filled and arranged in the pan.
When the pan is full, drizzle the shells with the remaining 1/4 cup of picante and then sprinkle with the shredded cheddar cheese.
Cover the baking pan tightly with foil and bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Marine Locket Giveaway


*~~~*~~~*~~*MARINE LOCKET  GIVEAWAY*~~*~~~*~~~*
In Honor of My Son In-Law's Promotion to Captain of The United States Marine Corps.
You Must Follow All 4 Rules:
1. Like my Page top right corner...not the picture.. http://www.facebook.com/SallysLockets?ref=hl
2. Create a Free Account on my website: https://sallyt.origamiowl.com/customer/create/
3. Share this giveaway on your page/blog publicly (Will Verify)...share button under the picture on Facebook.
4. Comment: Oorah, Congratulation Marine!
Follow all 4 rules or you will be disqualified.
Not open to Designers or DIWs of Origami Owl
Winner will be picked via Random.org on Tuesday April 9, 2013 6 pm PST, and will be notified via email.
Good Luck!

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook.

 

Friday, March 8, 2013

Weekend Social Mix Blog Hop 3/8-3/10


Marine Wife Mommy and Life
Welcome to the weekend everyone!  

Weekend Social Mix Blog Hop: 
Our Blog Hop includes everyone hence the name "Social Hop"!


Follow the Hosts & Co-Host:

 photo dc7030fb-643b-45b1-b0ee-60e39e2ea0ef_zps4ee38d6a.jpg
 
 photo jen_zps4baab2b1.jpg


Link your blog post up using the linky tool below! It can be ANYTHING! 
Why? Because it's FINALLY the weekend! 

Visit other blogs & make some new friends!

Add the Weekend Social Mix Blog Hop button in your post or on your sidebar.

Please leave a comment with how you're following and your bloggy address so we can return the L♥VE!

If you'd like to Co-Host we'd love to have you join in the fun, email us at MWML11@yahoo.com.

Most Importantly: Have a Great (and Safe) Weekend Everyone!
Everyone ready? GO!

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Weekend Social Mix Blog Hop! 3/1-3/3


Marine Wife Mommy and Life
Welcome to MARCH & welcome to the weekend everyone!  

Weekend Social Mix Blog Hop: 
We want our Blog Hop to include everyone so it's a Social Hop!

Follow the Hosts & Co-Host:

 photo dc7030fb-643b-45b1-b0ee-60e39e2ea0ef_zps4ee38d6a.jpg
 
 photo jen_zps4baab2b1.jpg

 photo kara_zpsf8bccbd0.jpg

Link your blog post up using the linky tool below! It can be ANYTHING! Why? Because it's FINALLY the weekend! 

Visit other blogs & make some new friends!

Add the Weekend Social Mix Blog Hop button in your post or on your sidebar.

Please leave a comment with how you're following and your bloggy address so we can return the L♥VE!
If you'd like to Co-Host we'd love to have you join in the fun, email us at MWML11@yahoo.com.

Most Importantly: Have a Great (and Safe) Weekend Everyone!
Everyone ready? GO!

Follow my blog with Bloglovin

Friday, February 15, 2013

Weekend Social Mix Blog Hop 2/15-2/17


Marine Wife Home and Life

Welcome to the weekend everyone!  

Weekend Social Mix Blog Hop: 
We want our Blog Hop to include everyone so it's a Social Hop!

Follow the Hosts & Co-Host:
This day I love... {Co-Host}


Link your blog post up using the linky tool below! It can be ANYTHING! Why? Because it's FINALLY the weekend! 

Visit other blogs & make some new friends!

Add the Weekend Social Mix Blog Hop button in your post or on your sidebar.

Please leave a comment with how you're following and your bloggy address so we can return the L♥VE!
If you'd like to Co-Host we'd love to have you join in the fun, email us at MWML11@yahoo.com.

Most Importantly: Have a Great (and Safe) Weekend Everyone!
Everyone ready? GO!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Weekend Social Mix Blog Hop 2/1-2/3


 photo Valentines-Day-Wallpaper-08copy_zps8db1d78f.jpg

Welcome to the weekend everyone!  

Weekend Social Mix Blog Hop: 
We want our Blog Hop to include everyone so it's a Social Hop!

Follow the Hosts & Co-Host:
Marine Wife, Mommy & Life

Please leave a comment with how you're following and your bloggy address so we can return the L♥VE!

Link your blog post up using the linky tool below! It can be ANYTHING! Why? Because it's FINALLY the weekend!

Everyone ready? GO!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Giveaway: Everything You Need for Valentine's Day!



So you want to do something special for your honey on Valentine's Day?

Surprise him by turning on that beautiful warmer with a romantic scent 
 from Home Candle Business.

 photo DSWBMNE_BeMineWarmer_zps83af8124.png


Cook a nice dinner wearing nothing but this sexy apron 
from Flirty and Fun Aprons by Shawna.
 photo il_570xN299626760_zpscbade5f2.jpg


And have the key to his heart in a locket hanging around your neck 
from LifeInALocket ~ Origami Owl.
 photo o_zps51a6f89a.jpg


Set the table with a nice bouquet of roses and have this beautiful 8x10 Love Quote Picture from Quotable Life leaning against them.
 photo youarethe-1354463320_zps5155429e.jpg

Pour yourself a nice glass of wine in your custom made wine glass 
 photo 580590_10151401518615664_1512656885_n_zps5e59e0ca.jpg


Enter now for your chance to WIN all 5 items listed above via the Rafflecopter below!!!
(Some you can enter daily to earn more points!) 
All entries will be verified at the end of the giveaway.  


Gentlemen: Wouldn't you just LOVE this?
Here's your chance to make the above a reality.
If you want to be certain to get all the above items in time for Valentine's Day, you can click on each of the Sponsor's Names above for more information on each item.

Good Luck!!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Weekend Social Mix Blog Hop 1/11-1/13

Welcome to the weekend everyone! 

Photobucket
Weekend Social Mix Blog Hop: 
We want our Blog Hop to include everyone so it's a Social Hop!

Follow the Hosts & Co-Host:
Marine Wife, Mommy & Life
Lilly Through The Valley

Please leave a comment with how you're following and your bloggy address so we can return the L♥VE!

Link your blog post up using the linky tool below! It can be ANYTHING! Why? Because it's FINALLY the weekend!

Everyone ready? GO!

Email us, if you'd like to be a guest co-host, at MWML11@Yahoo.com 

Monday, January 7, 2013

The Neglected Blog

For good reason. 
I've been so busy the past 5 wks up until today. Now that the holidays are over and everyone has gone home, What will I do with all the extra time I have on my hands?
I suppose I could sit and read through blogs, catch up on some me time, go get a long overdue mani/pedi or go do some window shopping at the local mall, but then what?
Gone are the days of running kids here and there like a taxi cab. Gone are the days of constantly cleaning up after little ones and having them depend on me for everything. Having had my grandson here with me made me feel somewhat youthful again and this morning when I woke up he was gone. 
I miss my family, I miss being the mom I used to be, so full of life.  My nest is definitely empty and I'm sad =(  I can't help but wonder how long it will take before I feel as useful as the past 5 weeks have made me feel, I hope it's sooner rather than later.
I definitely enjoyed our family Christmas gathering, spending time with my mother, Universal Studios, the Rose Parade, visits to the park and waking up to grandson hugs everyday. 
Today I need to remember how blessed I really am.




























 
Designed by Munchkin Land Designs • Copyright 2012 • All Rights Reserved