Recipe Club {Crockpot Chicken & Rice}

Happy Wednesday!  Today is Recipe Club day =)  Every month, the third Wednesday of the month, Heather from My Glittery Heart and I host a recipe club.  Be sure to grab our graphic and link up.  Any recipe goes!  This month we are a little later linking up, but better late than never ;)


My recipe for you today is simple.  I tend to post a lot of "simple" meals.  Simple is good around here because with working full-time and Emma in a bunch of after school activities, it's sometimes hard to get a really good meal on the table.  
So i'm sharing with you, Crockpot Chicken & Rice.  The first time I ever had chicken and rice was at the Cracker Barrel and I fell in love with it.  So I decided to find a recipe that was close and I doctored it up a tad.  



This is easy people.  Take all your cans of cream of mushroom and the cream of chicken and pour them into your crockpot.  Add one can of drained mushrooms (or you can use fresh), add 1 tbsp of garlic powder and 1 tbsp onion powder.  Mix it all up well.  And then place your boneless chicken tenders on top.  I pushed mine down slightly into the mixture.  


Cook on high for 4-5 hours or low for 6-8 hours.

The rice.  I buy the rice in a bag and just follow the directions on the back.  Usually I make the small portion on the back.  However, instead of water I always use chicken broth.  I also saute a small onion in some butter and then add that to the finished rice.  

It's so good!  On this particular night, I served it with hashbrown casserole and green beans.


Everyone in our family likes this recipe (minus Alyx, cause well she's super picky!) 
So what are some recipes you've made lately?  Link up below and share with Heather and I!  Have a great Wednesday!!


Recipe Club {Crockpot Chicken & Rice}

Happy Wednesday!  Today is Recipe Club day =)  Every month, the third Wednesday of the month, Heather from My Glittery Heart and I host a recipe club.  Be sure to grab our graphic and link up.  Any recipe goes!  This month we are a little later linking up, but better late than never ;)


My recipe for you today is simple.  I tend to post a lot of "simple" meals.  Simple is good around here because with working full-time and Emma in a bunch of after school activities, it's sometimes hard to get a really good meal on the table.  
So i'm sharing with you, Crockpot Chicken & Rice.  The first time I ever had chicken and rice was at the Cracker Barrel and I fell in love with it.  So I decided to find a recipe that was close and I doctored it up a tad.  



This is easy people.  Take all your cans of cream of mushroom and the cream of chicken and pour them into your crockpot.  Add one can of drained mushrooms (or you can use fresh), add 1 tbsp of garlic powder and 1 tbsp onion powder.  Mix it all up well.  And then place your boneless chicken tenders on top.  I pushed mine down slightly into the mixture.  


Cook on high for 4-5 hours or low for 6-8 hours.

The rice.  I buy the rice in a bag and just follow the directions on the back.  Usually I make the small portion on the back.  However, instead of water I always use chicken broth.  I also saute a small onion in some butter and then add that to the finished rice.  

It's so good!  On this particular night, I served it with hashbrown casserole and green beans.


Everyone in our family likes this recipe (minus Alyx, cause well she's super picky!) 
So what are some recipes you've made lately?  Link up below and share with Heather and I!  Have a great Wednesday!!


Christmas Recap

Happy Tuesday!  Can you believe that Christmas is officially behind us now??  Isn't that crazy!?!  The last 2 months have completely flown by and now we just have 4 days left of 2016.  That is even crazier!

I hope you all had a great Christmas.  We certainly did here.  It was busy, but it was fun.  Saturday morning I had to run to town to do a couple of last minute errands.  I know, leave it to me to have last minute shopping to do.  So off I went, coffee in hand.


Thankfully the stores weren't too busy since I went early, so I got my stuff done and headed back home.
Instead of a traditional Christmas or Christmas Eve dinner, I usually make a chowder or stew.  This year I did a Lobster Stew.


I had the store cook the lobster for me, so all I had to do was clean it out, which made it super easy!
This year we did our Christmas with my in-laws on Christmas eve.  I didn't get many pictures, because well honestly I completely forgot!  The girls got tons of new stuff from them.


When we got home, my parents were at our house, and the 4 of us (me, Brian, Emma and Alyx) found that Santa and Mrs Claus left us all packages on our beds.

Matching pajamas for all of us =)


Brian was a really good sport about it!
We had our dinner and then the girls made Reindeer food for well, the Reindeer!




Emma went outside and sprinkled it all over our lawn.  She was very precise as to where she was throwing it too ;) 



The girls headed off to bed, and then Santa came =)



I settled in to watch a Christmas movie and have a glass of wine.



The next morning, bright and early at 5:30 am Emma woke up.  I tried and tried to get her to fall back asleep for a bit, but there was absolutely no way that was happening.  So at 6am, she got up and went into the living room to check out her goodies.  We didn't let her open anything until Alyx woke up.  Alyx was up by 6:30.  That gave me time to make a monkey bread for our breakfast and make up some coffee.







The girls got sooo much stuff.  And they have been having a ball with all of it.  Alyx is really into baby dolls.  I think between Santa, my parents and Brians parents she got 4 baby dolls.  And she just LOVED this Anna costume my mom bought for her.  
Emma really isn't into the whole toys thing anymore =(  She was all about the electronics.  She got an iPad, beats headphones, lots of makeup to play with, and a ton of clothes.  

We had Christmas dinner at my in-laws and then we played a mad game of the new electronic monopoly.  



It's definitely different than the original monopoly.  But we did have a lot of fun playing it.

We ended the night by watching the new Dory movie and the girls layed on the living room floor in their new sleeping bags.



Another amazing Christmas in the books.  =)

I am also so excited to tell you all about a new linkup for 2017! 



The first Wednesday of every month, myself along with 7 other hosts will be sharing what we have been reading!  I'm so excited to be linking up with all of these ladies!!

And lastly, today, tomorrow Heather and I have our monthly recipe club!  Be sure to linkup with us!  Remember, any recipe goes!!
I hope you all have a great Tuesday!!!
Linking up with the ladies of Tuesday Talk =)

Christmas Recap

Happy Tuesday!  Can you believe that Christmas is officially behind us now??  Isn't that crazy!?!  The last 2 months have completely flown by and now we just have 4 days left of 2016.  That is even crazier!

I hope you all had a great Christmas.  We certainly did here.  It was busy, but it was fun.  Saturday morning I had to run to town to do a couple of last minute errands.  I know, leave it to me to have last minute shopping to do.  So off I went, coffee in hand.


Thankfully the stores weren't too busy since I went early, so I got my stuff done and headed back home.
Instead of a traditional Christmas or Christmas Eve dinner, I usually make a chowder or stew.  This year I did a Lobster Stew.


I had the store cook the lobster for me, so all I had to do was clean it out, which made it super easy!
This year we did our Christmas with my in-laws on Christmas eve.  I didn't get many pictures, because well honestly I completely forgot!  The girls got tons of new stuff from them.


When we got home, my parents were at our house, and the 4 of us (me, Brian, Emma and Alyx) found that Santa and Mrs Claus left us all packages on our beds.

Matching pajamas for all of us =)


Brian was a really good sport about it!
We had our dinner and then the girls made Reindeer food for well, the Reindeer!




Emma went outside and sprinkled it all over our lawn.  She was very precise as to where she was throwing it too ;) 



The girls headed off to bed, and then Santa came =)



I settled in to watch a Christmas movie and have a glass of wine.



The next morning, bright and early at 5:30 am Emma woke up.  I tried and tried to get her to fall back asleep for a bit, but there was absolutely no way that was happening.  So at 6am, she got up and went into the living room to check out her goodies.  We didn't let her open anything until Alyx woke up.  Alyx was up by 6:30.  That gave me time to make a monkey bread for our breakfast and make up some coffee.







The girls got sooo much stuff.  And they have been having a ball with all of it.  Alyx is really into baby dolls.  I think between Santa, my parents and Brians parents she got 4 baby dolls.  And she just LOVED this Anna costume my mom bought for her.  
Emma really isn't into the whole toys thing anymore =(  She was all about the electronics.  She got an iPad, beats headphones, lots of makeup to play with, and a ton of clothes.  

We had Christmas dinner at my in-laws and then we played a mad game of the new electronic monopoly.  



It's definitely different than the original monopoly.  But we did have a lot of fun playing it.

We ended the night by watching the new Dory movie and the girls layed on the living room floor in their new sleeping bags.



Another amazing Christmas in the books.  =)

I am also so excited to tell you all about a new linkup for 2017! 



The first Wednesday of every month, myself along with 7 other hosts will be sharing what we have been reading!  I'm so excited to be linking up with all of these ladies!!

And lastly, today, tomorrow Heather and I have our monthly recipe club!  Be sure to linkup with us!  Remember, any recipe goes!!
I hope you all have a great Tuesday!!!
Linking up with the ladies of Tuesday Talk =)

Christmas Pajama Party

Happy Thursday!  In just 3 days it will be Christmas!  Can you believe it?  The girls are so beyond excited it's crazy.  Last night we stayed up far too late watching Christmas movies, but Emma only has today left of school and she's on Christmas break.  So I figured it would be ok to stay up a bit later.  =)

Is there anything cuter than matching Christmas pajamas?  I've always had fun buying Christmas pajamas for Emma, but when I was pregnant with Alyx and found out I was having another girl, I'm not going to lie one of my first thoughts was "Matching pajamas!" haha A couple of weeks ago I found some matching pj's at JcPenney, but honestly they were a crazy price for them.  Now let's fast forward to the other day.  I walk into JcPenney to find them at 80% off! Making them $4.97 a piece.  I scooped them up and couldn't wait to get the girls ready for bed that night =)



The angle of this picture makes my tree look really really small! 
I thought these nightgowns were just too cute =)
After I took these pictures, I found them cuddled up in bed with my iPad watching a 
Christmas movie <3


Previous years I did matching pj's from Hanna Andersson


And also matching pj's from American Girl for not only the girls but their baby dolls too 
 


Have a great Thursday everyone!!
Linking up with the ladies below today =)