Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Jelly Beans

Easter is over but not my love for Jelly Beans! They seriously could be one of the best candies EVER!!! The chewy goodness of them makes me smile every time I eat them. They can always satisfy a sweet tooth and the flavors are endless. 

Monday, April 16, 2012

Cornish Game Hens

Happy Monday, y'all! We are starting the week off a little rough...by we are, I really mean I am. I couldn't sleep last night AT ALL, but at least had a delicious, homemade dinner in my tummy! You see on our last grocery trip FFF (Fast Food Free) Hubby bought some Cornish Game hens because he had never had them. So I finally decided to make them this weekend and it was the perfect dinner for a Sunday evening! I was a little nervous because I had never cooked a Cornish Game Hen. I found out it's simple and they turn out so delicious. 

 Don't those look delicious? Yes, they were so tasty...even the kids loved them! I found a recipe and then changed it up a little bit. 

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Friday, April 13, 2012

The Friday Five (4-13-12)

Happy Friday the 13th y'all!!!! Are you superstitious? Lets get the weekend rolling with another Friday Five!!!

Fashion ~ Would you wear this?

Adorable! Perfect for running around town with the kids!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Monday Blahs & Marshmallow Yummies!!!

Happy Monday y'all!! I have a serious case of the Monday blahs today! After a fun spring break week followed by a busy Easter weekend I'm having a hard time getting back into the swing of things! I have BBQ Chicken going in the crock pot and will make rice and veggies to go along with it. Housework is coming along and the girls and I will make pink lemonade cupcakes as well. 

In The Friday Five last week I posted a picture of cereal treat Easter Eggs. Well we did make some and they were delicious. Although I used Marshmallow Peeps instead of marshmallows but they were fun and delicious! 

Thursday, April 5, 2012

The Friday Five-Easter Style-

Since Easter weekend is upon us I thought it'd be a perfect time to make our Friday Five incorporate all things Easter. Well, let's go!

Fashion~Have you ever worn these?

Easter just isn't the same without donning a pair of bunny ears for the kiddos!

Mexican Chicken Recipe

It's almost the weekend!!! Not just any weekend, but a holiday weekend!!! We have so many things going on this weekend that I have lists made to organize each day and it's all planned out! Of course things don't go as planned so I'm prepared for the unexpected, too! Oh-wait you're here for a Mexican Chicken Recipe...oops. So on Tuesday you heard read I was going to try a new recipe...and I did!!! It was so delicious!!! I could eat it everyday and not be tired of it...OK for about 2 days! Our whole house loved it, and it will be made again.

Mexican Chicken 

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 4 TBSP Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 cup chunky salsa
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Heat a greased skillet on medium heat, add Worcestershire sauce. Rub chicken pieces with garlic, salt, pepper and cumin to taste and add to hot skillet. Cook until brown on both sides and no longer pink (10 to 15 minutes).
  3. Put chicken in a  lightly greased baking dish or casserole dish, top with salsa and cheese and bake at 375 degrees F for 15 to 20 minutes (until cheese is bubbly and starts to brown). 
  4. Serve with rice and enjoy!
I can't wait to hear how you like this dish! The chicken was so juicy and had so much flavor!!!


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Houston, We Have A Winner!!

Congratulations, Christina H!!!!! You have won a 3 month bow of the month membership with Chic Bowtique! Just contact me and I will get you in touch with Chic Bowtique!!!! I'm so excited for you!!!!

Wordless Wednesday


Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Relax A Little

Today is our day of relaxing during spring break. It makes meal time fairly easy for me as I don't need to plan food to take along for the whole day. It's my firm belief that we all need relaxing days every once and awhile. A relaxing day used to consist of fast food for meals, but not anymore. So what does that mean we do for meals when we are going without fast food? 

For the FFF Family it means healthy, quick (for me to make), and delicious food. Tonight we will be having Mexican Chicken! It's a new recipe for us so I'm excited to try it out, review it and share it with you. It's quick and easy to make. Doesn't it look delicious? I can only hope mine will turn out as yummy looking as the picture with the recipe!!! I would rather have a homemade meal any day, than a fast food meal. Yes, even on the days we spend relaxing I would rather spend 15 minutes preparing something healthy, filling and delicious for FFF Family. What do you usually do for meals when you have a relaxing day?


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Monday, April 2, 2012

Spring Break

It's Spring Break and schools out for Moose this week and we have a fun week ahead. Although I wish the weather would cooperate a little! Rain all week until Saturday and then nice when the kiddos go back to school. We will be staycationing this year. Staycationing is fun though, and we will be hitting up the zoo, OMSI, the circus and a pool. We enjoyed the sunshine today and walked around our downtown enjoying the little shops and some delicious ice cream. We will be packing lunches as we go out on our excursions this week and avoiding fast food. So each evening FFF Mom (AKA me) will need to go over the next days activities and start packing for the next day. You need a lot more when you are feeding 5 as opposed to one or two, and Moose now has a hollow leg and can eat all day. I wonder how he stays so skinny? We will be purchasing our beverages when we are out and about though, well except water which will be packed with us. There will also be crock-pot dinners  mostly this week as well...since FFF Mom won't have a lot of time to cook. What kinds of things will you be doing over spring break, and what are your eating plans?


PS~ Don't forget to enter our current giveaway! A 3 membership in a bow of the month club!! You only have until Wednesday night! Click HERE to enter! 

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Thursday, March 29, 2012


Tuesday was a fabulous day! It was a day spent with my sister-in-law, we shopped at craft stores, ate lunch and had the best smoothies EVER!!! Although I wish we wouldn't have had McDonalds for lunch...yes we ate fast food. It happens even to the best of us me, sometimes. My stomach was upset all night long and part of yesterday. So although I caved, I am now even more resolute to not eat fast food. Yuck!!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Wordless Wednesday


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Monday, March 26, 2012

Menu Planning

It's Monday and I am armed with a cup of coffee and a head full of ideas...better watch out!!! It's time to go grocery shopping again, ugh! It's not one of my favorite tasks to get done, but it is a very necessary one...much like doing the dishes and the laundry. One of the reasons it drives me crazy is because I go up and down every aisle and get what I think we'll need over the next two weeks and I often have to go back and get the other ingredients needed for our meals. To make the trip less crazy it's time to menu plan. 

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Six Word Saturday (3-24-12)

What would I do without coffee?


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Friday, March 23, 2012

The Friday Five (3-23-12)

Happy Friday all! Are you as ready for the weekend as I am? Let's kick it off with a new Friday Five!!

Fashion ~ Would you wear these?
They gave me a chuckle...but you won't find me in these!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Fishin' In the Creek

Happy Thursday all!!! We have a creek that runs behind our house...a creek full of fish! Delicious! I enjoy eating seafood, and our whole family does as well!!! FFF Hubby and kiddos have been out almost every day catching trout left and right! It seems like as soon as they go out it's only a matter of 5 minutes or less and they're back in with their catch!!! 

18" Trout caught by Sassy Sis and FFF Hubby (this guy was floppin' all over still)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Chic Bowtique Review & Giveaway

Most of you know that I'm getting pretty good at being a domestic goddess. (Just go along with my delusions, mkay?!) I've become quite the cook and I love crafting. I have one (okay maybe more) downfall to this domestic thing...bows are not my thing...I mean making them! I'm too much of a perfectionist and everything has to be exactly the same when it comes to making bows. (OK, in my head it does!) This poses a problem for someone with a small very large bow addiction. I love doing my girls' hair and adorning there 'dos with bows. Even my sisters and friends with girls know how I feel about bows because I always say "a girl shouldn't have naked hair" and carry around extra bows! So what's a gal to do if she can't make them? I have found the perfect solution!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Sunday Stealing: The Her Head is Part Missing Meme

Cheers to all us thieves!

1. What is your most annoying habit?Wanting everything to be perfect

2. What habit would you change of your partners? (come on no-one is perfect!) Cursing :)

Thursday, March 15, 2012

The Friday Five (3-15-12)

Happy Friday!!!! So glad another week's coming to an end, aren't you? It's time again for another Friday Five!!!! Here we go!!

Fashion ~ Would you put this on your new lil' one?


We had a fiesta at Le Casa de Fast Food Free last night! It was a lot of fun and the food was delicious. Not to toot my own horn or anything, but I did a fabulous job for my first all Mexican meal. It turned out pretty good! Everything was made from scratch! Our menu was:
  • Carne Asada
  • Mexican Rice
  • Tortillas
  • Refried Beans
Yes, I said made from scratch! All of it! By me!!!! Yep! You heard right!  And the whole dinner was 600 calories!!!! Woo-hoo! Delicious, healthy and filling!!! I bet you want the recipes. Well, don't you?! I thought so! 

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Trying New Things

Beef...it's what's for dinner! Well technically Carne Asada complete with homemade tortillas and homemade Mexican rice, but carne asada is beef! I'm trying another new recipe tonight. The carne asada recipe I'm going to make is a healthy, simple version. Although the tortilla and rice recipes are tried and true ones passed down to me from my mother in law. There is nothing better than a hot, fresh tortilla with some butter spread on it! Delicious! I I can't wait to review this and give you pictures! We love Mexican food around here. I always have to separate it before adding spices because I don't like spicy food but everyone else in our house, including Lil' Miss, enjoys it.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Oven Fried Chicken Review

It's Monday!!! OK so more like it's Monday...again. I'm not ready for another week, are you? This year is just flying by way to fast...seriously, it's almost mid March!? I did promise y'all a full review on the Oven Fried Chicken Recipe I shared with you on Thursday. Well Saturday we went up to my in-laws house and I made the chicken for them. So you even get more reviews than you usually get!!!! Aren't you just lucky?! Well of course you are, silly!!!! Also the picture is on my phone and I don't have cell service up here so I will be adding that later.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Sunday Stealing: The Not My Year Meme

Cheers to all of us thieves!

1. Are you in a job that you truly enjoy? Yes!

2. If you could do any job in the world what would it be?
Exactly what I do now!

3. If you could be a character in a novel who would you be? Esther Summerson from Bleak House by Charles Dickens. I admire her great courage and quality of character - her kindness and her ability to become friends with just about anyone just because she is open to serving others.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Diabetic Friendly Oven Fried Chicken

Happy, late, Thursday! It was a long night. On my quest to find a delicious, healthy alternative to fried chicken (my favorite)! I have come across a winner....I think! I found the recipe while skimming the Internet, and it's diabetic friendly and only 267 calories a serving, so I can make a 500 calorie dinner with this!!! The picture and recipe are courtesy of Diabetic Living. Really, you can find delicious, healthy recipes ANYWHERE!!!

Here's the recipe...

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Snow...in March!?

I hope you are having a fabulous Tuesday!!! Happy Birthday to my daddy! Yes...my daddy! I get away calling him that because I'm a girl....not any girl but the youngest in our family...so even at the ripe ol' age of 31 he is my daddy! Can you tell I'm a daddy's girl? We are all going out to dinner to celebrate and he picked Izzy's Pizza! It's always been his favorite place.
Now onto other things...

Monday, March 5, 2012

Manic Monday & Baked Chicken

Howdy, folks! We're coming off a long weekend with Moose. He had mid winter break and spent time with his Grammy and Auntie Am this weekend. He's to big to call his aunts Aunties....or so he says....so just Aunt Am and Uncle Jake and cousins. Anyways it makes this a manic morning around here. He enjoyed the long break and wasn't ready to get back to the swing of things. He got all ready for school and then curled up on the couch...silly kid. The girls were up early and full of energy and I forgot to make coffee....but not to worry! I'm on my first cup now. What a crazy Monday morning 'round here! 

Now on to figure out what's for dinner tonight.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Sunday Stealing: The Eve Was Framed Meme

Cheers to all of us thieves!

1. Why is your favorite color your favorite? I love cobalt blue! It reminds me of the Ocean and is so beautiful!!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Friday, March 2, 2012

The Friday Five (3-2-12)

Welcome to The Friday Five!!! Let's get the weekend started off right!Remember to leave a comment about one or all of the five!

FASHION ~ Would you decorate your baby's room with skulls?
I've seen a lot of baby stuff lately with Jolly Rogers all over them...in all colors. It's not something I could do...skulls and new babies just don't mix in my book.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

500 Calorie Lemon Chicken Stir Fry Dinner

Hey, y'all! Sharing one of our many 500 calorie recipes with you is long over due! Life just seems to keep happening and I didn't mean to stop posting them! Here's one we recently had! I know you will love it, because we did...there weren't even any left overs!!! (Which is fine by me because I don't eat left overs!) Anyways back to the recipe! Lemon Chicken Stir Fry, Brown Rice and a glass of white wine...yes, you read that right!!! Wine, the dinner was super filling and we were able to have a glass of wine!!! The kids had some light strawberry yogurt with their dinner and a glass of milk....still 500 calories for them as well! This dinner was found on The Eating Well website, picture is from there as well. (A wonderful place to find 500 calorie meals.)

Wordless Wednesday-Wedding Style

In honor of our anniversary tomorrow I've decided to post a couple pictures from our wedding :)

Monday, February 27, 2012

3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

Happy Monday! It's the beginning of another week! Can you believe we'll be in March on Thursday?! This year is just flying by!!! If you joined us on Six Word Saturday you saw some pictures of the cookies the girls and I were baking! I must admit the first time I tried the recipe I was very skeptical of it working and actually turning out. Using only 3 ingredients to make a cookie?! Wow! It just didn't seem right! I am here to tell you they are so delicious! Perfect for those days when the kids want to bake something all by themselves-except putting them in and out of the oven. I even venture to say you can go right out and bake these as soon as you're done reading this...you won't need to go to the store!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Estes Park Vacation Condo Giveaway

Win a two night stay in Estes Park Central
Enjoy a 2 night family vacation in Estes Park, Colorado any time between April 8th – 22nd for a family of up to 6 people (a value over $550) in time for Spring Break!!! 

Estes Park Vacation Condo Giveaway Teaser

Who's ready for another giveaway?! You are? Well you're in luck because it's time for another one! This one is has a FABULOUS prize!!!! A 2 night stay in Estes Park, Colorado!!! Yes, you read that right! A 2 night stay right next to Rocky Mountain National Park to be used anytime April 8th – 22nd for a family of up to 6 people (a value over $550) right in time for Spring Break! If you are a fellow blogger and want to participate in the give away be sure to click the button! Each blog that participates will receive 1 Facebook link on the Rafflecopter form!
Win a 2 Night Stay in Estes Park Central

Sunday Stealing: The Scottish Meme

Welcome to our first Sunday Stealing post. Click the link below to find out more information. Basically we get a list of questions from the blog link below and answer them. Then you leave me a comment answering one of the questions!

Cheers to all of us thieves!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Friday, February 24, 2012

The Friday Five (2-24-12) Linky Edition

Happy Friday, y'all! Another week has come and gone and you know what that means!!! It's time for The Friday Five!!! Remember to leave a comment about the Friday Five listed this week! Yes, let's hear what you think!!! And if your a fellow blogger you can link up with us and share your Friday post as well!! 

1 ~ Fashion ~ Would you wear these shoes?
I'm on the fence with these! I am in love with the colors and most of the design...just not sure about those skulls!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Caption Contest Winner

And the winner is....Smash!!! You have 48 hours to contact me (Facebook or E-mail) to pick your prize! A $15 Target Gift Card or $15 deposited into your PayPal account!!! Congratulations!!! Here's the winning caption!!

He said he could swallow him whole & we're not leaving until he proves it!!


Breakfast Banana Splits

Sassy Sis has had a friend staying over a few days this week and I thought we'd do something fun for breakfast this morning! Everyone loves banana splits, right? What could be better than having one for breakfast? Nothing, right?! They are so delicious and yummy and kids eat 'em up anytime they are made!! You probably already have everything you need to make them!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

Happy Wednesday y'all! I have some fun pictures to share with you today! Remember when I said I was going to be dance in a tutu, eat baby food and get a pie in my face? Well it happened! So here you go! The kids at church loved it and I'm proud of them for reaching their goals!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Past Recipe Pictures

Happy Tuesday, all! I hope y'all had a wonderful, long, weekend! I know we sure did! I have been getting lots of requests for pictures of some of the 2 recipes I've made but haven't given you pictures for! So today you get to see them!!! Lucky you!!! Aren't you excited!!! Oh and I've been asked about the BMI contest between FFF Hubby and I since our trip has been canceled. Well I won, of course...haha!!! Actually I'm sure if we would have continued he would have won, but shhh...since our trip has been canceled I win by default!!!! Yay, me!!!!! OK, OK back to the pictures! Here you go!

Caption Contest-Final vote!!!

This is your last chance to get your vote in! Y'all have narrowed it down to 2 captions! You're voting helps someone win a $15 Target gift card or $15 put into their PayPal account-winners choice!!! Voting ends Thursday, (Feb. 23) at 10:30 pm. 

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Good News & Bad News

Happy Weekend!!!!! Today there's some good news and some bad news to share with you!!!! What? I didn't quite hear you...Oh! You want the bad news news first so you can leave the blog happy?! Okay!! I'll make a list of the bad and then I'll make a list of the good!

Friday, February 17, 2012

The Friday Five (2-17-12)

Happy Friday, y'all! I hope you had a fabulous Valentines week! Are you ready for another Friday Five? Yes?! Well wait no more! Leave a comment and and let me know what you think of this weeks 5!!!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Vote Now (Caption Contest)

Wordless Wednesday included a "Caption It" photo and all day I've been trying to figure out how to add a poll so y'all can vote for the winner!!!! The voting is open until Sunday night (Feb. 19) at 10:30pm! The winner with the most votes will score a $15 gift card to Target or deposited into their PayPal account!!!! That's another thing you should all remember about me y'all! I love Target!!!! But yes...I apologize for taking ALL day to get this post to you...So you get one vote and the caption with the most votes on Sunday evening will win!!! Good Luck!!!!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Wordless Wednesday-Caption It!

Yay! The week is half over! I hope y'all had a great Valentine's Day, I know I did! Today is Wordless Wednesday, but you already knew that! But you didn't know that I'm changing it up a bit! Let's see who can come up with the best caption for today's picture! Just leave a comment with your caption! You may have more than one caption, just be sure to leave a new comment with each one!!

PS~A prize may be involved in this!!!
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