Friday, July 29, 2011

Project Kitchen Organization: Coffee Shelf

I will be the first to admit that I went a little crazy with the nesting when I was pregnant with my last princess. I was like a mad woman with the crazy look in her eye and all. My family simply stepped to the side and let me do my thing. (Often stepping over piles of containers, bags and bins)

After the baby I found the organization very useful and effective and am thankful that I got it all done. I thought I would take the next couple of weeks to go through and share some of the things that worked really well. Happy Organizing!!

We are coffee drinkers in this house! When someone tells us that they don't drink coffee I shudder and question our friendship. :)

When you are a coffee drinker you may have alot that goes with the morning ritual. Filters, sweetener, creamer, stir sticks. It can become overwhelming!

I have found a solution that works for us.

I have used a bottom shelf right above our coffee maker and made it our "coffee shelf". (I also include salt, pepper, Kosher salt, our favorite seasoning and toothpicks.) Everything we need is right there for easy convenience. I also find it easier to know if we are running low on something for grocery list without digging!

Today I will be posting at "I'm an Organizing junkie".

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Chicken Bruchetta Recipe

Sooo.... hubs and I had some garden tomatoes and basil and it was too hot to really cook. We had a loaf of bread that was getting sort of crusty. (Being me, I didn't want to waste it) So we decided to try our hand at some bruschetta. It was so delicious that we decided to make it again, this time with some sauteed chicken and make a meal out of it.

We used bigger style bread than french loaf so it would feel less like an appetizer. It was light and refreshing and even the kids liked it!! (It also uses your garden veggies, which I am all about these days!)

Happy Eating y'all !!

Chicken Bruschetta

  • 8 roma (plum) tomatoes, diced
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 loaf crunchy bread, toasted and sliced
  • 1/2 lb chicken, chunks
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
Saute the chicken chunks in 3 Tbs of olive oil until cooked through. Remove to a paper towel.

Toast bread in oven until slightly browned.

In a bowl, toss together the tomatoes, basil, Parmesan cheese, and garlic. Mix in the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, kosher salt, and pepper. Place on toasted bread and cover with mozzarella cheese. Place back in the oven until cheese is melted.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

No Menu Plan this week- too hot and too busy!

Hey Y'all !!! Just wanted to let you know that I am not doing a menu plan this week due to several factors! My hubs is out of town a couple of days, the kids have VBS every night and it is so hot out!!! We are simply doing alot of simple sandwiches and leftovers. (Hey, you do what you have to do, right?!? )

I will be posting later today a recipe that my hubby and I sort of made up and it turned out so well its worth sharing! Its light for summer and the kids actually liked it so I hope you will too !!

Hope you guys have a yummy week!!