Want something tasty, cheap and reallyeasy for dinner tonight?
Even if you don't care for salsa, you might want to give this recipe a try. My husband dislikes salsa but, loves the flavor it gives this chicken.
This is way too easy.....
You can use any brand salsa you like. I use Wal-Mart brand
because it's cheaper and just as tasty.
I usually cook 5 chicken breasts but you can probably do more. I start with one breast, pour a little salsa, layer another breast, more salsa and keep on layering till you end up with salsa on top of the last piece of chicken. I cook on low anywhere between 6 to 8 hours.
I have been known to put the chicken in the Crockpot frozen and it still seems to do fine.
As you can see.... I have a very old Crockpot.
Still works, so I don't get rid of it.
If your Crockpot is "getting up there in years" here's a test you can do to make sure it's still safe to use.
This article was written in the food section of our daily newspaper.
Here's how to test it:
Fill it about 1/3 full of water, turn it on low and let it heat for about two hours. Then open it and quickly put a food thermometer in it. If the thermometer registers at least 165 degrees, it's OK. If it's less than that, you're better off throwing it away. Replace the lid and continue heating on low for 6 more hours (total 8 hours). Check the temperature of the water again. The temperature of the water should be 185 degrees to in order avoid potential food safety problems.
Now, put your dinner in the Crockpot..... and go sew !
This was a birthday gift for one of my daughter's teachers.
I could not resist these little cards. I purchased 2 boxes of 10 cards each. Having 20 cards, I chose to divide them up and include them in with other gifts as well. Here, tied with ribbon, are 5 of those cards and envelopes.
I made this a few years ago for my husband for his bedside.
It holds his favorite magazine, glasses, TV remote and more.
The top slides between the mattress and box springs. The weight of the mattress will hold it in place. Only one problem - each time you change the sheets it falls off. To remedy that problem, I sewed Velcro to the top part that goes between the mattress and used sticky Velcro on the
If you haven't noticed yet, I am into quick and easy projects.
Here's another easy one. I was attracted to this frame because of the crackle paint and corrugated cardboard mat - not the picture in it. After going through my scrap fabric and embroidery designs, I came up with this instead.
When I tire of this ..... I can easily change it out to something
Why not change it for the holidays.....
... a little row of snowmen for Christmas, hearts for Valentines, pumpkins, bunnies, etc.
Ever wonder what to do with all those shells you picked up
on your summer vacation ?
Why not display them.
These shells are from a trip to Longboat Key, Florida.
I downloaded a photo of our family taken at the beach into Printshop, included the name of the beach at the top and our names at the bottom of the photo. This idea can be adapted to any vacation. Maybe a collection of river rocks, matchbooks, restaurant stir sticks, key chains from different places, or just a variety of little trinkets collected from your trip.
Not going out of town this summer? Your kids can collect things from their local adventures such as: Concert, theater or museum tickets, interesting shaped rocks from the park, driftwood, photos etc.
Since I had no pattern for the calendar I experimented with the size of the pockets. I originally cut long strips of fabric and added bias tape to the top of each row. After deciding how large I wanted each pocket, I then cut off the excess, leaving strips about 4 inches wide.
Several months later, while on vacation, I misplaced my camera case.
I keep this little camera in my purse and needed something to protect it from scratches.
I remembered those little leftover scraps and made myself a new camera case.
I can't believe how easy this plastic bag holder was to make.
The flower design I purchased on sale for $.99 this week from
Truth be known.......
This did not start out as a plastic bag holder. I purchased this home decor fabric to make pillows for my porch rockers. After stitching the design onto the fabric, I realized it was not the look I wanted. Not wanting to waste the fabric and design, I decided to make this plastic bag holder instead.
Even though I use market totes when I grocery shop, somehow I still seem to end up with a few plastic bags.