Oh, How Pinteresting: Football!

Tomorrow is the first game of the Reg Season (as if you didn’t know) and there is a HUGE kickoff concert here in town tomorrow. Oh did I mention it’s FREE!! I so wanna go but all my friends have to work! I love football season!!

 

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SAS: Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

I love Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo, if your looking for a quick meal you the Chicken Helper kind. But if you want to try something different and make it yourself (and have it be just as good or better than olive garden’s) then you have to make the one from Kraft.

So when I saw that today’s theme for SAS was chicken Boobs I knew that this was one that I had to share!

What You Need

1/2 lb. fettuccine, uncooked

1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips

1-1/4 cups fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth

4 tsp. flour

4 oz. (1/2 of 8-oz.) Neufchatel Cheese, cubed (if your not sure where the heck to find this, don’t worry I didn’t know either the first time I made this. It’s by the cream cheese boxes.)

3 Tbsp. Grated Parmesan Cheese, divided

1/4 tsp. garlic powder

1/4 tsp. pepper

Make It

COOK pasta as directed on package.

MEANWHILE, heat large nonstick skillet sprayed with cooking spray on medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 5 to 7 min. or until chicken is done, stirring occasionally. Remove from skillet. Mix broth and flour in same skillet. Stir in Neufchatel, 2 Tbsp. Parmesan, garlic powder and pepper; cook 2 min. or until mixture boils and thickens, stirring constantly with whisk. Stir in chicken.

DRAIN pasta; place in large bowl. Add chicken mixture; toss to coat. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan.

The Print version of the recipe can be found here

Review: Flip Flop Wines

I was so excited when I got the chance to review Flip Flop Wines! I love wine, especially cheap yummy wine cause I’m on a very strict budget. Which is why at less than $7 a bottle this is one of my favorites! I actually got the wine in June but I was waiting for a Girl’s Night with my friend Kim so that I could get 2 opinions on. Well it turns out that we didn’t actually get together till over the 4th of July. Between the 2 of us we drank 3 bottles that weekend.

About Them:

With flipflop wines, we have embraced the movement toward individualistic expression, instead of manufacturing wines into some cookie-cutter style that’s all the rage. Our goal is to craft expressive, well-balanced wines that evoke just what the grapes inside intended, without being over-wrought or over-explained, and that can be enjoyed at any occasion. You can read more about them here.

“With seven varietals, there is a flipflop wine for everyone, which is why we say to each, their own”

That weekend we tried 3 different white wines. I was sent the Pinot Grigio and the Reisling and I purchased the Moscato. I love that their bottles list some foods that work well the wines. Another great thing about Flip Flop Wines is that for every bottle sold  they will donate a pair of shoes to those in need in partnership with Soles4Souls. I liked the Reisling and the Moscato best and Kim liked them all. One my favorite things about these bottles is that they’re screw top! No Corks!! which makes them perfect for traveling since you throw them in a cooler if they’re already open and you don’t have to worry about them spilling!

Not Sure where to find them in your area? Simply like them on Facebook and then click on Find Flip Flop. I know in my area I can only find them in a few stores, but they’re definitely worth trying to find them!

Disclosure: I received a complementary product from Flip Flop Wines.  I was not obligated to share my photos or thoughts in exchange for the wine, and was not compensated in any other way.

True Life: I’m a General Blogger!

I’m a 24 year old full time student. I’m going to school for web design and in order to make some money on the side I design blogs over at Zany Designs, come on over and visit!

I have an adorable puppy named Cali who is so goofy and cuddly. (she’s also a pillow and blanket hog lol) She’s a chimpmunk hunting bird dog who loves to sleep, cuddle and play.

So thanks for dropping by my little corner of the world! Don’t forget that ZD is a Mini Sponosor of the BDN at BlogHer which means that there is a sale going on right now for 20% all blog designs! And also if your at BlogHer if you get a pic of the bdn business card then you get a special discount!

I hope you follow along! Don’t forget to leave your little url in the box where it asks for it so I can stop by!

You can also find me on twitter and facebook or by email!

Cali The Chipmunk Hunter

I posted this awhile back but it never made the transfer from blogger to WP and last night while talking to Tara (fabulous but evil) I realized this.

It’s time for another installment of Cali Videos!

So this weekend while we were upnorth Cali found a chipmunk in the wood pile and it was just too funny to not video and show you!

Coming Soon To Cozy Crafters:

FOOTBALL HATS!!

I saw this last night on pinterest and I knew that I just had to make them! And it’s perfect timing since football is back on and while i may not have any adorable little baby boy cousins (they’re all a little older) I am still totally making these!!

Want one? let me know and you’ll be one of the first to receive one! I can also make simple striped beanies in a variety of colors or of course your favorite team’s colors. (Although all Packer ones will have to come first, after all we are the reigning champs. lol)

I’m too tired to come up with a good title

and it’s because i was up late late last night/early this morning because I have math homework due today and umm I thought I was further along but it turns out I really wasn’t and I had messed up on a bunch of the stuff because I was doing a completely different unit assignment (whoops!).  But I’m having so much fun in my design class that I thought I’d show you the 2 assignments that I’ve done so far!

Our first Assignment was to create an avatar and we had to use at least 2 colors, a font, and 2 elements (that can be from anywhere) and since I love my girl so much I used her and I’m going to make my background Zebra (I just haven’t gotten to that point yet) I used a Zebra Print.

And this week we had to make a mutant animal. So I chose 2 super cute pictures. one of a tiger and one of a snow leopard and I combined them!

Slacker

Thats what I am!! lol. I have a paper due on Sunday afternoon that I haven’t started yet that I should be workin on but instead I’m scanning pictures and listening/watching music videos!

These are just a few that I’m listening to today. Any Suggestions that I should watch and then download? Tell Me!

Easter Egg Wars

For easter we go to my Aunt’s house for tons food and a super fun easter egg hunt. Now this isn’t a normal easter egg hunt. This is a full out war! The Eggs are hollow and filled with confetti and then hid around the yard and no one is allowed in the yard till it’s time. Of course you can see most of the them from the porch and kitchen window but the fun part about it is that when you find an egg you have to smash it on someone’s head and then rub it in (you gotta rub it in to make it stick lol). The only rule is that the big kids cannot just push the little kids out of the way.

First You Smash it on their Head and then you rub it in

You are not supposed to try and do it to the little dogs though (like my brother is doing here) lol

Tyler Found a Snake instead of an Egg.

We had so much fun and soo much food! But it’s like that every holiday with my family lol.

How To: Strawberry Freezer Jam

You may remember awhile back I posted the recipe for Strawberry Freezer jam and said that it was the BEST THING EVER! well last weekend I went strawberry picking with my aunt and uncle and then on sunday we made jam. And I’m telling you this stuff is so easy to make! In fact the recipe that I posted last year is so totally wrong! lol.

What you need:

A couple boxes (we used 2 boxes for 1 flat of strawberries) of Ball Instant Fruit Pectin (you can find it at Walmart by the canning stuff)

Strawberries (at least a few flats)

Small Jars w/ lids and rings

Sugar

Creating the Freezer Jam:

The Night before Throw all your Jars (including the Rings and lids) in the dishwasher and make sure it’s set to Heated Dry, Heated Wash and Sanitize. (especially if your like me and your jars are covered in dust from sitting in the basement)

The Day you make them (I would suggest doing it the day you pick them or the next day but don’t wait too long)  Wash and cut the tops off all the strawberries.

once we were done rinsing them we put them in a strainer to make sure all the extra water didn’t make the jam to runny

Once done throw them in a big bowl (or a pot like we did) and mash the crap out of them till they’re the consistency that you want. We did it so that there weren’t alot of big chunks in them.

Then grab another bowl, the sugar, the pectin, a spoon, a laddle and a few jars and Follow the directions on the bag of pectin to create the jam.

Once jam is ready, laddle into jars and then cover and let sit 30 min before eating or freezing.

Repeat till you run out of strawberries or jars or till you get as many as you want. If you have leftover strawberries mash the crap out of them and then put them in freezer bags to be used later as Shortcake Topping or for Margaritas (cause Margarita’s with fresh fruit are the BEST!)

Once you have fresh strawberry Freezer jam you’ll never buy the store stuff again. Bonus is that if you make enough it’ll last you till next year

Unless of course you’re like us and eat it like it’s going out of style lol