Monday, August 27, 2012

EASY Dijon Chicken that Rocks!

OK so now is my time to brag on my mother. I am one lucky lady because my mother is the most phenomenal cook EVER!!!! And even though she did not come up with this one her own I still give her props. She found it on pinterest! This lady calls is the World's Best Chicken and I swear it is true. Not only did I clear my plate, I literally LICKED IT!!! Click HERE for the original recipe! Since her chicken was this good I bet her other things are great too!!

It has THREE ingredients. That is right THREE! Well seven if you count the chicken, salt, pepper and rosemary :) But doesn't three sound better??

1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast
1/2 cup Dijon Mustard
1/4 cup Maple Syrup
1 Tablespoon Red Wine Vinegar

 Preheat oven to 450. Mix mustard, syrup and vinegar in a bowl and pour over chicken that has been seasoned with salt and pepper.

Pour over chicken. Bake for 30-40 minutes. Sprinkle with rosemary. Viola!

It has this wonderful crust on it! As a matter of fact we think that next time we are going to do little tenderloins so that way they can have more crusty bits!! Also I sprinkled the sauce over my chicken :) It has almost a honey mustard like taste to it! The whole family loved it!!! 

Mom's chicken turned out a bit different from the original...her's is pictured below.

AND get ready for this because you will probably never hear/see me say this again...I am excited about eating the leftovers. That's right, I said leftovers. For those of you who do not know, I am NOT a big leftover fan. One of life's big mysterious since I love to bargain would think I would love to bargain eat. But alas, I am odd. Anywho...I am PUMPED to eat this tomorrow because it was sooooo friggin good!!! I even did my nerdy trick of sharpie-ing the date of the chicken on the Glad Press and Seal of the chicken. Let's get real. I will eat leftovers but not if they have been left over for too long :)

Sharpie the date on the plastic wrap and you don't have to mess up the container! Whoop Whoop! Life's simple pleasures.

Go make this chicken NOW! Kids will love it, men will love it, even my dog Pavo loved it!!! He could not get enough :)

Click HERE for Rachel Schultz's blog where this lovely recipe originated!

I am also wondering if this can be done in the Crock Pot...

Sunday, August 26, 2012

C. Wonder Part Two

I know I have touched on this before but now I own my very own bag and can't wait to share! C. Wonder is the store of the ex hubby of Tory Burch. It is bright, shiny and new and the C. Wonder prices canNOT be beat!

Here is my new Nylon Easy Tote--it is HUGE, which is just the way I like it! (they have a mini one too for those of you not wanting to carry your life on your shoulders)

It costs $78.00 and the closest Tory Burch bag I can find weighs in around $450.00! I of course got my monogrammed by the one and only Mrs. Polka Dot.

Even the box it came in is adorable!!! I am thinking these are going to be my Christmas presents for my mom and grandmother! Complete with monograms too of course :)

They also come in loads of colors but I could not say no to "Flame"! It is rather close to Razorback Red!  This big ole bag is my new favorite treat! It zips up and goes over your shoulder so you can keep it close. Perfect for traveling! It has a zipper pocket on the inside and two other pockets for phones and more. It holds my planner, pens, Hobo wallet, phone and more with room to spare. Also the costumer service is exceptional!! I called and ordered mine from the store in NYC when the bag was temporarily unavailable online (they were loading up their new fall colors...which included purple...if only I had been patient...BUT I LOVE my Flame!).  So props to the C. Wonder folks for being so lovely! I can't wait to start totting this baby around! GO GET ONE!!!! Or not--that way I can be cool and trendy all on my own :)

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Bargain Shopping: Back to School

One of my favorite times of the year is "back to school" time. I simply love buying new school supplies, getting organized and planning everything out. BUT, school supplies can get super expensive! How do you save on the stuff you want (alright, need not want, I know)? Answer: THE DOLLAR TREE!!!

You think I'm kidding? The Dollar Tree has every school supply you could imagine! Notebook paper, pens, sharpies, pencil pouches, folders, binders, erasers, pencils and so much more! AND the awesome part?? You guessed it, it is all just $1!!! A binder for $1? Unheard of if you go to the big store places! HERE is a list of all the supplies they have available. You will be blown away.

Another bonus? They have TEACHER SUPPLIES too!!! Classroom decorations, those letters for the bulletin board (which are normally soooo pricey), stickers, posters and more! They even have a Teacher's Corner on their website!

If you are in the Little Rock area--the Dollar Tree that is by Academy Sports and Michael's on Markham is the best one to go to!!! So go get your saving done NOW!!!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Erin Condren Life Planner

I am sure you all know how much I LOVE organization and Erin Condren, so it is no surprise that the new life planner makes me unbelievably happy! This year they met even more expectations! Lamented tabs, a bookmark that pops in and out to mark your page, a sticker that is a pen holder and a metal binding ring! Not to mention an awesome new cover that meets my monogrammed obsession! So without further ado, the new calendar!

As you can see I have already filled it up quite nicely with all of my back to school information! It has the weekly spread and monthly calendars at the beginning of each month! To die for!

You can also get cutesy notepads too!

This is my sixth or seventh life planner so obviously they work well for me!!!

Click HERE for the Erin Condren planner and get to ordering yours today!!