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Skillet Pie

Hello friends, I hope all is well in your world.

For the past several weeks, Route 495 in Wilmington has been shutdown and this has added an additional 30 minutes to my daily commute.  Now that I am getting home later, I’m trying to come up with fast and easy dinner recipes.

I found one online for a Chicken Tamale Skillet Pie, but changed it up a bit to use what I already had in the kitchen.

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What I Used:

1 package of Ground Turkey

1 can of cream style corn

1 can Ro*Tel Diced Tomatoes

1 Can of Crescent Rolls

Sweet Peppers

1/2 tsp ground cumin

Shredded Cheese

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Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.  In a cast-iron skillet brown the ground turkey on medium high heat for 10 minutes or until brown.  Add a can of Cream Style Corn, a can of Ro*Tel tomatoes and ground cumin.

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Cook for 3 minutes or until thoroughly heated, remove from heat, add a few sweet peppers then top with cheese.

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Cover with crescent rolls and put into oven to bake for approximately 20 minutes or until dough is golden brown.

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Remove from oven and let sit for 5 minutes before serving.

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This was a great meal and my men loved it, the next time I am going to use shredded chicken.

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Do you have any quick and easy dinner recipes that you can share?

Stay Blessed ~ No Stress in 2014!

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Snow Day Slow Cooker Day

Hello Friends and Happy Thankful Thursday

If you read my post yesterday you know that we were once again hit with a major snowstorm on Tuesday.  It took me over 5 1/2 hours to get home from work and I definitely didn’t want to be in the car anytime soon so I stayed home on Wednesday.  At 10:00 a.m. Governor Markell lifted the Level One State of Emergency but it was highly recommended to stay off the roads so that the snowplow operators could do their jobs with minimal interruption from cars.

So on this day, I am thankful for my family, friends and faith…for getting home safely…for having a warm home to live in…and for scrounging around to find these ingredients to make this easy peasy Crock Pot Meal!

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Ingredients

  • 1 can of Kidney Beans
  • 1 can of Black Beans
  • 1 Package of Smoked Turkey Sausage
  • 1 Package Frozen Peppers and Onions
  • 1 Pack of McCormick Fajita Seasoning
  • 1/2 Cup of Water
  • Rice and Cornbread

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Spray Crock Pot with Cooking Spray for easier cleanup.  Cut Turkey Sausage into bite size pieces and add seasoning to a 1/2 cup of water.

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Put sausage into Crock Pot and pour in Fajita Seasoning mix.

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Add frozen veggies and both cans of beans, which can be drained and rinsed to remove some of the sodium.

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 Stir, cover and cooked on high for 4 hours.

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This Snow Day Slow Cooker dish was served with Jasmine Rice and skillet Cornbread.

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It was a perfect meal for my men after a few hours of shoveling and an all-day of television watching!  I measured the snow on the back deck so I’ll say that we unofficially got 11″ of snow….can’t wait for Spring to arrive!

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The Pool is not looking too inviting these days!

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Snowy Street in Summit Farms (our neighborhood)

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We are truly blessed, and I am thankful to have a warm home during this cold winter season.  I pray for those with less to be safe and removed from harm’s way.

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Okay, it’s your turn – what are you thankful for this week?

Stay Blessed ~ No Stress in 2014!

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Versatile Blogger Award

Hello Friends, I hope you all had a wonderful and restful long holiday weekend!

Today the weather didn’t cooperate so I didn’t get a chance to sit by the pool, so instead I watched “The Haves and Have Nots” marathon on OWNTV Network and worked on my Blog with next week’s posts.

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Last month I received several nominations for Blogger Awards and having finally found the time I want to say, “THANK YOU” and pass them along to others.

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Thank You

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How it works:

1. Display the Award Certificate on your blog
2. Announce your win with a post and thank the blogger who nominated you.
3. Present 15 deserving bloggers with the award.
4. Link your nominees in the post and let them know of their nomination with a comment.
5. Post 7 interesting things about yourself.

My nominees – in no particular order:

  1. http://kenyalfashionblog.com/
  2. http://onstyleaction.com/
  3. http://thebigforestuk.wordpress.com/
  4. http://stylesalvation.wordpress.com/
  5. http://cindyknoke.com/
  6. http://cncfashionaccessories.wordpress.com/
  7. http://sonofmountmalang.wordpress.com/
  8. http://chicshoemagnet.wordpress.com/
  9. http://jinelleloves.com/
  10. http://nhcouture.wordpress.com/
  11. http://missuschi.wordpress.com/
  12. http://imagesbytdashfield.wordpress.com/
  13. http://pillowsalamode.wordpress.com/
  14. http://kaligrafinusantaraonline.wordpress.com/
  15. http://uthamz.wordpress.com/

7 Interesting Things About Me

  1. My Birthday is September 20th

  2. I am left-handed

  3. I LOVE wine

  4. I wear glasses but hate wearing glasses

  5. I have been married for 23 years and am still in LOVE

  6. I love spicy foods

  7. I have a 3 hour daily round trip commute to work

THANK YOU ~ THANK YOU ~ THANK YOU!  

HAVE A FANTABULOUS NIGHT!

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OOTD – Foggy Monday

Hello Friends and Happy DST Monday!

Woke up thinking it would be a bright and sunny Pre-Spring day, instead it was a dark and damp foggy morning, oh well at least I woke up a lot of people didn’t! (Blessed). The day started out much like most people’s heads…a little foggy, why don’t we abolish Daylight Savings Time, it’s original purpose is no longer valid, what do you think?

Driving in fog is dangerous yet some people feel the need to speed which makes it even worse, unfortunately 6 teenagers lost their lives in Ohio due excessive speeding – God rest their souls! (News Report)

Which brings me to another reason why I don’t like car shopping for my son’s, too many young people die in car crashes. As most of you know my lil sis, Gloria was killed in a car crash in 1992, she was only 29, and not a day goes by that I don’t think of her!

Shake it off … shake it off… sorry, didn’t mean to bring you down!

Let’s clear the way for the outfit of the day.

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Black Pencil Skirt – Boscov’s // Colorful Top – GW Boutique (Goodwill) // Animal Print Pumps – DSW // Dooney & Burke Purse – closet staple // Ring and Bracelet – Mizoutlet.com

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What do you think about these pumps with this outfit – should I have worn the green cap-toe pumps from Target?

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One good thing about Daylight Savings Time it will be a sunshine filled commute home!

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Linking up today with #YOLOMondays – join in to meet a new blogger.
Have a fantabulous evening – Smooches!

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OOTD – Tuesday's Two Thrifted Tops & $5

Hello Friends, I hope you are having a terrific Tuesday.

It appears as though everyone is back to work because the commute was slow and I drove even slower trying to save gas. Can you believe the prices, I last paid $3.65 for a gallon and it’s goes up a few cents every day.  How much is it in your area?

My commute is 100 miles round trip and it is definitely putting a dent in my wallet, so to save money I have vowed not to shop until April when the prices are supposed to drop. The economic recovery is no where near where it should be and these gas prices aren’t helping!  Before my self imposed shopping freeze I was able to snag two skirts from JC Penney’s for $5 each and am wearing one of them with a thrifted top and blazer.

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Liz Claiborne Collection Skirt – JC Penney // Oxblood Top – GW Boutique (Goodwill) // Black Blazer – GW Boutique

Necklace and Earrings – Payless // Ring – Avon // Hose – Walmart

Mossimo pumps from Target

The Merona pumps were part of the clearance shoe haul from Target.

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Linking up today with Style Statement Tuesday – hop over and meet a new blogger

Have a fantabulous afternoon – Smooches!

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OOTD – Tuesday’s Two Thrifted Tops & $5

Hello Friends, I hope you are having a terrific Tuesday.

It appears as though everyone is back to work because the commute was slow and I drove even slower trying to save gas. Can you believe the prices, I last paid $3.65 for a gallon and it’s goes up a few cents every day.  How much is it in your area?

My commute is 100 miles round trip and it is definitely putting a dent in my wallet, so to save money I have vowed not to shop until April when the prices are supposed to drop. The economic recovery is no where near where it should be and these gas prices aren’t helping!  Before my self imposed shopping freeze I was able to snag two skirts from JC Penney’s for $5 each and am wearing one of them with a thrifted top and blazer.

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Liz Claiborne Collection Skirt – JC Penney // Oxblood Top – GW Boutique (Goodwill) // Black Blazer – GW Boutique

Necklace and Earrings – Payless // Ring – Avon // Hose – Walmart

Mossimo pumps from Target

The Merona pumps were part of the clearance shoe haul from Target.

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Linking up today with Style Statement Tuesday – hop over and meet a new blogger

Have a fantabulous afternoon – Smooches!

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OOTD – Foggy Monday

Hello Friends and Happy Back to Work Monday!

The fog this morning was still quite thick making for a slow yet smooth commute into work.  I guess a lot of people decided to work from home because the office is quiet, providing me an opportunity to take a few pictures in house.  Unfortunately I no longer have the ability to work from home….those days are gone forever.  How about you, does your employer provide a WFH or flexible work schedule policy?

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Skirt and Blazer – thrifted from GW Boutique (Goodwill) // Top – closet staple // Attention Peep Toe Pumps – via Kmart // Necklace & Earring Set – Dollar General

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Linking up today with Tough Cookie Mommy ,  YOLOMondays  and Monday Madness- hop on over and meet a few new bloggers

Have a fantabulous afternoon – Smooches!

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OOTD – Travel to Bethlehem, PA

Today I had to travel to Bethlehem for a job assignment and it afforded me the opportunity to dress down for the day.  I didn’t wear these shoes but did like how they matched the shirt, both of which were purchased from Ross at different times.   The commute to Bethlehem was 218 miles, in the car for 4-hours, traffic backed up on the way north definitely put a HUMP in my day.  However, my assignment was completed by noon and I was home before 3:00.

Top and Shoes – Ross// Capri  Pants – Goodwill// Earrings/Bracelet/Ring – JewelryBox// Sunnies – gifted from @PennyChic

Before heading home, I walked the Office Park and the surroundings provided me with calm and peaceful thoughts that made the commute a little less stressful.