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Hello, Hooray, its Foodie Pen Pal Day!

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August Foodie Pen Pal Reveal Day is here, and I am so happy to share with you what I received, but first I want to introduce you to my sender Anna. Anna has a blog called Little Bay Stampin’ and her tag line is:  a little blog about paper, food, and family. set in the charming Cape Cod town of Orleans. perpetually covered in cat fur. 

So now to the goods, Anna made this lovely card. She stamped the flower jar and tied a little burlap bow on it, and added all the paper elements to the card. I love it, she clearly is talented and creative. Plus the note she wrote was great, she described all the items in the box. She’s from Cape Cod and has relatives in Michigan. Turns out her grandmother lives in a town just a few miles away from where I grew up. Talk about a small world.

Here’s all the items from the box. I think I have an amazing box of goodies. Plus she was so thoughtful and sent me some dog biscuit’s she found at a local farmers market.

Killian and Stuart loved them. They were very happy that they got a treat out of mommy’s foodie box. Yep, they call me mommy!

Here’s Killian enjoying his Beach Dog Biscuit. On a side note, He’s one good-looking little red dog.

   

Now to Stuart enjoying his treat. Again, on a side note, He’s got a face I could kiss all day.

  

Killian and Stuart devoured those biscuits, they each got one large biscuit and some stashed away for another special occasion.

Anna sent some local Provincetown Taffy, she was worried that the heat would melt them, but rest assure Anna they made it in perfect shape and they were the first item I tried out of the box. Yummy. I love Taffy. I ate a few pieces, then, stashed the rest for a day I really need a candy fix. I have a feeling they will make a good snack during our next stay at home movie date. Confession: I stashed all the pink ones for me, they are my favorite. Shhh.

Cape Cod Crunch, where have you been all my life?  Oh yeah, in Cape Cod. See this proves my point about traveling to all the states, I need to find gems like this. I see a granola, fruit and yogurt parfait coming soon.

Now this really intrigues me, I cannot wait to give this a try. I always try to do a Meatless Monday Meal and this looks perfect for a flavorful Tofu dish. I need to spice up my tofu meals, I have making the same grilled and baked tofu dishes all summer, so I am needing and looking forward to a change. I’ll be sure to post about it.

Anna sent her favorite salsa, it’s Southwest Style Salsa, Mild Flavor and All Natural, which I love, plus it has black beans in it, bonus. I think this will be perfect for my Crock-Pot Chicken Tacos.

I love shortbread cookies and love getting them at Christmas Cookie Exchanges. So I was really excited to try this savory flavor. All’s I can say is it did not disappoint. Wow, it was terrific.  Salted Rosemary. Amazing combo. I found them on-line and cannot wait to place an order for these cookies and a few others that sounded too good not to try. They are made by  Lark Fine Food, so  if you’re looking for a wonderful adult cookie, they have several varieties to choose from.  I also think these are going to make great gifts for the holiday season.

Now to the Jams. Anna and her husband have a business and make and sell these at the Farm Market. She sent a Tomato Jam and A Cherry Jam. I have never tried Tomato Jam and Anna said to use it like you would ketchup. Their Company is Little Bay Jams. How cool is that?

 

As for the Cherry Jam, look out almond butter you’re gonna meet a jam that will blow your crust off! It was instant love, this Cherry Jam is darn tasty. I loved the sweetness of the cherries and it spread so nice.

 

Well Anna, thank-you so much for a great box of local food items, and for the homemade jams and card you made, you really did a great job of making this Foodie Pen Pal, One Happy Gal! Plus I just love your blog and all the creative cards ideas that you post, plus the bonus of having the opportunity of watching the craft unfold on YouTube is priceless. Thank-you my Cape Cod Friend.

I sent my August Foodie Box to Meghan over at A New Adventure. Go on over and visit her blog, she has some really great posts that I really enjoyed reading. One of her posts was on making Parsnip Fries. They look amazing.

Hey Fellow Foddie Pen Pals, let’s help Lindsay spread the word on the Foodie Pen Pal Program and all Tweet about our Boxes! Don’t forget to use the hashtag #foodiepenpals.

Want to become a Foodie Pen Pal? 

Here’s a detailed explanation of the program:

-On the 5th of the month, you will receive your penpal pairing via email. It will be your responsibility to contact your penpal and get their mailing address and any other information you might need like allergies or dietary restrictions.
-You will have until the 15th of the month to put your box of goodies in the mail. On the last day of the month, you will post about the goodies you received from your penpal!
-The boxes are to be filled with fun foodie things, local food items or even homemade treatsThe spending limit is $15The box must also include something written. This can be anything from a note explaining what’s in the box, to a fun recipe…use your imagination!
-You are responsible for figuring out the best way to ship your items depending on their size and how fragile they are. (Don’t forget about flat rate boxes!)
-Foodie Penpals is open to blog readers as well as bloggers. If you’re a reader and you get paired with a blogger, you can choose to write a short guest post for your penpal to post on their blog about what you received. If two readers are paired together, neither needs to worry about writing a post for that month.

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Hopefully you are not getting sick of me posting this recipe. Oops I Made it Again, Crock Pot Chicken Taco’s.

When ever I want a dinner that will make a lot of leftovers, I always go to this one. I am traveling with my cousins for an out-of-state family wedding and Jeff is staying home so I wanted something that he could throw together while I am gone.

I will be unplugged for the rest of this week though the weekend, I want to be present and really enjoy my family time with my cousins. I do not get to see them that often so I want to devote every second to having fun and family time.

This is 3 chicken breast. After they cook in the crock I just pull out the breasts and shred them up. You could also shred them right up in the crock along with the mix.

One thing I was missing was the black beans. I thought I had a can on hand, but was totally out, that is normally a staple in my pantry so was bummed when I realized I was out. So I just made a trip to the store and grabbed a can and added them after everything else had already cooked up. I heated them up for a few minutes to soften them up, but they are ready to eat right out of the can.

Assemble on a tortilla and add shredded cheese and you have a healthy easy meal for the next few days.

Keeping the fridge stocked with foods that Jeff can make for dinner’s while I am gone makes me feel better about leaving him behind so he can work and take care of the dogs. Plus I am Italian so I have the deep seeded need to feed people.

Here’s the Recipe:

Crock Pot Chicken Taco’s

This recipe makes 8 really large taco’s.

  • 1 envelope taco seasoning, or seasoned to your taste
  • 2 to 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes with green chilies or a jar of salsa (16 oz)
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 can of corn

Dump everything into a crock pot and give it a little stir to blend the seasoning with the salsa or can of tomatoes. Cook on high for 4 to 6 hours or on low for 6 to 8 hours. When done, the chicken should shred easily when stirred with a fork. During the last hour of cooking add a can of corn and can of black beans.

See ya back here next week my foodie friends!

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Crock Pot Chicken Taco’s are a favorite meal. How can they not be they are so easy to make and they taste amazing. That’s What’s in the Crock.

Crock Pot Chicken Tacos

  • 16 ounces Chicken Broth
  • 1 Envelope Taco Seasoning
  • 3 Pieces Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 1 Can Mexican Diced Tomatoes
To be added later:
  • 1 Can Black Beans
  • 1 Can Corn

Spray the crock pot with non stick spray and add the diced tomatoes to the bottom then, add the chicken breasts, mix the spice packet with the chicken broth and pour over the chicken breast.

Cook on high for 4 to 6 hours or on low for 6 to 8 hours.

The last 30 minutes of cooking, I add a can of  drained and rinsed black beans and a can of rinsed and drained corn to jazz up the tacos. When done, the chicken should shred easy. Just use a fork to separate.  You may need to drain some of the broth. I used a  ladle and scooped out all the good stuff.

For tacos, serve the chicken with soft flour or corn tortillas, lettuce, shredded cheese, sour cream or guacamole. Make it to your own liking.

Here I made a nacho bowl, I had fun eating this one.

Making a soft taco or a rolled burritos.

Do I dare to eat it all, ah yep.

Question of the Day: What’s you favorite nacho topping.

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So today I am really excited. I am a Featured  Blogger over at FITBLOGGER. I had a really good time writing this post. I hope you go over there and check it out.

Here’s what’s in today’s bag. Oats in a Jar (OIAJ) and an apple for breakfast. Whole wheat pita and hummus with a hard-boiled egg, string cheese and pretzels for lunch.

Yesterdays overnight oats for breakfast really kept me satisfied straight through lunch so I thought I’d make it again for today’s breakfast.

Today’s OIAJ:

  • 1/2 cup of Oats
  • 1/2 cup So Delicious Coconut Milk
  • 2 Tablespoons Nut Butter
  • Few shakes of Cinnamon
Here’s whats for dinner.

Crock Pot Chicken Taco’s have become a favorite at my house. How can you beat having something cook for you while you do other things or while you are gone to work. I made this Monday night when I got home from work and by 8pm they were ready. I had to sample one, well I had a 1/2 and my husband had the other half.

With just a few ingredients, you will be surprised at how much flavor it packs.

Place the chicken in the crock pot and cover with the diced tomatoes with or without chilies, or you can use salsa if you prefer. You can also add a few tablespoons of taco seasoning powder. I just added a tablespoon of chili powder.

With about an hour left to cook I added a can of corn and a can of black beans.

Pull out the chicken and shred and then mix well with all the ingredients.

Serve on a tortilla with shredded lettuce and shredded cheese. Or make a big nacho, there’s really no wrong way of serving up this taste meal.

Dinner is done. It’s Taco Tuesday!

Crock Pot Chicken Taco’s

This recipe makes 8 really large taco’s.

  • 1 envelope taco seasoning, or seasoned to your taste
  • 2 to 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes with green chilies or a jar of salsa (16 oz)
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 can of corn

Dump everything into a crock pot and give it a little stir to blend the seasoning with the salsa or can of tomatoes. Cook on high for 4 to 6 hours or on low for 6 to 8 hours. When done, the chicken should shred easily when stirred with a fork. During the last hour of cooking add a can of corn and can of black beans.

Question of the day: What’s the last meal you made using a crock pot?

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