Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Creamy Smoky Cheddar Pasta with Chicken

As a Tastefully Simple Consultant, I try to cook something with our products almost every day.  Our dinner tonight was made with our Smoky Cheddar Cheese Ball Mix and it was delicious.  I also made sure to make extra so we would have leftovers for the next couple days.

I thought you would love it if I shared this fabulous recipe with you.

First mix bread crumbs with 1 tsp Seasoned Salt and 1 tsp Garlic Garlic

Beat 2 eggs with about 2 TBSP milk

Dip the chicken breasts in the egg mixture then in the bread crumb mixture.

Brown both sides of the chicken breasts in olive oil for about 3 minutes per side.

Drizzle with melted butter and bake in a 350* oven for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, mix the Smoky Cheddar Cheese Ball mix with 8 oz. cream cheese.  Put that mixture into a small saucepan and thin with 1 cup milk, stirring constantly.  Heat until warm and slightly thickened.

While that is cooking, cook pasta of your choice according to package directions.

Place cooked pasta in serving dish and pour Creamy Smoky Cheddar sauce over top.

 Remove chicken breasts from oven and cut into 1 - 1 1/2 inch pieces.

 Place chicken on top of warm pasta and sauce and serve.


 It was delicious and my family gave it a 10!

A day of Family Fun

Yesterday was Columbus Day and the kids here were out of school.
Only for the day though, I know some kids were out for an entire week for fall break.

Instead of just hanging at the house, I used some of my Coke Rewards points and got tickets to The World of Coke.

My youngest and I love to go there; the teenager, not so much.

I talked hubby into taking the day off and we went with Zachary and let him take his friend.

We had a fabulous time.  (And no, that isn't because the teenager stayed home :)

Once you get inside you get to hear a little history about Coke and "the secret formula".

This room is filled with tons of Coke memorabilia from all around the world.

After you watch a movie, you head into "the hub" of The World of Coke.

They have several Coke bottle replicas designed many different ways.

This is the entrance to The Vault which houses the secret formula.

The polar bear was there.  It was fun getting our picture taken with him.

And this is the actual vault.  Their is a red line on the floor and if you step on it or cross it then an alarm goes off.

It's hard to see but I'm holding an actual Olympic Torch.  It's actually pretty heavy.

We learned a new thing this time around.  
We have been to Turner Field many times and seen the Coke bottle at the stadium.  We didn't know that it was made of baseball equipment.  This is a picture of what it looked like and what all was involved in building it.
- 16 chest protectors
- 18 catchers mitts
- 48 helmets
- 24 jerseys
-250 bats
-71 catchers masks
-6680 baseballs
-86 gloves
-63 bases
-60 shoes

They have since retired this Coke bottle and have a few of the items in the display case.  The baseballs were signed by Atlanta Braves players.

The boys found a great resting spot.

Waiting to head into the 4D theatre.

We finally made it into the tasting room.  I think the boys tried every flavor of Coke that was there.  Has anyone ever tried Beverly?  What did you think?

The view from the top of the parking deck is beautiful!


After we left the World of Coke, he went down the street a little ways to have lunch at The Varsity.

So that was how we spent our Columbus Day.  

It was super fun and we hope to do it again soon.


Thursday, October 10, 2013

Fall Decorating 2013

Hard to believe its time for Fall decorating already.  It seems like I just put all my Christmas stuff away.

I really love how my mantle turned out this year.  I do believe I'll be able to leave it this way through Thanksgiving.

My new love is Owls.  I have been picking up a few here and there to add to my decor.

The glass bottles are just old wine bottles that I found in my fridge.  I spray painted them black and printed some FREE labels I found online and hot glued them to the front.  

Other places in my home have a little fall-time scenes too.

This cute owl was at Michaels and I fell in love with him.   
The pumpkins are from Hobby Lobby and The Dollar Store.

These guys are called Sticks and Bones and I got them from PartyLite years ago.

So that's my fall decorating.  
October is already flying by and soon it'll be time to put out all the Christmas things.


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