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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Christmas Gift List

It's that time of the year again, the most wonderful time of the year! I don't know about y'all, but I love the holidays, especially Christmas. Yes, at times the holidays can be a little stressful (and cold!)... there's meals to make, goods to bake, families to visit, and gifts to buy. All of these tasks take time and money which just adds to the stress. I personally am trying to be better about planning, organizing, and budgeting. I created this cute little Christmas Gift List printable that will hopefully take a little stress away, and make one aspect of Christmas a little easier! All that's on there is a space for the name and gift ideas, but I usually pencil in prices as I go to help me stay on budget.  

        Here's the link for the FREE printable! 
Christmas Gift List FREE Printable


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

        Since it's mid-November here in Northern California, and finally starting to feel like Winter I thought I'd share my easy chicken noodle soup recipe with everyone! It's a recipe that my grandmas best friend shared with our family many years ago, she calls it the, 'Sensational Chicken Noodle Soup' recipe. Over the years we have made it our own by changing a few things here and there. Everyone in my house loves it, and it makes a great hot meal on a cold winter day! 

Sensational Chicken Noodle Soup

  • 3 1/2 cups chicken broth (I usually use the lower sodium version)
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1-2 carrots chopped or diced
  • 1 stalk of celery, chopped
  • 1 cup of uncooked egg noodles (I sometimes use more than a cup)
  • 1 cup of cooked chicken, shredded or cubed
  • Pepper to taste

Step 1:  Mix broth, pepper, onion, garlic, and celery in large saucepan. Bring to a boil.

Step 2: Stir in noodles, chicken, and spices to taste if you like                            

Step 3:  Cook over medium heat for 10-15 minutes, or until noodles are tender (sometimes i let the soup simmer on low for longer so the ingredients can 'get to know each other')

        *Note:  This is a smaller recipe, we usually double it if we want to have lots of yummy               leftovers.