Fashion Friday Week 1

Some of you have asked and so you shall receive. One thing I love almost as much as food is fashion. I will do a fashion post every Friday. They will mostly consist of what to wear to work ideas. A lot of my work clothes are older so I will share similar links. Everything will be affordable and versatile. And of course the content will be simple as I am not up to date with blogging or technology plus I don’t have a ton of time on my hands.

Jacket- mine is from Kohl’s and is at least 5 years old here is a similar option from Banana Republic Factory

Turtleneck shirt is new from Old Navy-

Skirt- At least 10 years old from Banana, similar link

Belt- current from Express

Booties- old from Old Navy, similar option

Bracelets- from I was made aware of this company from A Lovely Living- great blog to follow.

Hope this helps inspire!

Southwest Chicken Quinoa Casserole

This has been one of my favorite things I’ve created and it is super easy. I love when a dish is even better reheated because I do a lot of my cooking on Sundays while we all watch football.

Not shown- cilantro and salsa

1 large chicken breast grilled- I used the cilantro lime marinaded chicken from Aldi – diced

2 cups of minute quinoa or 1 cup of regular quinoa cooked according to package

1/2 an onion- diced

1 small red or orange pepper- diced

2 cloves of garlic- minced

1 teaspoon of cumin

1 teaspoon of chili powder


1 small jar of green chiles- drained

1/2 can of black beans drained and rinsed

1/2 cup of frozen corn

Package of taco sauce- which we never use in our kits or a 1/2 cup from a jar

1/2 bottle of mild salsa

1/2 cup of shredded Monterey Jack cheese


1 avocado

1 Roma tomato- seeds removed and diced


Spray a round casserole dish with cooking spray. Preheat oven to 350.

Add evoo to a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and peppers and cook until slightly brown. Add garlic and cook 30 more seconds. Add spices plus S&P.

Add diced chicken, green chilies, beans, corn and cooked quinoa.

Stir in taco sauce and salsa. Then place in casserole dish. Top with cheese and cook for 15-20 minutes.

Serve with diced tomatoes, avocado and cilantro.


Bacon Green Beans

3 slices of bacon

1/2 a large onion- diced

2 cloves of garlic- minced

1 package of French style green beans – cook in a vented bag in microwave for 3 minutes

1/2 cup of beef broth


1 tablespoon of butter

Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat. Once done remove to a paper towel lined plate. Add onions to bacon fat and cook until lightly brown. Add garlic and cook 1 more minute. Add beans and broth and bring to a boil. Simmer until broth is almost reduced. Add back crumbled bacon, butter and a little S&P.

Serve with a filet or sirloin and a baked potato. Enjoy!

Huevos Ranchero Casserole

This is such an easy recipe and unbelievably scrumptious reheated. I am all for recipes you can prep and are even more delicious reheated.

Preheat oven to 350

4 corn tortillas

1 can of retried black beans

1 cup of salsa

1 cup of shredded cheese

8 eggs

1/4 cup of cream or less. I poured in just a little.


Spray an 8×8 baking dish with PAM then line with 4 corn tortillas

Spread a can of retried black beans over the tortillas. Then top with 1 cup of mild salsa and half of cheese.

Beat 8 eggs, add cream and S&P. Pour over everything and top with rest of cheese.

Loosely cover with foil and bake 30 minute. Remove foil and cook for 5 more minutes.

Cook until eggs are set in the middle.
Serve with a avocado, salsa and cilantro. Enjoy!

My Mom’s Super Easy Pancakes

Yes this recipe uses Bisquick but it really does make a much better pancake than the box directions so I thought I’d share.

2cups bisquick

1 1/2 cups milk


tsp vanilla

1 Tablespoon of vegetable oil

Mix all until blended but don’t over mix. Heat an eclectic skillet over medium and wipe with oil. Pour 3 to 4 pancakes at a time flip once they bubble all over. Add blueberries or chocolate chips.

Here is the bubbles you want to see before flipping.
Don’t add too many blueberries.
Perfect. Enjoy!