Foil-Pack Chicken!

My cooking preferences and tastes vary far and wide. There are certainly days when I enjoy creating a 5-course meal from scratch! And then there are other days when I don’t want to stoop to the health level of a drive-thru…but I don’t have a ton of time to work in the kitchen on dinner! For days like that, Foil-Pack Chicken was created!

I honestly don’t remember where this recipe came from! But I’ve modified so much about it that I think I’m pretty safe to call it my own at this point..so we’ll leave it at that.

What you need:

Tin foil Cooking spray Boxed stuffing (I use chicken flavor, and one box splits well among 4 chicken breasts)
Water
Chicken breasts (one per serving)
Frozen broccoli florets (enough for a handful to go along with each chicken breast)
Ranch dressing
Shredded cheddar cheese
Bacon bits

How to prepare:

Pull one sheet of foil for each serving (approximately 1.5 feet long) Spray each sheet with cooking spray. (You could also put a bit of olive oil or a pat of butter there. The purpose of this is to make sure the stuffing doesn’t stick to the foil, so whatever non-stick method you use will work!) Stir together the stuffing mix with about 1 to 1 1/4 cup water and let it sit until the water absorbs. Split the mixture into four parts and spoon it out on top of each non-stick area. Place chicken breast on top of stuffing mixture, then a handful of frozen broccoli florets, then a handful of shredded cheddar. Drizzle ranch dressing on top of the “mound” you’ve created, then sprinkle bacon bits on top of that. It should look like this:

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Got Color?

I’m feeling colorful today! (No worries, I’ll keep it in check! Ha!)

When trying to make your home and welcome and cozy space, sometimes it’s hard to decide what to do as far as color is concerned. Are you a color person? Do you like to see bright colors everywhere, or even small hints of color? Or would you rather everything be a bit more neutral?

I have specific color schemes for each room in our house.  Surprise surprise, right? I like to experiment and change things up, so it was an opportunity for me to have a little fun! However, I also know people who want their entire home decorated within one color scheme. That works for them, so I think it’s great!

At my house…

Garage: (Don’t laugh, you haven’t seen my garage yet!) Teals, reds, whites and grays
Kitchen: navy blues, silvers, whites and grays
Master Bedroom: teals and browns
Master Bathroom: browns
Living Room: browns and burgundies
Dining Room: browns, burgundies and greens
Office: reds, whites and blacks
Guest Bedroom: blues, browns, creams
Guest Bathroom: greens, browns, creams and whites
Project Room: (this is not decorated yet – it’s totally empty right now but I want it to be in navy blues, lime greens and whites)

Why the plurals, you might ask? Because there is always going to be that time that you find the perfect accessory, but it’s not QUITE the same color as what you were looking for. You figure, it’s going across the room from the other color, it will still work. And you get it in the room, and it looks awesome! So you keep it and decide you might want more of that color in the room, too! Am I the only one that happens to?!

Anyways, in looking for good color combinations when I get stuck, I tend to turn to Pinterest. I actually have a board there called Color Schemes, so I wanted to share my top 10 favorite color schemes with all of you, hoping they’ll spark some great ideas! (The majority of these come from Jessica at Design Seeds – definitely take some time to check out that blog! She is brilliant!)

Here we go…

10. Shabby Chic – vintage and peaceful. I see this as either a female’s bedroom, or it would be beautiful for an office!

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