Chicken, avocado & bacon quesadilla

Ive been trying to stay away from cheese and dairy because it makes me break out , store didn’ t have my vegan cheese so I got the normal cheddar 😉 it looks like I have more cheese than I actually do .

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Ingredients:

4  tortillas
1 lb chicken, cut into  bite-sized pieces
1/2 cup scallions; diced
bacon; cooked & crumbled
1 avocado, diced
mild cheddar cheese, shredded
butter
salt & pepper

Place bacon on cookie sheet into cold oven and put oven at 400 F- Cook 15 minutes per side but keep an eye on it so it isn’t over cooked.

Add 2 tsp of bacon drippings into pan on medium heat

Add scallions and saute until soft

Add chicken , season with some salt and pepper. Cook until chicken is golden & cooked through.

In another skillet/pan ( or clean the one you used) put a small amount of butter.

Once it starts to bubble, add tortilla.

On half of the tortilla  – Sprinkle some cheese, chicken & scallion mixture & avocado

Sprinkle a little bit more cheese on top- fold over wait 1-2 minutes until golden brown

Flip over 1-2 minutes on other side

wah*lah dinner is served 🙂

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Watermelon nail art

I saw a post on my newsfeed on Facebook from bussbuss.com

I thought I can do that, it took me about 10 minutes to do. Its cute & fun for the summer!

 

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First apply your pink/red base. I used Pink Punk from Rimmel London

Let dry

Then you want to paint the tips of the nails for the rind. Its easier than you would think and it doesn’t need to be perfect. If you want it to be perfect you can always use tape 🙂 I used  Wet-n- Wild ( unsure of color name)

Then get apiece of paper , dab some black on the paper . Using a toothpick , dip in black nail polish and draw on the seeds. Wah” lah 🙂

I used Black Satin from Rimmel London for seeds

Outfit of the day & Food

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Outfit: Loved this tribal print-

Dress : Target I think it was $19.99

Sandals: also Target Merona $15

Necklace : Not sure

Was going to wear different shoes with this perhaps wedges but then I was in a rush and these were right in front of me. Isn’t weird how a shift in your morning schedule could throw you off? Today I hit the snooze button 🙂

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I made these a week or 2 ago, I forgot to post them.

The popsicle looks phallic but whatever lol I wanted a different popsicle mold but this is all Bed, Bath & Beyond had.

Greek Yogurt/ chopped strawberries ( or your fruit of choice) wah*lah instant healthy snack . Well after it freezes anyway 🙂

The pasta dish was really yummy.

For the most part I followed the recipe linked above.

Spaghetti in Garlic Gravy with Herbs and Lemon Marinated Chicken and Cherry Tomatoes

Ingredients:

Box of spaghetti

1 lb of chicken- cut into pieces – I like getting tenders because they can be easily cut into bite size pieces.

For the chicken marinade:

2 teaspoons fresh thyme, chopped ( I used dry)

2 teaspoons fresh rosemary, chopped (if using dried, use half of the amount)

Zest of 1 lemon

Juice of ½ a lemon

2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1 teaspoon coarse salt (not table salt)

½ teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper

2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (to sauté the marinated chicken)

–  Add all the marinade ingredients into the chicken and marinade for 20 minutes- or over night

–  Saute the marinated chicken in extra virgin olive oil until cooked (about 4-5 minutes) then set aside.

For the garlic gravy:

½ stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter

2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

4 large cloves garlic, finely minced

2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour

2 ½ cups chicken stock

1 Tablespoon fresh basil, chopped

salt and pepper to taste

¼ cup parsley, chopped (to sprinkle/finish the pasta) ***I sprinkled a little bit of dry parsley**

½ cup grated parmesan cheese

2 cups whole cherry tomatoes *** I used or 3 roma tomatoes cut into quarters****

–  Place sauté pan over medium heat and add butter and olive oil.

–  Saute garlic until fragrant and soft.

–  Add the flour and cook for a minute.

–  Add chicken stock and simmer gravy until thickened then add the chopped basil.

–  Season with salt and pepper.

–  Add the sauteed chicken & tomatoes in the gravy then toss the cooked spaghetti into this  sauce.

– Sprinkle with parsley

Coupons – all this for $13.33

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Fridays if I’m tired or have somewhere to go. I usually go to Stop & Shop and buy a chicken, veggies and mashed potatoes. It’s simple , cheap and good. Plus I make soup for lunch or dinners for the rest of the week.

Rotisserie Chicken – $5.50 on Fridays ( woohoo)

Bread- .99 on Fridays

I looove Peach Steaz Ice Teaz x2

Yellow Onion

Bag of baby carrots

Bunch of Kale ( kale chips!)

Knorr chicken boullion

mashed potatoes

gravy( for Shawn)

2 liter of coke ( for Shawn)

I threw away the receipt but it was over $20. ( savings $7 + with the chicken and bread on sale too)

Thanks to signing up for the Stop & Shop rewards program they send me coupons now and then.

I had a $5 off any amount and a $2 off $15 or more.

Love coupons. I have to make a post dedicated to coupons ad savings for sure. Just takes time to get it all together. Will do it soon. Maybe tonight 🙂

Today I went to Stop & Shop again and had 2 coupons . I got a free 16 oz Wishbone dressing and $5 off $25 or more 🙂

I made baked fish nuggets with broccoli

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Turned out great next time I think I will marinate the cod in lemon juice for a bit before breading.

This and that

Went for a walk around Lake Mohegan today , been awhile.

Received my free target beauty bag.
What’s inside? Garnier fructis & tresemme shampoo and conditioner, Aveeno facial scrub, neutrogena sunblock,revlon color burst lip butter and a coupon book. Plus a cute bag !

I missed Black Rock Day yesterday because I had to work. Boo! Missed the bed race and parade . Went through a maze just to get out of my neighborhood to get to work. When I got home I grilled out . My fav thing to make on the grill.. You guessed it kebabs

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