Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

Hello Friends! 

For those of you that had asked me for this recipe I'm finally sharing it.  I don't have any pics of it unfortunately so I'll share a fun bbq scene, as I think these sandwiches are perfect for a summer bbq. πŸ˜‰  I got this recipe from my good friend Billie Jo from the blog Afternoon Coffee and Evening Tea. You can find her here.




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Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

6 boneless chicken breasts
12 oz bottle of BBQ sauce
1/2 cup of Italian salad dressing
1/4 cup of brown sugar
2 TBSP worcestershire sauce


Spray your slow cooker with cooking spray. Layer in chicken breasts. Mix other 4 ingredients and pour over chicken. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours until done and then shred chicken breasts with a fork. Serve on buns and enjoy! πŸ˜‹ 

*I have also doubled the sauce of this recipe and poured over 8 to 10 chicken breasts for a bigger crowd. 

Monday, July 15, 2019

Happy Homemaker Monday



Hello my Friends and Happy Monday to you!

It's been a hot one in the northwoods today. And muggy too. Storms brewing on the horizon. I got going late today as the kiddos and I got back from a trip to Green Bay to visit relatives last night. So once I got rolling I spent a lot of today working around the house to catch up. Also, Annie worked on taking down our trampoline today. It was in rough shape and not too sturdy anymore. She really wants to get a swimming pool in that spot instead. On a day like today she makes a good argument! Lol So we're going to go price some out and we'll see. πŸ˜‰ 

It was so wonderful visiting with relatives this weekend. We played some mini golf, had a pool party at my Aunt's condo, went out for yummy meals & lots of visiting, played games and had brunch at my cousin's house yesterday and watched Wimbledon. All and all a wonderful weekend that flew by! I hope you had a great weekend too, and are now ready for a new week. 



















THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:








































ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING


toast with peanut butter & honey with a sprinkle of sunflower seeds on top, iced vanilla coffee




















RIGHT NOW I AM:

listening to classical music on pandora and I can hear Annie's parakeets chirping in her room now and then 😊 




















AS I LOOK OUTSIDE MY WINDOW

It's getting cloudier out, but the sun pops through at times. It's getting breezier too. I looked at the radar and storms will be heading our way tonight and it has that feel in the air



















AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE

pretty tidy now that I worked on catching up around here all day. Right now the sun is streaming in and Ruby is lounging in the other room right in a sunbeam 



















ON THIS WEEK'S TO DO LIST:

Annie's hockey camp practices, potential volleyball practices, hospice volunteering plus extra time up there this week, Ruby's haircut, Annie help at my Mom's, we might go golfing with my Dad, bring FIL a meal, and I'm determined to go through my big master closet and clean things out!




 
















CURRENTLY READING

magazines!

















ON THE TV TODAY:

Bachelorette,  America's Got Talent,  Big Brother,  Grantchester, Hollywood game night, Christina on the Coast and some other HGTV shows, movies taped to catch up on






 













ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:

MONDAY:  treating my Mom out to dinner for watching the house and Ruby this weekend ❤️ 


TUESDAY: crepes with lemon curd or nutella and berries, bacon


WEDNESDAY: southern spiced chicken with buttermilk mashed potatoes and green beans (BA meal)


THURSDAY: chicken lettuce cups with hoisin mayo & pickled carrots (BA meal)



FRIDAY: baked ham & cheese pizza dough pinwheel sandwiches with side salad, fruit


















WHAT I AM CREATING AT THE MOMENT

catching up on my kids' scrapbooks and working on house projects - this week is the closet!!

















NEW RECIPE I WANT TO TRY THIS WEEK:

I will share that slow cooker BBQ shredded chicken recipe tomorrow finally!














TIP OF THE WEEK:


















FROM THE CAMERA

It's so weird not to see the trampoline there anymore. Also thought I'd share some pics of summer life around in flowers -my begonias have especially been the star of the show lately:











































Road trip selfie from the car


My poor Aaron got poison ivy (i think working in our yard) so we did take a side trip to the urgent care during our trip



My cousin and his wife have a gorgeous home on a cul de sac in Green Bay. They had us over for brunch yesterday and they have the most unique room off of their lower level game room. You go down more stairs to a room that has no windows and is sound proofed with cork kind of walls and has half a basketball court in it. The house came that way but it works out great as my cousin (who is like 6'2") was a big basketball player a lot of his life. Their dog Rosie loves it and "plays" too! I'll include some video below I took so you can see what I mean. 









PRAYER, INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE OR DEVOTIONAL:
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I'm linking with Sandra of Diary of a SAHM for Happy Homemaker Monday.

Monday, July 8, 2019

Happy Homemaker Monday




Happy Monday dear and beautiful Friends! 

I've given up thinking I'll get this post done in the AM during the summer. Lol! Annie and I decided to go golfing before it got too warm or busy today so we were gone all morning. And then we went to lunch. Ran errands and got home and needed to accomplish some things. Also, a relative needed to leave a car here so was visiting a bit etc. I'm finally here to check in and see if you had a lovely 4th last week (U.S. friends) and a nice past weekend? It was a great one here on both counts. Our dear friends came and spent the July 4th holiday with us (they're like family). And even though there were some raindrops we packed in a parade, a BBQ at our house, a pontoon ride, some pickle ball, games and fireworks! See pics and video below. No on to this week ahead...


















THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:








































ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING


toast with pb and honey, fruit, highlander grog coffee with natural vanilla creamer



















RIGHT NOW I AM:

listening to music in my air pods and working on my calendar for the week




















AS I LOOK OUTSIDE MY WINDOW

It's sunny and bright coming in my window. Things are pretty tidy and I'm looking out my deck thinking I'm going to need some time out there tonight. Maybe even sit by a fire for sunset time with a glass of wine. Just a perfect summer day! ☀️ 



















AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE



I see some of my July 4th decorations around but I"m thinking I'll leave them up a bit more. Just says summer to me πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ 




















ON THIS WEEK'S TO DO LIST:

Annie's volleyball and hockey camps practices, some gift shopping, errands, bring FIL meal, help my Mom out, hospice volunteering, house projects




 
















CURRENTLY READING

I've been trying to read each night but I keep falling asleep! I have been gobbling up lots of magazines, though. And I've been addicted to some good brain puzzles on my phone each day. Lol

















ON THE TV TODAY:

Bachelorette,  America's Got Talent,  Big Brother, HGTV shows, cooking shows 






 













ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:

MONDAY:  grilled cheese, oven fries, veggies & dip (maybe root beer floats πŸ˜‰ )


TUESDAY: cauliflower crust pizza, fruit


WEDNESDAY: Mexican style chicken and potato salad in a tomatillo sauce with cotija cheese (BA meal)


THURSDAY: spiced chicken & saffron rice with lemon yogurt topping & almonds (BA meal)


FRIDAY: out for dinner


















WHAT I AM CREATING AT THE MOMENT

trying to actually get more organizing down around this house...I did get the master bath cleaned and all the cupboards organized. Next up is the master's closets! Ugh!!

















NEW RECIPE I WANT TO TRY THIS WEEK:


I'm going to try to remember to do a post on my friend Billie Jo's BBQ shredded chicken in the slow cooker. My friend Mari asked for the recipe and it's easy and SO good!!! Great to double for a group too πŸ˜‹ 














TIP OF THE WEEK:


















FROM THE CAMERA







We braved a soggy July 4th parade. The video is the bagpipers - always love them!



















Even got in some pickleball




And some pontoon time - Ruby's favorite! (sitting next to my Bestie's daughter)















And of course ended the night with some awesome fireworks! 


fireworks finale!
















Fun summer days and some great golfing with my Girl! Check out how close I chipped one onto green πŸ˜‰ 







PRAYER, INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE OR DEVOTIONAL:


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I'm linking with Sandra of Diary of a SAHM for Happy Homemaker Monday.