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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Chicken Enchiladas Verdes with Mexican Rice

This one looks to be so easy (or easier) with the Tupperware Stack Cooker .. just another reason to have Tupperware in YOUR kitchen.




Serves: 6
Serving Size: 2 enchiladas, ¾ cup rice, 2 tbsp. salsa

Ingredients
Salsa Verde

  • 1 lb. tomatillos, husked
  • ½ medium onion, quartered
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded
  • ½ cup cilantro
  • ½ tsp. coarse kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
Enchiladas
  • 1½ cups cooked chicken, shredded
  • 1 cup frozen southwestern style corn, thawed and drained
  • 1 cup Mexican blend cheese, shredded and divided
  • 2 tbsp. Southwest Chipotle Seasoning
  • 12 6" corn tortillas
Mexican Rice
  • 1 medium onion, quartered
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and halved
  • 14½-oz. can fire-roasted diced tomatoes, with liquid reserved
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp. Southwest Chipotle Seasoning
  • 1 cup long-grain white rice

Instructions
Salsa Verde

  1. Place tomatillos in UltraPro 2.1-Qt. Casserole Pan along with ¼ cup of water. Cover and microwave on high power 5 minutes. Drain and allow to cool slightly.
  2. Place onion, garlic, jalapeno and cilantro in base of Power Chef™ System fitted with the blade attachment. Replace cover and pull cord to process until finely chopped. Add tomatillos, replace cover and pull cord to process until all ingredients are finely chopped.
  3. Place mixture back in casserole pan, cover and microwave on high power 4 minutes. 
  4. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
Enchilada Filling
  1. Place chicken, corn, ½ cup cheese and seasoning blend in medium bowl, stirring together using the Saucy Silicone Spatula. Set aside while preparing rice.
Mexican Rice
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F
  2. Place onion and garlic in base of Power Chef™ System fitted with the blade attachment. Replace cover and pull cord several times until finely chopped.
  3. Place onion mixture, tomatoes, broth and seasoning blend in UltraPro 3.5-Qt. Lasagna Pan. 
  4. Microwave on high power 4 minutes.
  5. Add rice, stirring to combine. 
  6. Cover and bake 25 minutes.
Enchiladas
  1. Divide filling between tortillas and roll. Spread ¾ cup salsa verde on bottom of inverted UltraPro Roasting Pan cover (or use inverted Lasagna Pan cover and place aluminum foil over rice).
  2. Place enchiladas in cover, folded seam down, and top with remaining salsa verde. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top.
  3. Remove cover from rice and place inverted cover containing enchiladas on top. 
  4. Bake, together, an additional 15 minutes or until heated through.
Remember its Birthday month at Tupperware and I'm holding a Tupperware Birthday Party.  Someone who orders from this party, will win my birthday present/prize.

Margarita Day

I know today isn't really Margarita Day ... 
its Cinco de Mayo but I was just thinking a Margarita would be perfect for today ... 
hence it's Margarita Day!


Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 ounces tequila
  • 1/2 ounce triple sec (Cointreau)
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • Lime wedge for garnish
  • Sugar or Salt for glass rim.


Instructions:

  1. Fill a Quick Shake Container with ice.
  2. Add tequila, triple sec and lime juice
  3. Cover and shake, about 30 seconds
  4. Pour into Margarita Glass.


I love using the Tupperware Quick Shake Container instead of a cocktail shaker because I know the lid will stay closed, won't leak and it won't break if someone "slips" and drops it.

I've actually been using mine for over a year now and have one sitting in the liquor cabinet so no one is ever looking for a "shaker".

Don't have one?  Check out my Tupperware Site and you can have one for your own Margarita Day and more!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Chicken and Black Bean Salsa

Are you still looking for something to make for dinner on May 5th?I saw this on the Perdue Website and thought this would be perfect for Cinco de Mayo ... or any day.

What do you think?
Shall we try it?



INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 PERDUE® PERFECT PORTIONS® Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast, All Natural (1.5 Lbs.)
  • 2 tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Divided
  • Adobo All-Purpose Seasoning With Pepper, To Taste
  • 1/2 Red Onion Diced Small (About 3/4 Cup)
  • 1/2 Red Bell Pepper Diced Small (About 1/2 Cup)
  • 1 tsp. Minced Garlic Or 1 Clove Finely Chopped Fresh Garlic
  • 1 can Black Beans, Drained And Rinsed (15.5 Ounces)
  • 1/2 can Whole Kernel Corn (About 3/4 Cup)
  • 1/2 tsp. Ground Cumin
  • 1 Avocado Diced Small (About 1 Cup)
  • 2 tbsp. Lemon Juice
  • 2 tbsp. Roughly Chopped Fresh Cilantro

Instructions:

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season the chicken with Adobo and add to the pan. 
  2. Brown the chicken for 3 to 4 minutes per side or until the internal temperature reaches 170°F. 
  3. Transfer the chicken to a plate and tent with foil to keep warm.
  4. Heat the remaining oil in a skillet. 
  5. Add the onions, peppers and garlic. 
  6. Cook on medium heat just until the onions begin to become translucent, approximately 3 to 4 minutes. 
  7. Stir in the black beans, corn and cumin. 
  8. Continue cooking until warmed through, approximately 2 minutes. Remove the pan from heat. 
  9. Stir in the avocado, lemon juice and cilantro until combined.
  10. Serve bean mixture warm atop chicken breasts.

I bet this salsa will taste great on its own with some home-made tortilla chips too.  Oh yes this is definitely going to be tried in my house.

Thank you Perdue for a wonderful idea.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Picking your Battles and your best Revenge

I just had to share this one ...
I can't tell you how many times my sister has said something like this to me, especially when her kids were little (and I can't believe they grew up while we weren't watching ... cause we are always watching right?).


But sometimes you have to.  
And no it is not easy to do, but sometimes it is the best course of action.

I have to say though, that the best way to make peace within yourself, especially when you have had to bite your tongue and do things "their way" even if you feel its the "wrong way", is to succeed where they told you that you couldn't.

I have heard this many times, both in relation to me or one of my kids.  I could write a book on all those times I was told that either I have or I have "allowed" my kids, to set too high standards or we have set the bar too high. You are just setting up to fail ...
 I love this one ..  


And yes it is so very very true!

Everyone's idea of "massive" success is different.  
Doing or achieving something that "they" said you "couldn't" do is a Massive Success in my book .. 
YOU determine your massive success - 
NOT THEM, whoever "them" is.

Let's start this month creating 
OUR Massive Success

Sunday, May 1, 2016

A Few Power Chef Recipes

The Tupperware Power Chef System is my go to for all kinds of things.
It is so much "lighter" than my KitchenAide mixer and Food Processor, and although I will admit I still like those too, this really is my "go to" on almost a daily basis.
I wanted to show you just how versatile this baby is for every day things.  You probably have all the ingredients you need to make lunches or dinners "extra" special in just minutes.




Sundried Tomato Mayo
Makes about ½ cup

  • 2 egg yolks
  • ¼ tsp. coarse kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp. mustard, yellow or Dijon
  • 2 tbsp. oil from sundried tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp. sundried tomatoes

1. Combine egg yolks, mustard and salt in base of Power Chef fitted with paddle attachment. Cover and pull cord to combine ingredients.
2. Attach funnel attachment to top of Power Chef and open slightly. Pour 1–2 tablespoons of oil into funnel and pull cord as oil slowly flows into the Power Chef. Continue until all of the oil is combined and mayonnaise has formed. Stir in sundried tomatoes.
3. Store for 2–3 days in refrigerator.

Garlic Mayo
Makes about ½ cup

  • 1 small garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 egg yolks
  • ¼ tsp. mustard, yellow or Dijon
  • ¼ tsp. coarse kosher salt
  • 4 tbsp. vegetable oil

1. Combine crushed garlic, egg yolks, mustard and salt in base of Power Chef fitted with paddle attachment. Cover and pull cord to combine ingredients.
2. Attach funnel attachment to top of Power Chef and open slightly. Pour 1–2 tablespoons of oil into funnel and pull cord as oil slowly flows into the Power Chef. Continue until all of the oil is combined and mayonnaise has formed.
3. Store for 2–3 days in refrigerator.

Chipotle Lime Mayo
Makes about ½ cup
  • 2 egg yolks
  • ¼ tsp coarse kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp. mustard, yellow or Dijon
  • 4 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp. lime juice
  • 1 adobo pepper

1. Combine egg yolks, mustard and salt in base of Power Chef fitted with paddle attachment. Cover and pull cord to combine ingredients.
2. Attach funnel attachment to top of Power chef and open slightly. Pour 1–2 tablespoons of oil into funnel and pull cord as oil slowly flows into the Power Chef. Continue until all of the oil is combined and mayonnaise has formed. Stir in lime juice.
3. Place blade attachment into Power Chef and add the adobo pepper. Cover and pull cord until pepper is finely chopped.
4. Store for 2–3 days in refrigerator.





This week is the week to pick up yours, if you don't have one yet.  See this and more here.



Just a quick shout out to my Elite Legacy Executive Director
for these ideas.

She is the best!

Join my team and you could be getting these ideas from her (and some from me) as well as personal support from everyone on our team!

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Come Join My Birthday Month Party

Today is the start of Birthday Month at Tupperware!
Some really great things are happening for Tupperware's 68th Birthday that I will continue to share here each week during the month.
To get you started we have a special Birthday Party set up for you.
Everyone who orders on this party will be in the special giveaway I have for the party. What could you win?
Well everyone who has a Birthday party, 
has a cake right?  


Tupperware has a special cake taker that I thought would be awesome for you.



It's no longer available in our catalogs so you can only get it by winning here!


And I'm including a cake cutter/server.
And then I have a set of these really cute cupcake takers.

I love this cake taker. It can be extended for larger or regular size cakes or collapsed for single layer type cakes or easy storage!




Tupperware always has a "special" brochure just for Birthday Month that you can pick your items from all month long, 







as well as anything 
in the mid month brochures.  We have the mid April right now that ends May 13th (so don't miss out) 








or from the mid May that will be starting on May 14th 
AND the new Summer Catalog with all kinds of new colors and products.


Come join the Birthday party I am having for Tupperware and check out all the wonderful things you can get, the new products, the new colors and entertaining / organizing / storage ideas.  
Who knows, 
you could be the 
winner in the 
birthday party surprise giveaway. 
Good Luck!

Here is week 1 of Birthday Month Surprise!
Check this one out.
Is so worth the original price
now with this deal
Unbelievable!! 

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Cherish all things, even the little things

Sometimes I think we need to be reminded that not everything is preceded by parades or followed by fireworks, but that doesn't mean it is less important.





Sometimes,
that means they are even MORE important.

I am here today to remind you to enjoy all things in life, big or small,
because you just never know which will ultimately be the best thing in your life!