Friday, November 19, 2010


Morning Everyone
Well I am back to a day of wrapping gifts and figuring out what I am going to have for breakfast on our Annual Christmas Tree tagging day on Sunday. All the kids come up on Sunday for breakfast brunch and then we head off to a tree farm to tag our Christmas trees. It is a great tradition that we started a few years ago.

For years when my girls were little we used to go to Dan and Marilyn Wades farm in Sooke and the boys would head out with the kids to get the Christmas Trees and us ladies would help Marilyn get lunch ready for when they came back. I know that there are a few of you that look at my blog that will remember this Wade tradition. It was a great time but when the farm got sold we had to go to the Grocery Store or corner parking lot to get our trees.

Since Grumpy and I have been together we started a new tradition for our blended family and it is a day that we all look forward to. Anytime that I can get together with all the kids and have a good cooked meal I absolutley LOVE it.

Those of you that had their Starbucks yesterday good for you. Mine was real good and I enjoyed the company that shared it with me. So in the next couple of days while this Starbucks offer is on and you do not need two drinks how about doing an ACT OF KINDNESS by going in and buying a drink and then telling the client behind you that you will buy him his or her drink with the free one that you would get. After all it is a good time to tell a stranger Merry Christmas and you might just make their day...... Here is the recipe for Fast Food Friday as you should be using some of the ingredients that you had last night but instead of beef you will use chicken...

Easy Chicken Salsa Tortillas

1 1/2 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, sliced in strips
2 tsp (10 mL) canola oil
1 pkg Old El Paso* Taco Seasoning
Mix1 jar Old El Paso* Thick N' Chunky Salsa( use what you had leftover from last night)
1 pkg Old El Paso*
Flour Tortillas (8 large)
Shredded lettuce,
Shredded low-fat Cheddar cheese,
Red pepper strips, if desired

In large non-stick skillet, heat oil. Add chicken and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink in centre.
Stir in taco seasoning mix and salsa. Cook until hot.
Heat tortillas according to package directions. Spoon chicken mixture onto tortillas. Top with lettuce, cheese and red pepper strips.
PS: Next week will be a week of dinner menus but the week after that is going to be about Christmas challenge for some of you but this is the time when your are going to use your baking tins that you picked up at the Thrift store or even the dollar store...

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