Bacon Green Beans

I always try to make sure that I pay attention to what my children are doing. I want them to grow up with good manners and I want them to be kind. We talk about this every single day. I’ve seen too many parents just tune their kids out and they have no idea what they are doing, thinking or saying. We try not to use bad language, #1 because I don’t think it’s classy and #2 because I don’t want them thinking they should do it too. So when Taylor came home from school today telling me that her teacher was reading a book to the class that had bad words in it I was a little shocked. She said that her teacher said that she knew that they wouldn’t use these words. I asked Taylor what kind of book she was reading to them. I don’t even remember what she said because when she said “it has all the common bad words in it” my mind started going 92 mph trying to figure out what she thought the “common” ones were. Then she said “you know the common ones, like the other word for be quiet”. :/ I was relieved but then I think maybe I’ve sheltered them a little too much…

Bacon Green Beans

1 pound green beans, chopped into 1-inch pieces
2 slices bacon, chopped
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 teaspoons sugar

Place green beans in skillet with enough water to just cover beans.
Bring water to a simmer.
Cover and cook for 6 minutes.
Drain and set aside.
Place bacon in same skillet on medium high heat.
Cook bacon thoroughly.
Add cooked green beans and stir.
Cook until beans are tender.
Add vinegar and sugar.
Cook for 2 minutes.

Servings: 4
Calories: 222
Fat: 7
Fiber: 11

Today’s Leopard Print Find: Monokini swimsuit

Kraft Fresh Takes Cheddar Jack and Bacon Review

Kroger’s had a special on their chicken if you purchased the new Kraft Fresh Takes, so I decided to try it since this week has been so crazy. (Here’s a coupon for you too) It was really easy. Cleaning and preparing chicken is one of my least favorite things to do. I did find a video on how to prepare chicken breasts. I was hoping it had some new trick I didn’t know about but no such luck. A few weeks ago I bought a new meat tenderizer because the one we had was put in the dishwasher and was leaving black and grey stuff on everything it touched. The new one said “dishwasher safe”. Well guess what??…it did the same thing. So now I’m resorting to anything else…pan, wine bottle, fist (I’m open to any other suggestions). Cover it with parchment paper before attempting to tenderize.
The Fresh Takes was really good. Plus it was super easy and quick.
1 lb chicken
6oz package Kraft Fresh Take Cheddar Jack & Bacon Recipe
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Tenderize chicken. Place chicken in mixture and place on baking sheet. (I would cover the baking sheet with foil)
Place any leftover mixture on top of chicken
Bake for 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 250
Fat: 9
Fiber: 0
Today’s Leopard Find: Mat for kitchen or your bathroom.