Shout-out from!

Oh, almost forgot to tell you! I received a lovely little shout-out yesterday from Apparently I’m not the only one driven batty by Pinterest on occasion.

Check it out and share your Pinterest rants!

New goals and dinners

Remember how last year I made the laziest resolutions in the whole wide world? (Side note: Accomplished ALL of them. Sup.)

I know I already shared my goals for 2012, but I’ve decided to also keep a running list of additional goals as I accomplish them. Because sometimes you just don’t have the foresight to know what you have in you.

So, for my first official Goals I Want To/DID Accomplish (or GIWT/DA…catchy):

1. Use my crock pot more often


2. Cook new things

Case in point: Last night’s dinner.

I saw a tempting looking photo on Pinterest and, after reading through the recipe linked to the picture, decided it was something I could handle.

Pretty much all you do is open a bunch of cans, pour them into the crock pot, add spices (or, in my case, a packet of taco meat seasoning), add chicken, and let it sit for 8-10 hours. Easy-peasy.

You can find the full recipe here. The only thing I would change if I made it again would be to skip the extra water. I don’t know if it’s because I use a low-sodium chicken broth, but the extra moisture really made the whole thing a bit, well, watery. (It helps if you add a bunch of crunchy chips — my favorite is the lime-flavored Tostino’s version.)

The best part was walking into a house that smelled like chicken soup and ladeling out dinner within minutes of getting home. Easy dinner, no peanut butter and jelly required.

PLUS I can cross two things off of my goals list. Win-win. I can’t wait to see what my next goal will be.