Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Crockpot Chicken and Noodles

It's been ages and ages since I've done a Tasty Tuesday recipe. Far too long, in fact. So Sherlock and I are going to remedy that.

Sherlock Oh Really Gif

Yes, really.

Since this is one of my new favorite recipes, and one that's easy to make and full of YUM, I thought I'd share it here with you. I've seen several variations of this online, so what was new to me may be old to you.

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It's got chicken. It's got oodles of noodles. And so much flavor. It's comfort food at its best--and easiest. But in case you haven't yet deduced what it is...let's not keep you in suspense any longer: it's Crockpot Chicken and Noodles. Now come a bit closer and I'll share the recipe with you. Get ready now. The game is afoot.

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Crockpot Chicken and Noodles

Ingredients:

  • 1 Lb. Boneless Chicken Thighs (usually about 6 thighs)
  • 2 Cans of Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 1 – 32 Oz. Box of Chicken Broth
  • 1 Stick of Butter
  • 1 – 24 Oz. Bag of Reames Frozen Homestyle Egg Noodles
  • Wyler’s Chicken Bouillon Powder
  • Garlic Salt and Pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. Put the chicken in the bottom of the crock pot.
  2. Add the Cream of Chicken Soup over the top of the chicken, and then the Chicken Broth.
  3. Put the stick of Butter on top.
  4. Put the lid on and cook on Low for 6 hours.
  5. Remove the lid. Take two forks and pull the chicken apart to shred it. It will mostly fall apart on its own as you move it around, so it doesn’t take long at all.
  6. Sprinkle in a teaspoon or two of the Chicken Bouillon, and some Garlic Salt and Pepper. Taste it. If you think it needs more flavor, add a little more of those seasonings until you like how it tastes. Honestly, I don't measure these. I just sprinkle and taste until I like it.
  7. Add in the Reames Noodles and stir. Cover.
  8. Stir the noodles every 20 minutes for an hour. Mine are usually done for me in one hour. Just taste a noodle to make sure it’s heated through. If it needs more time, I’d just add another 10-15 minutes and then check again until they are done.
  9. Serve and enjoy.
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I will just add here that some variations of this recipe call for simple dried egg noodles. Trust me when I tell you that these will just not do, not if you want the real homestyle goodness of these Chicken and Noodles. The Reames noodles are unquestionably the best. Undoubtedly. Unequivocally. You can use dried egg noodles at your own peril. But it will *not* be the same.

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It's elementary, my dear Watson. If you make these Chicken and Noodles with the Reames Homestyle Egg Noodles, the reaction you get will make it all worthwhile. 

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Followed by...

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Oh and hey, I'm guessing you probably want to see a picture of these amazeballs Chicken and Noodles, am I right?

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Crockpot Chicken and Noodles - Tinalicious
Hungry yet?



Friday, March 24, 2017

The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club - 33 Years Ago Today

Dear Mr. Vernon;
We accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. But we think you're crazy to make us write an essay telling you who we think we are. You see us as you want to see us—in the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. But what we found out is that each one of us is a brain…
…and an athlete…
…and a basket case…
…a princess…
…and a criminal.
Does that answer your question?
Sincerely yours,
The Breakfast Club.

Friday, March 3, 2017

TVDForever

I can't believe one of my favorite shows of all time is ending forever. The Vampire Diaries will soon be no more. I've been dreading it all season. Living in denial. Now it's actually almost finished and I'm not emotionally prepared. Not even remotely. When that last episode ends...

I'll just be in the corning crying - TVD

And then after the sun comes up and reality sets in that it's over. I mean, REALLY over...

Text me every 30 seconds and say it is OK - TVD

I mean, it seems like just yesterday Katherine Pierce arrived in Mystic Falls and was running around, chasing after the Salvatore boys and causing chaos and mayhem.

Catherine Pierce Puppet Master - TVD

Doppelganger hijinx ensued...

Doppelgangers TVD

Because Elena loved Stefan...

Stelena Love - TVD


Stelena - TVD

and then Elena loved Damon (it's OK to love them both).

Delena Dance - TVD


Delena Kiss - TVD

Delena Big Kiss - TVD

And let's not forget the moments of magic with Bonnie...

Bonnie Bennett Magic - TVD

or Lexi...

Lexi and Stefan - TVD

or Klaroline...

Klaroline Dance - TVD


Klaroline Kiss TVD

or the Alaric and Damon epic bromance...

Damon and Alaric - TVD

or the first time Elena vamped out...

Elena is finally a vampire - TVD

or little Gilbert...

Jeremy Gilbert - TVD

and definitely not those epic moments with Team Salvatore...

Damon's Return to Stefan - TVD Bromance

or some long awaited Bamon love...

Bonnie Returns to Damon - TVD

or even the moment that Katherine finally got Stefan...

Katherine Stefan Kiss - TVD

and surely not our favorite human, Matty blue eyes...

Matt Donovan - TVD

or that resident hunk & hybrid, Tyler.

Tyler Lockwood - TVD

I have to say too, that it just wouldn't have been the same
without my favorite Sheriff, Liz Forbes.

Sheriff Forbes - TVD

When she died, I cried. Real. Tears.

I have so many great memories of The Vampire Diaries.
I discovered it on Netflix and from this moment...

Damon Hello Brother - TVD

I was  hooked.
It got me through some tough times, especially when my mom passed away in 2012. Mystic Falls and my favorite vampires were my escape and my refuge...and my favorite weekly destination. And even though the impending end of this show is making me feel like this...

Stefan It's Over - TVD

Elena It Hurts - TVD

Please Don't Leave Me - TVD

I'm still so glad I got to spend the last eight years with my Mystic Falls family--
every last vampire, werewolf, hybrid, witch, and human. 

Damon This - TVD

I'm really going to miss TVD though. So I'm going to end this homage to The Vampire Diaries with a quote from Damon Salvatore, that sums up pretty nicely how I feel about saying goodbye to everyone in Mystic Falls.

Damon - Hole in your life - TVD

TVDForever

Monday, January 30, 2017

Badass, Epic, and Beautiful MJ Monday

One of my readers, a Michael Jackson fan like myself, requested that I do another MJ Monday post, since it's been awhile since I've done one. So, Miranda, this is for you.

Badass Michael

Badass Michael Jackson MJ Monday

Epic Lip-Biting Michael
MJ Epic Lip Bite MJ Monday

Beautiful Michael


Enjoy your Monday!