Grinch Movie Night

How the Grinch Stole Christmas. It’s a classic! A Christmas movie we’re sure to watch every holiday season. We spend most of our weekend evenings watching Christmas movies during the month of December. So I thought it would be super fun to have a themed movie night featuring none other than, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Not only is a themed movie night fun at the time, it’s special nights like these that create memories to last a lifetime!

Setting up your Table

I started this little movie night with a small table that I purchased at Costco a few years back and a red plastic tablecloth. I actually had some wrapping paper on hand that had the “Grinch colors” so I thought that would make an extra cute runner down the center of my table. If I hadn’t found the wrapping paper, I would have purchased a yard of fabric that goes with our theme. I actually prefer using fabric because if it gets dirty, you can throw it in the wash and re-use it over & over! Plus, the patters are endless. I bought these cute tissue pom poms to hang overhead and my favorite touch.. This super cute and easy to make tissue tinsel garland! Check out my blog post here for easy instructions!

Grinch Juice

The Grinch Juice was my favorite treat! It’s requires 3 ingredients, it’s super simple to make and looks so FUN and vibrant! To make your own Grinch Juice, you’ll need 1 packet of lime kool-aid, 1 small jar of maraschino cherries, and red sanding sugar.

grinch juice

  • Make your lime Kool-aid as directed, set aside
  • With a lemon wedge, coat the rim of your glass then dip the wet rim into your red sugar
  • Place desired amount of cherries at the bottom of each glass, then carefully pour your kool-aid in.

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That’s it! I like to throw in a cute red & white straw for special affects!

Grinch Popcorn

You may have seen this stuff floating around the web for some time now. Although I can’t take credit for coming up with this adorable treat, I will share with you the page where I found the full recipe, below.

The original recipe calls for red M&M’s. I was having a hard time finding only red M&M’s so I went with a different red & green candy instead. I put the popcorn in these cute little plastic tumblers that I ALWAYS have on hand for these kinds of things!

grinch popcorn

//Please ignore my “Mary Lou” sign.. it was a long day! hahaha!//

The best part is, you can package up the leftovers in a cellophane baggy & ribbon, and hand them out as thoughtful treats for friends!

Here is the original link where I found the Grinch popcorn recipe.

Whoville Puddin’

Now I know what you’re thinking.. This isn’t pudding. I went back & forth on whether or not to make jello or pudding and obviously jello won! This jello treat was so cute and super easy to make. Literally all you’ll need to do is prepare you green lime jello, pour it into your little plastic tumblers, & let them set. Right before serving, top with a little whipped cream and sprinkles!

grinch movie

I found these adorable plastic spoons that I wanted to use so right after I poured the jello into the tumblers, I set the spoons in. This way the jello sets around the spoons!

 

If you’re not a Jello fan. Go with green pudding instead!

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The boys had the BEST time!! My oldest said he felt like he was at a restaurant/ movie theatre with the table & treats infront of the TV screen!

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& there ya go! All the tips & tricks you’ll need to throw your own Grinch Movie night. I’ve also put together below, my amazon picks that helped me with my movie night!


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How to create a North Pole Breakfast

Our very favorite Christmas tradition, our North Pole Breakfast!

How to create a North Pole Breakfast

Elf on The Shelf

Unless you’ve been living under a rock the last several years, you’ve probably heard of The Elf on The Shelf! Our Elf’s name is Elfie. Original, right? ha! He arrives each year sometime between the day after Thanksgiving and December 2nd. In other words, he arrives when mom gets around to finding him, and mentally preparing myself for hiding him in fun and creative places night after night. I know some of you mamas relate with me on that one?! haha!

The thing we look forward to most with our Elfie, is the North Pole breakfast that he arrives with! Now each year is different. If you are very organized with your Elf’s arrival, then you can have your Elf arrive with it each year. As I mentioned before, I’m not very organized with our Elf, so some years he arrives with it, and others he brings the special North Pole Breakfast a week later. My kids don’t seem to mind.

How to create a North Pole Breakfast

What exactly is a North Pole Breakfast?

 A North Pole Breakfast is a a breakfast that our Elf on the Shelf brings with him, sets up himself and brings/ makes, a decadent breakfast primarily consisting of sugary treats and lots of Christmas decorations. Now, I know what you’re thinking, why should the Elf get all the credit? If this is your mindset, by all means, start this tradition as something that YOU create! You will receive  all the praise and your kiddos will not enjoy it any less! OR this can be a tradition sent from the big guy himself, Santa! Whatever you decide on, start this tradition this year! Your kiddos will LOVE it and have these memories forever!

How to create a North Pole Breakfast

What to Serve

Last year I bought Kellogg French toast sticks and this year I went with their mini pancakes. They’re super convenient for this kind of thing because all you need to do is warm them up in the microwave. I found the little Santa picks at Target & made cute little pancake stacks!

How to create a North Pole Breakfast

One thing we always make sure to have is these powdered sugar donuts.

How to create a North Pole Breakfast

Another favorite was this strawberry jello with whipped cream & sprinkles!

How to create a North Pole Breakfast

MY personal favorite is the hot cocoa bar that Elfie sets up!

How to create a North Pole Breakfast

How to create a North Pole Breakfast

I picked up the cute little Christmas mugs at Target last year. Made some hot cocoa spoons simply by melted semi sweet chocolate chips, dipping a white plastic spoon in it, topping each with broken candy cane or sprinkles, and letting them lay flat to dry. Then you can use them to stir your cocoa! Also included in the hot cocoa bar, marshmallows, pretzel sticks, and candy cane sticks! The kiddos grabbed their mugs, I poured warm water in each, the emptied their cocoa packets and added their desired toppings. Now is that fun or what?!

I also like to serve some sort of fruit variation. Last year I made a fruit “Christmas tree” with apples & raspberries, using raisins for the trunk, then a cheese, star, tree topper!

How to create a North Pole Breakfast

The year before last I served these little fruit cups in Christmas cupcake liners. Ultimately, think of items you can prepare the night before or quietly the morning of. Go with easy finger type foods that won’t take a lot of work or make a lot of noice to whip up. After all, you don’t want to go to all of this trouble then ruin the surprise!

Extra Special

A few of the details that helped make this North Pole Breakfast so special..

How to create a North Pole Breakfast

We have a small collection of Christmas books so it’s awfully special that our Elf always bring a little present with him and what is it you ask? Well, a Christmas book to add to our collection, of course!

These Christmas plates were found at Target. They match the hot cocoa mugs.

The “tablecloth” is actually just two yards of fabric that I picked up at Joann’s Crafts and folded in half.

The pretty decorative stars that I have hanging from my chandelier were a Target dollar spot find.

Chair covers, food platters & napkins were found at the Dollar Tree.

For quick & easy shopping, I found some very similar options to help you plan your very own North Pole Breakfast!


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How to throw a memorable Halloween Movie Bash

If you’ve been following along on my Instagram, then you know by now that I LOVE to throw a party! Any excuse to craft, create and decorate, I am all for! Im especially fond of throwing kids parties. I love creating these special memories for my kiddos through the friends they have over, the decorations I create and the yummy themed treats they’ll enjoy!

This year for Halloween, I thought it would be a great idea to have an outdoor Halloween movie party! We have an amazon prime account, and purchased a very reasonably priced projector & projection screen earlier this year, so any chance to have an outdoor movie, we jump on! This particular screen that we went with comes with a stand (not all of them do) and is SUPER easy to set up. It also folds together nicely to store when were not using it. It’s quickly become my favorite purchase of the year! By the way if you don’t have an amazon prime account, do yourself a favor and sign up, like yesterday! Almost everything I used for this party, and ALL my parties, I purchased there. Everything is priced right, and delivered within 2 days, as long as it has the blue prime icon next to it.

Choosing your Movie

The first step to planning your outdoor movie is choosing your feature. Our party was geared towards kids between 6-10. We wanted something fun, a bit spooky but NOT scary! Here are the movie choices we narrowed it down to..

Hotel Transylvania

 

Hocus Pocus

 

 

Casper

 

 

Goosebumps

 

Our boys ultimately decided on Goosebumps! Once you’ve decided on your movie, start planning your menu. Sometimes it can be really fun to coordinate your food with your feature. I didn’t this time. Halloween is so easy to decorate for that I just kinda went  with easy spooky goodies. Heres what I mean..

 

Hydration Station

Every Halloween Party needs a ‘Witches Brew’! Ours was super easy and so yummy! In a large bowl I emptied an entire 2 liter bottle of Sierra Mist, 1 can of Minute Maid frozen lime aid (along with the suggested amount of water on the can) and topped it with 8-10 scoops of pineapple ice-cream! The ice cream combined with the effervescence of the soda, creates the fizzy, frothy looking top. It’s a fun extra touch. I found the plastic eyeballs on amazon and threw them in after the ice cream. The kiddos loved them!

The options for this punch are endless. You can go for an orange punch with orange soda and orange ice cream. You could do a true green punch, by using lime ice cream. Whatever flavor combinations & colors you desire. To make your own punch concoction you’ll need the following:

  • 1 2 liter bottle of soda
  • frozen Minute Maid juice of choice
  • sorbet or sherbet ice cream

 

With all the sugary treats, I always be sure to have lots of water bottles accessible. Believe it or not, the kids are so much more likely to grab one when they’re dressed up in a cute label like these!! I always purchase my party labels on Etsy.

 

Cupcakes

I try and cut corners while having these little parties because if I don’t, I will burn out, and when mama burns out, no one is happy! So I picked these up at our local Save Mart bakery. They just so happened to have the exact colors of our party but If they don’t, they’re always wonderful at accommodating exactly what ya need! These had sprinkles on them. To give them a special touch I just added some plastic spider rings on top and placed them on my cupcake stand.

Spider Nests & Worm Slime

For a few extra fun treats, I used these plastic cups that I always keep on hand, and filled them with our boys’ favorite snacks, cheeto puffs then added a few black spiders in each. The worm slime is simply green jello, that I added sour worms to once the jello was about half way set. The boys LOVED these!!

If you’d like to make the Worm Slime, you’ll need:

  • Plastic cups, linked above
  • green jello
  • sour gummy worms

 

Infested Popcorn

It’s a Halloween movie party so we’ve gotta have popcorn!! I like to make home made popcorn on the stovetop by pouring 3 T. of coconut or veggie oil in a large pot on medium heat. Once the oil is HOT, say a minute or so, pour 1/2 C. of popcorn kernels into the pot and place the lid over the top. Leave it unhinged slightly on one side to allow the steam to escape. Let the popcorn pop for a few minutes until the kernels start to slow to about 10-15 seconds apart. Remove from heat, remove lid and season with melted butter & salt! It’s sooo good! you’ll never go back to the microwavable bag.

For fun festive Halloween popcorn, throw in some more plastic ring spiders and serve it in a witches cauldron! So cute!

 

Venomous Chocolate Apples

These may have been the kiddos favorite treat! They are so vibrant and super tasty! First, place a candy stick into each washed and dried apple. Then melt an entire bag of semi sweet chocolate chips in the microwave, and dip your apples into the chocolate one at a time. Set them in the fridge on a wire rack, over a cookie sheet, until set, say 20-30 minutes. I recommend the wire rack over the cookie sheet because the chocolate will continue to drip from the apples for a few minutes after dipping them. If you don’t have a place for the chocolate to go, it was create a chocolate puddle under your apples and make for a ‘not very cute’ treat. Once they’re chilled and set, melt an entire bag of white chocolate chips, separate in two bowls and color the white chocolate into desired colors, drizzle your colored chocolate over your apples with a fork. And place back on your rack, in the fridge until set!

To make these venomous chocolate apples you’ll need:

  • 6 apples
  • candy sticks
  • 1 bag of semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 bag of white chocolate chips
  • food coloring of your choice

 

Take Home Treats

The best parties always have take-home treats!! With every party it’s the very last thing I do, think: the night before the party-ha! But I make sure I do it and I’m always happy that I did! For this party, I made Halloween popcorn balls. To make your own, simply make your popcorn either the good ‘ol microwavable bag, or my mentioned suggestion above. You’ll need 6 cups. Next melt 3 T. of butter in a saucepan, then add an 8 oz. bag of mini marshmallows and stir until melted. Pour over your popcorn and add desired candies! I went with candy corn M&M’scandy eyes, & huge sprinkles. Now let cool. Once cooled, mold your popcorn into balls. I made ours about tennis ball sized and was able to get 8! Place each ball in a Halloween cupcake liner, drop ’em in a cellophane baggy and wrap it up with ribbon and a printable tag if you really wanna get down!  And there ya go! A cute and yummy treat for your little guests to enjoy the next day.

To make Halloween popcorn balls you’ll need:

  • 6 C. popped popcorn
  • 1 8oz.  bag of mini marshmallows
  • 3 T. of butter
  • desired Halloween candies

 

Decorations

The decorations..ah yes, always my favorite part. Once I decided on my color scheme, decorating was a walk in the park. I will link below, a ton of decor & props that I purchased with my amazon prime account so that you too, can throw a fun & spooky, but not scary Halloween bash for your kiddos!

Our boys had the best time decorating their trampoline with orange caution tape! We had all the guests bring their own pillow & blanket and we crammed 11 kiddos in their! They had the best time!

What’s your favorite Halloween tradition?

 

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Homework Snacks 8/28-9/1

Hey guys!! I hope you all had a wonderful Labor Day weekend! We had a very fun, albeit busy, holiday weekend. Kicked it off Friday night at our local high school football game with friends. Spent our Saturday at the river, in a whopping 109 degrees!! Sunday we washed our cars, did some chores around the house and had our (adults only) couples fantasy football draft, which is always a GREAT time!! By Monday we needed a day of recovery… We napped, watched golf and by late afternoon decided to have a big Sunday-style BBQ! Now we are back into our routine and ready for the short week ahead!

As promised, here’s last weeks roundup of homework/ after school snacks.


I loveee this one!! Whole wheat tortilla, a little olive oil mayo, cheddar slice, & ham or turkey lunchmeat. Rolled, then sliced. Place a toothpick through the center to hold it together & top w/ a pickle!


A little sampler of fruits, salami, hard boiled eggs & crackers!


Here’s another snack both grown ups & kiddos alike will love! Corn, black bean “salsa” served with Ritz crackers, Fritos and veggie chips!

Corn Salsa:

Throw together a can of drained corn, drained black beans, 1 chopped avocado, 1 roma tomato, lime juice, salt & pepper! For adults I like to add cilantro & red onion as well:)


My boys LIVE for pot stickers. We purchase the huge bag of Ling Ling (potstickers) at Costco and cook them all the time. They make a super yummy snack. I always have frozen edamame on hand as well. Serve it all up in a cute serving dish like this one, with a little soy sauce and you’re good to go!

I hope you enjoyed this round up of snacks and have a wonderful week ahead!

To order supplies for your own rustic homework tray, click the links below!

Homework Tray

This is very similar to the tray we have at our dining room table. Ours has a galvanized caddy for larger items and several small clear, plastic cups for crayons & erasers.

 

Galvanized Caddy Tray

I LOVE this one!

 

Galvanized Organizer

This would be darling at your homework station w/ clear cups in each section, filled with crayons, pencils, scissors, glue, etc.

 

Clear Plastic Cups

These are the cups I use for our crayons and erasers.

Homework Snack Ideas Vol.1

The school year has just begun and we’re already exhausted and counting down the days to Thanksgiving break! I think its the hustle ‘n bustle that we have trouble adjusting to. We’d be perfectly happy sleeping in every morning and lounging around. Wouldn’t we all?

I don’t know what it is about the school day, but my boys are starving when they get home. So last year we started doing homework snacks. Here’s how that goes..Once they’re home from school, hands are washed, things are put away and homework is out, I put together a plate of food that is usually pretty healthy, fun & easy to eat. Sometimes it’s super creative and original and other times, it’s just random things that I need to use up. Whatever I choose to make on any given day, It’s really become a routine that keeps my kids focused and on task while they do their homework. They really enjoy & look forward to homework snacks.

At the beginning of each week, I’ll share with you the snacks I made the previous week, in hopes of giving you some yummy ideas for your kiddos!

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Green & red apples, grapes & bananas with a greek yogurt, honey & PB sauce for dipping.

I find that as long as I put a plate of variety in front of my kiddos, they tend to eat more & complain less! (Think different colors, shapes, textures, etc. )

Peanuts, hardboiled eggs w/ a little salt & pepper, salami & cheese.

Disclaimer: Half the time my kiddos will complain about what I’m putting in front of them, but heres the thing.. If they’re hungry, they will eat it! I’m not trying to be the “cool” mom. I’m trying to give my kids healthy and satisfying fuel to nourish their brains & tummies!

Bananas with honey & peanut butter, wrapped in wheat bread.

Skewered grape tomatoes, turkey & mozzarella// Monterey Jack quesadillas & guacamole.

& that’s last weeks round up of yummy, quick & easy snacks!

Grilled Bruschetta Chicken

If you’re a regular here on Keeping up with Kaci, then you know I am loving all these summer goodies. Tomatoes are always one of my favorite summer treats. Which brings me to this yummy recipe. This grilled bruschetta chicken is what summer dinner dreams are made of! Its light, juicy and delicious, packed full of flavor and only requires only a handful of ingredients.

 

Start by marinating your chicken breasts in some extra virgin olive oil, garlic, salt & pepper, for 30 minutes or so. If you have Italian seasoning, go ahead and sprinkle some of that In there as well!

 

While your chicken is marinating, throw together your bruschetta by chopping up your tomatoes, mincing your garlic, roughly slicing your basil, seasoning with salt & pepper and don’t forget a healthy splash of your olive oil, and a dash of balsamic vinegar. Stir to combine and refrigerate until ready to use.

 

 

Grill your chicken until cooked through. I often use my indoor grill when its too hot to grill on the patio. When chicken is cooked through, top with fresh bruschetta and serve over angel hair pasta or our family favorite, zucchini noodles!

 

Grilled Bruschetta Chicken
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Recipe type: Dinner
Prep time: 
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Serves: 2-4
 
Ingredients
  • 2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 T. garlic, minced
  • 4-5 tomatoes
  • a handful of basil
  • 3 T. extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 t. Italian seasoning, optional
  • 1 t. balsamic vinegar
Instructions
  1. Place chicken breasts, salt & pepper, Italian seasoning, 1 tablespoon of garlic, and 1 tablespoon with olive oil, in a bowl and let marinate at room temperature for a half hour.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine chopped tomatoes, remaining garlic & olive oil, salt & pepper to taste, chopped basil, and 1 teaspoon of balsamic vinegar, mix well and refrigerate until ready to use.
  3. Grill your chicken until cooked through
  4. Top with desired amount of bruschetta and serve over angel hair pasta or zucchini noodles
  5. Enjoy!

Easy Peasy Patriotic Pie

Pies can be a tricky art to master. If you’re like most people, you probably just steer clear of them all together. But believe me when I tell you, this is the EASIEST pie you will ever make! And the best part is, its absolutely beautiful and looks like you’ve really spent a lot of thought and time preparing it.

This particular recipe is for ‘strawberry pie’  being that I was making this for the fourth, I added the blueberries in before refrigerating the pie. If you don’t like blueberries, blackberries would be delicious also!

Start by washing and slicing 2 cups of strawberries.

I usually enjoy making everything homemade but for this recipe, I prefer to use store bought pie crusts. You can find a pack of two in the freezer section of you local grocery store. Once your pie crusts have completely thawed out, start by placing one in your pie dish and the other on a flat, floured surface.

 

 

Use your star cookie cutter to cut out your desired number of stars. You can get really creative with this step. I like to cut 8 and then overlap them a bit for a cute little centerpiece for my pie. Place your star cutouts on a greased cookie sheet and place in the oven at the same time as your pie crust. Bake it according to the directions on the box.

While your crust is baking, boil water, sugar and cornstarch until thick, then whisk in the dry strawberry gelatin. While whisking occasionally remove from heat and let cool. Once your crust is done baking, let cool and fill with your berries. Pour your jello mixture over the top and place in refrigerator for at least 4 hours.

*NOTE: Do not add your stars until your pie and been refrigerated and set! Other wise they will get soggy.

Easy Peasy Patriotic Pie
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 8-10
 
Ingredients
  • 2 frozen pie crusts
  • 2 C. sliced strawberries
  • ½ C. blueberries
  • 1¼ C. water
  • 1¼ granulated sugar
  • 3 T. cornstarch
  • 3 T. dry strawberry gelatin (jello)
Instructions
  1. Place one thawed, pie crust in your pie dish, use the other to cut out your desired amount of stars.
  2. Place stars on a cookie sheet in the arrangement you want them, and bake along with your pie crust, according to pie box instructions.
  3. Bring your water, sugar & cornstarch to a boil, cook on medium for a few minutes until thickened
  4. Remove from heat and add your gelatin, stirring occasionally.
  5. Once pie crust is cooked & cooled, add your strawberries and blueberries.
  6. Next add your COOLED jello mixture over the top
  7. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours
  8. Add your stars to the top just before serving
Enjoy!

 

One Pan Oven Baked Chicken Fajitas

I LOVE to cook, I mean LOVE. But sometimes, on these busy summer nights, its just the last thing I wanna do. Which is why I am always on the hunt for time saving meals. One pan meals are all the rage lately. These one pan oven baked chicken fajitas, are a family favorite around here! Not to mention one of the only ways I can get my boys to eat peppers. Its colorful, quick, easy, and healthy! Whats not to love?

We  like to use flour tortillas and add homemade guac & pico de galo to ours. When I’m trying to “be good”, I’ll omit the tortilla and eat all the other yumminess over some romaine lettuce for a delicious chicken fajita salad!

 

 

 

Let’s get started, shall we?! Preheat your oven to 425. Start by mixing together all of your dry seasonings in a jar. There ya go! Now you have your very own fajita seasoning. These can be used for shrimp or steak, also!

Next slice your peppers & onion into 1/4 inch strips.

Now do the same with your chicken. Place all ingredients in a bowl, add olive oil, garlic and seasonings, and toss to coat. Spray a baking sheet with non stick cooking spray and add your chicken and veggies. Cook for 20-25 minutes or until cooked through, tossing once half way through. Place your flour tortillas in foil, and throw them in the oven to warm for the last 5-10 minutes of cooking time. When done cooking squeeze juice of half a lime over chicken & peppers and garnish with chopped cilantro & lime wedges. Enjoy!

 

 

One Pan Oven Baked Chicken Fajitas
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Recipe type: dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
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Ingredients
  • 3-4 large peppers of your choice, I recommend an orange, yellow, green & red
  • 1 red or yellow onion
  • 3 chicken breasts
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 limes, one halved, the other cut into wedges
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Flour tortillas
  • 1 T. olive oil
  • For the seasoning:
  • 2 T. chili powder
  • 1 T. cumin
  • 1 T. oregano
  • 1½ t. onion powder
  • 1½ t. cayenne pepper
  • 1 T. paprika
  • 1½ t. black pepper
  • 1 T. course salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425
  2. Mix all dry ingredients together and place in a jar, set aside.
  3. Slice peppers & onions and place in a bowl
  4. Slice chicken and add to same bowl
  5. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil, minced garlic and 2-3 tablespoons of fajita seasoning and toss to coat
  6. Spray cooking sheet with non stick spray
  7. Add chicken & veggies to pan
  8. Cook for 20-25 mins or until cooked throughout
  9. Wrap flour tortillas in foil and throw in the oven to warm for the last 5-10 minutes
  10. Squeeze half a lime over chicken & veggies and garnish with cilantro & lime wedges
  11. ENJOY!
 

Spring and Summer Flower Arrangements

 

Nothing screams spring & summer like fresh citrus and flowers!! Thats why I am absolutely crazy about these super simple but GORGEOUS flower arrangements. Flowers make me so happy! And the best part about these arrangements, the possibilities are endless! You can choose any flower variety and any citrus you have layin’ around, and you’ve got yourself a beautiful masterpiece that looks like you spent hours creating!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Citrus of your choice
  • A vase or jar
  • A cup that will fit into the center of chosen vase/jar
  • Flowers of your choice
  • Knife
  • Cutting board

Start by washing and slicing your fruit. Then you’ll need to cut them about a 1/4 inch thick.

 

 

Once you’ve washed and sliced your fruit, prepare your vase by placing a clean glass of some sort right into the center. You’ll need the glass to be smaller than the vase but large enough to hold your flowers. This is the secret little trick for keeping your flowers hydrated and your citrus dry! Pretty nifty right?

 

 

Now you can start placing your citrus slices around the outside of your glass, in your vase. There is no rhyme or reason to this method, just make them look pretty!

 

 

Then go ahead and add some water to your glass, I like to make a special “solution” if you will, of warm water and lemon lime soda. It keeps my flowers fresher, longer. Trim your flowers to your liking, and you’re set!

 

Here are a few examples of arrangements I’ve created in the past..

My sweet neighbor has a beautiful tree that produce a variety of lemons that aren’t quite as bitter as your average lemon. They also have a tinge of pink to their flush, I love them!

Limes are beautiful also!

 

 

 

 

And my personal favorite, grapefruit! I just so happen to have some roses that match the grapefruit flesh perfectly..I love this one!

 

 

-Xo

Kaci