Creamy Tuscan Chicken

Last week I made my husband a chicken dish but I made some changes so I guess I better change the name of the dish.

Creamy Tuscan Chicken…sort of

Husbands rating: 4/5. He enjoyed it and said it was really creamy.

Ease: 4/5. Pretty easy to make.

Changes: So I said sort of in the title. The reason: I didn’t add cherry tomatoes or spinach. My husband is not a cherry tomato friend and I didn’t feel like getting spinach.

Recipe: You can find it here




March Updates

As I am writing this, I am sitting at home, eating a Pop-Tart while my sick son is lying in my bed relaxing. It is very chaotic trying to get sub plans written while I am teaching but glad I could be here for my son. Anyway, it gives me a perfect time to write.


In March I was continuing the Crossfit Open with workouts 18.2-18.5. I think my favorite was 18.1 though. I think I gave my best performance too since I had been off for 6 weeks. I also stepped up my running to get ready for my half marathon. I also ran a 4 mile race where I ran 3 miles beforehand. The race is called the Brunch Run and I run it every year because the after party is great, my friends run it and it supports the park I run at. For the Brunch Run, I did it in 37:57 which is a 9:29 mile. I will take it.


We also went to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. This is a big deal in Houston. It is like 21 days long and huge. We went the night Kelsea Ballerini played. While we didn’t really know her, we enjoyed the show. We walked the Livestock Show to see the animals, go to the petting zoo, etc before we watched the rodeo. The rodeo is before the concert. Personally, I love the Calf Scramble and Mutton Bustin the best. I did not grow up with a rodeo and didn’t know how much I would love but now it is a tradition that we go once a year.


Houston Rodeo


This month I tried Goat Yoga for the first time. Yes, goat yoga! Basically you do yoga and there are goats around you. You can pet them, pick them up, whatever. They even put the goats on you. It was so much fun.


Wheel Pose with a goat

We also went camping on the beach with some friends. I have camped at the beach before but we were on the beach. It was nice to hear the ocean waves at night. The only negative was that when we got up in the morning, there were mosquitoes every where!

We decided to also go to GermanFest this month. I have heard of GermanFest before but never been. We randomly ran into another family we know while we were there. My son loved that they had pony rides.

As a family we also went to the Houston Zoo. I am a member so I get one person in for free. It was so crowded the day we went (Good Friday) because a lot of people had off, it was beautiful out and the animals were opening Easter Eggs. We still had fun and my son loved riding the Carousel and feeding the Giraffes.


We ended the month with a couple Easter related things. I went to my sons Easter Egg Hunt at school which was fun. We also went to an Easter Egg hunt at No Label Brewery. The only problem with that one was that my son did not get any eggs because the older kids took them all. He did get to meet the Easter Bunny though. We also went to another free Easter celebration called Baskets and Bunnies and they separated the kids by age groups and their egg hunts were on different fields so that was nice but quick. I might have been a little too competitive because my son only picked up random eggs and would skip over some. I wanted him to pick them all up but I also know it is good that my son is not greedy.


Easter Bunny at No Label. My son gave him his monkey.


Barely collecting eggs.

That was our month. Really busy but a fun month. My son did go swimming with his dad on the roof of a building downtown and I felt awful for my husband because it was freezing. My son didn’t care.

Foodstirs February 2018 review

Only took us a month and a half to bake our February box. I always have the best intentions but have to remember to get eggs. Yes, we normally do not have eggs in our house since my husband is sort of allergic to them if they are not cooked in food.

So Foodstirs is a baking subscription box and if you are on the plan, they send you a book every other month. February was Heart-Shaped Brownies. They include everything you need for the dry ingredients. They also include the decorations and the mold for the brownies. I just needed to provide the eggs, water and oil. They also sent us a free sample of their cake in a mug.


Everything is included.

My son always has a lot of fun baking with me. He loves stirring and this time he helped get the mix into the molds.


The instructions are really simple to follow.


Making icing

In the end, our brownies turned out delicious. I had to throw out 1 because it did not bake all the way through because my son put too much mix in it. The rest though were delicious. The mold had six hearts but we were able to get 10ish brownies out of the mix. The decorating is not that pretty but who cares when it tastes so good. This one has been the favorite in our house so far.