Friday, July 4, 2008

Five Faves Friday on the Fourth!

If you haven't noticed I have a slight obsession with alliteration LOL. Gotta cram as many words that start with F in my title today.

This week I struggled oh yes I strugged to come up with 5 new things that I just loved...well I managed it and just barely.

#1. Kettle Chips- I am not sure if this is a chip that can be found nationally or not. It may be just around the Pac NW. But man I love me a good Kettle Chip. My fave is the Honey Dijon.

Now not only do they make killer chips but they are made here locally in Salem and Kettle Foods company also is very enviromentally friendly. They use their cooking oil twice by recyling the oil to be turned into bio fuel for their company cars. They use both solar and wind power to run their plants, and use high quality all natural ingredients. And well they taste dang good!

#2. Foil Pack cooking/Kraft Foods Magazine- I love getting my Kraft foods magazine in the mail and this week I actually sat down and made a list of 5 different dinners I would try from them.

Foil-Pack Taco Chicken was at the top of the list. And I have to admit I have SEEN THE LIGHT! I can't believe I have never cooked this way. I thought the dinner was fabulous and my family made fun of me for taking a picture of dinner to post on my blog. John asked if I wanted to remember the plate of chicken for all eternity and then he and Zoe just laughed their butts off at me. The picture posted is NOT mine by the way. I am too lazy to upload my own LOL Here is the recipe and if you are in a jam and need a quick dinner, I urge you to try this at home. The possibilities for this recipe are endless. Use what you have at home. I am thinking of doing a dijon version of this and then maybe some kind of pesto combo as well. And instead of chicken breast halves I had some chicken tenders and used 3 to a pack and some organic peach/mango salsa.

Foil Pack Taco Chicken
4 small boneless skinless chicken breast halves (1 lb.)
4 tsp. TACO BELL® HOME ORIGINALS® Taco Seasoning Mix
1/2 lb. red potatoes, thinly sliced (about 2 cups)
3/4 cup KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Reduced Fat Four Cheese Mexican Style Cheese
1/2 cup TACO BELL® HOME ORIGINALS® Thick 'N Chunky Salsa
1/4 cup BREAKSTONE'S Reduced Fat or KNUDSEN Light Sour Cream

HEAT oven to 400°F. Sprinkle chicken with seasoning mix. Place 1/2 cup potatoes on center of each of four large sheets of heavy-duty foil; top with chicken, cheese and salsa.
BRING up foil sides. Double fold top and both ends to seal each packet, leaving room for heat circulation inside. Place in 15x10x1-inch baking pan.
BAKE 30 to 35 min. or until chicken is cooked through (165°F). Cool 5 min. Cut slits in foil to release steam before opening. Top with sour cream.

#3. Olay body wash with creme ribbons-On the never ending search for a good body wash that works and actually softens your skin, I ran across this wonderful product. Zoe and I were in the body wash aisle, smelling everything on the shelves and decided to give this one a try. I said to myself "what the heck is a creme ribbon" and found out that it is kinda like a shaving cream. The product is like half body wash/half shaving cream and works like a charm and smells fantastic.

Here is a link for samples and offers from Olay-

#4. Neutrogena Sunfresh Sunless foam- Every extremely white girls dream! This has been my favorite self tanner so far. I am as white as snow and my legs are the ongoing joke in our group of friends. It took a few times for me to get the application just right but all in all I am pleased with the results and thought I would pass this one on to my fellow pale girls out there!

and my Scrappy Fave of the Week

#5. Sassafras Lass papers- I had so much fun working with them in the Bad Girls kit. I can't wait to get to play with some more. So addicted to the fun trim and the bright colors and designs they have. I am really excited to see what they come out with at CHA! I will have my eyes peeled for them for sure!
Happy Fourth of July to you all! I hope you have a fabulous day with your families!
And of course as always, if you post a Fave list on your blog hook me up :)


kirstypiper said...

Woot! You did it, and they are Fabulous!

That chicken dish sounds good, might have to be giving that one a try!
My fave body wash atm is a Dove comes in a green bottle and smells great, but clearly I am too lazy to get up and look at the label LOL
You did good girl!

pammc said...

That recipe sounds wonderful and I love that there are no pots to clean.

Brandi said...

You crack me up! Do I need to teach you some new F words? ;)

That recipe is great! Which issue is it in? I love that mag!

Happy 4th of July! (It's the 5th here already but still the 4th at your house!)

Leslie Ashe said...

OMG that chicken looks YUMMY! I'm so going to try that!'ve outdone yourself with your fab 5' your list.

Hope your 4th was super sparkly...