Foodie Friday Easter Edition!

Happy Easter everybody! I hope you get to take some time to spend with your loved ones over the next couple of days and fill your tummies with delicious meals!

Today I am sharing with you a yummy dish you can prepare ahead of time to enjoy through the week, and by making simple adjustments you can get multiple meals from it! It all started with an excess of chicken thighs in the fridge and my hubby telling me he didn’t want the “usual” chicken dishes we make…oh boy! I accepted the challenge and by the time he got home that night I had a hearty, simple meal on the table (which was gobbled up quicker than clean-up)!

The nice thing about this dish is that you can change it up a bit if you don’t have all the ingredients on hand, and can really customize it to your picky eaters. A nice Hearty Chicken and Dumplings (with my own little cheats for time) is exactly what you need to transition you from this cold winter weather to the freshness of Spring!

I hope you enjoy it as much as we did (and by we, I not only mean me and my hubby but also my mom and a colleague who I shared the leftovers with…that’s how big this recipe is!). Nom Nom Nom!

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Foodie Friday~ Creamy Carbonara

Oh here we go!! Spring in the air calls for a classic Pasta Carbonara…a yummy pasta dish with bacon, cheese, eggs, and peas (well in MY version anyway!). It is probably one of the easiest pasta dishes to make and it tastes like you spent hours making it! Sooo much flavour in only 15 minutes of time.

Many people may shy away from it because of the “raw” egg factor, but I promise you they cook once they hit the steaming pasta and hot bacon mixture! It is sure to be a yummy hit for your family this weekend, and like I said it only takes 15 minutes from START to FINISH (what could be better!).

With Spring comes BIG changes!

With the gorgeous temps today I feel inspired to share with ya’ll one of the projects going on in our household this past month! I don’t know about you, but warmer temps combined with glorious sunshine make me motivated to tackle the biggest projects in the house (typically ones that I have pushed under the rug for 5-6 months!).

Before the holidays my hubby and I had discussed the idea of “gifts” and what we wanted to do (we ALWAYS set a budget…I guess that comes from working in the financial industry for me). And this year we both decided that we didn’t want to “waste” our hard earned money on things we would just put into a drawer and pull out in 5 years when we do a garage sale…so what did we decide to do? A “custom-built” walk-in closet! Ooo, this was something I had wanted for years, and knew it wouldn’t be too difficult to convince my hubby (I may have used the “If we get the closet done just think of how much more space YOU will have, my stuff will be soooo organized it’ll leave tons of room for you!“). It isn’t that far of a stretch…I SWEAR he does have more room now…I just still have MORE 🙂

Anyways, check out the pic below for a sneak peek at before… YIKES! Please don’t judge me…I swear to you I am organized in other areas of my life…just not in there…ha! I will be doing the final post/page in another week or two, I am just getting the final touches (i.e. nicer bins for storage, shoe bins, tie holders etc)…if you’re gonna do it you may as well do it RIGHT the first time!

 

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