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Cheers, dear! You’re the sweetest! xoxo
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Our monthly care package for February includes mouth watering, homemade cookies, cozy socks, seasonally appropriate essential oil blends, hot beverages, and much, much more!
Updates from the Moms
Save Time and Money!
For me it’s either save time or save money, doing both is a challenge. Whether you’re looking to save money, time, both, or you just don’t have a convenient Starbuck’s nearby, you can make the Starbuck’s “medicine ball” at home or office.
Starbuck’s Medicine Ball is known for its benefits preventing a cold or at least reducing cold symptoms. Here’s the recipe.
Starbuck’s Medicine Ball
In a 24 oz cup, mix 12 oz water and 12 oz lemonade.
Heat — pour in pot on stove top or microwaveable container and heat until just before boil.
Add the following:
1 bag Teavana Jade Citrus Mint Tea (15 ct approx. $5.69) 1 bag Teavana Peach Tranquility Tea (15 ct approx. $5.69)
1 packet of honey (20 ct approx. $8.00)
Pump of Peppermint (optional)
Try it! Some tweak the recipe with substitutes for recommended teas.
We suggest sticking to the recipe as much as possible.
With the Marie Kondo craze a buzz, everyone knows…it’s all about the joy…Which brings me to:
Mom Hack # 62
Want to reduce your time going through clothes each day, pushing through all the too small, too frumpy, or just not you? Listen to the pro.
Pile up your clothes (yes all of them) and hold each piece. “Does it bring you joy?” If it reminds you of when you were young, thin and happy and doesn’t make you feel that way now, do yourself a HUGE favor and get it out of your way.
Donate it and let someone else find some joy in it.
This is a mom hack that makes a difference in how you feel. Guaranteed.
If you’re looking for a delicious and nutritious meal that can be thrown together in the morning in only 15 minutes and ready for you at dinner time, this is it! I was really worried about the skin getting all weird in the slow-cooker, but it was amazing. If you have anyone in your family with dietary restrictions, this is also naturally dairy-free and gluten-free!
Slow-Cooker Latin Chicken with Black Beans and Sweet Potatoes
3 pounds bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
2 teaspoons ground cumin
Salt and pepper
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup salsa
3 large cloves garlic, crushed with press
2 cans (15 to 19 ounces each) black beans, rinsed and drained
2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch chunks (yams are good too, or mix them up)
1 jarred roasted red pepper, cut into strips (1 cup) – (I omitted this because my family hates peppers)
(Optional topping) Cilantro & Lime
Sprinkle chicken thighs with 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper. Heat 12-inch stainless steel pan over medium-high heat with olive oil until hot; add chicken thighs and cook until well browned on all sides, about 10 minutes. Transfer chicken to plate. Remove skillet from heat.
In the same pan, combine smoked paprika, allspice, chicken broth, salsa, garlic, and remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin.
In 6-quart crockpot, combine beans and sweet potatoes. Place chicken on top of potato mixture in slow cooker; pour broth mixture over chicken. Cover slow cooker with lid and cook on low 8 hours or on high 4 hours. Check it periodically as sometimes it finishes a bit quicker.
With tongs or slotted spoon, remove chicken pieces to a large platter. Gently stir roasted red pepper strips into potato mixture. Spoon mixture over chicken. Sprinkle with cilantro and serve with lime wedges.
I found this recipe on the Good Housekeeping website. Give it a try!