Tonight R and I are hosting a small gathering of people in our “new” house. The plan is to attempt grilling pizza and I am hoping my visions of smoky, slightly charred bits of cheesy goodness aren’t dashed my a ruined grill with dough bits sinking through the slats, but I digress.

Last night I needed to make a couple of batches of dough for our party and I asked R if I could borrow his mom’s KitchenAid Mixer for the job. He went and got it for me and left me to my dough making.

I dumped the ingredients in the bowl and set it to mix and in 5 minutes had an amazingly perfect dough ball that I may have shed a tear over. I went down the hall to find him and looked into his eyes and said “I’m in love”. He gazed adoringly into my eyes and said “I love you too, baby.”

I looked down at my feet and turned bright red. He looks at me and says “Oh. You meant the mixer didn’t you?”



I can’t believe I have neglected my poor blog this long.  I went and fell in love, moved across state lines and got a Nook and became a bad blogger! To make up for it, I will share with you the BEST recipe I have made in a long while! My weekends have been full of packing, Ikea furniture buying and building and errands, but I managed to make this AMAZING dinner in the crockpot this weekend that was a total crowd pleaser! If you can call me and my boyfriend a crowd…but I digress.

I got this from the comments section of City Mama….I don’t know who Sheryl is, but I would LOVE to thank her for the fabulous recipe she shared!

Chicken Tacos

Layer in crock-pot in the following order:

16oz bag frozen corn
15oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 packet taco seasoning
16-ish oz jar of salsa

Cook on low in crock-pot for 6-8 hours (time will vary depending on your particular appliance). When done, remove chicken and fork-shred. Return chicken to crock-pot and mix with other ingredients. Serve as taco filling, or as taco salad, or nachos or over rice. Left-overs freeze beautifully.

We served this over taco chips with refried beans, guacamole and sour cream. It was DELISH and will definitely be added to the household rotation!