Back to the work force!

Saturday, March 16, 2013 3:44 PM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments
Well after 11yrs of not working I have returned to work! I said I wouldn't go to work til the kids were all in jr high/high school so at least someone was driving to help with all the sports and I wanted to have my time volunteering at their school and for someone not to be raising my children over than me but the time has come and a new chapter of my life has opened and I felt that it was time to go back to work! I needed a change! With my youngest getting older and us getting out of the playdate age and more to the preschool age she was thriving for more and I put her in a 2 day preschool and she really enjoyed it. I had been back and forth on returning to work and looking for a job and turning down a few and one opened up at the Martial Arts Studio that we were going to and it happened to be on the 2 days she was going so I applied for the job and took it and it was going great and I got offered full time so I am now working 6 days a week and she is going to preschool full time and loving it! I am loving being back at work and getting the time out of the house, the time to myself and the social time! It was just time! The family is adjusting fairly well to the new changes and my husband to playing "mr mom" after school transporting them to all the activities and I am super proud of him for keeping up such a great job! So lots of changes around here lately but loving the new chapter in our lives!

Crock Pot Boneless chicken Cacciatore

3:32 PM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments
boneless chicken breast cut in squares

4 cups marinara sauce
1 cup coarsely chopped yellow onion
1 cup coarsely chopped green bell pepper
1 can sliced mushrooms
1/4 cup dry red wine
2 teaspoons minced garlic
2 teaspoons oregano

cook 7 hours on low or 2-3 hours on high
serve over pasta when ready to eat!

Chipotle Chicken Stew

Thursday, March 14, 2013 12:30 AM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments
Chipotle Chicken Stew
1 lb chicken thighs (boneless skinless, cubed)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cumin
1 bay leaf
1 chipotle chile (adobo minced)
1 tbsp adobo sauce
1 diced onion
15 ozs navy beans (drained rinsed)
15 ozs black beans (drained rinsed)
14 12 ozs diced tomatoes
1 12 cups chicken broth
12 cup orange juice
14 cup chopped cilantro
1 lime (cut in 6 wedges)

Keagan's 8th Birthday!!!

Sunday, March 10, 2013 7:30 PM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments
My 2nd little one is turning 8yrs old and wanted to have a party at the Martial Arts Studio! We had lots of fun from games, martial arts and a visit from kung fu panda!!

Wine Glass Craft Class/Party

Sunday, March 3, 2013 3:51 PM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments
This was soooo much fun!! Had some girls over and had a girl come over and teach the craft and bring the supplies and we decorated wine glasses!!