Thursday, December 22, 2016

Snowman Christmas Tree

Christmas is my favorite time of year!  I have a traditional green Christmas tree with lights and ornaments, but the past few years I also added a bit smaller snowman tree.  I have gotten so many compliments on it, I wanted to share a quick post so you can make one of your own. It's so simple and so cute!!



A simple white pre-lit tree (that I got on sale after Christmas!) and a simple red tree skirt are the easiest finds.  I already had a red scarf that I was able to use for the tree and conveniently, I also had a "Frosty" top hat.  I have seen some at Hobby Lobby and Amazon though.  I got the craft pieces at Hobby Lobby: a white paper lantern (just make sure it is proportional to whatever size tree you are using), small black and orange puffs to make the eyes and nose, larger black puffs to make the buttons (attached with ornament hooks), and black pipe cleaners (I connected two for each arm).  I finished up my snowman with a few white glitter ornaments.






I hope all of you enjoy the holidays! <3

xoxo, Shannon

Monday, December 5, 2016

Shredded Chicken in the Slow Cooker









Ingredients:

Approximately 3 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
Pink Himalayan salt, pepper, and Mrs. Dash Table Blend to season (approximately 1/2 teaspoon of each, but adjust to your preferences)


Instructions:

Pour the chicken broth into the slow cooker and then add the chicken breasts.  Sprinkle with the salt, pepper, and garlic powder.




Turn the slow cooker to low and cook for 3.5 hours.

Use two forks to shred the chicken breasts.




Cook the shredded chicken on low for an additional 30 minutes.


I portion out the chicken (personally, I use the red protein container from the 21 Day Fix) into ziploc bags and store enough for the next few days in the refrigerator and keep the rest in the freezer.  It's super easy to grab and make quick meals!  Add the chicken to soups, sandwiches, salads...anything!

You can cook this chicken to use in practically ANY recipe which is why it's perfect for meal prepping!  Just mix it in with different ingredients and seasonings and you have a bunch of different meals ready to go.

xoxo, Shannon