Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Pollo Con Queso

Last night I tried out a delicious new recipe and I thought I'd share this Mexican inspired dish with you guys!


  • Olive oil (approximately 1 to 2 Tbs.)
  • 1 lb of boneless skinless chicken breasts (cut into small pieces)
  • 1 small onion
  • Mexican queso
  • 6 oz of milk
  • Chili salt (1/4 cup sea salt, 1/4 cup chili powder, 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper)
  • Flour tortillas

1.  Chop your onion and add to a nonstick pan with a little bit of olive oil.  Cook on medium heat until onions are caramelized.  Set onions aside.   
2.  Using the same skillet, add your chicken and chili salt and cook thoroughly.  You may need to add a little more olive oil to the pan as well.

3. Once the chicken has cooked evenly, add your caramelized onions back into the pan and get ready to add your queso.

4. In a microwave safe bowl, grate your block of mexican queso and add your milk into the bowl with it.  Microwave in increments of 30 seconds, until the cheese is thoroughly melted (making sure to mix with a spoon in between intervals.)  Once that has melted, add it to your chicken and onions and serve on warm tortillas!


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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

16 Week Update

Yesterday was my 16 week appointment at the OBGYN and unlike last appointment, they were able to find Baby Cash's heartbeat on the first try!   I was overjoyed!  The sound of that little pitter pattering heartbeat was sweet music to my ears!  Baby's heartbeat was 149 bpm and doctor says my blood pressure and everything else is looking good.   healthy.  Well, except for gaining a little too much weight this appointment.  I was only supposed to gain 2 pounds last month but gained 4.  Time to cut back on the oreos.

Stephen started on Baby's nursery this week.  He moved all the furniture out and began painting and also ripped up the carpet and started installing hardwood (the same kind that we put in our living room.  You can see that post here.)  Here's a peek at what the nursery looked like before:

Can't wait to share the after pictures with you once we get it all finished!  Once we find out if baby Cash is a he or a she, the decorating will begin!  Only one more month till we know the gender!!!

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Friday, May 3, 2013

Hello there second trimester!

Yesterday marked my first day in my second trimester (I'm now 14 weeks).  I haven't felt much like blogging lately because as many of you moms out there know, my energy level is at about a negative 10.  I'm hoping for the second trimester to bring with it lots of energy and a lot less nausea.  Two weeks ago I got to go check on baby Cash again to she how he/she is doing (I hate calling baby Cash an "it").  When they called me back to see the doctor, the sweet nurse pulled out the doppler machine to check the baby's heartbeat but for some reason they weren't able to find it.  I panicked.  She assured me, "Some women carry their babies pretty low so let me check and see if that's the case."  So she moved the doppler a little lower and tried to pick up the heartbeat.  With no luck she then said "Well some women carry their babies higher around this time so let me check up high."  Again, no luck.  She had a worried look on her face and called the doctor into the room.  My doctor then scheduled me to have an ultrasound right away.  Scared to death, they sent me back into the ultrasound room.  As soon as the ultrasound tech began working her magic, this is what I saw on the screen...

My very lively and healthy little peanut!!!  Or should I say peach?  (That's about the size of baby Cash this week).  Turns out the little rascal was just dodging the doppler machine....looks like he or she may have gotten a bit of Stephen's stubborness  :)
Baby Cash's heartbeat was 165bpm and he/she was wiggling around like crazy.  This week the baby is weighing in at a whopping 1 1/2 ounces and is measuring around 3 1/2 inches long.  Can't wait to hold that sweet baby in my arms.   6 more months to go!

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