recipe: black bean chicken

8:23 AM Posted by Roo

This recipe originally came through on my email from sparkpeople.com a few years ago and whenever I'm short on time this is a go-to recipe for us. (I can't believe I haven't posted it here before...) I love that I can cook it with frozen chicken and I always have these things on hand, it seems. Everyone loves it including my super picky children.

INGREDIENTS
2 cans black beans, undrained
16 oz jar salsa
1/2 cup brown rice, uncooked
1 lb frozen chicken breast

DIRECTIONS
Place frozen chicken breasts in slow cooker.
Pour beans, rice and salsa over chicken.
Cook low 8-10 hours and serve.

That's it, people! It doesn't get any easier than that.

what mommy needs

3:00 AM Posted by Roo

According to my oldest, there are things that I will need once he's back in school. This, specifically:

a case of the tireds

1:09 PM Posted by Roo

Oh. My. Gawd. People. I cannot seem to get over being exhausted all the time. I have increased my water and sleep and it hasn't helped. I know it's a given that one should be tired when they move but I backed way off on the unpacking and tried to "chill" and just get to things as I could but it hasn't seemed to help. Why is that? And when will I catch up? Or at the very least feel rested up? Any tips or tricks for overcoming extreme exhaustion when going to bed earlier and increasing water doesn't help? Help. Before I collapse in a heap in the middle of the floor and my husband comes home to find me passed out.

update

5:47 PM Posted by Roo

We finally have internet and home phone service as of this evening. I am tired, my back is giving me a fit and I feel like I could sleep for a week. I miss my friends, tweeting, and reading blogs. I have 848 items in Google Reader. I don't want to hit "mark all as read" because I want to catch up. If I've missed anything super exciting or important please let me know. Love & hugs to my hookers. You know who you are. :)