Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Tasty Tuesday - Peacock Colors & Chicken Enchilada Soup

Peacock Colors

My sister is getting married in March (yay!!!) and she's chosen the colors in the peacock feather for her wedding. I think those colors are absolutely beautiful, so I'm really excited! I mean, I'm also excited about her getting married, not just about how pretty it will be. ;) When I saw this skirt, I thought of her. It has a few other colors in it, too, but it predominately has that green and purple that you see in the peacock feather.

Skirt ($12.50) & Cardi (Borrowed from Sis): Maurices
Top (Borrowed from Sis) & Tights ($8): Target
Booties: Madden Girl from 6pm.com (Gift)
Belt: TJMaxx ($10)

I saw this skirt earlier this week when I happened into Maurices. It was on their clearance rack with an additional 50% off, so I snatched it up. I know, I know, my shopping ban is supposed to keep me from doing things like this, but I kind of couldn't help it. Once I enter a store like that or allow myself near the clearance racks at Target, I'm doomed. For my shopping ban to be truly successful, I need to avoid those stores entirely! Which is kind of hard to do, seeing as how Christmas is approaching and it's the time of year where we shop, shop, shop!

Apparently, something over there has caught my attention . . . and is pretty amusing, too.

Maybe it's someone acting all silly like me. . . I'm actually trying to show off my glittery nail polish. I have fallen 100% in love with glittery nail polish! It's easier to apply than regular nail polish (who has time for careful even strokes?) and it's easier to touch up, too! For a busy, on-the-go mom like me, that's perfect! ;)

Tasty Tuesday - Chicken Enchilada Soup

On Sundays, I like to have something easy to fix for lunch because we go to church all morning and I certainly don't want to fix lunch while the kids are hungry and ready for naps. So, I tend to lean towards slow cooker type meals. I recently stumbled across this soup.  I tweaked the recipe a bit, of course, to go along with what I had in the house and it turned out amazing.
You'll need:
3 Cups Chicken Stock
2 chicken breasts, cut into bite size pieces
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1 can diced tomatoes
1 green bell pepper
1/2 cup diced onion
4 cloves mined garlic
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 1/2 cans niblet corn, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup tomato paste
Fiesta blend cheese
Sour cream
Tortilla chips

Add everything except cheese and sour cream to your crockpot and stir.  Cook on high for 3 to 4 hours.  We cooked it for about 3 1/2 hours.  When it's finished, serve it into individual bowls, sprinkle some cheese and a dollop of sour cream on top and enjoy!

I know the recipe looks similar to the chili recipe I posted a few weeks ago, but the chicken stock and chicken give it a totally different taste.  This one will definitely go into my winter meal rotation! =) 

And guess what, y'all?? I have a new button, thanks to Jamie of Snow in December! Isn't she the sweetest?!? So feel free to "grab it," if you want to! =)

And last of all, don't forget to go enter my giveaway to win a $50 giftcard to Maurices!! 

33 comments:

Bravoe Runway said...

Congratulations to your sister on getting married! I love the skirt, and $12.50 is a great deal! This shopping ban is tough..I could never survive...

skippysays said...

Wow, what creative colors to choose for a wedding- love it! And I love all the colors going on in your outfit- so beautiful!!
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dunia kecil indi said...

OMG, i love your skirt. and the color combination of your outfit just so great. i love your nail color, very contrast with your hair :)) and congrats for your sister :)

Style Journey said...

Congrats to your sister! Love this color combo, and the skirt was definitely worth breaking the shopping ban for!

Rochelle's Closet said...

nice skirt I love it!


kisses

Mongs said...

congrats to your sister! And this outfit color combo is definitely bold and vibrant the skirt is a great buy. You did a nice job with the color co-ordination. You have been so disciplined, I'm not even sure if I could avoid the stores, it's so hard!

mongs
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Cara said...

Good grief, I've only been married for 4 months, and all ready I'm going: "I should have done that for my wedding!" Is it too early to renew vows?!?! The colours look great on you!

Candy Apple Fashion said...

This is a gorgeous outfit! The skirt is beautiful and such a steal at $12.50! I love the color of your cardigan and tights. I am following now :) - Dreama

Wendy said...

Hi Tiffany,
Thanks for visiting me. Love your photos ... looks like you're having a super fun time. Your skirt is delightful and fun. Your sisters color choice for her wedding sounds awesome. Great to meet you :-)

Ashley J said...

Peacock colors are fabulous! Those tights are awesome and such an unexpected pop of color!

Julie said...

What beautiful colors! I love that idea. The soup looks amazing and since it is pouring rain and freezing here it sounds like the best dinner idea out there right now.

Julie

laura said...

oooh I love these colors! Purple and teal are gorgeous together! And I've never had enchilada soup before-- that looks super delicious!

♥ laura
the blog of worldly delights

Rainbow Bekah said...

I've told you before I know, but Purple and Teal are my absolute FAVORITE colors! Maybe that's why I've always been drawn to peacocks. :0) Love your outfit, love your face and love easy recipe you shared!

silvergirl said...

it must be the pain meds because i thought your post said peacock enchilada soup
not gonna lie~freaked me out a little
love the colors and congrats to your sister
brett

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rlutz said...

A Peacock feather color pallette for a wedding sounds beautiful...love your pretty nails!!

TaraMixandMatch said...

Ooh, she picked great wedding colors...and the colors look great in your outfit!

Nav said...

reading this just solved my problem of being too messy when applying nail paint - I gotta get my hands on some glitter now.

xo Nav
http://navlandstyle.blogspot.com/

BROKEN.WHIMSY said...

Awwwcongratulations for your sister! Exciting stuff weddings are. Just had a friend have hers this past weekend ^_^ Anyway what a brilliant idea to be inspired by the colours of a peacock feather. The skrt you managed to snaffle up would be PERFECT for such a soiree ^_^

Eeli

Sarah Frills4Thrills said...

gorgeous! I'm loving all your brightly colored tights!

oomph. said...

i agree peacock colors are rich and beautiful. your outfit does pick up all of those pretty colors.
it's been years since i've had tortilla soup. this restaurant here used to have my fave...then they closed.

congrats to your sister!

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just tututiny said...

Love the bold and vibrant colors in this oufit, the skirt is beautiful! Congrats to your sister, my uncle is getting married next March too so although I am not in the wedding party it's time I jump on the treadmill and lose some weight ;)

carissa at lowercase letters said...

i believe it's time i buy a pair of tights! : ) you are rockin! love your style and how well you pair things together. and that soup... yum!

Lisa said...

congrats to your sis! i love peacock colors! this soup looks yummy too.

Tara said...

Hey! My sister is getting married in March, too! But we have to go all of the way to the Dominican Republic for her wedding (on the beach...). Oh, darn...a forced a vacation in the middle of the nasty part of winter. What's a girl to do? ;)

I love this color palette on you, by the way. It's just gorgeous!

Tinfoil Tiaras said...

Oh yum that soup looks so delicious! I love the peacock colour theme and your skirt is so fun! I love glitter nail polish but find it so difficult to remove (especially Deborah Lippman!)

Megan Mae said...

Love this outfit. The individual pieces are lovely, but the whole thing works like a beautiful symphony of color and balance! Congrats to your sis! She picked out a beautiful set of colors.

Kassi said...

I love the colorful tights with that printed skirt. How fun to have peacock colors for your sister's wedding. It will be gorgeous.

I also need to avoid stores entirely because I Cannot resist the call of the clearance rack. Maurices is one of my vices - I love that store! :)

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Sayaka said...

I love your new skirt!! Oh and I can never survive a shopping ban :-) Especially if it's extra 50% off!!!

SassyUptownChic said...

Tiffany, I am so excited for you and your sister! She chose a fabulous color scheme. I LOVE THOSE COLORS! It's going to be beautiful. Thank you so much for your comments on my blog. Isn't it a SMALL world??? I can wait to read more about you. We're gonna be great buddies. Plus you're FUN! :D

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Fash Boulevard said...

you are so fabulous. totally in love with this outfit. thanks for sharing, love. I've got a new fash trend report. Love to hear what you think. xo

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Erica said...

I love peacock colors as well - my favorite!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Jayme and Mendi said...

Love the skirt with those tights! And that recipe looks delish!

Jayme & Mendi @ HLNC

Amy Fashion Blog said...

I love your skirt