Magically Delicious: Lucky Charms — Living in the Moment




If I shocked you when I said that I had never tasted classic Halloween cereals like Boo Berries,  Frankenberries and Count Chocula, then you’d better sit down.

This year is also the first time I have ever tasted Lucky Charms.

My only explanation for this lack of holiday themed cereal in my childhood would be that I was a Cookie Crisp girl, and my love of cookies surpassed even my love of holidays! *gasp*

For anyone with an acute fear of leprechauns, marshmallows, or all things magically delicious, look away now.

My inner child and I finally tried Lucky Charms this year and of course I took some pictures — because that’s how I roll these days.

It may seem odd, but sometimes looking at life through the camera lens forces me to see things from a fresh perspective. I am forcing myself to focus  — quite literally with the camera and my mind on the beauty, and appreciate it. 

The fact that I can never go back and take the exact same photo is a reminder to live in the moment and appreciate it, because I’ll never get THAT moment back again to do over.

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day celebration, I’ll leave you with these pictures of Lucky Charms cereal. 

I never knew I could find such joy and peace from something as simple as a photograph of cereal.



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Parmesan Crusted Chicken

Parmesan Crusted Chicken Recipe
We saw this recipe idea in a Mayonnaise commercial, so you know its not the healthiest of recipes, but we tried it once and it soon became the favorite chicken dinner of everyone in all the land (or at least in our house).

Pictured here, we served it with peas and red potatoes, but this chicken goes great with all veggies.

Here is the recipe along with our extra tips!

1. Cut chicken breasts to thin cutlets. We like to plan it out so we can buy a big package of whole chicken breasts at only $1.99 a pound or less — then as soon as we get home we fillet the chicken into tons of nice THIN cutlets that we slip straight into ziplock bags and pop them into the freezer.


When we need the chicken we just pull out the already pre-prepared chicken to use in all sorts of different chicken dishes. The chicken is safely frozen so it won’t go bad, all the prep work is done, and we are set for about a month worth of chicken at a time.

2. Preheat oven to 425 F degrees

3. Lightly oil (Extra Virgin Olive Oil) a baking sheet. We like to use Release foil that REALLY cuts down clean up time.

4. Mix a half a cup of mayo mixed with a quarter cup Parmesan cheese

5. Spread mixture on the chicken fillets

6. Sprinkle lightly with Italian Seasoned bread crumbs

7. Pop in oven for 20 minutes 

8. Hold onto your socks because it’s so moist, delicious and flavorful that it’ll knock yer socks off. Seriously, everyone we served this to LOVED it and we’ve served some very picky eaters!

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I Don’t Like Delicious!

Illustration by Jennifer Hickey.

Oh hi! Good to see you again! I was just in the middle of posting this new quick painting turned meme that was inspired by a direct quote from my grandma who was having a grumpy day.

This phrase may or may not have been uttered during a conversation about apples.

However, outside of it’s original context, this sentence is grumpilicious. It’s a great way to snap yourself out of a negative mood.

Instructions:

When feeling the overwhelming and uncontrollable need to list everything that is wrong in your life, and everything that you do not like, please add this phrase (if only to amuse the loved one to whom you are venting your frustrations).

  • Say out-loud in an overly dramatic and exasperatedly grumpy voice for full effect.  
  • Apply liberally 
  • Repeat as needed.
  • Discontinue use and consult a physician if it does not produce a smile within 5 minutes.

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