Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup

A week or two ago, I made my mom’s Chicken N Goo recipe for the Mr. As I was pulling out all of the ingredients I realized I didn’t buy any cream of chicken soup! I tend to do that often – … Continue reading

Frugal Foods – Homemade Pizza Sauce

Pizza

Homemade Pizza Sauce This past week Mr Marine and I were snowed in, in a late winter snow storm. This weekend it should be in the 60s! While we were deciding what to have for lunch, we noticed we had … Continue reading

Iced Green Tea and Lime

Iced Green Tea

Iced Green Tea

I absolutely love Starbuck’s Cool Lime Refresher and when I saw FitSugar’s Green Tea Lime Cooler on Pinterest I know I had to jump on it. I love the idea of replacing my morning and afternoon coffees with tea instead. It gives you that same pick-me-up PLUS antioxidants MINUS all the sugar and creamer and jittery feeling and caffeine crash you get from coffee.

I was first introduced to yerba mate by some Argentines I worked with a long time ago. They drink it almost all day, loose leaf out of gourds with a metal straw. It contains twice as much caffeine as black tea, but half as much as a cup of coffee. This makes it perfect for me because regular green tea isn’t enough to get me moving in the morning, but coffee is almost too much. For more benefits of yerba mate click here.

4 cups of Green tea (yerba mate)

Juice from 1 lime

1-2 tsp sugar or agave nectar

Handful of ice

Quart-sized mason jars

  1. Boil water and steep tea for between 3-5 min, depending on the strength of the tea
  2. Add sweetener and lime juice and allow to cool
  3. Save tea in mason jars and allow to chill in the fridge. (I’ll usually make a quart the night before and leave it in the fridge to use on an as-needed basis)
  4. Throw some ice cubes and enjoy!

Garlic Cheddar Chicken

    This recipe I pulled from allrecipes.com  when Mr. Marine and I were searching for a new way to do boneless skinless chicken breasts. One bite and it became my new favorite chicken dish. It’s simple and chances are you already … Continue reading