Warm Pumpkin Spice Shake

 

I’ve been searching for a recipe this good since the dawn of time. I swear. Okay, maybe just for the last couple months but still it feels like eternity. So good and simple enough for even my Man Friend to make!

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I did a couple things differently to make this even more simple. I heated the water to a little hotter than drinkable and threw that, the meal replacement shake, and almond milk all in my handy dandy Protein Shaker (get yours here!). Poured it in my favorite mug and sprinkled with cinnamon. You could even use some nonfat whip if you like. For Man Friend I added a little vanilla coffee creamer too and he was a big fan.

If you haven’t tried the Pumpkin Spice Shakes yet, you really are missing out. Lose some lbs and make some mula at the same time for the upcoming holidays!

Get them here!

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Stick to yo’ thighs Sour Cream and Chile Chix Enchiladas

IMG_2382I should start giving out a second disclaimer besides my foul flippin’ mouth.

Much of this website is about health, weight loss, living a life that betters yourself and all the cheesy shit that goes along with that. In an essence, living a life you won’t wake up 50 years from now and kick yourself in the box over after realizing all you screwed up and didn’t do.

But sometimes, it’s about eating the shit out of foods that require you to bust the maternity pants out for.

This is one of them… this is my second disclaimer…

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Third disclaimer, I didn’t take a picture of all the ingredients. But I promise, I’ll te you instead.

Ingredients:

  • 4 Shredded Chicken Breasts
  • Tortillas (duh)
  • 1 Small Can Green Chile Enchilada Sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups Sour Cream
  • A Shit Ton of Colby Jack Cheese (or honestly any kind you prefer)
  • 1/2 cup Finely Chopped Onion
  • 1 Can Diced Mild Green Chiles
  • 1 Can Cream of Chicken Soup
  • Taco Seasoning

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix sour cream, enchilada sauce, 1/4 can green chiles, cream of chicken soup, in a medium size bowl.

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In separate bowl throw shredded chicken, 3/4 can green chiles, around 1/2 ish (very exact here) cups of shredded cheese, chopped onion, few dashes of taco seasoning, and  1/2 cup of sauce mixture and mix well.IMG_2336

Grease large rectangular pyrex dish…I will never understand why people put the actual measurments of these in recipes. I have no fucking clue unless it gives them on the button of the pan in which I usually hold above my head in the light tripping all over trying to read just to finally say “fuck it” and using whatever kind of looks like its not too big or too small. SO large rectangle… use that. Spread enough sauce in the pan to cover the bottom so the tortillas don’t stick.

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Lay out tortillas and fill with chicken mixture as well as small handful of cheese. Roll up and place in pan. Repeat until pan is full.

Spread remaining sauce mixture over enchiladas, cover with foil, and bake for roughly 35-40 mintues until sauce is bubble. Remove foil, top with ooey, gooey, anti-skinny jean cheese. Put back in oven until cheese is melted and slightly brown on top. You can also top with black olives and extra onions and chiles, but my Man Friend doesn’t enjoy olives like every other sane individual so I skip that.

Serve with some Spanish rice, fresh avocado, and of course MARGARITAS!

I also suggest doubling this recipe and throwing one in the freezer for a freezer meal! Comes out just as good as if you just whipped it up.

Enjoy Loves!

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Step by step guide to changing your life.

WAHMYesterday’s post got me thinking. I said a lot about how getting frustrated, having those breakdowns, needing a break are all normal, human, parent emotions. You’re not alone in them. Make a plan.

But I didn’t give you any example of what I’ve done to help that. Not to say I don’t have my moments, yesterday was one of them. I’ve just found a way to bounce back and give myself some drive and something to work towards

Two things I wanted back when I decided I need a change was to be healthy and make more money. Two pretty common things. Who doesn’t want that?

So what can we do to achieve that? Here’s what I’ve started doing….

  1. Think of a hobby, any hobby. Something you do or want to start doing that you could possibly make money on. For me I started making wreaths. It started as me just wanting a cute fall wreath. I posted the finished product, which oddly enough I wasn’t happy with, and people loved it. People started sending messages asking if I could make one for them. I wanted more than though. So then I started posting on the FB sell sites and boom. Right now I have over a dozen wreaths to make, and at 60 bucks a pop it’ll be a nice little chunk of change. Once you generate a big enough stockpile, open an Etsy Store!
  2. Search WAHM jobs. This can be so overwhelming. There are thousands of options. For me though, things like Swagbucks, mystery shopping, survey sites weren’t worth it. Not saying you can’t make money with those options, but I wanted.. needed more. A few legit options that require minimal set up effort are iSoftStone, 3playmedia ($10 an hour!), Quicktate, Casting Words, and Transcribe Me. There is also LionBridge and Leapforce, these pay hourly as well!
  3. Blog! There are SO many ways to make money blogging. SO stinkin’ many. There’s Google Adsense in which you place ads on your website/blog and for every click you get a certain amount. Simple right? You won’t make millions off this, but if your blog gets enough traffic you’ll get some change in your pocket. Amazon Affiliate’s is another one. For certain products you can provide a link that will direct your traffic to their trusted website to the product you purchased from them. This is similar to Adsense. I place so many damn orders from Amazon. As a matter of fact I’ve placed 56 orders in the last six months. Embarrassing I know, but I use it for work too! That makes it better… right? Anyways, I highly recommend Saira over at momresource.com. She has been helping me from the get go and still does (I’m new to this whole game as well). Go check her out!
  4. Get Healthy. If you feel like shit and/or have no energy. You aren’t going to want to do any of the above. It’s not rocket science. You have to decide you are better than where you’re at if you want to change and if you’re not willing to change, you’re not in enough pain. I have lived by that rule for my entire life. This leads me into the next idea…
  5. ADVOCARE. This by far where the easiest and highest extra income comes from. If you’re rolling your eyes, you’re me 3 months ago. Believe me, I can’ t tell you how big of a joke I thought this whole “fad” was. Want to lose weight? Get off your ass and eat healthy! That had worked most of my life. Until it didn’t. I’ve always had a decent diet and been decently active. Never on any extreme end of the spectrum. But something changed and it just wasn’t working the way it had. This was a big turning point for me. I “gave in”. I risked $200 bucks and bought the 24 day challenge. Then I tried my first Spark and before I had even finished it I signed up to be a distributor. If nothing else, it would give me a good discount for future orders. The idea of making money off of it was obviously appealing as well. But to be honest, I was embarrassed. I was embarrassed to even be using the product. For a few reasons, a big one being how much I had shot it down for so long. Another is, that I needed help. I wasn’t losing the weight on my own like I wanted, I didn’t have the energy that I wanted, I wasn’t where I wanted to be financially. I needed a change and for me, that was embarrassing to an extent because it had meant what I had been doing failed. I hardly even told anyone that I had bought Advocare, and not a soul that I signed up as a distributor. I refused to use a local sponsor, because again, that would show I was a hypocrite and failed. So I looked around and found one online who has been just spectacular, she’s taught me all the tips and tricks. I had a few hiccups in the beginning, some huge personal things happened, so I am just recently getting back on track. My first 3 sales I made the $200 bucks I spent on the challenge back, my distributing costs, and some to put in my pocket. I had already profited and bumped up my discount! I used to work for a commission based company and they weren’t as good as this! Plus it was from my own home, my own hours! I told TWO people about this journey, just TWO and just like that, I made my money back. Even if you don’t want to use this as a new business venture, the health perks are undeniable. I lost 13lbs and 9 inches in 22 days! That was without adding exercise and with adding calories! If you go to my Advocare section, you can read more about it. I am not super strict with it, I still have a life and whiskey. But I truly do feel better and I get to control that. Come take a look at my advocare site, decide for yourself, but I promise the only thing you have to lose is weight and the baggage you carried up until this point. It is worth it. You are worth it. I am part of a HUGE group on Facebook for questions and support. If you sign up with me, I’ll email you ALL the resources you need!

As always, email me with any questions whiskeysippy@gmail.com or comment below!

Here’s some more inspiration for you…

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I need a margarita…

Me: *holds door open for elderly gentleman*

Elderly Gentleman: “I’m not fucking crippled!”

….. and that’s sort of how my day is going.

The end.

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It’s not supposed to be like this…

“I am going to lose it..”

“I can’t keep doing this…”

“It’s not supposed to be like this…”

“What kind of mother feels this way?”

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I think at LEAST one of those thoughts a day. More specifically in the morning shuffle as I’m trying to get the kids to school and myself to work. Those thoughts then manifest into “I’m going insane.” “Why can’t SOMETHING just be simple?” “How in the hell am I supposed to do this for the rest of my life.”

Picture this: Here I am, hiding in the laundry room and it’s not even 7 AM. I just screamed at my son because once again he is being a jerk and yelling at his brother. So I screamed at him, to express that him screaming is not okay or acceptable in this house. Totally logical right?

“I need a fucking break” I murmur in my head. But this is not something you can rejuvenate from in an hour. This isn’t a “girls night” (what’s that btw?) fix. This isn’t even a week long bahama vacation type of thing, although I wouldn’t turn that down for nothin’. This is a “create a life you don’t have to escape from” deal. Which some or most days, just isn’t in the cards

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I have this taped on my fridge. Just in case I forget.

So I’m in the laundry room, trying to prevent an all out break down because this is about much more than a simple sibling tiff, and my little beast walks in and says,

“Momma, can I have some juice?”

“Just give me a minute bud. I’ll get it, okay?”

“Okay… Oh, Momma?”

Irritated again…”Yes?”

“You have boo-tuh-full hair.”

And JUST. LIKE.THAT my heart just combusts. Like the Grinch in that one scene, it breaks the cage around itself. I am brought back down from this reality I have created in my head that my house is an insane asylum and I’m this angry bitch of a mother. I am reminded that I have two sweet, gorgeous little boys who understand that even Momma’s need a reminder sometimes that

It is exhausting. I’m exhausted. LIFE is exhausting. I’m so drained some days that just typing this, saying it “out loud” makes my eyes well up and that is not an easy feat. Is this how we are supposed to feel? How can a mother feel this way about her own kids? That’s wrong. No mother feels like that. You’re alone in that. You’re a horrible mom.

Except you’re not. You’re not any of those things. Feelings don’t make you who you are. Actions might, but even then you aren’t your worst mistakes. You’re more than that. There is a million people out there thinking the same shit. If you are one that has never thought or felt any of this, well… come to my house and we can fix that.

You have to find things that you can control, to bring a little joy and humor into those moments when you’re locking yourself in the laundry room.  Write, find a hobby, mix a drink, buy some shoes, go workout, vent to some friends, hell even look in the humor section of Pinterest. I’ve done all of these things. My preference is the writing, shoes, and of course mixing a drink if my site title didn’t give it away. But that’s half the reason I started this blog. Something about putting all your shit on paper, gets rid of it… for a moment at least.

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Once you’e done that, and drug yourself out of your funk. Get to work. Start creating that life that you don’t need to hide from. You will always have these moments, but the key is how often and how long those moments last. Take control of your life. Make an actual plan. You got this and for what it’s worth, I’m with you each step of the way. Me and my whiskey.

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“Mom! The meatloaf! We want it now!”

If you don’t know what quote that movie is from I don’t know if we can be friends until you watch it. Wedding Crashers. Super immature, super hilarious.

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I had never been a fan of meatloaf growing up. I am however a huge fan of comfort food. I had looked and looked for recipes online but never found one that really tickled my pickle. So, per usual, I decided to wing it.

Keeping in mind my quest to eat healthy, this is what I came up with. Let me tell you, it’s delish

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TURKEY BALLS 

Ingredients:

1.25 Lbs Turkey Burger
1 cup finely shredded carrots
1/2 red onion chopped
1/2 red pepper finely chopped
1/2 orange pepper finely chopped
1 head of garlic minced
1 egg
A few dashes of Worcestershire sauce
Seasoning salt
Fresh ground pepper
1 PKG Italian Dressing Mix, or italian seasoning, thyme, sage.

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Mix all ingredients in a bowl… super complicated, right?
Take a sip… or gulp of your favorite mommy juice
Spray muffin tin with non stick spray.
Form meatloaf mixture into a good size looking meatball
This is where I veer from the healthy side… I then top each mini meatloaf with a coat of BBQ sauce. It just makes it look prettier and gives it that nice boost of flavor.
Bake for about 45 minutes and boom y’all, you got yourself some turkey balls!

I served this with mashed cauliflower, which believe it or not my kids didn’t even notice it wasn’t potatoes! They were totally shocked when I told them my secret. This is one of Man Friend’s favorite meals that I make, clean eating or not. I always double the recipe and freeze for later or use for lunches throughout the week. You can’t go wrong here peeps.

If you aren’t worried about calorie consumption, I would throw in some BBQ sauce in the mix along with some shredded parmesan cheese. You can always swap out the Italian dressing mix with onion soup mix, it’s pretty damn good too!

Stay tuned for the mashed cauliflower recipe!

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