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Five Can Chicken Tortilla Soup

When I was younger, my mom used to crock pot the best meals. One of them in particular, chicken tortilla soup, was my absolute favorite! Being younger, I thought that this soup must have taken a lot of work to create, I mean it tasted AMAZING!

Having my own family now, I have searched far and wide for delicious meals that are not only toddler approved, but husband approved as well. So, back to my mom's kitchen I went. She gave me the recipe that she has used for years. And boy, was it a simple meal to create too. The meal consists of only five cans of ingredients, and two to three chicken breasts. It is insanely easy to make, can be a freezer meal, or made in a hurry that morning by throwing everything into the crock pot.

How do you make the best chicken tortilla soup you ask? Grab two cans of black beans, two cans of Mexican Style stewed tomatoes, a box of chicken broth, and of course the chicken. First, add in the chicken breasts, they can be frozen. Heck, mine are always froze…

Halloween Mantle

I know, it's almost Halloween, but we all know how crazy life gets. Anyways! Little A has been very interested with all things scary lately. Boys, what're you going to do. Because of his new interest, he has been super excited about Halloween this year. Honestly, I think it's just because he can understand Halloween this year, you know, being three years old and all. And since we don't really celebrate Halloween in the traditional sense (we dress up and go to fall festivals), I wanted him to have something in the house that he could enjoy looking at.

While he's bigger, I still didn't want him having access to the decorations, since he's a hoarder. No, seriously. The kid can hoard. So really, the only option was to decorate the mantle, where he couldn't really reach anything. Which isn't a bad thing since I love decorating, and this year we actually have a mantle!

A few weeks ago, I went to some stores to check out the Halloween d├ęcor. I went to fo…