Thursday, December 3, 2009

Comfort Food & Some Storage Details

I've been busy getting moved into my craft room and getting some paper crafting projects caught up. There's also been a myriad of Christmas details to take care of and the days just seem to be sliding by faster than I can imagine. I wish I could find the time to do everything!

You may have seen the quote in my sidebar. I came across weeks ago on the bulletin board at the massage therapists. I believe it was a clipping from a Canadian Living magazine... I forgive myself for all the things I don't have time to do. While this is important all the time, I can't imagine a time of year that is busier than the holiday season. There are SO many things I want to do and just not enough time. I'm learning to let go and just do what I can and forgive myself for the rest.

One thing I have been doing is cooking some comfort food for my family. As the days get colder and the nights longer, it seems to satisfy the hungry appetites of my large family. Chicken Bruschetta is one of our favorites so I thought I'd share with you. I double the recipe to get some lunches out of it as well. This recipe originally came from the website. I like to use the seasoned Petite cut tomatoes to add to the flavor.

Chicken Bruschetta

1 can (14-1/2 oz.) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 pkg. (6 oz.) STOVE TOP Stuffing Mix for Chicken
1/2 cup water
2 cloves garlic, minced
1-1/2 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
1 tsp. dried basil leaves
1 cup KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

Preheat oven to 400°F.

Mix tomatoes, stuffing mix, water and garlic together in bowl. Set aside.

Dice chicken and spread into 9x13" pan. Sprinkle with basil and cheese.

Top with stuffing mixture. Bake for 30 minutes or until done.

Fast and easy and just enough time to cook some rice to go with it.

I've also had a few inquiries over my storage solutions in my new craft room. The inquiries were about the carousel storage I have. Actually two of the organizers spin so I thought I'd tell you about them both. The first is a tiered storage organizer called the Clip It Up. The tiers are sold separately, I have the Clip it Up and the Upper Tier together here. It is fabulous for keeping all my embellishments in easy access so I can find them. While it might not be the most decorative organizer on the planet, function is key in my mind and you can store a LOT of product on it. I actually have two of these that sit side by side. My other one holds unmounted stamp sets.

My other little carousel organizer is the Making Memories Desktop Carousel as seen below. I actually have two of these as well as I love it so much. A few months ago I wrote an article for Craft Critique on this product and if interested, you can check out the review here.

Have a beautiful day!



  1. My family loves your recipes. I printed today's recipe to try this weekend. Sounds wonderful.

  2. Looks SO good, Julia! We'll have to give this a try! Nothing beats good old comfort food at this time of year!


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