Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Fully Loaded Potato Casserole #Recipe and $15 Paypal Cash Giveaway #GetYourBettyOn

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“Tis the season, and boy did this “season” ever sneak up on me. That’s pretty typical though. I’ve always been a last minute doer and shopper. I guess that is the reason why, the one time of year I hate being in the kitchen is during the holidays. I have so much on my plate (see what I did there) already, that honestly, I would just like to hang a big “kitchen closed” sign and enjoy the season appreciating the magic in my children eyes. At last, I know I can’t quit cooking for the holidays – asking Santa for a personal chef has yet to get me anywhere either. So, I opt for semi-homemade meals, which leave me in and out of the kitchen fast, and my family with full tummies and happy taste buds.

Christmas Eve is probably my most stress filled and rushed night of the year. And with all the baked goods and food that needs to be prepared for the next day, I have an absolute need for a fast dinner option without a lot of fuss or prep. This Christmas eve, with a little help from Betty Crocker™, we will be enjoying FULLY loaded potato casserole.

Semi-Homemade Casseoles #GetYourBettyOn

  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 boxes Betty Crocker™ Loaded Casserole Potatoes
  • 3 1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tsps. Olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup green onions, diced and separated into ½ cups
  • 2 cups shredded cheese – Colby blend or cheddar
Optional toppings:
  • ½ cup crumbled bacon bits
  • Dash of hot sauce

Preheat oven to 450

Heat oil in sauté pan; add chicken, pepper, and garlic powder. Cook over medium/high heat, stirring until the chicken is just about cooked through. Set aside.

Prepare Betty Crocker™ potatoes, according to package directions, only we are going to use 1 cup of milk and ½ cup of sour cream. Mix seasoning, water, milk, butter and sour cream well.

Once prepared in large casserole dish, mix half the green onions and chicken into potato mixture.

Bake uncovered for about 15 minutes, remove from oven and top with cheese, remaining green onions and any additional topping like hot sauce or bacon bits that your family may enjoy. Place back into over for an additional ten minute or until the cheese is completely melted and potato mixture is a golden brown.

Next time you’re in a rush or looking to bring something a little different to your dinner table try Betty Crocker™ casserole potatoes and see what you holiday potato recipe you can come up with. There are many ways to make Betty Crocker™ casserole potatoes all your own.

More about delicious Betty Crocker™ casserole potatoes:
A tasty family tradition made easier! Betty Crocker™ casserole potatoes bake in just 20 minutes to make a delicious and convenient side dish your whole family will love. Betty uses 100% real potatoes for the best flavor available. Try the 11 different varieties of casserole potatoes, and give your family and friends something to talk about. They are easy to prepare, allowing you more time to spend with family and friends during the holidays, and easy potato upgrades can be done with all the flavors by simply adding a few other ingredients to really impress. You can even prepare a potato buffet from sweet to savory that will appeal to everyone during the holidays!

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Bring Home the Excitement of #TheHappys this Holiday Season

"This post is part of a sponsored campaign with Cepia LLC and MomSelect. All thoughts and opinions are my own."

As I’ve learned this week it’s never too late for your child to update their holiday wish list. And with one look at The Happy's (one of the amazing lines from Cepia, the makers of ZhuZhu Pets) my daughter has once again updated hers to include all of these adorable and super fun interactive pets.

The Happy's are a totally cute line of interactive motorized pets that use an IR beam to interact with their “treats” and accessories. And, as with any pet, there is no limit to what they will do for a treat, from preforming tricks to chasing after their Chase & Play ball!

We fell in love with our pet, Lady, right from the start. Larger than expected, Happy’s have beautiful, soft fur, and each make up to 25+ silly sounds. Your child will truly enjoy the real interactive feel, because just like real puppies and kittens, Happy’s love to play. Whether they are spinning, pouncing or sitting for a treat the fun just doesn’t stop! My daughter loves to train Lady with her treats and see what fun can be had with Happy's accessories like the Chase & Play ball.

The Chase and Play ball, is a simple, smooth tennis ball that is too much fun not to purchase separately for your Happy’s pet. Really, it’s quite funny watching your happy literally chase down the ball, pounce on top of it and roll it away. My daughter was in stiches!!!! It’s amazing how these pets really mimic the fun of a real pet without the hassle of real pet cleanups, walks, etc. etc.

A great gift for any girl or boy who enjoys interactive play or maybe would like a real pet, but can’t have one due to allergies or other restrictions. Happy’s sell for the SRP of $17.99 with most accessories under $10.00 at Toys R Us, Walmart and more. Collect them all to see each ones fun and unique personality!