Wednesday, January 11, 2012

What I'm Loving Wednesday!

OMG!!!!  Our fusion wedding album arrived in the mail today and I am beyond excited :)  I got a text from my wonderful photographer yesterday, letting me know she received the finished version and would be putting it in the mail soon.  I wasn't expecting it to arrive till tomorrow or Friday so needless to say I was pleasantly surprised when I got home.   The album is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G and I love it!!!!  It literally brought me to tears :)  

Here are a few pics I took with my Iphone to give you an idea...Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Tasty Tuesday!

Crock Pot Chicken Enchilada Soup
(recipe and photo can be found here)

Servings: 6 • Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups + cheese • Old Points: 5 pts • Points+: 7 pts
Calories: 260.9 • Fat: 6.6 g • Protein: 25.4 g • Carb: 29.9 g • Fiber: 6.7 g • Sugar: 4.1 g
Sodium: 572 mg (without salt)  

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 cups low sodium fat-free chicken broth
  • 8 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1-2 tsp chipotle chili in adobo sauce (or more to taste)
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro (plus more for garnish)
  •  15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 14.5 oz can petite diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups frozen corn
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 8 oz skinless chicken breasts (16 oz total)
  • 1/4 cup chopped scallions, for topping
  • 3/4 cup shredded reduced fat cheddar cheese
  • fat free sour cream (optional)


Heat oil in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Add onion and garlic and sauté until soft, 3-4 minutes. Slowly add the chicken broth, tomato sauce and chipotle adobo sauce and bring to a boil. Add cilantro and remove from heat. Pour into crock pot.

To the crockpot, add drained beans, diced tomatoes, corn, cumin, oregano and stir.Add the chicken breasts; cover and cook on low heat for 4-6 hours.

Remove chicken and shred with two forks. Add chicken back into the soup, adjust salt and cumin to taste. Serve in bowls and top with fat free sour cream, cheese, scallions and cilantro. You can also top with avocado or crushed tortilla chips. Enjoy!

My husband & I thoroughly enjoyed this soup :) Hope you do too!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Tasty Tuesday--Baked Potato Soup

I love and visit the website/blog daily. I was pretty excited to try this recipe because I've never been able to find a healthy version of this soup until now. Let me tell you, it was a huge hit!  In fact, my husband and I have already made it twice in the last week.  Hope y'all enjoy it as much as we did :)

Baked Potato Soup
(recipe and photo can be found here)

Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 5  Size: 1 cup  Old Points: 4 pts  Points+: 5 pts
Calories: 207.6 • Fat: 7.8 g • Carb: 22.5 g • Fiber: 2.4 g  • Protein: 11.9 g

  • 2 russet potatoes, washed and dried
  • 1 small head of cauliflower, stem removed cut into florets
  • 1 1/2 cups fat free chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups 1% reduced-fat milk
  • salt and freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 cup light sour cream
  • 10 tbsp reduced-fat shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 6 tbsp chopped chives, divided
  • 3 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled (you can use turkey bacon if you prefer)
Pierce potatoes with a fork; microwave on high for 5 minutes turn over and microwave another 3 - 5 minutes, until tender. Or if you prefer to use your oven, bakeat 400° for 1 hour or until tender. CoolPeel potatoes.

Meanwhile, steam cauliflower with water in a large covered pot until tender. Drain and return to pot. On medium heat, add chicken broth, milk, potatoes and bring to a boil. Use an immersion blender to puree until smooth. Add sour cream, half the chives, salt and pepper and cook on low another 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Remove from heat. Ladle 1 cup soup into each bowl. Top each serving with 2 tbsp cheese, remaining chives, and bacon.


Thank you Skinny Taste :)

Saturday, December 31, 2011

A look back at 2011

2011 was a very memorable year and I can't believe it's coming to an end.   Here are some of the many highlights.  Enjoy!

Christen & Brian tie the knot


First Dance


Our future home

Gamecocks won the CWS for the 2nd yr in a row

Hudson :)

Happy Halloween

I found out I'm going to be an Aunt :)

Hosting our 1st Thanksgiving

Carolina-Clemson game

Carolina beat Clemson...Three-peat :)

The Phillips

I must say 2011 was a great year and I'm looking forward to what 2012 has in store.   Hope everyone has a safe and happy New Year's!!!!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

State Champs!!!!!!

In case you missed last night's big game, here are some highlights.....

Here's to another year of bragging rights :)  Go Cocks!