weekday simple recipe: pizza rolled chicken

chicken pizza roll up

So school has started for my 6 year old today and now its back to the good old grind and routine! That does not mean we were not on a routine over the summer, but we were just a little more of “go with the flow”, but now with school starting it’s hard to do that, so I have been gathering recipes and planning out my week for dinners. I made this over the summer for my family and they enjoyed it so much that I am adding it to my weekly dinners.  Hope you will enjoy it as much as my family and  I did!

weekday simple recipe: pizza rolled chicken
Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
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Serves: 4
A great dinner to make when you are in a hurry where the whole family will enjoy it!
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 10-12 turkey pepperoni or crumbled sausage
  • 1 cup of part skim shredded mozzarella cheese and 2% cheddar cheese
  • 1 can of pizza sauce any brand of your choice or can make your own from scratch
  • ½ cup of chopped onions
  • ½ cup of chopped spinach
  • boiled whole wheat spaghetti
  1. Flatten chicken to ¼-in. thickness. Lay chicken flat and place few slices slices of pepperoni or crumbled sausage or both and sprinkle cheese. Roll up tightly; Spoon 1 cup of pizza sauce in a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish. Place the rolled chicken on top of the sauce and sprinkle cheese, onions and spinach..
  2. Cover and bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink and the cheese is melted.

There you have it! A simple and easy recipe for you to add in your weeknight dinners! I guarantee your family and friends will love it! The best thing about this recipe is that you can alter it to your taste and likes the whole family will enjoy!

P.s I love to add spice to my italian food so I always sprinkle crushed red peppers onto my chicken roll up and also some jalepenos.. yummy!

to the mom who is trying to do it all

The other night I went to bed probably feeling the most exhausted I have felt in a really long time.  Not only was my body physically exhausted, my mind just wanted to shut down.  I didn’t even have the energy to sit and enjoy a tv show after the kids went down because I was that tired.  So I laid in bed and thought about my day.  Sadly I was so tired  I didn’t even remember any moments of my day that I just stayed present and enjoyed.  This was a pretty crappy feeling and even though I got so much done that day, I felt so guilty that I couldn’t  even remember the joyful moments I had with my kids.

the mom who does it all

I find myself feeling like this pretty often with both my husband and I working full time and having and 1 and 4 year old and I realized I had two choices:  To sit here and be exhausted and tired every night and not enjoy my life with the kids because I am too busy trying to prepare for the next thing happening or come to the realization that

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10 must have apps for toddlers on long plane rides

apps for plane rides

I recently took an almost 6 hour plane ride across the country with my toddler. While this wasn’t the first time we flew to NY from California in her life, it was the first time for us after she turned 2.

The twos. They are almost like a thunderstorm. In awe at the change, it still hits your skies with a roar as parents. And I mean quite literally, a roar ;)

We wanted to keep her toddler “roaring” to a minimal, so I found these 10 awesome apps that totally helped us keep her occupied in between snacks, potty breaks and a nap on our recent cross-country flight. (We hope the ride back home is just as successful!).

While we have an iPad so got these in iTunes, many are available or have similar versions on other devices.

1. Peekaboo Barn: Lite is free or $1.99

Peekaboo Barn is a barn adventure that makes learning fun for your toddler. It teaches the names of barn animals in either English or Spanish as well as the sounds each makes, which is awesome for our little girl, because she loves making animal noises and is also learning Spanish already.

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