OLD TO NEW....THE CHEETAH DRESS & WUW


Today I have the ultimate twofer! Not only am I sharing my What’s up Wednesday, but I am sharing the oldest piece in my closet that looks almost identical to a cheetah dress I just bought! Showcasing this adorable Dress with a double slits and great midi length. And hanging in my closet is a favorite dress from 1990 that I have hung onto all these years because well, I have always been an animal print lover! When I would wear that dress, I would feel so sophisticated during my retail clothing working days during college. I was so super excited to see this Topshop dress was so reminiscent of one of my favorites. So I pulled out that dress and lo and behold I could get it on, I may not be able to zip it in the back, lol, but it was fun to be able to show you what it looks like in comparison with today’s style!










DRESS HERE // D'Orsay PUMPS HERE
Short Sleeve Dress Option HERE


1990                 2019

Head over to my dear friend Shelly's blog and TBB to link up your cute Fashion Fun!

What's happening in the Nine's neck of the Woods?

1. WHAT WE’RE EATING THIS WEEK: Healthy things and an occasional Sweet treat.

Energy Bites...Recipe Coming on Friday 


Chicken Sausage, Apples and Sweet Potato Hash....A new recipe to come to Tasty Tuesday soon.


Frosted Pineapple Cookies HERE

2. WHAT I’M REMINISCING ABOUT: 2 years ago this week..trip to Naples.

1 Year ago today, trip to IU to see the boy and have sushi.

3. WHAT I’M LOVING: More light! But Spring Back is next weekend and we lose a darn hour..boo

4. WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO: Little Bit of this and that...oh scheduled pool opening...April 22!!!

5. WHAT I’M DREADING: Nada

6. WHAT I’M WORKING ON: I showed you my tiered tray for St. Patrick's on Monday. Well, I went to Michael's and I am now gathering stuff for the Easter Version I'll be doing after St. Paddy's Day.

7. WHAT I’M EXCITED ABOUT: Another college boy coming home this weekend.

8. WHAT I’M WATCHING/READING: Besides the usual, The Punisher, season 2 and just started the new series, The Enemy Within.
 

Getting ready to read:
BUY BOOK HERE

9. WHAT I’M LISTENING TO: Country, Queen and of course the Lady Gaga/Bradley Cooper Oscar Performance

10. WHAT I’M WEARING: My Grey Jeans.....BUY HERE and HERE
 
TOP HERE // Yellow Shoes HERE

Sweater HERE// Silver Shoes HERE

Pumps HERE // Clutch HERE

11. WHAT I’M DOING THIS WEEKEND: Picking up Mom from the airport

12. WHAT I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT MONTH: SPRING


13. WHAT ELSE IS NEW: 2 GREAT Giveaways on Insta..one beginning tonight at 8pm est. YES!!!! Target and Starbucks in one and if you have a Starbucks IN Your Target, BAM! Even Better! Follow Bloggers.Gift.Giving to enter. 
A $400 Amazon giveaway begins Next Wednesday, March 6th at 8pm est.

 


Bonus: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE BOARD GAME TO PLAY? Monopoly and..Giant Jenga!


9 year old throwback.

BUY GIANT JENGA HERE


May your Wednesday be Solid & Sturdy!!



xoxo

CHICKEN SALTIMBOCA

I really love Italian cooking. However, I do not like a lot of pasta or a heavy-laden cream sauce and often get tired of the red sauce. One of my cooking idols is Gianna De Laurentiis and I had the pleasure of seeing her in person on the Today Show several years ago. This recipe is derived from an episode of her show Everyday Italian. I love the flavor of the prosciutto with the chicken and the reduced cooking liquid adds just the right touch for this dish. This is a delightful low carb and another recipe that is almost better the next day. 





What you'll need

Chicken Saltimboca
INGREDIENTS 
6 thin chicken cutlets pounded thin and flat
1 cup light zesty Italian dressing
6 thin slices of prosciutto
1 (10 oz) box of frozen spinach, thawed
3 to 4 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan
1 (14 oz) can of low-sodium chicken broth
2 tablespoons of lemon juice, either bottled or fresh
Salt and pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS
Place all the chicken cutlets in a shallow dish and pour the Italian dressing on top. Place dish in refrigerator and marinate the chicken for at least an hour or you can even marinate it overnight. When ready to begin a chicken assembly, placed the chicken cutlets on the worksurface. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and lay one slice up a shooter on each chicken cutlet. In a small bowl, Squeeze the thawed spinach to remove any excess water. Season this meat with salt and pepper and a little bit of olive oil. Arrange an even layer of spinach a top each other prosciutto slices. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese evenly over each beginning at the short tapered end of the chicken roll up each cutlet like a jelly roll and secure with a toothpick. Heat 2 to 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a heavy large skillet over high heat.  Add the chicken and cook until golden brown about two minutes on each side. Add in the chicken broth and the lemon juice. Bring that liquid to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium. Cover and simmer until the chicken is just cooked through, about 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a platter. Simmer the liquid over high heat until until it is reduced to about 2/3 of a cup, about five minutes. Season the cooking liquid with salt and pepper. Remove the toothpicks from the chicken and drizzle the cooking liquid over the chicken. Serve immediately or is delicious cold the next day as well.


Thinly pounded chicken topped with a prosciutto slice and thawed spinach


Some good shredded Parmesan on top 

Fresh from the skillet. Allow to cool before slicing.

The sauce from the pan is so so good!




Happy Tasty Tuesday Italian Lovers!!




xoxo

ST. PATRICK'S DAY TIERED TRAY

 O’ Luck of the Irish to you. Being a huge Notre Dame fighting Irish fan, of course I was going to decorate my TRAY for St. Patrick’s Day! I am as happy as a little leprechaun with how it turned out! 

As you may recall, for Valentine’s Day I just added some red and valentine goodness to what I had on my tray for every day. However, I found so many cute St. Paddy’s day items that I decided to totally redo it with beautiful greens. 


I think my favorite thing on the whole tray is the leprechaun hat. It is from Michael’s and was on a headband so I just pulled the headband off. My second favorite thing is the big wood block in the shape of a shamrock that says “kiss me.” It was from Joann fabrics and crafts and was only $3.50 as all their stuff was half off. 



If you made an investment in the TRAY, they really can be fairly inexpensive to decorate. I already have the straws in the little shamrocks which I put in a small mason jar. 


And several pieces I intend on using for each season. Often, the seasonal pieces at places like Hobby Lobby, Michael’s and Joann‘s are usually 40 to 50% off. I totaled up what I spent on the St. Patrick’s Day items and it only came to $20!


 Below each picture I have noted which store I got the items from. 

 From Etsy, BUY HERE


 From Hobby Lobby

 From Joann Crafts

 From Michael's

From Target




BUY TRAY HERE
It now comes in Distressed White too


May your whole week be LUCKY AND LOVELY!!!!

xoxo

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