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Friday, March 30, 2012

Organizing a Quick Dinner - Spicy Garlic Lime Chicken

I love finding a recipe for a quick meal, don't you? Both my husband and I enjoyed it this recipe from AllRecipes, and I'll cook it again. I used chicken tenderloins, which made the cooking time even faster. Served with couscous and fresh veggies, dinner is on the table in a flash!

 Spicy Garlic Lime Chicken

  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice

  1. In a small bowl, mix together salt, black pepper, cayenne, paprika, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, onion powder, thyme and parsley. Sprinkle spice mixture generously on both sides of chicken breasts.
  2. Heat butter and olive oil in a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Saute chicken until golden brown, about 6 minutes on each side. Sprinkle with 2 teaspoons garlic powder and lime juice. Cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently to coat evenly with sauce. 
Nutrition Amount Per Serving - Calories: 220 | Total Fat: 10.7g | Cholesterol: 84mg

 More quick recipes:

Quick and Tasty Chicken with Artichokes, and Mushrooms

Get Creative with Leftovers for a Quick Meal

Dinner in 10 - Chicken with Cranberry/Mandarin Sauce

Planning Dinner (Kindle version)

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Options for Organizing Spices

Spices get out of hand sometimes, don't they? All the different sizes, containers, etc. Currently, I store my spices on turntables with green herbs on one and others on the second one.

But recently I saw this idea from Tidy Mom and loved it! She uses metal mesh utensil organizers and magnetic tins. 

The only problem is that the metal tins are about $3 apiece. I found some nonmagnetic tins for about one-third the price. Some magnetized tape from the craft store can be attached to the tins or the utensil holder to provide the magnetization for a fraction of the cost. 

If neither of these options are appealing to you, take a look at my Pinterest board on spice racks. I recently did some research for a client, and found a plethora of options.

More on spices:

Organizing Spices

When to toss spices

Some of My Favorite Organizing Products - Spice Turntables

Decluttering in 5 - Check out the Shelf Life of Your Spices