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Waffled Pepperoni Grilled Cheese

Waffled Pepperoni Sandwiches

I am making at least one cold lunch from home every day for one of my three kiddos for school. They get bored of the same thing over and over and sometimes I like to surprise them with something fun.

This Waffled Pepperoni Grilled cheese is an extra-cool sandwich that tastes just like pizza…. in a sandwich… with a fun little twist. You could even serve with a side of pizza sauce. The homemade baked sweet potato chips are seasoned with Litehouse herbs, one of my favorite way to add flavor without a ton of calories. When they are dipped in Litehouse’s Chipotle Ranch Greek yogurt dip they are even better! The marinated broccoli and mozzarella salad is a delicious way to get the kids eating veggies.

You can Check out this recipe on the Litehouse blog which I am fortunate enough to have been hired to develop recipes over the past year!

Stitch Fix Box – August 2014

Here’s a little disclosure before you read any further: I am not a fashion blogger. I’m a regular mom who wears sweats more often than not and I typically buy my clothes at Target, Kohls and TJ Maxx. I don’t buy things for myself that often, but when I do, there’s a little feeling of satisfaction (and selfishness) that I took the plunge.

I’ve been in love with Stitch Fix for awhile now, but this is only my second box in one year. For me, the anticipation of waiting for the beautifully wrapped box is like Christmas for a child. When it arrives, there is a personal note from your stylist who chooses these items specifically based on your measurements and style preferences. I left a note for my stylist that I am looking for fall clothes that are comfy, yet presentable enough for running errands and picking my kids up at school.

And if you aren’t a fashionista like me, included with your fix are photo cards with each of the items in different outfit recommendations.

Here’s what was in my box!

Denna Skinny Jean

Denna Skinny Jean (by Kut From The Kloth): $78.00
I am super picky about jeans because I have a strange body type. These were comfortable, but seemed too high-waisted for me and just didn’t fit well overall. Verdict: sending back.

Presidio Lightweight Beach Stripe Scarf (by Subtle Luxury) $38.00
The scarf fabric is super soft, but I’m not crazy enough about the color/style to keep it. Verdict: sending back

Gretchen Striped Raglan Sweatshirt

Gretchen Striped Raglan Sweatshirt (by Tart) $28.00
My stylist nailed the comfy request because each of these items are super soft. I’m not crazy about the horizontal stripes (I thought they make you look fat?) and the color is o.k.,  but I am tempted because it’s just so darn soft. Verdict: undecided

Corinna Striped Dolman Top

Corinna Striped Dolman Top (by Market and Spruce) $48
Here’s another horizontal-striped shirt. The cut seems flattering (slightly longer) and I like the color which seems to go well with my skin tone and hair color. It also is easy to wear casual or dress up. Verdict: Undecided

Alan French Terry Asymmetrical Zip Cardigan

Alan French Terry Asymmetrical Zip Cardigan (by Market and Spruce) $68
For some reason, this doesn’t look as good in the photos as it does in person. I do think the asymmetrical zip causes the fabric underneath to bunch up and make me look bulky. I didn’t realize until I was taking it off that it turns into a flowy cardigan, which wearing it that way may be the way to go. I’m very tempted by this because it’s so soft!! Verdict: undecided

If you don’t know how Stitch Fix works, I decide what to keep (and only pay for those items) and send everything back that I don’t want within three days. Help me decide what to keep and what to send back!

If you are interested in trying out Stitch Fix, I would LOVE if you did it through my affiliate links throughout this post!

5 Ingredient Italian Chicken Crescent Roll Bake

Any meal that I can throw together on a whim using minimal ingredients with prep time less than ten minutes is a win for me. I find myself using homemade and fresh ingredients most of the time, but I don’t fuss about the occasional boxed mixes and meal helpers (as I like to call them).

So in this 5-ingredient Italian Chicken Crescent Roll Bake, I had several meal helpers: homemade spaghetti sauce (freezable and .37 cents per serving) and packaged crescent rolls. I’m thinking that this meal *could* be freezable, which would be an added bonus because you could make several pans of these ahead of time and freeze.

Chicken Breasts topped with Spaghetti Sauce, fresh mozzarella and basil and then covered with crescent rolls!

I used fresh basil from our garden and next time I make this I’m going to add a few cups of zucchini. The homemade spaghetti sauce that I make does have ground beef in it, so if you’d rather make this meal with meatless sauce or jarred spaghetti sauce, I would recommend adding several cups of veggies to soak up the sauce or it will be a runny mess.

Chicken Breasts + Spaghetti Sauce + Fresh Mozzarella and Basil + Crescent Rolls. 5 Ingredient Meal.

5 Ingredient Italian Chicken Crescent Bake

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 1/2 – 3 cups spaghetti sauce
8 oz. fresh mozzarella, sliced
1/2 cup fresh basil
(1) 8 oz. pkg. of crescent rolls

(optional topping:) 2 Tbls. melted butter, sprinkle of garlic salt and parsley

  1. Place the chicken breasts (pound thin if they are very thick) on the bottom of a 9×13 pan.
  2. Cover the chicken with the spaghetti sauce, then the cheese, followed by the basil. (a sprinkle of ground pepper is good here)
  3. Lay the crescent rolls flat over the top, covering the whole pan.
  4. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes. (If the crescent topping is getting too brown, cover with foil)
  5. (Optional) 10 minutes before finished, melt butter. Brush over the crescent rolls and sprinkle with garlic salt and parsley.

Italian Chicken Crescent Roll Bake. So easy and only five ingredients. Chicken breasts, spaghetti sauce, fresh mozzarella and basil topped with crescent rolls. It's even better brushed with a little butter and garlic salt.