Late Mother’ Day: 5:16:17

*** Love ya mom🍓🌻❤️***

XX Corinne

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La Lou, Lakefront: 3/31/17

*** Today we went to La Lou for Brunch, which has GREAT omelets and is on the Lakefront. The Lakefront is very beautiful and you can see New Orleans across the lake. We also stopped by a shoe store and I bought some more Chaco’s( I couldn’t resist these since it’s spring). ***

XX Corinne

Save The Bees: 3/24/17

*** To be honest, I don’t like bees near me because the threat of being stung has haunted me since I was little, but that doesn’t mean I don’t see the benefits of keeping bees alive. Of the many wonderful benefits of bees, honey is my favorite. I love my tea and can’t imagine Tea without honey. Guys, we gotta save the bees. 🐝***

XX Corinne

Snacks & Spin: 2/17/17

*** Target is the best place to spend money on over priced snacks.

It feels like I live in Spin class lately. ***

Good Foods Chunky Quacamole with Tortila chips
Justin’s Vanilla Almond Butter
Naked Mighty Mango Smoothie

XX Corinne

Recent New York Trip

Recently I went to New York for the first time for school as our senior trip. Honestly, I have always wanted to go to New York. I love the idea of fast moving paced people, fashion glamour, exposed brick studio apartments, soft lit art galleries, $1 slice pizza, Broadway, and ’20s architecture. You can find that here in New Orleans but the experience isn’t as intense. I was not disappointed. Our hotel was in the business district which was quite dreary- although the young men in nice suits livened things up. Times Square was a quick 15-20 minute walk from our hotel, which was right next to Grand Central Station. I did not bring my good camera because I was afraid I wouldn’t get through security at the airport easy enough. This was my first time on an airplane so I was very nervous, especially about my motion sickness. On our way there I threw up in my seat on the plane and in my seat on the car ride to the hotel- not my best moments. On our way home I took sleeping medicine so no hiccups there- except our chaperone kept trying to make conversation on the way home. We saw School of Rock on Broadway; great musical except for all the cursing coming from young children. MOMA was my favorite tourist experience, some of my favorite pieces of art are down below. I don’t have many pictures of Times Square- mostly because I was so overwhelmed with everything. Times Square is SO big. China Town and Little Italy offered a lot of raw street art. Dylan’s Candy Store and Serendipity definitely  satisfied my sweet tooth. When you get tired of $1 slice pizza there is always Juice Generation with fresh smoothies.

Do I see New York in my future? Maybe. 😉

XX Corinne

Pasta A La Southwestern

For this recipe I used Bowtie pasta. I think using cool pasta makes eating lunch fun.

For this recipe I used Bowtie pasta. I think using cool pasta makes eating lunch fun.

I used fresh basil, feta cheese, and cherry tomatoes. You could buy basil paste instead if you know that you won't use all of the fresh basil and would like it to save longer.

I used fresh basil, feta cheese, and cherry tomatoes. You could buy basil paste instead if you know that you won’t use all of the fresh basil and would like it to save longer.

1. Bring water to boil and boil the bowtie pasta.

1. Bring water to boil and boil the bowtie pasta.

2. Chop basil, tomatoes, half of a white onion and some red bell pepper. I also added some pre-chopped garlic.

2. Chop basil, tomatoes, half of a white onion and some red bell pepper.
I also added some pre-chopped garlic.

3. Add oliveoil to the pan and add all the ingredients. Turn on heat  and cook till onions are soft and so are the tomatoes.

3. Add oliveoil to the pan and add all the ingredients. Turn on heat and cook till onions are soft and so are the tomatoes.

4. Heat 2 bags of Tyson Grilled and Ready Southwestern Grilled Chicken Breast in microwave for 1-2 minutes depending on how hot your microwave gets.

4. Heat 2 bags of Tyson Grilled and Ready Southwestern Grilled Chicken Breast in microwave for 1-2 minutes depending on how hot your microwave gets.

5. Add cheese, veggie mixture, and chicken together.

5. Add cheese, veggie mixture, and chicken together.

6. Drain pasta once cooked and add to the rest of the mixture.

6. Drain pasta once cooked and add to the rest of the mixture.

This recipe is awesome to make on a Sunday and then dish out for school lunches everyday in advance. It is so simple to make and it tastes really good. This pasta also keeps very well in the fridge for up to a full week. Pasta and chicken are so easy to pair with different flavors that the possibilities are endless!

Enjoy XX Corinne

Southwestern Wonton

What you need: -Cherry tomatoes -Wonton wrappers -1 pack Tyson Southwestern Grilled chicken -4 onces Fat Free Cream Cheese(room temp.) -Garlic -Lemon juice -Seasonings -Olive oil

What you need:
-Cherry tomatoes
-Wonton wrappers
-1 pack Tyson Southwestern Grilled chicken
-4 onces Fat Free Cream Cheese(room temp.)
-Garlic
-Lemon juice
-Seasonings
-Olive oil

I used Nasoya Wonton Wrappers found in the produce section of Winn-Dixie. These are very nice because they are pre-cut. I also used fat-free cream cheese from Winn-Dixie(My camera choose to blur out the cream cheese package, opps). You can find cherry tomatoes at almost any store that carries fresh veggies.

I used Nasoya Wonton Wrappers found in the produce section of Winn-Dixie. These are very nice because they are pre-cut.
I also used fat-free cream cheese from Winn-Dixie(My camera choose to blur out the cream cheese package, opps).
You can find cherry tomatoes at almost any store that carries fresh veggies.

I used Tyson Southwestern Chicken Strips, Grilled and Ready. These taste soooo good for being frozen chicken.

I used Tyson Southwestern Chicken Strips, Grilled and Ready. These taste soooo good for being frozen chicken.

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. 1. Open the bag of chicken. Heat the chicken in the microwave in a plastic bowl for about 1 minute  to 1 minute and a 1/2.

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
1. Open the bag of chicken. Heat the chicken in the microwave in a plastic bowl for about 1 minute to 1 minute and a 1/2.

2. Cut about 6-7 tomatoes into slices. squeeze out the seeds and any extra liquids.  3. Put cut pieces in with the chicken.  4. Add 4 ounces of room tempurature cream cheese to the tomatoes and chicken.

2. Cut about 6-7 tomatoes into slices. squeeze out the seeds and any extra liquids.
3. Put cut pieces in with the chicken.
4. Add 4 ounces of room tempurature cream cheese to the tomatoes and chicken.

5. Add garlic to desirable taste.  6. Add a dash of lemon juice.  7. Add seasonings to your liking.

5. Add garlic to desirable taste.
6. Add a dash of lemon juice.
7. Add seasonings to your liking.

8. Put mixture on each wonton wrapper. I then folded the wonton around the mixture. Put olive oil on ends of the wontons to stop burning. 9. Place in pre-heated oven at about 400 degrees.

8. Put mixture on each wonton wrapper. I then folded the wonton around the mixture. Put olive oil on ends of the wontons to stop burning.
9. Place in pre-heated oven at about 400 degrees.

10. Cook for 10 minutes.

10. Cook for 10 minutes.

Take out and let cool. These are super HOT when you take them out.

Take out and let cool. These are super HOT when you take them out.

This should be a cooking blog now lol. I love trying out new recipes and this one came out great! I was scared that maybe the chicken and cheese wouldn’t taste great but it actually does. My best advice is to put olive oil on the tips of the wrappers so they don’t burn(which I forgot to do). Anyway, this recipe is amazing and hope you guys like it. It is a good snack to serve at a party! Or as a side dish.

Enjoy! XX Corinne