February 16, 2016

Show and Tell Tuesday

If you are looking for the Tuesday Writing PaWs, I'm sorry, but you will have to wait until next Tuesday. This Tuesday is a very special Tuesday.

If you are on Facebook at all then you are familiar with the recipe for Salsa Chicken that has been floating around for several weeks. I had tried to resist watching the recipe video because I knew I would HAVE to make it and it would probably be a one and done event. Most of those recipes look yummy but end up tasting just OK. One afternoon after school, I was trying to figure out what to make for my dinner while I was checking all my Facebook when the dreaded Facebook recipe video flashed by. I succumbed! I didn't have the needed boneless, chicken breasts, but I did have boneless, chicken thighs and sour cream, lots of sour cream...YUM.

 Let me tell you... Facebook Salsa Chicken is my new favorite food and it is super EASY to make.

Just in case you haven't seen it, here's the original recipe for you to enjoy.

Salsa Chicken Casserole
Easy Delicious Dinner http://bit.ly/1Kht7ZQ
Posted by Tip Hero on Saturday, January 30, 2016

If you have followed me for any length of time, then you have probably heard about or actually seen my beautiful fuzz girls, Daisy Mae and Lulubelle. Daisy is old and grouchy (pfft... she was young and grouchy at one point) and Lulie is young and full of it!

Aren't they sweet looking? Hah! Like true siblings, they do love each other, but oh boy! Can they get into it! Poor Daisy got the worst of it this week with a scratch above her eye. Lulie nailed her when they were tussling around the kitchen. Now every time that Lulie comes near big sissy, Daisy turns her back and walks away... sisters!

I would be remiss if I did not share a photo of our weather.

Three snow days, an chaotic early dismissal as well as Lake Effect snow watches, advisories, and warnings along with high wind warnings and wind chill warnings have made life interesting of late.

I am so proud of my students, but one of my boys made me so extra proud. First of all he won our school spelling bee against seventh and eighth graders, all of whom had participated in the bee in previous years. Actually, the last three contestants standing were all my students... proud teacher moment! Our school winner went on to participate in the county bee.

During the county bee, my student was pitted against contestants who had three and four years' experience at this level. It was his first. He held his own though, but the stress got to him in the 25th round when he misspelled a word that he knew how to spell. Look at the wonderful little message he wrote to me the next day. He referenced the word that he missed by cutting apart a portion of one of our spelling lists from early in the year on which the word that he missed appeared. His parent typed a special message to me as well. The two made my day!

Make sure you visit Forever in Fifth Grade to check out more Show and Tell posts shared by teacher bloggers. It's a great way to get to know teacher bloggers from all over.


  1. That card is so SWEET! Too funny that he found the misspelled word on one of his old lists. I bet that just hurt his heart. Thanks for sharing :)
    The Techie Teacher

  2. What special notes! I love that he first said he hoped to get 2nd but added the PS "or maybe first"!! :)

  3. Yummy! I love anything hot and cheesy! Thanks for sharing this Facebook chicken, I think I'll add it to this week's menu plan. Enjoy the rest of your week!

  4. I definitely need to try that Chicken Salsa casserole, it looks relish! Congratulations to your student. He many not have won the county Spelling Bee, but it looks like he's still a winner~

  5. That recipe looks yummy, and I am always on the look out for new things to try! Congrats on the spelling bee winners! It was so nice of your student and his parent to write those notes. Thanks for linking up!

    Forever in Fifth Grade

  6. I know how you feel when you have snow days. Spring will hopefully be here soon.


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