Southwestern Chicken with Chili Sauce

photo - Southwestern Chicken - TitleWe’ve been eating in a lot lately, returning to simple, homemade meals.  Certified organic chicken has become part of our weekly menu.

We look forward to it and all the good things that come from leftovers, including healthy, flavorful, homemade chicken stock.  And soup.

Over the last few months, most often we’ve had herbed chicken, sweet spice chicken (see Sweet Spice Chicken Rub), and sweet and savory chicken.

With the warmth of Summer coming in, our taste buds are looking for something fresh.

Enter Southwestern Chicken!

Bell pepper! Poblano Pepper! Onion!  Plus two  ingredients that create its deep flavor and set it apart; my own Chili Powder Blend and a healthy slathering of Homemade Chili Sauce.

It  Is  Goo-oo-ood!

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Stef’s Homemade Chili Sauce

Photo - Homemade Chili by Nest Half FullI recently got bored with our regular chicken rotation and cold weather.  Which started me  thinking of warm climes.  Right in the middle of giving Southwestern Roast Chicken a try, I wanted to see what would happen if the bird were smeared with a little chili sauce.  The snag?  I’ve never ever had chili sauce in the house.

No worries!  After all, how hard can it be to make it myself?  Turns out, making a great chili sauce is not hard at all!

Some quick research.  A bit of tweaking. Time to give it a final taste test.

Wow! This is Some Good Stuff! 

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Sausage Peppers and Onion (homemade sausage!)

I had not planned to share this dish with anyone. It’s very basic and, quite honestly, I don’t have any good photos of it.

But, Mr. Nest urged me to share Homemade Sausage – As Easy as Meatloaf! with you. Naturally, that meant sharing the dish I was making at the time. This one pot meal is really yummy whether you use ready-made sausages or make your own!

Photo - Sausage Peppers and Onion ~ Nest Half Full
Sorry for this awful photo. Sausage, Peppers and Onion is much yummier than the pictures let on!

When I’m tired, and don’t feel like cooking, and feel even less like going out to eat, I’ll often throw together this one-pot meal of Sausage Peppers and Onion.  It’s simple, satisfying and tasty.
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How to Clean Granite Countertops

Before I start talking about how to safely clean granite,  I want to ask …

How was your Thanksgiving??  Any stories to share about your day? 🙂
Photo - How to Clean Granite Countertops Spray Bottle NHF Ours was wonderful!  We had thought only a few of our kids would be able to join us.  But as we sat down to eat, the group grew and grew until almost everyone had joined us!
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Bath Tissue Moistening Spray

Nest Half Full's Bath Tissue Moistening Spray Painting by Josef
Nest Half Full’s Bath Tissue Moistening Spray
Painting by Josef

Today, we’re going to have a quiet chat about personal hygiene.  We’re all adults here, right?  So let’s talk about how one can feel clean after a normal bathroom visit.  We’re going to talk about Nest Half Full’s Bath Tissue Moistening Spray.
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