My paying gig: All I wanted was a book club…

All I wanted was a book club, look what I ended up with instead.  Read more on Momaha.com today.

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Daily Covet: Maroon Fine

I have been sucked in to the new Music reality show on NBC called, “The Voice.”  If you haven’t watched this yet, check it out.  I have literally been driven to tears (ok, so it’s not the longest trip) by some of the amazing performances, like the 16-year-old Xenia.  So much so that I have watched the encore (read exact same) episode two nights in a row.

And while some of the aspiring stars had amazing performances, the main reason I went back for more… or more of the same… is because I like to watch Adam Levine from Maroon 5.  He’s just hot.  A little bit bad boy, a little bit clean cut, a lotta bit sexy and so talented.

Adam Levine of Maroon 5

Whether I actually end up getting invested in this show remains to be seen.  But the fact that I could have a steady date with Adam Levine every Tuesday night might just sway me.

Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Soup

We can’t seem to get our Spring on around here.  It’s been in the 30’s at night and rain and 40-50 degree temperatures have plagued us for what seems like an eternity.

So with nothing thawed for dinner, I pulled together a few staples and made a really good Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Soup in under 30 minutes, the majority of which was just stirring.

Here’s the recipe for a cold weather, hot bowl of soup…

Ingredients:

1 cup carrots, shredded

1/4 cup green onion, sliced

3 tbsps butter or margarine

1/4 cup all purpose flour

2 cups skim milk

10 3/4 oz chicken broth

1.5 lbs chicken breast, shredded or cubed

1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

3/4 to 1 cup of picante sauce, your choice of temperature

1/2 tspn Worcestershire sauce

1/8 tspn black pepper

Serve with warmed tortillas or tortilla chips, crumbled

Instructions:

In a medium saucepan, cook carrots and green onion in hot margarine or butter about 10 mins or until tender, but not browned.  Stir in flour.  Slowly add milk, chicken broth, Worcestershire sauce and black pepper.  Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly.  Stir in chicken, cheese and picante sauce.  Cook and stir over low heat until cheese melts.  Serve hot over crumbled tortilla chips or with warmed flour tortillas.

4 servings

Prep time approx 20-25 mins

Daily Covet: Prom Revisited

Momaha.com, the website I blog for every Friday, is co-sponsoring Omaha’s first ever “Mom Prom” next Friday night.

This means I either need to starve myself into my senior prom dress, which I do still have, or find some other early 90’s-esque formal at a consignment store or goodwill to wear that night.  The latter is the likeliest option.

However, it got me thinking about what I would wear if I was picking out my prom dress today.  So I hit up NeimanMarcus.com and found this stunningly sophisticated scarlet gown.

While it may have been a bit “mature” for me when I was 17, I think I could absolutely rock it these days!

Aidan Mattox Beaded-Neck Flowy Gown, Neiman Marcus $440.00

Daily Covet: HindMARCH out to get me one of these!

This sleek little clutch arrived on some daily email I get.  It was featuring white.  White wedges, white bags, white dresses and so on…

I immediately fell in deep love with this bag and clicked away.  Of course it’s Anya Hindmarch.  Her bags are amazing.  And pricey.  But they are so classic, elegant and yet super “right now.”  So this sparkly glitter bag is a bag you may just use forever!

See it in off-white and a few other cool colors at http://www.editnewyork.com.

ANYA HINDMARCH Valorie Glitter Clutch, editnewyork.com $395

 

Daily Covet: Eiffel Tea-wer

Eiffel Tea-wer for One, Modcloth.com $54.99

Although I am normally a coffee drinker, I have this new affinity for chai tea.  So when I saw this adorable teapot for one, I was immediately intriqued.

What a great gift for a tea drinker.  Who could resist this little tower full of tea and whimsy?  I may have to “gift” it to myself…

If you haven’t visited Modcloth.com, check it out.  In addition to an enormous collection of dresses for all occasions, they have wonderful and unique trinkets!

 

Daily Covet: Watch Whore.

MICHAEL KORS Golden Oversized Runway Watch, michaelkors.com $250

Michael Kors, I’m in love with his watches.  I want lots of them.  I want to need one of those men’s watch boxes to display all my cool watches.

So… I’m flipping through one of my many magazines and I catch the Michael Kors print ads.  You know the ones featuring some tall, leggy, sun-kissed blonde with a large gold-toned chronograph watch on.

And… my crazy bad lust for that watch starts all over again.  Really?  How many watches can a girl have?

MICHAEL KORS Square Gold Watch, michaelkors.com $250