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What’s Happening Wednesday + Best Engagement Gifts

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Happy Wednesday. Boy do I have a random post for you today. I’ve got a couple of things on my mind including a new recipe, engagement gifts and a new Therabody product! I was in the med center yesterday afternoon for an on-site meeting. Two weeks in a row to see my colleagues in person really makes me happy. It’s such a nice balance. We’ve also got a bunch of that life admin stuff going on this week like getting quotes for a tree trim before hurricane season, servicing our air conditioner in the garage, etc…

And, because I was in and out yesterday, I needed a quick dinner. I wanted to add something new into the rotation, and I knew I wanted to do a chicken dish. My mom has this delicious pasta recipe, but instead of pasta, I decided to go with a protein. It was so good!

Sun-dried tomato chicken recipe

sun dried tomato chicken

This dish was creamy, fresh…. and most importantly, it was easy. You can make this in less than 30 minutes, but it’s so good (and dare I saw glamorous) that it will look like it took you much longer. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 pound of boneless, skinless chicken (I buy the chicken breast tenders because they don’t take as long to cook, but you do you).
  • 3 cloves of garlic – minced
  • 1 onion – diced
  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup of chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup of sun-dried tomatoes
  • 6 ounces of spinach
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • Salt/pepper to season

You can ignore that lemon in the photo above. I’m not sure why I got it out, but file it under a list of things that don’t belong. I acknowledge that this list of ingredients is more than I would normally use, but stick this out with me. It won’t take that long to make, I promise.

Here’s what you’ll do:

sun dried tomato chicken
  • Pour 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a sauté pan. Cook your chicken (about 4 minutes on each side for the tenders). Season each side as you cook them.
  • After your chicken is completely cooked, remove from pan and sat aside.
sun dried tomato chicken
  • Next, sauté your onion and garlic.
  • Once you’ve sautéed it for about three minutes, pour in your chicken broth to deglaze your pan.
  • Next, add in your heavy cream.
  • Let simmer for about 1 minute over medium to low heat. Your sauce will begin to thicken.
  • Add in your parmesan cheese and stir frequently. Stir until cheese is melted.
  • Add in your sun-dried tomatoes, garlic salt and Italian seasoning.
  • Finally, add in your spinach. Stir until spinach is cooked down and sauce is thick.
sun dried tomato chicken
  • Add your chicken back in and serve.
sun dried tomato chicken

Last night, I served this dinner with a side of farro because that’s what I had in my pantry. This would also be great with some quinoa! It’s quick, easy and super delicious. I’m going to add this into my rotation permanently. The recipe my mom uses – she does bowtie pasta. And, now that I”m thinking of this, adding bowtie pasta in with some chicken could be delicious. Stay tuned, and I’ll try that the next time.

New Therabody product

TheraFace PRO

I did my post last week on the Theragun. Little did I know that they have a new product out, and I might need to give this a try. It’s called the TheraFace. Now, it’s a bit expensive, but so was the Theragun. And, I use my Theragun all the time, so the price was justified. This product can be used as your standard percussive therapy for your face, you can use LED light therapy, it has a cleansing ring, a micro current ring, and a hot ring and cold ring. It looks like the hot and cold rings are an addition $99 add on.

This product says it does it all, including helping with jaw pain. And that alone might have me sold. I will admit that I am curious, but I’m not sure I want to justify the $399 price tag just yet. I’m going to do some more research, knowing that the Theragun has truly been one of the best products out on the market to help with marathon recovery. Maybe I’ll stick it on my birthday wish list!

Engagement gifts

Didn’t I warn you this post would be random? Well, speaking of gifts, I’ve had two friends get engaged recently, so I’ve been on the hunt for some good engagement gifts. Gift giving is my love language, after all. I’ve come up with some good ones recently, so I thought I’d share. A must have is the Bling Brush. It was gifted to me when I first got engaged, and I still keep it in my purse to clean off my bling. This ranges in price from $18-$20.

Wedding Planner 101: Tasks to Complete | Erin Condren

Next up is Erin Condren. You all know I love Erin Condren Life Planners for my work/home admin. Well, she makes wedding planners now too. And trust me when I saw that I wish these were around when I got married. You can customize accordingly, and she’s got some very cute designs out right now. A cute idea is to customize with the bride’s new initials – or new name! This comes in on average at $55.


I always think that champagne is a great gift, so I was thrilled to stumble across this little collab that is honestly a match made in heaven. We’ve got Sugarfina and spirits! These candy and cocktail pairings would be so special to receive as a congratulatory engagement gift. There are several different types of packages, and they are all super cute. This is fun for a birthday, anniversary – or any special occasion. Most of the gift packages were less than $100.

Single Lets Toast Candles next to a the gold box with animated Champagne glasses over all print. There is a white label that reads "Lets Toast"

Homesick candles has a line of wedding/engagement candles! I’ve actually smelled the scent, and it’s a good one. The fragrance is fresh (think citrusy), but warm (think champagne). They also make diffusers in the same scent. They come in at $34 per candle!

While this post was random, I hope it gave you some good inspiration – whether for a simple weeknight dinner – or for some fun engagement gift ideas! I hope you have a wonderful rest of the week. Happy Wednesday.


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