Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Totally Jackie O. Wool Coat for $44.99

I love this coat. It’s so cute and completely Jackie O. who was known to possess an innate sense of style and elegance. It's called a "coat" on the website, but it is more like a jacket or blazer in my opinion.

This ¾ sleeve Wool Coat by Mossimo at Target is very well tailored and the lining is adorable. Pair this with your favorite little black dress, black skirt or even jeans and voila! Sophistication. I adored the coat with jeans and a newsboy cap. The coat is so versatile you can find many ways to wear it. My first time wearing the coat out I wore it over a black dress and it resembled the look of a suit, yet more stylish and chic. Did I mention the adorable side pockets?

This coat comes in yellow, black, ivory, red, green and a mellow plaid with small traces of yellow. I purchased both the plaid and black coat. The plaid is timeless as is the cut of the jacket so it’s well worth your $44.99 as it will never go out of style. I am rather impressed with the last two pieces that I have purchased from Target (said with a French accent).

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Friday, October 3, 2008

Chicken Tortilla Soup

This easy and tasty Chicken Tortilla Soup will bring comfort and warmth to the stomach. A simple recipe and a slow cooker will be a winner for anybody with a busy schedule. Just put all the ingredients in your slow cooker and leave the work behind you. Coming home to a delicious aroma and a warm bowl of soup is just another day in a European Style Life.

Chicken Tortilla Soup

1 pound of uncooked chicken (breasts or thighs)
1 (15 ounces) can of whole peeled tomatoes (mash or chop)
1 (16 ounces) can of enchilada sauce (I prefer Las Palmas)
1 bunch of celery
2 (4 ounces) can of chopped green chile peppers
1 medium onion chopped
2 cloves of minced garlic
1 (49 ounces) can of chicken broth
3 teaspoons of chili powder
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of pepper
1 tablespoon of oregano
4 bay leafs
2 (10 ounces) packages of frozen corn
1 bunch of chopped cilantro
1 avocado (your choice to add)

1. Add all ingredients into the slow cooker.
2. Stir in the salt, chili powder and pepper.
3. Cover and cook on Low for 6 to 8 hours or on High for 3 to 4 hours.
4. Garnish with avocado, tortilla chips, cheddar cheese and lime if desired.