Five on Friday

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It’s finally Friday! Honestly – this week has not seemed long – but it’s always nice to see Friday arrive once again and have the weekend stretch out before you! I’m all over the place with today’s five things…food and baseball and the weekend and Posh…let’s go!

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One. Spring Fling – As in; I feel like Spring is having a fling with the US at large. Every time I think it arrives and I get comfortable with my florals and my short sleeves and I update my nail polish job…the weather changes again and it starts snowing! There were snow flurries here in NoVa as I was driving home from the office on Tuesday! I am crossing my fingers that Tuesday was winter’s last stand – but only time will tell! Honestly though – it’s almost May! Come on Spring – stop toying with my emotions!

 

Two. Smokey BBQ Chicken Chili – Another recipe that wasn’t a Pintrest fail! I tried this one out on Tuesday night and it was a hit, so I thought I’d share!

  • 1 pound chicken breast
  • 4 garlic cloves; minced
  • 1 small onion; chopped
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 3 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. yellow mustard
  • 2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 16 ounce can cannellini beans; undrained
  • 1 14 ounce can kidney beans; undrained
  • 1 14 ounce can pinto beans; undrained
  • 1 4 ounce can green chilies
  • 2 tsp. liquid smoke
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. EACH cumin, smoked paprika & salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1 14.5 ounce can low sodium chicken broth

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  • Place chicken breasts at the bottom of your slow cooker. Add all remaining ingredients and stir around chicken.
  • Cook on low 8 hours/high 4 hours. When chicken is tender, remove to a cutting board to shred or dice. Return to slow cooker and cook an additional 20 minutes.
  • Add additional chicken broth for a less chunky soup (if desired)
  • Garnish with cheese, sour cream, chips and bacon!

Three. Weekend Plans – That lovely thing called the weekend is on the horizon! I’m getting pizza tonight with the family at Oak Stone, a new(ish) wood fired pizza restaurant and then doing a little birthday shopping. I’m going to lay low tomorrow morning and all of Saturday afternoon and evening will be spent at birthday parties for three little ladies in West Virginia. Sunday I’ll be doing the church thing and then maybe spending a lazy afternoon trying to finish re-watching the first season of Westworld before the second season starts on Sunday night.

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Four. Nationals Baseball – The Nationals currently sit at 9 and 10 and are in fourth place (out of five teams…eek!) in the National League East division. To say that April has (thus far) been a rough month would be a bit of an understatement. The team starts a three games series with the Dodgers today before heading to San Francisco for a three game series with the Giants…then it’s home to take on the Diamondbacks and the Pirates before April ends. I’m trying to look for bright spots: Scherzer and Strasburg have been pitching incredibly, Harper’s bat is on fire…but yea, right now it’s not great. Thank goodness there are still 143 games in the season and so many opportunities to improve!

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Five. Claying Dirty – Yesterday was Perfectly Posh’s monthly Splurge and for the month of April, the Splurge was Claying Dirty, a purifying body scrub/mask with purifying kaolin and bentonite clays, charcoal, exfoliating pumice and apple cider vinegar to tone and moisturize.

Did you know that the pollution is in the air, our food, our water…and your skin (the largest organ in the body) picks up everything! Pollution is the number one cause of skin aging prematurely and bentonite clay is drawn to toxins in your skin and pulls those toxins out! Detoxing your skin can help with overall health of your skin and helps fight signs of aging!

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The clay can be applied from head to foot – and then you can take a nice seat in your tub for about 5-10 minutes to let the clay soak in and do it’s work. Then scrub it off and go on about your business – with fresh, clean and healthy skin! If you’re interested in grabbing some for yourself (limited supply!) – or in checking out other things Perfectly Posh offers, you can check out my website at: http://NatalieSummerlin.po.sh/

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That’s all for this edition of Five on Friday! I hope everyone has a great weekend!

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