Take a Virtual Field With Us!

Let’s take a field trip from our couches! You don’t have to get dressed, you don’t have to pay, you can grab a snack, a comfy blanket, and settle in to tour the world!
We’ve been doing this for the past week & it’s been a lot of fun! Did you know that there are famous parks, museums, & landmarks that offer virtual & video tours and that Google maps also offers inside looks at certain locations?! 

How do we do it? We connect a computer to the tv (with HDMI or using a smart tv) and travel around the world learning lots of interesting things & facts! 

It’s all free!

United States

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

The White House- Video tour 

Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii

Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico

Bryce Canyon, Utah

Dry Tortugas, Florida

Guggenheim Museum, New York

National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Around the World

British Museum, London

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul Korea

Musée d’Orsay, Paris

Pergamon Museum, Berlin

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Buckingham Palace, UK

Windsor Castle, UK

Westminster Abbey

Holyroodhouse; Queen Elizabeth’s Summer Castle in Scotland

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*** The links above were found by Alissa at Cherished Cottage but there is no sponsorship/partnership with the linked sites/locations. The use of these links & the sharing of them by us is solely to provide information on free activities to do at home. ***

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Check out our list of free activities to do at home here.

Free Activities to do at Home

 While we are all home trying to keep ourselves busy & entertained I thought I could share some ideas to hopefully make this time a little easier.

Scavenger Hunts

Whether indoors or outdoors you can do some fun scavenger hunts with the kids to keep them entertained! I’ve designed 3 types of scavenger hunts you can download for free! The first one I shared in an earlier post but I’ve added it to this one as well. All of these are downloadable & free; you can find the download links below.

Ice Painting:

This is a pretty easy activity & it will keep the kiddos busy for awhile. Fill a bowl with ice cubes and put some paint blobs on a paper plate/piece of cardboard. Any kind of paint will do, but if the kiddos are younger then I’d suggest using non-toxic paints if they’re prone to putting things in their mouths. Give your kiddo a dry paint brush and let them paint the ice cubes in the bowl.

You could even get a little extra creative & give them some blank paper to paint on with their “watercolor” paints!

Sounds really simple but it’s a lot of fun to see what color combos your child can make & as the ice melts or gets mixed around the paint colors will blend & erase. Essentially creating an endless canvas.

Paper Chain “Diary”:

Did you ever make a paper chain as a kid!? If not, it’s pretty easy to do- you can find video instructions here: https://bit.ly/3dFO6X5
If you want to get even more creative do one or two strips/links a day per person. You and your kiddos can write something interesting about that day or something they learned on the strip(s) and then connect it (them) to the last loop of your chain. It’s a great way to pass some time each day but also a great way to improve memory & recall. Plus, when all this passes it could be something to look back on.

Use Blankets & Empty Boxes to Build a Fort:

 If it’s a nice day outside you can also do this outdoors!

We used to play a game with the forts we built; after making the fort we’d turn the lights down & someone would hide in the fort and the other person would try to sneak in without getting caught. Again, such a simple thing to do but building a fort is a great way to work on problem solving skills as well creative thinking; and of course they can make a game out of it once the fort is built.

* the kids could also use their fort to play hide & seek *

If you’re especially adventurous & live in an area that’s warm enough you can even camp outside & teach the kiddos some great survival skills.

Create an obstacle course: 

This is another idea that can be done indoors or outdoors. Using old boxes or other odds and ends such as chairs, cushions, blankets (remember when you played The Floor is Lava? If not..you pretend the floor is lava, you can’t touch it. Instead you have to get to your destination by jumping and climbing from one obstacle to the other.) and set up an obstacle course for the kiddos to get their wiggles & giggles out. You could time them, give them various challenges like racing to see who gets to the end first, time limits, etc.

Take a virtual field trip:

Grab a snack and nestle up together while checking out some of these amazing virtual tours right from the comfort of your own home! 

Check out this blog post to see a list I compiled of some virtual field trip ideas!

Driveway/Sidewalk art: 

If you live in an area that gets a lot of foot traffic the kids can make some fun/encouraging artwork for people walking by to see and read. The idea would be to put a smile on someone’s face.You could take this a step further & make yard signs if you wanted!

Bake: 

There are so many recipes online, you could look for recipes based on the ingredients you have at home and use the opportunity to teach the kiddos some math & cooking skills. You could even make some goodies for pups with this recipe.

Have a movie day:

Make some popcorn, let the kiddos pick a movie or you show them a movie you love. Grab anything that will make it cozy & turn off the lights like in a movie theater. 

Order Takeout to Support Local Businesses

You don’t have to leave your home to do this, there are a lot of delivery services that are currently offering free shipping or discount codes to support small business/family-owned restaurants.

DoorDash & Uber Eats offer safe & no-contact delivery services with no delivery fees.

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Indoor Scavenger Hunt for Kids

How are you & your family handling social distancing? I’m sure a lot of you, like our family, are trying to find ways to stay entertained or to keep the kiddos busy. I’ve been coming up with resources for our family & thought maybe it would be beneficial to share these resources with all of you.

I’m going to be posting at least once a day with some sort of activity/idea/etc of things to do with your little ones or things you can do yourself.

Some ideas that I have so far are: indoor scavenger hunt, free online field trips/tours of museums, state parks, and aquariums, game ideas, recipes, etc. If you have any requests/ideas please feel free to comment, message us, or email us with your ideas! We’d love to hear them!

Today I thought I’d share the indoor scavenger hunt I designed for the kids. There are two options, one is pre-filled in for you & the other I’ve designed to be fill in the blank so you can print a few copies & have unlimited scavenging opportunities! Both copies offer 20+ items to find around your home.

Both copies are free to download; just enjoy!
We’d love to see our scavenger hunts in action so if please feel free to tag us or hashtag us (#cherishedcottage) on social media so we can see!

Stay tuned tomorrow for two other scavenger hunts plus some additional ideas/activities to keep the kiddos busy at home.

Stay safe & healthy everyone!

Update On Dennis's Heart Surgery

On March 10th Dennis, Lisa, Alissa, & a good friend from Dennis & Lisa’s church went to meet a cardiologist at the University Hospital of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia to get more information on the condition of Dennis’ heart. We learned a lot at this appointment & wanted to share what we’ve learned with our Cherished Cottage family.

In terms of the condition of his heart we learned that Dennis is definitely in need of open heart surgery; it’s just a matter of when & that will be determined by a few underlying factors. Basically what we knew when going into this was that Dennis’ aortic valve was leaking due to an aneurysm. Dennis’ aortic valve was replaced using his pulmonary valve back in 1998; at this time his pulmonary valve was then replaced with a cadaver’s valve. In addition to this we also knew that his heart is enlarged but we didn’t have a definitive reason why.

At the appointment his doctor explained that what we knew was accurate but in addition to the aortic valve leaking substantially & the pulmonary having a “slight slow” leak his mitral & tricuspid valves are also leaking. The cardiologist believes that the cause of all the leaking or at least a significant underlying factor to the majority of the leaking is a direct result of his aortic stem becoming clogged. Because the heart is working overtime trying to maintain flow through the clogged aortic stem it’s causing more leaks to occur & that’s what is causing his heart to enlarge.

The cardiologist explained that Dennis definitely needs open heart surgery this year but the “when” is what we’re still trying to figure out.
            There’s a good chance that the leaks & enlargement will correct thetmselves once the aortic stem is repaired which would obviously be ideal. It still seems that the aortic valve may need to be repaired but at least the mitral, pulmonary, & tricuspid valves wouldn’t need to be.
            However, Dennis has been experiencing shortness of breath in addition to shortness of breath & slight heart palpitations. This has caused the doctor some concern so he wants to have Dennis tested for coronary artery disease before any final steps are taken. Coronary artery disease is caused by the major blood vessels that give your heart it’s blood, oxygen, & nutrients becoming damaged or diseased. It is usually caused by a lot of plaque buildup in the artery & arterial inflammation.


So, bottom line, what is happening now? Dennis is scheduled to go in to the cardiologist in April to have tests done that will determine if he has CAD (coronary artery disease) and if the results show that he in fact does that will mean that he needs the surgery as soon as possible. If he does not have CAD then he will see the cardiologist again in June & at that time we will discuss scheduling the surgery.

He did assure us though, that the enlargement will go back down to normal once all four valves & the aortic stem are repaired.

We want to thank all of you for your kindness, thoughts & prayers during this time. We appreciate all of you very much.

Disclaimer: We are not medical professionals; if you are seeking medical advice/information please consult a physician.

A Cherished Cottage Update

Hello friends! If you follow us on Facebook then I’m sure you have an idea of what this post is about. With that in mind, some of this info will not be new to you but I’m hoping to share some of our latest updates through this post as well.

Our family has been going through quite a bit lately & I wanted to take the time to address is on here & share some more recent updates with you.

Some of our followers know our family personally & some of you don’t. But to us, you’re all a part of the Cherished Cottage family so we’d like to share some news with all of you.

Dennis is a HUGE and very important part of our family. He isn’t just the woodworker/painter in our business, he is also Lisa’s husband as well as Jessica & Alissa’s dad.

Dennis has had heart issues since he was a child; when he was in his early 30’s he had to get emergency open heart surgery which resulted in a valve replacement. At the time, Dennis & Lisa had just got married and he was a few months away from adopting Jessica & Alissa as his own daughters.

Fast forward to now- Dennis & Lisa have been married 22 years & together have adopted two more children who are now 13 and 10.
Since his heart surgery Dennis goes in to his Dr. for routine yearly heart exams. Part of the purpose of these exams has been to keep an eye on an aortic aneurysm that developed a few years ago.
All these years the aneurysm has stayed the same size & hasn’t been too much of a concern. However, the results of Dennis’ recent exam show that his aneurysm has grown exponentially.

One of the main concerns here is that when Dennis had his initial heart surgery it was to correct the aortic valve as well. His initial surgery was what is called the Ross Procedure; which is where they completely removed Dennis’ bad aortic valve, replaced it with his own pulmonary valve, and then replaced the pulmonary valve with a healthy one from a cadaver. This procedure saved Dennis’ life & we are so grateful to the Dr. who performed it.

On Friday (2/7) Dennis had his CT scan & we received the results later that day. It wasn’t the news we were hoping for & it’s led to more questions & concerns. The Dr’s initial diagnosis was in fact, correct.

This is were things have become a little confusing; when we received the initial diagnosis the cardiologist said that if he was correct Dennis would need another open heart surgery & he thought Dennis would be an excellent candidate for a TAVR (transcatheter aortic valve replacement) which is the most minimally invasive option. Basically they perform the surgery microscopically through the groin & would be the minimally invasive option. While awaiting for the CT scan appointment to arrive Lisa began looking around for a good heart surgeon. She’d been frequently recommended one in Philadelphia (which is about 2 hours from us) so she got in touch with him & he said that 1. he’d be more than willing to perform the surgery and 2. if the aneurysm was as bad as they assumed it to be Dennis would not be a good candidate for the TAVR procedure. Instead he’d need another open heart surgery.

We have an appointment with this surgeon in Philadelphia at the beginning of March. We have been trying to figure out all the details & find the best surgeon/options we can for Dennis. Our family has been very stressed & worried but we are trying very hard to stay positive.

Thank you to everyone who’s been with us for so long; we are so grateful for our Cherished Cottage family. We wanted to share this news with all of you since we consider you all so important & special to us. As of now this won’t cause an issue with our orders & other business aspects. But we do plan to keep you all updated and we ask that you keep us in your thoughts.

How To Unclump Sugar

Have you ever been cooking/baking something only to discover your bag of sugar is hard and clumpy? It really stinks, doesn’t it?

I’ve had a 5lb bag of sugar I’ve been avoiding simply because it was hard & I didn’t know what to do with it. Every time I came across it I stressed a little thinking “I don’t want to throw this away but I also can’t use it for anything other than a rock”.
This (unfortunately) wasn’t my first hard bag of sugar so it was the final straw. I did some research hoping that there was some way to fix this. Lo and behold there is!

Why does sugar harden?

When granulated sugar is exposed to moisture it hardens; so your first step to prevention is to not store it in a moist location. A cool, dry, place is best!

How do I Unclump Sugar?

There are two options here that I’ve found to work best. I recommend the strainer/microwave method but you can also use an oven.

The Strainer/Microwave Method

You’ll Need:
– Bag of sugar (obviously)
– Large bowl
– Airtight container to store sugar
(I use the second largest in this set from
Tupperware)
– Strainer
(I use the red one in this set from
Walmart)
– Spoon

Time: Approximately 5 minutes

Directions:
– Place your sifter over the top of your sugar storage container; make sure you are using one that can sit on top of your container without being held.
– Open your bag of sugar and slowly pour your sugar into the sifter.
* By slowly pouring out the sugar the fine granulated pieces that are not clumped will
go straight through the sifter into the container.
* Pro Tip: If you’re bag is one big clump or has a big clump you should first squeeze the
bag to break your large clump down into smaller pieces. If it’s too hard tap the bag
on the counter.
– When your sifter fills with clumps dump those into your large bowl.
– Continue this process until your sugar bag is empty.
– Place the large bowl with sugar clumps in the microwave for 30 seconds.
– After 30 seconds check the sugar. The warmth of the microwave will soften the sugar
clumps; using your spoon crush the clumps of sugar.
– Continue this process until there are no more clumps in the bowl.



Voila! Unclumped sugar; ready to use in 5 minutes!

The Oven Method

You’ll Need:
– Oven-safe container large enough to
hold sugar
– Spoon
– Airtight container to store sugar

Directions:
– Preheat oven to lowest temp
(usually 150 to 200 degrees)
– Dump sugar in oven-safe container.
– Place in preheated oven for 15 minutes
– After 15 minutes check sugar. Push on
the clumps with a spoon. If the clumps
break apart, turn off the oven and leave
sugar inside the oven for for one to two
hours.
– Transfer cooled off sugar to airtight
container.

Time: Approximately 2 hours 15 minutes


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Last Minute Mother’s Day Must Haves

Did you know Mother’s Day is this coming weekend? I’m not sure if this is because last year we had 6 weeks between Easter & Mother’s day while this year we had 3 but it feels like time is flying & a lot of us are behind on the gift-buying phase.

Whatever the reason, I wanted to share some awesome last-minute Mother’s day gift ideas that are sure to make mom feel loved (and won’t look like last-minute rushed gifts) because she is, and she deserves it!

Have a Mother’s Day Brunch!


A lot of times it’s the thought that counts & giving mom a brunch is a sure way to show that you know your momma & you’ve put a lot of thought into her special day. I did this for my mom last year & she really enjoyed it.
You don’t have to go all out here & invited a hundred people & hire a caterer & rent a place and so forth. Make it simple & intimate.
My mom’s best friend doesn’t have any children of her own so I invited her over (you don’t have to be blood related to be loved like family and to be considered one of the family) & I set up some flower arrangements with some of my mom’s favorite foods. I got her scones from her favorite coffee shop, baked & cooked a few finger foods, set up a coffee/tea bar, and set out a few gifts. We spent the day laughing, eating, talking about mom, and enjoying our company. It was great!

For The Coffee/Tea Loving Mom


If you’re mom is a tea/coffee lover then a mug could be an awesome idea! Personally, I feel like I could never have too many mugs!
If you order this one by Tuesday evening (domestic orders) you can still get it in time for Mother’s Day!

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Want to Remind Mom of All the Reasons You Love Her?


These books are amazing gift ideas for literally anyone. You can buy them for grandparents, friends, loved ones, siblings, etc. so of course there’s one for mom!
If you have Amazon Prime you can order this with two day shipping.
These books are so awesome because they are filled with 100 fill-in-the-blank pages that can range from sentimental to hilarious.
For example, one of the prompts is: “I can’t live without your _______” and you can fill in the blank.

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Get Her a Gift Card


Just hear me out on this one, I know a lot of people try to avoid gift card buying because they feel it looks like a last-minute gift or that it was purchased because they didn’t have the time to get something else. But that doesn’t always have to be the case!
Does your mom like movies? Get her a gift card to the local movie theater!
Does your mom like a specific restaurant or coffee place? Get her a gift card!
Sit down & think of the things & places your mom truly enjoys and buy her a gift card for there. But wait, one more thing- make or write mom a really sweet card & tell her how you want to spend the day together doing something she loves. Tell her to pick the day & you’ll be there!
Quality time is one of the best gifts you can give!

Add a Little Something Extra

Already have the gift(s) but need that extra-special touch!? Add these pretty gift tags to your gifts! They are printable/downloadable so you don’t have to run to the store to buy them! Just print & cut!

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2019 Reading Challenge

I am SO excited to get into this year’s reading challenge! I got some great books for Christmas as well as a reading log! I’ve also already begun a list of books that I want to read.

  • A book published this year (2019)
  • A book you were supposed to read in school but didn’t or didn’t finish.
  • A book set during Christmastime
  • A book with a color in the title
  • A dystopian novel
  • A book made into a TV show online (such as through Netflix or Hulu)
  • A banned book
  • A book being made into a movie in 2019
  • A book written by a musician
  • A book with a one-word title
  • A scary book
  • A book from the 2018 Goodreads Choice Awards list
  • The 2nd book in a series
  • A mystery book/thriller
  • A celebrity memoir
  • A book written the year you were born
  • A book recommended by a family member or friend
  • A book by your favorite author
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A book that is at least 100 years old

You can find the New York Times Bestseller list here.

You can find the 2018 Goodreads Choice Awards list here.

I joined the Goodreads Reading Challenge for last year & loved the experience so much so that I plan on doing it again this year. I would love it if you joined me on the journey! You can add me on Goodread & checkout my account here.

You can find all sorts of resources on banned books by doing a simple web search but this particular website showed me a lot of books that peaked my interest!

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Ultimate Christmas Playlist

Today is the day the Welgo family starts decorating for Christmas! 
It is absolutely, without a doubt, our favorite time of the year. So just like a lot of other people we get into the Christmas spirit pretty quickly! 

Throughout the years come up with a list of songs that are my absolute favorite Christmas songs; I have to listen to them every year. They put me in the holiday spirit and they remind me of Christmas’ past when my grandfather was still with us and when life felt simpler. So, basically, they always make me happy.

I thought I would not only share my top 100 favorite Christmas songs with you guys but I would also create and share a Spotify playlist with you so you can enjoy these amazing songs with me!

Top 100 Best Christmas Songs

  1. Carol of the Bells- Manheim Steamrollers
  2. Chipmunk Song- The Chipmunks
  3. Carol of the Bells- August Burns Red
  4. Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow- Andy Williams
  5. Hark the Herald Angels Sing- Frank Sinatra
  6. Sleigh Ride- Ronettes
  7. Frosty the Snowman- Jimmy Durante
  8. Frosty the Snowman- Gene Autry
  9. Caroling Caroling- Nat King Cole
  10. Holly Jolly Christmas- Burl Ives
  11. O Holy Night- Johnny Mathis
  12. Mele Kalikimaka- Bing Crosby
  13. It’s Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas- Johnny Mathis
  14. I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas- Gayla Peevey
  15. White Christmas- Bing Crosby
  16. It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year- Andy Williams
  17. It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year- Johnny Mathis
  18. Do you Hear What I Hear?- Andy Williams
  19. Silver & Gold- Burl Ives
  20. I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day- Frank Sinatra
  21. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas- Tony Bennett
  22. You’re a Mean one Mr Grinch- Thurl Ravenscroft
  23. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus- Jackson 5
  24. O Come All Ye Faithful- Nat King Cole
  25. Carol of the Bells- Mykola Dmytrovych Leontovych (from Home Alone)
  26. Dominick the Donkey- Lou Monte
  27. Linus & Lucy- Vince Guaraldi Trio
  28. Last Christmas!- Wham!
  29. Joy to the World- Nat King Cole
  30. Mary Did You Know?- Kenny Rodgers/Wynona
  31. Santa Claus is Coming to Town- Mariah Carey
  32. Santa Baby- Eartha Kitt
  33. Merry Christmas Darling- The Carpenters
  34. Feliz Navidad- Jose Feliciano
  35. The Christmas Song- Nat King Cole
  36. Home for the Holidays- Carpenters
  37. Silent Night- Frank Sinatra
  38. Caroling Caroling, Happy Holidays- Johnny Mathis
  39. It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas- Bing Crosby
  40. Sleigh Ride- Carpenters
  41. Run Rudolph Run- Chuck Berry
  42. Happy Holiday/Holiday Season- Andy Williams
  43. Sleigh Ride- Johnny Mathis
  44. Santa Baby- Madonna
  45. I’ll Be Home for Christmas- Frank Sinatra
  46. Santa Claus is Coming to Town- Jackson 5
  47. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus- Ronettes
  48. Mistletoe & Holly- Frank Sinatra
  49. We Need a Little Christmas- Johnny Mathis
  50. Sleigh Ride- Air Supply
  51. The First Noel- Nat King Cole
  52. Jingle Bell Rock- Bobby Helms
  53. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas- Frank Sinatra
  54. Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer- Burl Ives
  55. Frosty the Snowman- Ronettes
  56. It’s the Most Wonderful Day of the Year- Burl Ives & Misfit Toys
  57. Santa Claus is Coming to Town- Fred Astaire
  58. I’ll Be Home for Christmas- Bing Crosby
  59. Silver Bells- Andy Williams
  60. Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer- Elmo & Patsy
  61. O Holy Night- Nat King Cole
  62. Home for the Holidays- Perry Como
  63. O Little Town of Bethlehem- Nat King Cole
  64. Snoopy’s Christmas- Royal Guardsmen
  65. Step into Christmas- Elton John
  66. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas- Carpenters
  67. Silent Night- Nat King Cole
  68. Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy- David Bowie & Bing Crosby
  69. Do You Hear What I Hear? Martina McBride
  70. Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree- Brenda Lee
  71. Here Comes Santa Claus Gene Autry
  72. Up on the House Top- Gene Autry
  73. White Christmas- Drifters
  74. Milk & Cookies- Clint Black
  75. Slow as Christmas- Clint Black
  76. Looking for Christmas- Clint Black
  77. Baby it’s Cold Outside- Zooey Deschanel
  78. Jingle, Jingle, Jingle- Stan Francis
  79. A Holly Jolly Christmas- Burl Ives
  80. No More Toymakers to the King- Paul Frees
  81. Snow Miser- Dick Shawn
  82. Heat Miser- George S. Irving
  83. I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day- Bing Crosby
  84. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen- Nat King Cole
  85. I Saw Three Ships- Nat King Cole
  86. There is No Christmas Like a Home Christmas- Perry Como
  87. All I Want for Christmas (is my two front teeth)- Spike Jones
  88. Nuttin’ for Christmas- Art Mooney
  89. Baby, it’s Cold Outside- Dean Martin
  90. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing- Nat King Cole
  91. Here we Come a Caroling- Perry Como
  92. Cool Yule- Louis Armstrong
  93. The 12 Days of Christmas- Straight No Chaser
  94. Winter Wonderland- Louis Armstrong
  95. The Happiest Christmas Tree- Nat King Cole
  96. A Cradle in Bethlehem- Nat King Cole
  97. Chanukkah Song- Adam Sandler
  98. Christmas for Every Boy & Girl- Clint Black
  99. Last Christmas- Wham!
  100. It’s A Marshmallow World- Dean Martin

If you’d like to check out our Spotify playlist, you can find that here

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Quick BBQ Popcorn Chicken

This recipe is SO easy, it’s perfect for a quick dinner but also for a get-together!

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce (I used Sweet Baby Rays brand)
  • 6 cups crushed BBQ chips (I use Lays brand)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375º and spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray
  2. Cut chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces and place on a large bowl
  3. Add the BBQ sauce to the bowl & stir until chicken is well coated
  4. In a large ziplock bag, crush the BBQ chips into desired crumbs
  5. Add 1/2 of the chips (3 cups) to the bowl of chicken and stir
  6. Add the other 1/2 of the potato chips to a separate bowl
  7. Coat each piece of chicken in chip crumbs until fully covered and place on prepared baking tray
  8. Bake chicken until golden brown (about 12 minutes)
  9. Serve with a side of ranch dressing or any sauce! You can even eat them without additional sauce!
  10. ENJOY!