5/16/16

*GIVEAWAY*


Good morning everyone! I am so excited to be bringing you guys this giveaway because it has a few of my most FAVORITE obsessions right now. And who the junk doesn't love a good giveaway RIGHT??? Right! This giveaway will be happening mostly on Instagram (IG) so if you are not already following me on there....get ON it! You will have chances to comment and have multiple entries from there. You'll have the chance to win:
- The new nude Beauty Blender
- Two Kat Von D liquid lipsticks
- Demi Lashes
- DUO brush on adhesive

I have partnered up with Eyelashes Unlimited to give you a few extra treats. They are sponsoring the lash and adhesive part of our giveaway AND offering all Classy followers a 15% discount on ALL your lash purchases on their site for this whole week!!!!!! Just use the code CLASSY15 at checkout to receive your discount. Guys, they have TONS of lashes and they are already super affordable so this is just icing on the cake! Here are the mandatories and some optional extra entries:

*MANDATORY*
- Follow me on Instagram (IG) @classycozmetics
- Follow Eyelashes Unlimited on Instagram @eyelashesunlimited
- Like the photo of my Makeover Monday (the giveaway post)
- Tag a friend in the comments on Instagram

*EXTRA ENTRIES*
- Tag as many friends as you'd like but in SEPARATE comments 
- Follow me on Periscope
- Follow me on Facebook (Classy Cosmetics)
- Follow me on Twitter (Classy Cosmetics)
- Follow me on Youtube (Classy Cosmetics)
- Comment with what your fav go to beauty product is on my IG account


5/9/16

Jen's Breakfast Burritos


This recipe has to be one of the top if not THE top requested dinners in our family. I don't know why but breakfast dinners aaalllllways sound good to me! Again. I am not the leanest of cooks....or girls lol, so this may be a meal that you can cook sparingly if you are watching the scale. The "innards" as we lovingly refer to them freeze beautifully so that you can just grab them out for a quick meal. Okay, let's get out all of our ingredients.

- flour tortillas (any size and however many to feed the fam that night)
- 1 lb Jimmy Dean Sausage (natural with no MSG)
- 4 cups frozen tater tots
- 6 eggs
- 2 tbsp sour cream
- 4 cups shredded cheese divided (I use Cheddar)
- 6 slices bacon (I use Costco's precooked bacon)
- 2 Tbsp Oil (I use avocado oil)
- mayonnaise (optional....but encouraged lol)

Preheat oven and cook tots according to package directions (you may also use hashbrowns if desired).
 I always do this first because tots can take quite a bit more time than the rest of the ingredients.
When those are about half way done, start to brown up your Jimmy Dean sausage.
In a mixing bowl combine eggs, sour cream and a 1/4 cup of the shredded cheese and mix well. Transfer into pan and cook just like normal scrambled eggs.
As your sausage is cooking, microwave bacon then slice up and add to the sausage.
Once eggs are done, add them to the meat mixture and blend.
In a bowl crunch up cooked tater tots and add to the innard mixture. If I am cooking for a large group and KNOW that I will be using up every last bit of innards, I add the rest of the cheese (more if desired) to the mix. If I know it will go into the fridge or freezer I skip this step.
Assemble burritos my spreading the thinnest amount of mayonnaise (optional) on tortilla to help the mixture stay together. Spoon innards inside, top with cheese (if you didn't add it to the mixture) and roll. Pre-assemble all burritos and place on a plate.
In a separate pan pour in oil of choice and coat pan well.
Fry up them burritos and enjoy!!! I like to use a lil sour cream to dip each bite in.....remember I didn't say it was lean lol!

Now the innards will make a total of about 12 large burritos and about 16 small burritos if using the smaller tortillas. I usually only make one burrito per person since they can be quite filling and freeze the rest of the innards. One other great meal that you can make with this is breakfast quesadillas. Pour oil in your hot pan, place one tortilla down, place some cheese down, spoon in mixture, top with a little more cheese and the second tortilla and flip when its ready. Super yummy!
There are so many things you can add to these delicious morsels.
- green onions
- white or yellow onions
- sweet peppers
- tomatoes
Hope you guys enjoy this as much as we do!
xoxo
Jen

5/3/16

Bean Muck

I have had sooooo many requests for this simple and somewhat silly meal that I just had to finally get it all down in writing. I say silly because it is just so ridiculously simple yet the kiddos LOVE it!!!!! Okay, here's what you need:
 1 jar of salsa, any kind and temp you like.
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 3 of your fav beans (. Here's a lil tip. I use two cans of non flavored beans i.e. black and kidney drained, and then for some sweetness, I add a can of flavored baked beans, not drained). You can do a can of pork and beans or honey flavored, whatever suites you. I you want to just use three cans of unflavored beans I would just recommend adding about a 1/4 (or less) cup of brown sugar for sweetness.
 MEAT! You can always omit this if you are an herbivore ; ) but we love our meat! I have done either a lb of chicken or a lb of seasoned hamburger meat.
Shredded cheese....and this you can use as much of or as little as you'd like.

I must insist that THIS is the right way to eat Bean Muck and that THESE are the chips you must use LOL!!! Okay, do what you want but I promise your taste buds will SING and dance when you scoop with the Fritos Scoops rather than any other chip or using a spoon.
Here are some extras that you can add to the "mix" if your family wants:
corn
rice
fresh onions
green onion
tomatoes
olives (we use the kind below for it's clean ingredients)
Now for the easy part, how to cook it all. There are a few different options on how to add the meat based on your schedule. Set your crockpot to low (6-8 hrs) add frozen chicken and all the other ingredients besides the cheese (and chips). Add the cheese about 20 min before serving (or until melted) and serve hot.
Your other option is to add everything to the crock pot (besides the cheese and chips), then cook up and season your meat before mixing it into the "muck". Still add the cheese about 20 min before serving. 
You can cook this quickly on the stove top as well if you cook up your meat separately and just add everything together till hot.
This is a great meal to bring to someone that just had a baby, is blue or had surgery and it freezes really well. It yields quite a bit too so I like to have tortillas on hand so the next day I can use the innards for burritos...mmmmm. Always good to have a meal that can help you out twice! 
Enjoy!
xoxo Jen 

4/25/16

Make It Monday: Chicken Pot Pie

This scrumptious meal has become a go to comfort food dinner for our family. The boys love it and mom loves the fact that they are eating their veggies =). This recipe is from allrecipes.com with a few "Jen" tweaks in there. Below the pie is shown just before baking and before I put the second pie crust on top. Hope you enjoy it!
 Here are just a few of the scrumptious ingredients you'll find in this flaky amazing pie.
 I took a screen shot from allrecipes.com so I'm sure the sale on chicken maaaaaaay have already expired LOL. Sorry for the tease =). One of my tweaks is that I use chicken breast and I add a few thighs in there for a more rich flavor. Also, if you know me, then you know that every time a recipe calls for bouillon, I use organic, reduced sodium Better Than Bouillon. You can find a nice big jar at Costco and it is WORTH every penny (not that it's too terribly expensive). If you also want to add potatoes into the mix then by all MEANS do so!!!! I love me some good potatoes. Just make sure to boil them for about 20 min and then add them to the other veggies so that they cook long enough.
Now here's the "how to" for everything. Super yummy and kid approved! Add a side salad and you are really getting your kids veggies in, which is awesome!!! Let me know what you think ; ).