1.17.2022

Best Slow Cooker Meals for Winter | What's For Dinner?

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Welcome to an all new What's for Dinner episode on The Daily Connoisseur. Today I am sharing 3 slow cooker dinners plus a bonus dinner (for when you forget to use the slow cooker!). Thank you to ButcherBox for sponsoring this video. 




Please note: I apologize, but the recipe generator I use for this blog is malfunctioning and I am only able to provide the printable recipe you see above. I am typing out the other recipes here, but they are not printable. I'm sorry for the inconvenience. 



 Colorful Chicken Chili with White Beans 

  • 1 lb chicken tenders, chopped to 1 inch pieces
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cans (14 oz each) chicken broth
  • 1 can (4 oz) chopped green chiles, drained
  • 1 cup mini bell peppers, chopped (any color)
  • 2 springs oregano
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 3 cans white beans, drained
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • Sliced jalapeno pepper

  1. Combine chicken, onion, garlic, broth, green chilis, peppers, oregano, cumin, and beans in a large slow cooker. Stir. Add salt and pepper, if desired. Cook on low for 7 hours until chicken is cooked through.
  2. Top each serving with cheese and, if desired, sliced jalapeno pepper.



 Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Stroganoff 
3 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-in. pieces 
2 cans condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted 
1/2 cup white wine or chicken broth 
2 large portobello mushrooms caps, sliced 
2 cups sour cream 
3/4 teaspoon salt 
Hot cooked egg noodles or other pasta 
Pepper 
Chopped fresh parsley

  1. Place chicken, a large slow cooker. Pour wine and soup on top. Cook, covered, on high 3 hours. If you need to cut the chicken into smaller pieces, do so now and return to the slow cooker.
  2. Now add the mushrooms. Cook, covered, on high until mushrooms are tender, 1 hour and 30 minutes longer. Stir in sour cream and salt. Serve over noodles; sprinkle with pepper and top with parsley.



Foil-packet Roasted Fish with Vegetables

I am going to write out these instructions in a more general way as things will vary depending on how many people you're serving, etc. Cut off a large piece of foil and spray with cooking spray. You can line this with parchment paper if you do not wish to use the foil. Add as many veggies as you like. In today's video I add spinach, sugar snap peas, and radishes. Place your fish on top. Cover the foil packet so the fish and veggies are all enclosed. Roast in the oven on 400 degrees. If your fish is frozen, you will be roasting for 30 - 35 minutes. If the fish is thawed, you will roast the packet for around 20 minutes. Always test the fish to see if it is done before serving. Serve the fish and veggies over rice or noodles. This is a very easy way to cook fish and it's easy to clean up too! 

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Heather B. writes, "I really enjoy your interviews with Dr. Tae, she is so kind and knowledgeable. I'm so glad you talked about portion size, this was so helpful! I have a set of beautiful flow blue china from the late 1800s, the dinner plates are 8", the size of a salad plate today!"

Hi Heather! I am fascinated by the changing of plate size over time. Modern plates are indicative of our larger portion sizes. Thanks for watching!

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1.13.2022

Intermittent Fasting Correct Portion Sizes | Dr. Patty Tae & Jennifer L. Scott

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Join me and Dr. Patty Tae as we discuss correct intermittent fasting portion sizes on The Daily Connoisseur. 



What portion sizes should we be having for our meals? What is the number one reason why intermittent fasting fails? How can we confidently train our appetites to enjoy a healthy portion size? We are discussing all of this in today's video

I do the 16:8 method of intermittent fasting, also known as time restricted eating, but this video is for anyone who is interested in learning about proper portion sizes, whether you do intermittent fasting or not. 

Please note: this video is for entertainment purposes only. Please consult your doctor before trying intermittent fasting. Portion sizes will vary for each person and their unique health needs. 

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Unknown asks, "Are you not doing the monthly chic assignments this year? Did I miss the post for January?"


The Chic Assignment will begin in February. I take December and January off in order to do research for the year's assignments. I am looking forward to it and hope you are too!


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1.10.2022

Meditative Homemaking on a Rainy Winter's Day

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The rain is falling in tempered streams today. I’m able to do some meditative homemaking in peace. Won’t you join me? 


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Welcome back to The Daily Connoisseur. I have a light homemaking list to tackle today. I need to do the laundry, clean the kitchen, and make some pretty arrangements from the winter garden. And, of course, have a cup of tea. 

Candle by Cellar Door Candle Co. Music Box by Music Box Attic, Painting by Jeffrey Lloyd Barnes, Flowers from Horchow. 

But first, I need to finish getting ready. I find that getting dressed each day improves my motivation. I carefully select an outfit from my ten-item wardrobe based on the weather, what I’m doing that day, and how I’m feeling. Then I accessorize my outfit accordingly. I usually style my hair and wear light makeup. When I open my music box jewel box each morning and hear the Music of the Night, I can’t tell you how happy I feel. 


 Time for the laundry. I do a little bit of laundry every day. There’s always at least one load that needs to be done. Today, I’m doing the children’s laundry. I’ll get that going and then go downstairs to clean the kitchen. Here are a few quotes on laundry that I love: 

“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls." - Pablo Picasso 

“We should all do what, in the long run, gives us joy, even if it is only picking grapes or sorting the laundry.” - E.B. White 

“As for laundry, I might characterize it as approaching the moral realm; there are days when it seems a miracle to be able to make dirty things clean.” - Kathleen Norris 

“I love doing laundry! Except for putting it in the dryer, taking it out and folding it and then putting it away.” - Anonymous 



The kitchen is one of those areas that needs constant daily attention. There’s a flow and function that takes place in the kitchen each day. Items to throw away, recycle, food to prepare, dishes to wash, dishes to unload, floors to be swept, tablecloths to lay down, herbs to cut, flower arrangements to refresh. There’s a lot. I probably didn’t even cover 1/3 of the things that take place in the kitchen each day. The key is to not procrastinate with it, but rather to enjoy it and get it done with. On a day like today, when I’m waiting for the rain to return, I like to be with my own thoughts. I get the best ideas while I’m cleaning the kitchen. 



Ok, now that I’ve gotten the cleaning work done in the kitchen, it’s time to have some creative fun. My parents gave me some giant grapefruits and lots of lemons from their garden so I’m going to do a cheerful citrus arrangement on a platter. I think this will look best on the ledge above the table, so I need to wipe that down first. There’s something so cheerful about the color yellow! Right now, our yellow roses are in bloom too. What a great pop of color on such a gloomy day. 

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Time to venture outside for another winter arrangement. During the winter months when the garden is largely dormant, I like to get creative with my bouquets. Our bay tree not only produces bay leaves for cooking, but they look beautiful in arrangements too and are very fragrant. I’m going to clip some leaves before the rain returns. Sometimes I’ll combine the bay leaves with lavender, which we also have on hand this winter, and the occasional roses that are experiencing a winter bloom. This particular bay leaf arrangement is for the living room. I’m going to place it in a blue and white ginger jar to liven up the dark corner with some vibrant life. 

 By the way, people are always asking how we keep white sofas with small children. Well, this is my secret. I cover the sofas in white and cream plush blankets. They protect the sofas and still look pretty good. I wash the blankets once a week. And if company comes over, I’ll generally take the blankets off. But that’s how we do it. I love the coziness of this room. My favorite part in the room is the artwork. 

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 Let’s enjoy a cup of tea together now. I can tell the storm is returning. It’s getting windy outside. I’m using the Pique hibiscus beauty elixir. I love this tea. It’s delicious. I’m having it with a slice of cherry pie… and reading Gwen John’s biography by Sue Roe. I’m taking my time with this book but keep coming back to it. John’s life was so interesting, and I love her artwork. I like to study artist’s lives. I find the creative process fascinating. 


The rain is beginning to fall again. The air is changed with moisture. I need to close the shutters upstairs. Thank you for joining me today for meditations on homemaking. I hope I was able to keep you company with your homemaking today too. 


Thank you to Blueland for bringing us this video. Get your first hand soap duo for 20% off by clicking the link below. Keep calm and remain classy… and see you next time.

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📍Blogger has taken away the feature where you receive email notifications when I post. Because of this we are moving the blog to Wordpress in the new year. Please stay tuned. 

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📍If you are looking for more content, consider becoming a member of The Daily Connoisseur through the MEMBERSHIPS feature. In The Chic Society, I publish one vodcast every Friday and do one livestream or zoom call once a month. It only costs $1.99 a month. There are also upper tiers available for people who are interested in supporting the channel on a higher level and receiving monthly mentions in the videos. *NEW* We now have a penpal program too! 

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Kathryn Morgan writes, "Oh this is so relatable. This happened to me this year in Nutcracker - thought all was well...until I looked in the mirror from behind.... 2 huge rips in my tights. Had to totally get out of the tutu, pointe shoes, etc, and restart. Haha so I'm so right there with you!"

Hi Kathryn, that is a whole new level of stress right there! Happy new year!


I hope you enjoyed today's video and that it kept you company with your own homemaking.

See you soon!

Love,

Jennifer


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1.06.2022

How to Look Good from Behind | 5 Tips to Look Great

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We tend to style ourselves from the front. We will do our hair that way. We don’t look at the back of our outfit. Today I’m here to ask you: what do you look like from behind? Do you even know? 



I'm going to share 5 key areas we need to focus on in order to look good from behind. Let's go!

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1. The head. Many people don’t think about this. A lot of ladies style their hair looking only at the front. In order to reach the back of your hair you might pull it all forward but when you finish, have you smoothed out the back? Make sure the back of your hair is as presentable as the front. 



 2. The back. Here are a few unpresentable things that might be happening back there: your bra strap might be showing. You might have an ill-fitting bra causing pinching of the rolls, rather than a smoothing effect. Your tag could be sticking out. How many times has that happened to you? . You might have lint or dog hair on the back of your shirt. It's always a great idea to use the lint roller on your blouse before you put it on so you can reach all the spaces. If you have trouble with your bra straps staying in place you can use wardrobe tape to keep them hidden. 




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 3. The derrière. So many things to consider here. Always look at your outfit from behind. Is the view flattering? Is it what you want to see? If you’ve read Lessons from Madame Chic you will recall the story about the woman who had a hole in the bottom area of her trousers. Complete horror story, right? Make sure there are no holes. Also, make sure your pants fit correctly. Are they too tight? You can find smoothing undergarments that can help. 




 4. Legs- however you like to maintain your legs, pay attention to those too. For me, I need to make sure my skin isn’t ashy and dry. That’s a big problem I struggle with. Don't forget to moisturize your legs if they are going to be on display. Don't forget the magic power of hosiery! Hipstik (JEN15 for 15% off) is my favorite hosiery brand. I love the elastic waste that never slips or fails. 




 5. Your heels! This one is huge! Dry, cracked heels are very unflattering.  If you are not able to take care of this, wear shoes that cover your heels. This foot file is the best one I have found and you can find it for a good price on Amazon

I hope you enjoy today's video. 

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📍Join us for The Chic Assignment Season Finale.

📍Check out The Daily Connoisseur Holiday Gift Guide for 2021. 

📍 The Ten-Item Wardrobe eCourse is newly updated and back online with all new video, text, and new lessons. If you have previously purchased the ten-item wardrobe eCourse, you can access all of the new changes for free.

📍If you are looking for more content, consider becoming a member of The Daily Connoisseur through the MEMBERSHIPS feature. In The Chic Society, I publish one vodcast every Friday and do one livestream or zoom call once a month. It only costs $1.99 a month. There are also upper tiers available for people who are interested in supporting the channel on a higher level and receiving monthly mentions in the videos. *NEW* We now have a penpal program too! 

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Mimi writes, "One of my goals this year is to re-establish my relationships with friends. The pandemic has made me realize how much I need contact with those special people in my life."

Hi Mimi, that is a great goal. I think the pandemic has made us all cherish our friendships more dearly. 

Thank you for watching! I hope you enjoyed today's video. I would love to know... what do you look like from behind? What are your strengths here and what do you struggle with? Let us know and your comment could be chosen as comment of the week on the blog. 

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