Monthly Archives: February 2014

What’s for Dinner? Chicken, Rice and Snap Peas

Are you looking for something quick and healthy to make for your family?  Consider this low-glycemic, low-salt dinner.  It’s simple to make and tastes great.

On the menu tonight:

  • Seasoned Chicken
  • Brown Organic Rice
  • Snap Peas

Brown Organic Rice

  • In saucepan, add 1 cup of cold water and ½ cup of brown organic rice
  • Bring contents to a boil
  • Stir, and turn heat down to low
  • Cover and cook for 45 minutes

Note: You can substitute white organic rice.  It cooks in 15 minutes, and will allow you to have dinner on the table in 30 minutes or less.

Seasoned Chicken

  • Cut chicken into chunk slices
  • Add 1 – 2 Tablespoons of olive oil to frying pan
  • Warm frying pan and add chicken
  • Once chicken is cooked, sprinkle with Mrs. Dash (We used Fiesta Lime.)

Snap peas

  • Rinse snap peas and pat dry
  • Add 1 Tablespoon of olive oil to frying pan and warm
  • Add dry snap peas to frying pan
  • Stir snap peas so they are coated with olive oil
  • Cook 5 – 10 minutes, depending on quantity

Serving Tips

Serve on a bright solid colored plate.  For our dinner, we used an orange plate by Fiesta. You can read more about our dishes here: Fiesta Dishes

Place a 1/2 cup of rice on each plate.  Next, top the rice with chicken.  Lastly, place the snap peas around the edge of the plate, around the rice and chicken.

Getting Organized

Are you tired of hearing the question “What’s for dinner tonight?”  If so, check out the following articles to help you get organized and  have a plan for dinner:

Happy cooking! 🙂

You may also like the following articles:

What’s for Dinner Tonight? Wild Caught Salmon

What’s For Dinner? Turkey Burgers

Fiesta Dishes: Spring Cleaning: Replace Your Dishes

Shopping Checklist for Summer Clothes

Do you need to buy new summer clothes for your kids?  Or maybe it’s time to update your own wardrobe.  Use our handy Shopping Checklist for Summer Clothes to keep track of the items you need to purchase.

Tips to Follow Before Shopping for Summer Clothes

If you’re shopping for children, it’s important to know your child’s height and weight before your start shopping.  This will help you determine the size of clothing to purchase.

Next, take inventory.  Do any clothes fit from last year?  This will save you money, and prevent over-purchasing.

Printable Shopping Checklist

Now you’re ready to use our Shopping Checklist for Summer Clothes.  Click on the link below for a printable checklist:

Shopping Checklist for Summer Clothes

Determine how many of each item you need.  As you shop, just check off the items purchased.  There are also a few blank spaces to list any special items.

Happy Shopping!

You may also enjoy the following articles:

Going to the Beach? Print Our Beach Checklist First

Summer Meal Ideas

Time Management: Setting Summer Priorities


Running A Household Celebrates First Year

We are so excited to announce that February 22nd marks the one year anniversary of our website!  We are thankful to you, our readers.  Whether you follow us on Facebook, joined our e-mail subscription list, or just stop in from time to time to read our articles, we are so happy to have you.


Let us know what you think.  Send us a quick message in the comments section below.

  • What do you like most about the Running A Household?
  • Is there anything you’d like to see added to the website?

We’d love to hear from you. 🙂


It’s official: We are now on Pinterest.  As part of our one year anniversary, we thought it was time to join Pinterest.  You’ll find pins of our most popular articles, and we will add pins of things that can help you successfully run a household.  So be sure to follow us.  The details are at the end of this article.

A Year In Review

We started off the website by offering articles in three main areas: Maintenance, Meals and Money.

From there, we added sections for Organization, Small Spaces, Time Management and What’s Growing – a monthly calendar to show you what’s growing each month.

Special thanks to our readers for sharing articles, liking them on Facebook, or pinning them on Pinterest.  Here are our top three articles that were shared on social media:

How to Organize and Store Your Receipts

Completed Receipt Bin

Completed Receipt Bin

How to organize crayons

Crayon Caddy

Toolbox: Printable To-Do List

Things To Do

Running A Household: Best of the Best

Just in case you missed a post, here are some of the most popular articles from our first year.  Be sure to check out your favorite category.



Household Chores – Weekly Checklist

Bi-weekly and Monthly Chores Checklist

Spring Cleaning Checklists

Fall Cleaning Checklists


Pool Cleaning Checklist

Silver Maple Trees: It’s a Love-Hate Relationship

Do it yourself: How to clean up fall leaves

Need more help around the house?  Check out: Toolbox: Maintenance Schedules


Grocery Shopping List by Department

Planning Your Memorial Day Cookout

The Importance of Weekly Meal Planning

Could you use some tips with meal planning for holidays and special occasions, like birthdays?  Check out: Toolbox: Meal Planning Forms


How to Keep Track of Your Charitable Contributions

How to Organize and Store Your Receipts

Monthly Expense Tracker: It’s not what you make, it’s what you spend


Ideas for Organizing Ball Caps

How to Organize the Shoes in Your Entryway

Organize Your Passwords with a Password Chart

Simple ways to organize gift wrap paper and bows

Small Spaces

Small spaces: desk ideas

Small spaces: Narrow Staircase Challenge for Mattress

Alternative Uses for Curtains

Time Management

 Tool Box: Time Management Schedule

Time Management: Setting Priorities

Time Management: Improve Your Evening Routine

Time Management: Improve Your Morning Routine

We are looking forward to our second year, and hope you will continue to join us.

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