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One of our staff members is lucky enough to be married to a retired fireman. During his time at the fire station, all of the firefighters would take turns making dinner for each other. His favorite recipe, dubbed “Station 22 Chicken Enchiladas” is now a favorite in their home.

Ingredients:
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 15oz. can mild enchilada sauce
2 8oz. cans mild diced green chilies
2 8oz. cans sliced black olives
2  roma tomatoes diced
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
5 large flour Tortillas
1 bunch of green onions chopped
sour cream and salsa as a garnish

Ready to go into the oven!

Instructions:
• Put chicken in a large pot, cover with water, cook at a soft boil for 1 hr.
• Drain hot water and cool chicken with cold water.
• Shred chicken meat by hand into bite size pieces in a large mixing bowl.
• Add 1 can of green chilies, 1 ½ cans of black olives, ½ of the diced tomatoes, 1 ½  cups of shredded cheddar cheese, ½  of the green onions chopped. Mix well.
• Fill tortillas with the chicken mixture so they can easily be rolled up and placed close together in 9”x 13” baking pan.
• Pour 1 can of enchilada sauce over all of the enchiladas in the pan, sprinkle remaining:  shredded cheddar cheese, green chilies, sliced olives, diced tomatoes and chopped green onions.

• Cover pan with foil, bake at 350° for 1-1 ½ hrs.

Serves 5

My husband Ben and I are busy people. We both work full-time, and when Friday evening rolls around, we enjoy spending our free time with friends and family. That’s why it’s no surprise that during the weekend, there’s no time to clean our house before we’re back at the office.

Recently, Ben came up with a great idea to make our home a priority: Clean one room in the house, once a month.

The idea is to pick one room in the house (bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, etc.) and clean it from top to bottom for one day of the month. This includes moving furniture and dusting, wiping, vacuuming, and anything else you can think of to deep clean the room. It’s also a chance to decide whether or not you want to redecorate or reorganize the space.

By making each room a priority, it reminds us to appreciate our beautiful home.

We decided our “clean day” in January would be Sunday, since most fun events on the weekends are usually Friday and Saturday nights. Once we decided on a day, we stuck to it—even if we received a tempting last-minute brunch invitation.

Last month we focused on the bedroom and started cleaning the bedroom closet, and worked our way to the master bathroom. We went through our closet and pulled out piles of clothes we didn’t wear anymore. We made one pile for donation, and another to give away to friends and family who we thought might like them.  We washed our sheets, dusted end tables, cleaned the windows, and vacuumed the carpets.

That night, it felt good to know our bedroom was now a clutter-free, peaceful retreat. And guess what—we even had time to go to dinner with friends!

Freebie: We’ve made a free to print room list for you to try the One Room, Once a Month technique for yourself. Click the image below to download. Make sure to come back to our blog and keep us posted on your monthly cleaning.

At Solutions we’re always looking for ways to help reduce our customer’s stress levels and help with organization (these two may just go hand in hand).  For this holiday season, we brought back an old holiday favorite: our gift checklists.

Below are two colorful spreadsheets, one to keep track of the gifts you’ve purchased, and the other to keep track of gifts you’ve received from friends and family. Just download, print and start getting organized.

Happy Holidays from the Solutions Web Team!

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Here’s a fun freebie to help you in your holiday wrapping: A downloadable, 8 1/2 x 11 inch sheet of eight gift tags. Just cut each one out and attach to your gifts.  These tags are actual images taken from previous Solutions Catalog cover shoots.

When we shoot photos for our cover, we take hundreds of shots of multiple scenes, trying to capture just the right feel for the season. Oftentimes we narrow them down and allow customers to vote on their favorites. You may recognize a few of these gift tags as your favorite holiday images over the years. Happy wrapping from Solutions!

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We’re pleased to offer you another set of free computer desktop backgrounds from Solutions. Update your computer for the holidays with some of our seasonal favorites. Or just brighten your day with a beautiful sunset, beach, or cityscape.

Solutions Holiday Catalog Cover
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Click here for more Desktop Backgrounds from Solutions


Here’s how to make an image your wallpaper:

For Windows 9x and above:

  1. Click on the image you desire. After it is loaded, right click on the image.
  2. On the menu that pops up, select SET AS BACKGROUND or
    SET AS WALLPAPER.

For Mac OS X:

  1. Drag the image onto your desktop.
  2. From the Apple menu select SYSTEM PREFERENCES, then DESKTOP.
  3. In the pull-down menu marked ‘Collection,’ select CHOOSE FOLDER.
  4. Locate desired image file and double-click it.

Be sure to write down those special recipes or new variations of old favorites for safe keeping. Enjoy these printable recipe cards from Solutions. 2 per page, approx 4″x6″.

RC_chef.pdf

 

RC_cook-tools-recipe-card.pdf

 

RC_country-kitchen.pdf RC_country-kitchen.pdf

 

RC_cupcakes.pdf

 

RC_fall-leaves.pdf

 

RC_parisian-cafe.pdf RC_parisian-cafe.pdf

 

RC_standard-recipe-card.pdf

 

RC_strawberry-dream.pdf RC_strawberry-dream.pdf

 

RC_tea-time.pdf RC_tea-time.pdf

 

RC_Victorian.pdf RC_Victorian.pdf

 

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Our creative staff had some fun creating these bookplates for you to download and print.  Make your selection and enjoy! Keep scrolling down to view all eight designs.


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Nautical Bookplate Download