Spotlight: Adrian’s Fave Spring Finds!

6 04 2015

We hope you had a great Easter with family & friends! Here are a few favorite Spring Finds that we think you’ll want to take a look at on your next trip to Adrian’s Boutique!

Chavez for Charity
“When we launched Chavez for Charity in early 2013, our goal was to create a line of fashion accessories that people would love to wear and at the same time allow us to contribute, in a significant way, to charitable causes we care about.

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What we didn’t foresee is the impact this collection would have on others or how it would become a catalyst for meaningful, productive and sometimes very personal conversations.”
~Founder, Julie Marie Chavez

Each color of bracelet represents and also benefits specific non-profits around the world.  For example the blue bracelets benefit Water.org, the yellow bracelets benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand, etc.  Stop by Adrian’s and check these out! $12.99 each.

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Pali Hawaiian Sandals 

YES…we KNOW these are probably the ugliest sandals E.V.E.R! BUT, these very popular sandals, designed for teens, men or women and are SUPER comfortable!!! They just may be the MOST POPULAR sandal we have ever sold at Adrians Boutique!

Pali Hawaiian Sandals

This soft and flexible sandal with an air pocket footbed is washable, durable, and floats on water… absolutely perfect for school, working in the garden or walking around all day! Oh, rumor has it you can even wear SOCKS (& Daisy Dukes!) with these sandals! What is the world coming to??? Hurry in to Adrians Boutique to get yours!

Did I mention they are ONLY $9.99?

Yep! Really & Truly…

$9.99 (really!)

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NEW! Our delicious Wacky Twist Pretzel Seasoning has been quite a hit at Adrian’s Boutique!  With this magical seasoning, you can turn an everyday pretzel into a gourmet treat in minutes!

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Available in FOUR palate pleasing flavors… Honey Mustard & Onion, White Cheddar, Jalapeño Cheddar & Cinnamon. Mmmmm! You make these in a Zip Lock Bag in just minutes! Love it! $6.99 & makes a bunch!

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We’ve got a delicious recipe to share with you today as well…This one comes from a favorite contributor, Pam Rush from Salina, Kansas.  If you’re a lemon fan, you will LOVE these Creamy Lemon Cake Bars.  We have served them at more than one event at Adrians Boutique, always to rave reviews!

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We look forward to your next visit to Adrian’s Boutique in downtown Buhler! To see what you’ll find on your next visit, Check out our latest video from KWCH Channel 12

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Just a reminder that your Buy One, Get One 50% off Fashion Coupon from our Easter Postcard, it is still valid through Saturday, April 11, 2015.  If you’ve misplaced it, just use coupon code EASTER FASHION BOGO at the register.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed this quick update! ~Vicki Adrian

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Orange Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breasts

30 11 2011

This recipe comes from Valerie Rempel, who is the sister to one of our Adrian’s Staff members, Denise Heizelman.  Valerie lives in California, and it is always a treat for all of us when she comes home to visit her family.  We love to go for coffee with her!  Our daughter, Jenny made this last night and it was delicious!  I thought you might like a nice, simple meal that is a little out of the ordinary…after all, one cannot live on Christmas Cookies alone!  (We could try!)

Orange Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breasts

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Poultry seasoning
Salt
Pepper
4 slices bacon (we used double :-), and used the thick, peppery kind!)
1/4 c. butter, melted
1 T. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 c. orange marmalade

Preheat oven to 375°. (350 if using a glass baking dish) Sprinkle each chicken breast with poultry seasoning, salt and pepper. (Be generous with the poultry seasoning!)  Wrap each piece of chicken with a slice of bacon and place in baking dish with bacon ends tucked under the breasts.  Melt the butter, Worcestershire sauce and marmalade in the microwave, stirring until combined. Pour evenly over the bacon-wrapped chicken breasts. Bake until chicken is done and the bacon is crisp, about 25-30 minutes.   Valerie says “I found a version of this recipe on the internet where it was credited to Peggy Trowbridge Filipone at the About.com website.  Il like recipes that are easy to adapt to the size of the crowd, large or small.  This is especially nice served with wild rice and a green salad. “

Jenny made this on a cool winter evening…it was delicious!  This recipe is featured in our “Between Friends” Cookbook…Available at Adrians.

THANK YOU for sharing the recipe Valerie!

If you’ve got a family favorite, I would love to have you email your recipe to me… vicki@adriansboutique.com  THANK YOU!

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Tahaitian Beach Party Give-Away

15 06 2011
Win this fun Summer Tote Bag, Wallet & Spiral Bracelet

At Adrians Boutique in downtown Buhler, Kansas, we LOVE to spoil our clients!  This week we’ve chosen a fun canvas tote style purse from designer Anne Ormsby whose style focus on the fun & whimsical! We’ve also added a coordinating snap clutch wallet and a fun beaded spiral bracelet.  Value is $52.

Our annual Tahitian Beach Party starts Thursday and continues Friday & Saturday, June 16 – 18, 2011.  Jenny & I have been busy baking over 300 bikini, palm tree, tropical fish, flip flop & flower shaped Sugar Cookies.  It has been so much fun!

Bikini Cookies

We’ve been baking up a Tahitian Hurricane worth of delicious party foods…

We will be serving our Tahitian Chicken Stack Dinner, which is SOOOO GOOD! along with a wide variety of appetizers & desserts such as:

Bikini Sugar Cookies,  Captain Rodney’s Creamy Temptation of Jezebel Dip, Captain Rodney’s Pirate Wraps , Wind & Willow Key Lime Cheeseball, Tropical Dump Cake & “Vinolicious”Freeze Mixes in Lemoncillo, Margarita & Wine Ice…plus much more!

 There are great specials in the store as well, so be sure to check out the details on Facebook!

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for this contest.  We will accept entries until Monday, June 20, 2011 at midnight and the winner will be notified via email and in our weekly E-Newsletter.

Good Luck! We look forward to seeing you this weekend!  Vicki & Staff

PS…Congratulations to Joan Smith from Hutchinson, Kansas who won last week’s drawing for our Strawberry Gourmet Market Basket!





Barbeque Meatballs

29 03 2011

Donna's Barbeque Meatballs

Welcome back to our Blog…today’s featured recipe comes from a talented cook, Donna Greenleaf, from Pratt, Kansas.  We have featured some of her other recipes in our Adrian’s E-Newsletters, and she certainly knows her way around the kitchen!  Hope you will enjoy these deliciously sweet meatballs.  Perfect freezer dish!  Divide up the recipe for a “eat some now, freeze some to give away or serve later” kind of meal.

Start with fresh ingredients…

I had such a sweet note from a friend, Shirley Grose, from southern California..”…I also just printed off the chicken salad recipe and the chicken enchiladas. I do cooking for sick people in our church from time to time–new moms, people who are down on their luck, etc., so I want to make some of these recipes and package them in those freezer pans with cardboard lids, in quantities that would feed the # of people in their families (i.e. 2 parents; 1 kid), etc. These recipes are giving me new ideas.”  This is EXACTLY what I wanted to happen with our recipe Blog, newsletters, etc.  Homemade food is such a blessing to families or individuals.  Thank you for your compassion and willingness to serve Shirley!

Farm fresh eggs...a treat!

This is such a simple recipe…just mix up all of the meatball ingredients together in a large bowl.  Squish it really good and mix thoroughly.  Then form into meatballs.  Line them up in a single layer in a 9 x 13 pan.

Barbeque Meatball Recipe

We actually made about 1 1/2 times this recipe and made a meatloaf out of about a third of the mixture.

We decided to make a Meatloaf too!

Mix up the sauce and pour over meatballs. Bake at 350 for about an hour.This will be delicious served with a potato casserole, over rice, and a perfect dish to share at a Potluck or to share with another family.  YUM!  Thank you Donna for sharing your recipe!

Barbeque Meatballs

Meatballs:
12 oz. evaporated milk
3 lbs. ground beef
2 c. oatmeal
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. pepper
2 eggs
1/2 c. onion, chopped
2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. chili powder

Mix all ingredients; shape into balls the size of walnuts. Place in a single layer in a 9 x 13 pan that has been sprayed with non-stick spray.

Sauce:
2 c. catsup
2 c. brown sugar
2 T. liquid smoke
1/2 tsp. garlic powder

Mix all together and pour over meatballs.  Bake for about one hour at 350 degrees.

*Note: If frozen, allow to thaw in the refrigerator for about 24 hours, then bake as directed or until bubbly. Click Here for Easy Print Recipe.

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This recipe is featured in Adrian’s “Between Friends” Cookbook.

 





Jenny’s Chicken Salad

21 03 2011

Jenny's Chicken Salad

Cool & refreshing on a warm spring or summer day, homemade Chicken Salad is just hard to beat!  We are continuing our series on Comfort Foods that are also Freezer Friendly, but are going to break away today from that for this post.  For those of you that have just discovered our blog, right now we are journaling through a day that we spent filling the freezer for our daughter-in-law, Cassie while she is recovering from some health issues.

Start with a Rotisserie Chicken

Our recipe today steps away from the freezer meals, because they were also in need of something that was just ready to grab out of the fridge for an easy to fix lunch. We started with a nice Rotisserie Chicken from the Deli.  Skin & de-bone the cooled chicken, then tear or cut into bite sized pieces.  We used one whole chicken.

Dice the celery

Dice the celery…this gives the chicken salad some great texture and CRUNCH!  This recipe comes from an experience our daughter, Jenny had while working at a great little diner one summer during college.  It is a light and delicious Chicken Salad that is refreshing served on a nice hearty bread, a light croissant, or on a lettuce leaf as a salad.

Halve your Red Grapes

Next, prepare your red grapes.  Wash and stem them, then slice in half. Jenny learned so much about made from scratch cooking during the weeks she worked at the diner!  (Note to self…we’ll have to feature the homemade Cream Puffs someday soon! 🙂

We go for the REAL mayonnaise...Hellmanns!

Mix up the sauce that holds it all together using Real mayonnaise, sugar, salt & pepper. It’s starting to look like Chicken Salad!

Serve on a hearty wheat berry bread, a light croissant, or on a lettuce leaf.  Refreshing and delicious!

Chicken Salad on Croissant

Any church potluck will confirm the fact that there are hundreds of great Chicken Salad recipes out there that are family favorites! We hope you enjoy this very simple one. Click here for easy print recipe.

Chicken Salad Diner Style

1 prepared Rotisserie chicken, cooled, deboned and torn into bite sized pieces
1 1/2 – 2 1/2 cups seedless red grapes, cut in half
3 – 5 stalks celery, finely diced
1 1/2-2 T. sugar
1 cup real mayonnaise…(really the REAL mayo!)
salt & pepper (optional)

Mix all ingredients together.  Add a little more mayonnaise if needed.  Chill thoroughly if you can wait! Delicious served on a fresh croissant, hearty wheat bread, or beautifully arranged on a lettuce leaf.

This is such a simple recipe, but delicious!  An option would be to add some slivered almonds or chopped pecans, but my family likes it better without the nuts. Pretty enough to serve at a ladies luncheon, and hearty enough that the guys even like it!

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Chicken Enchiladas Suisas

19 03 2011

Chicken Enchiladas Suisas

…Continuing our little mini-series of Comfort Foods that are also very FREEZER FRIENDLY… and feel like this is same song, second verse…this is another favorite recipe that I have had for over 30 years.  A little gal, Melody Connor was in our “Newly Married” Sunday School class and served it to us for dinner at their house.  Of course, even back then, I was never shy about asking for a good recipe when I taste something delicious!

Gather the goodies...

Start by gathering up the ingredients…looks like a big mess here… 🙂 We were making about 8 recipes at the same time!  I just love it when we’ve got a hundred things going!  Living out in the country if you forget an ingredient, you just have to start substituting.  Sometimes, it turns out to be a whole other dish!

Rotisserie Chicken

We started out with a rotisserie chicken, but you can use any cooked style chicken that you like.  This chicken was relatively small, so we used the whole chicken. Just remove the skin, debone and tear into bite sized pieces.

This recipe was featured in Adrian's "Between Friends" Cookbook

Mix chicken with green chilies, sour cream & cumin.  Place about 1/4-1/3 cup of chicken mixture on each of the tortillas and roll up. Mix up sauce and pour over the top of the rolled tortillas.  Top with some shredded (sharp) cheddar cheese. Now you can either wrap tightly and place in your freezer, or bake them right away to serve for dinner!

Chicken Enchiladas Suisas

This is a great dish to serve to a crowd!  We have served these enchiladas a couple of times at Adrians during different special events.  They are not too spicy, or too messy, so most everyone seems to like them. At the store, we cut these into halves or thirds because they really do make a large enchilada. Serve with some great crunchy tortilla chips, Mexican rice, a nice salad and don’t forget a little (or A LOT) of homemade guacamole on the side!

Filling the Freezer with Comfort Foods

The staff makes fun of me, because I always seem to have a “story” behind these recipes…”Served at my great grand-pappy’s second cousin’s funeral…etc. etc” 🙂 … Let me say that I just can’t help it!  🙂  I always tend to go to my tried & true recipes from my old, old recipe box first!

Chicken Enchiladas Suisas
Click Here for Easy Print Recipe

3 1/2 c. diced cooked chicken (or 1 small rotisserie chicken)
4 oz. chopped green chilies
1/2 c. sour cream
1/2 tsp. cumin
10 flour tortillas
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/2 c. milk
1/4 tsp. cumin
2 c. shredded cheddar cheese
Garnishes: chopped green onions, chopped tomatoes & sliced black olives

De-bone chicken and shred or chop into bite sized pieces. Mix cooked chicken, green chilies, sour cream and cumin together. Place about 1/4 to 1/3 cup of filling in each of the 10 tortillas and roll up. Place filled tortillas in greased 9 x 13 casserole dish. Combine cream of chicken soup, milk, cumin and 1 1/2 cups shredded cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until bubbling. Garnish with chopped green onions, chopped tomatoes and sliced black olives if desired.

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*Note:  These enchiladas have been served at several Adrians events.  Can be easily prepared ahead and frozen for your convenience…Great for a crowd!





Lazy Lady Stew (Slow Cooker Version)

3 02 2011
From the cookbook “Kitchen Keepsakes” from the cookbook collection of
Vicki Adrian, Buhler, Kansas

Lazy Lady Stew...Crock Pot Version

I absolutely love cookbooks and  have adapted this recipe from a cookbook that I have had for at least 30 years!  Falling in love with my crock pot again this winter…makes life so easy!  You really can prepare a dinner in under 10 minutes in the morning and come home to a delicious dinner with very little prep time or clean up! LOVE THAT!

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