Fire Safety & Chicken Verde with Chile Cream Sauce

Have you guys talked to your kiddos about Fire Safety?

It’s one of those subjects that is no fun to talk about, but very very important!  It’s kinda like making a Will, it’s stuff you don’t want to have to think about, but when its all said and done, you feel a LOT safer knowing it’s in place.

The first thing we did when talking about Fire Safety, was pick a spot to meet in case of a house fire.

For us, it’s a big tree out front, by the driveway gate.  The second thing we did was go into each child’s room and talk about what it would be like if there was a fire in our home: the smoke filled room, the blaring fire alarm.  Our kids each share a room with their younger sibling, so the older child was instructed to get the younger child and help them get below the smoke line.  There is a space just above the floor where no smoke hangs.

We talked about crawling to the door and feeling the knob, if it’s not hot….

Get LOW and GO!  Head out to the tree!

If the door knob feels hot, do NOT open the door, that means fire is nearby.  Open the window and breathe fresh air while you wait for someone to come get you, or we talked about breaking the screen and carefully helping little brother or sister out before crawling out and running up front to the meeting tree.

We talked about this and practiced several times.  It may not be perfect, but it’s what we’ve got.

Have you had this convo with your children?  Not just talking, but doing an actual run through?

I was contacted by Home Security System and asked if I would share their Fire Safety Packet for Kids with you.  It’s cute, fun and colorful, but covers important fire safety info.

Fire Safety Word Search

Head on over to their site to download your free activity packet now, and while you fill it out, talk about your plan for safety!

On to the food:

Looking for a simple Mexican Supper?  Then you’ve come to the right place!  Savory chicken, creamy chile sauce with just a hint of lime, all served over your favorite Mexican Rice.

Chicken Verde with Chile Cream Sauce

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Chicken Verde

Ingredients

  • 4 whole {up To 6} Chicken Breasts
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin
  • Salt, Pepper, Garlic To Taste
  • 1 can (10 Oz) Cream Of Chicken Soup
  • ½ cups Water
  • 1 can 4 Oz Chopped Green Chiles
  • 1 teaspoon {up To 2} Lime Juice
  • ¼ cups Sour Cream
  • 2 boxes {8 Oz Each} Mexican Rice, Cooked According To Package Directions

Preparation Instructions

Season chicken on both sides with salt, pepper, garlic powder and cumin. Heat skillet, cook chicken until browned. Add soup, water, chilies and lime juice. Heat to a boil. Cook over low heat 15 minutes or until done.
Stir in sour cream and heat through. Serve over Mexican Rice with Chile Cream sauce over all.

Makes 4-6 servings.

Enjoy!

~T

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5 thoughts on “Fire Safety & Chicken Verde with Chile Cream Sauce

    • It could! The only thing I would fear, is the sauce becoming very watery over the course of the day. But you could pour it off and thicken it on the stove by boiling it with a T. of corn starch mixed in 2 T. cold water. THEN add in the sour cream and heat before serving. Let me know if you try this method! 🙂

  1. Awesome fire tips Mom! We use to have to do that kind of training when we lived in military housing. I trust my children have taught their children as well…guess I should ask huh? Recipe looks scrumptious too. Thanks much for sharing.

  2. We are going to the Fire Station with our Homeschool group this week. So looking forward to it! But we were given a unit study by them first, as they’re not letting us get away with just coming along and playing in the fire engines. 🙂
    Perhaps your local fire station as some free resources too? Bless you from Vic

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