Friday, May 25, 2012

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LOL can you guess what I did yesterday morning??? Tee hee!

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I got to see that sweet little man on Wed. when I meet my Mom & baby's Grandma for lunch!! YAY!! So I just had to take a picture of his toes!!! LOL

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

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YAY I learned how to do black & white with a color splash in Photoshop!!!


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I made this Steak Fajitas
INGREDIENTS
1 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 lb of flank steak, skirt steak or carne asada
1 large yellow onion, peeled and sliced with the grain, not against the grain as one would normally slice an onion. Slice first in half, and then slice off sections a half inch wide at widest point.
2-3 bell peppers of various colors, stemmed, seeded, de-ribbed, sliced lengthwise into strips
Salt
Marinade:
Juice of 1 lime
2 Tablespoons of olive oil
2 cloves garlic, peeled, minced
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 fresh Jalapeño pepper, seeded, ribs removed, finely chopped (be careful not to touch your eyes or anywhere near your eyes after handling a Jalapeño pepper!)
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, including stems
METHOD 1
Mix all marinade ingredients. Coat the steak with the marinade and let it sit at room temperature for an hour, or longer in the fridge. Before you cook the meat, wipe off most of the marinade and sprinkle the steak with salt. 2 Set a large cast iron pan or griddle over high heat and let this heat up for 1-2 minutes. Add the tablespoon of oil to the pan and let this heat up for 1 minute. Add the steak, frying on each side for 3 minutes, or to desired doneness. 3 minutes per side will yield approximately medium rare doneness for an average cut of flank steak. Carne asada and skirt steak will need less time. If the pan starts to smoke too much, reduce the heat to medium-high. You want the steak browned, not burned. Remove from pan and let sit, tented with foil, for 5 minutes. 3 Cook the vegetables while the meat is resting. Add a little more oil to the pan if necessary, then add the onions and bell peppers. Let these sear for 1 minute before stirring, then stir every 90 seconds or so as the veggies sear. Cook for 5-6 minutes total. 4 Slice the meat against the grain into thin slices. If you slice the meat at an angle, you will be able to get your slices pretty thin. These cuts of steak are flavorful but can be a little tough, so thin slices will really help make it easier to eat. 5 Serve immediately with shredded cheese, salsa, shredded iceberg lettuce, sour cream, guacamole and warm flour tortillas. (Hint for warming tortillas - put in microwave over a paper towel for 20 seconds on high heat.) Yield: Serves 4. I cooked it all together, next time I'll do it like the recipe!!! LOL Found it HERE IMG_0590

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Vinegar Glossed Chicken
1 cup best-quality red wine vinegar
3-4 garlic cloves, minced (about 2 tablespoons)
3 sprigs fresh rosemary, chopped (about 1 tablespoon)
3 pounds bone-in chicken pieces
Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
Extra-virgin olive oil
3/4 cup chicken broth, plus more as needed

At least 15 minutes and up to 2 hours before cooking combine the vinegar, garlic and rosemary to marinate. Thoroughly season chicken pieces with salt and pepper. Heat a large, heavy skillet over high heat and swirl enough olive oil to coat the bottom of the pan. Place the chicken in the skillet, skin side down. Don’t crowd the chicken; leave space around each piece. Work in batches if necessary. You should hear an immediate sizzle when the chicken pieces hit the pan. Don’t move them. It takes a few minutes to sear the chicken so it doesn’t stick. Brown all sides; this can take up to 10 minutes per batch. Regulate the heat so it stays high but does not burn the chicken. Place all the browned chicken back into the skillet. Add chicken broth and scrape up any brown bits from the bottom of the pan. Lower the heat, simmer, and reduce for 15 to 20 minutes. Increase the heat to high and pour in the vinegar mixture. Swirl the pan and stir around as the vinegr evaporates to form a simmering glaze, 8-10 minutes. Serve immediately or refrigerate and reheat with some extra broth. found it HERE IMG_0589

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

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We have been getting some crazy, wicked storms here!! I took this at work from phone than put it into photobucket. Cropped it & added some depth. Can you see the face in the clouds?? I love it!! clouds

Sunday, May 20, 2012

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My Prickly Pear cactus is blooming!! I love how it has 2 colors!! IMAG0135

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OMGosh the floating movie prop from Pirates of the Caribbean is docked here this weekend!! Tours are $10.00!! Photobucket

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

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One of our local food stores is have some sort of anniversary. This was displayed in the lobby!! Set up out of 12 packs of soda!! Not a clear shot taken with my phone! Photobucket

Friday, May 11, 2012

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So I ordered this Hello Kitty cake pan from Amazon! YAY!! I received it yesterday, but it's got scratches :( So I emailed them last night & I got a reply today!!! WOW!! How Awesome!!! Thanks for the email. I am sorry that your are unsatisfied with your recent purchase. I would be happy to send you a replacement order. In this case, you would not be required to ship anything back to us. Please let me know if this will work for you. Kind Regards, DealGenius Customer Service Photobucket

Friday, May 4, 2012

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I got to have fun cutting this girls hair at work today!!! Photobucket

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I went to my friends Motorcycle shop to pick up some purses I had there for sale. He sold 2 & I picked up the other 2 to go to a craft show another friend is going too!! So I took a picture of his bike!! Photobucket

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Wow keeping up with a daily picture is harder than I thought!! Specially when I don't go any where exciting!! LOL So where I work is by the airport & we get planes flying really low all the time I got this one!! YAY!! plane