Friday, August 31, 2012

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Saw this beauty on the lantana while getting ready to cut the grass. Came in for the camera!! YAY


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Yummy shrimp, mussels, crusty bread & a half of a baked potato!!! NOM NOM NOM!! I was wanting some shrimp!!


Thursday, August 30, 2012

testing

Yay!! 2 down 1 to go!! Photobucket
Hi all I had to add moderate comments cause I have a porn site referring site & referring URLS?? I don't know how to get rid of it??!! But have been getting a lot of anonymous comments with bad contents & redirect links??!! Crazy!! Hope all understand & if anyone can help me, I'd love it!! Plus I lost my signature :( I also blocked a follower by accident & don't know how to fix that either?? Just a mess I tell ya!!! Teehee I must tell I'm a single click user, so that's how I get into trouble!!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

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YAY quilt is off the frame!! Needs binding!!





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Went to lunch with my Mom, a friend of her's plus the little man!!!

I got my baby fix!! YAY
Look he's sporting a mohawk!!




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I did 2 more recipes but forgot to get pictures?? LOL

I refashioned another t-shirt with just elastic!! Super comfy!!




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Next up was this recipe!!
 OMG chicken: 
Oven 425 degrees F
Ingredients:
1/2 cup Hellmann’s Mayonnaise
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
4 boneless skinless chicken breast cutlets
4 teaspoons Italian seasoned dry bread crumbs
1. Mix the mayo and shredded cheese in a bowl
2. Lay chicken breasts on a baking sheet and spread mayo mixture on chicken breasts
3. Evenly spread bread crumbs on the chicken
4. Bake for 20 minutes or until chicken is cooked thoroughly.





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Than tried this one
Found the recipe HERE
I didn't make the sauce for this yet!! Will make it when I'm ready to eat it!!



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Next recipe is Dutch Oven Butter Chicken

I didn't put in the cherry tomatoes.



3 lbs. Chicken Breasts (with the bone and skin on)
1 stick butter
1 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp Paprika
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 tsp. dried Rosemary
1 Onion Chopped
½ cup White Wine
10 oz Grape Tomatoes
1 lemon Sliced
3 thyme sprigs
Heat 1 stick butter in the dutch oven on high heat until melted. Add the ginger, paprika, rosemary, salt and pepper. Place the chicken breasts, skin side down, in the butter mixture and reduce the heat to medium – low and let it get crispy for about 8 minutes and flip over so the other side can get crispy as well.Once both sides are done cooking in the butter mixture remove from the butter mixture and set aside. Scrap the inside of the pan so it loosens up whatever got stuck to the bottom of the pan. Add the onions and saute until translucent. Next, add the white wine, tomatoes and thyme and mix well. Once fully combined and tomatoes start to appear slightly softer place the lemon slices in the broth then lay the chicken breast back into the pan, on top of the lemon slices, with the skin side up Cover and place in the oven for 30 minutes, or until no longer pink inside.
Serve on top of potatoes or rice.

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So Lowe's Food had bone in, skin on chicken breasts on sale!! YAY I got 3 packages. They had 4 breasts in each pack.
Tried this recipe
Easy Dutch Oven Chicken found the recipe HERE



Friday, August 17, 2012

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Yummy chicken thighs!!! Original recipe is for shrimp!! NOM too!!
I found it HERE




Garlicky Baked Shrimp

Source:  Gimme Some Oven
Serves: 3
Ingredients:
1 lb. raw shrimp, deveined and peeled (I pull the tails off beforehand too)
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbsp. white wine
salt and pepper
1/4 cup (4 Tbsp.) melted butter
1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs
2 Tbsp. fresh Italian-leaf parsley, chopped
half of a lemon (optional)
Directions:
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
In a bowl, combine the shrimp, garlic, and white wine.  Stir to combine, then pour into a baking dish.  Spread out evenly, and then season with salt and pepper.
In another bowl, use a fork to mix melted butter, Panko, and parsley until well combined.  With your fingers, sprinkle the mixture evenly in the baking dish over the shrimp.
Transfer dish to oven and bake until the shrimp are pink and opaque, about 15-18 minutes.




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Crepe Myrtles in full bloom!




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I went by the river & it was too stinking hot!! Plus there were too many people by the dock. So this is from the park area you can hardly see the river from there??




Thursday, August 16, 2012

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

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NOM!! Frozen Margarita after work today!! Best $2.00 every spent :)



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Wow I took this blind with my phone at work, sun was blinding me!! Blue Angel plane! AWESOME!!



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I made these again only this time with wonton wrappers. Being the knucklehead I am, I forgot to buy fresh basil?? Still were very yummy!!!




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This was in the parking lot yesterday!! How fun! Wish there were open for us to get some, but they were just getting lunch :(








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A customer came to show off her new puppy!!! She's 10 months old & her name is Stinker!! LOL She's adorable!



Monday, August 13, 2012

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Caramel in a can, NOM!!



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A keeper here!! found the recipe HERE

Parmesan Chicken Bake
(adapted from Food.com)
6 chicken breasts
1 C light mayonaise or greek yogurt (I have done 1/2 of each as well)
1/2 c fresh parmesan cheese, plus more for the top
1 1/2 tsp seasoning salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp garlic powder

1.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees and spray the inside of a 9x13 glass pan.  Lay the chicken inside the pan.
2.  Mix together the remaining ingredients and spread evenly over each piece of chicken, being sure to cover all the exposed raw meat (so it doesn't dry out.)  Sprinkle on a bit more fresh parmesan over all the chicken.
3.  Bake for 45 minutes.  This dish is even better the next day, so just reheat in the microwave!


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Cilantro Lime Butter:
1/4 unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves
1 lime, zested and juiced
2 teaspoons salt
3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Put the butter in a mixing bowl and, using a rubber spatula, mix in the cilantro, lime zest, lime juice, salt and cayenne. Use immediately or refrigerate.

Oh my this was fabulous!!!


Monday, August 6, 2012

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Giant mushrooms growing in my yard!!!!






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My Mom started this square in a square quilt. We both had bought the same jelly roll's at Joanne's. I made mine with bigger squares & it's been done awhile. I made it for my late DH :(
So Mom gave me the blocks she made & I finished the top!! YAY!!!





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To my Aussie friends, this is what the foodsaver does!! Sucks all the air out of special bags to save your food from freezer burn!!




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Oh yummmmm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Panqueques de Dulce de Leche (Crepes with Dulce de Leche)

I've never tried Dulce de Leche before???? So a friend bought me a can & I'm hooked!!! OMGosh it's so good!!!!

Found the recipe for the crepes HERE






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Grilled chicken tenderloins with nectarine chutney
Found the recipe HERE
Oh my!!!
Nectarine Chutney is AWESOME!!!

While it was cooking!!






After!!


GRILLED CHICKEN PALLIARDS WITH NECTARINE CHUTNEY

    • 1 lb firm-ripe nectarines, cut into 1-inch pieces
    • 1 large tomato, coarsely chopped
    • 1 small garlic clove, chopped
    • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
    • 3 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
    • 1 teaspoon curry powder (preferably Madras)
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 4 skinless boneless chicken breast halves (1 1/2 lb total)
    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    • Garnish: fresh cilantro sprigs

PREPARATION

    1. Prepare grill for cooking.
    2. Simmer nectarines, tomato, garlic, vinegar, brown sugar, curry powder, and salt, uncovered, in a 2-quart heavy saucepan, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened but still saucy, about 20 minutes.
    3. While chutney is cooking, sandwich chicken between sheets of plastic wrap and pound with flat side of a meat pounder or with a rolling pin until 1/4inch thick. Pat chicken dry and brush tops with oil, then season with salt and pepper.
    4. When the fire is hot (you can hold your hand 5 inches above rack 1 to 2 seconds), place chicken, oiled sides down, on lightly oiled grill rack and grill 1 minute. Brush tops with oil and season with salt and pepper, then turn chicken over and grill until just cooked through, 1 to 2 minutes more.
    5. Serve chicken with nectarine chutney.
Cooks' note:
• You can cook chicken in batches in a hot well-seasoned ridged grill pan, turning once, 2 to 3 minutes total.


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Lebanese Chicken and Potatoes

Found recipe HERE




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Smoked Sausage with Black beans!!
I added a can of red kidney beans to this
I found the recipe HERE