Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Bon Appetit...

So in the McDonald monopoly game last year I won lots of coke rewards points... so I looked on there to see what I could do with them. My hubby likes to cook so I got him a subscription to Bon appetit magazine... and all those yummy recipes look sooo yummy... but so far I am the only one to use them.

Sunday I made the best BBQ sauce. Kris used them on ribs and chicken and it was soo good, he took leftovers to work and they enjoyed it too.

Yummy sauce link

Then Monday I got the grill fired up and made the most incredible burgers... they may even compete with smashburger, and I love smash burger

Yummy Burger Link

Monday, June 28, 2010

Quick Easy Chicken Recipes

I am not the best cook but I have collected a few tried and true recipes that are easy enough to remember and not mess up to bad!

Crock Pot Chicken

I love the crock pot and this recipe takes the cake for easy!
In the early afternoon put in the crockpot a couple chicken breasts, boneless skinless
a family size can of cream of chicken soup
a package of cream cheese
and a packet of dry italian dressing mix

let it cook all day until the chicken is done, then serve over potatoes, rice, or egg noodles.

Chicken broccoli casserole

This was one of my mom's best! and everyone always loved it!

start with some cooked chicken, boneless skinless cubed up, and some cooked broccoli (frozen works too, but I like fresh. The recipe also called for spears, but I liked the florets best)
lay these in the bottom of a 9 x 13 pan.

cook some rice
mix cooked rice with a can of cream of chicken soup, mayonnaise, curry, lemon juice. spread this mix over the chicken and broccoli (It only called for a cup of rice, but I like it with more than that)
sprinkle shredded cheese on top (I like sharp cheddar)
then in a bowl melt some butter, and tear bread crumbs into butter, mix and sprinkle onto cheese.

bake at 350 for about 20min... or until the cheese is melted and bread crumbs crispy.

Enjoy and let me know if you have questions or if you liked them!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Dad's Day

I have 3 hard dad's to shop for this weekend... any brilliant ideas? My original plans have fizzled...

Monday, June 14, 2010

Baby album

So I have been a little crafty! My pile of repairs has shrunk, and I found time to make a cute baby album for a shower gift... it turned out sooo cute, I can't wait for baby to be here to fill the pages with pictures! I will post a few pics of it soon...

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Lack of Creativity... sorta

So I have missed challenges I planned on participating in, put off projects that have been piling up, and even thrown the towell in on my complete the craft area project... Why you might ask? It is June, which = recital, which = costume repairs, and props, and stress!!!

(if I remember to take one I will upload a Picture of my sewing pile next time I am at work)

But I thought I would make you a list of projects I have been planning on doing for a while now, which I can hopefully get done this summer...


1-Those cute fabric headband with stitched flowers on them
2-try out some cute skirt ideas/patterns, for me and my girls, and my little nieces (if they turn out well I may have to try to sell some)
3-When the kids were little they each had these cool camp blankets, but they have all grown so I would like to make them each some bigger ones
4-I am wanting some comfy pj pants


There is an Alice in wonderland challenge on a couple different sites I would love to do
Bo bunny has a fathers day challenge (i missed the sketch layout one)
My minds Eye has one coming up again soon
I have a baby gift Scrapbook I want to get done

Wood stuff/etc

I need to make my Family sign again (I keep giving them away as gifts)
I want to try this cool idea for a family tree I have been planning
I want a cute magnet board to put up in my kitchen/hall


There are some cute outfits I want some jewelery to match (I have the beads, just lack the time to get to them)


I want to learn how to knit... my aunt said she would teach me so I would love to get over there sometime to learn (my mom could knit real well, but couldn't teach me being left handed, and I right

I am sure there are others I have thought about, but forgotten on here... list some ideas if you have any good ones!