Friday, November 21, 2008

Soap, Holidays and Family

Its been a while since I last blogged! In that time, I've had a sick child, birthday parties, a messy house, and soap making. I won't post again probably for another week or so...but don't leave me please! I'll be back. I have been experimenting with making soap. Its a lot of fun and I hope to start selling some soon. Thanksgiving is around the corner, so I'll be cooking, eating and spending lots of time with family! I hope all of you have a very wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving! We have so much to be thankful for!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Garlic-Basil Chicken and Pasta

I wanted to make something different tonight with boneless, skinless chicken tenders. I used what I had on hand. I probably would have use linguine or maybe even fettuccine, but all I had was egg noodles....which worked out great. Give it a try...we loved it.

Garlic-Basil Chicken Pasta

Cook 8 oz of egg noodles..or whatever pasta you prefer (in salted water)
Drain, set aside
Chop 2 cloves of garlic and saute in hot olive oil
Add 1 lb or so of boneless, skinless chicken tenders. Sprinkle both sides with black pepper seasoned salt and sweet basil (I used dry, but fresh would be better I'm sure). Cook until chicken is done.
Add pasta back to pan. Mix together 1 can chicken broth and 2 tablespoons of cornstarch..mix well..then pour over chicken and pasta. Over med-low heat, stir until sauce thickens. Oh yea..I threw in a couple tbsp of butter too.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Camping Out Cake

Tomorrow we are having my daughter's 5th birthday party. She wanted a camping themed party. We are having a camp fire with weenie roast, smores and other goodies. We are also having games and a hay ride. Today I decorated her cake and it was a lot of fun to do. I just wanted to share my pictures of how it began and the results.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Looking for suggestions....

My guest room needs some freshening up. I need some ideas! Please leave your suggestions. Its kind of a beachy theme in the room. The walls are a bright yellow...this will not change..cause I don't feel like painting them over. The roman shades are a navy blue. The bedspread is navy on one side and a lighter blue on the other. You'll see in the picture that I have the bed up on risers. I like a tall bed. I just need to get a bed skirt for it. I am wondering should I change the bedspread out (FYI the curtains are striped), keep the bedspread and use a white bed skirt? Or another color? I have those little plates to put on the wall too. And there is that wheel..Should I paint it white or stain it. I was going to hang it on that wall (see pic, I was trying it out)...but, it looks so alone and small on that wall. can see from the pics I do need some help ;-)
Now...if my family, who actually uses this room when visiting, is reading..feel free to offer suggestions too :-)

Thanks you guys!!