Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Stamps and Cameras and Cooks - OH MY!

I admit it. I am officially stamped out! At least until the new stamps begin to roll in! Lately I have indulged in Technique Tuesday, Autumn Leaves, Bam Pop, Rubber Soul, Fancy Pants and other brands of clear and rubber stamps! What happened? When I first started scrapping and up until recently I had no desire to do any stamping and had told myself that even though they were pretty I could use the money on other supplies! YIKES! I fell into the stamping trap! But I enjoy them so as long as I keep it reasonable, who's complaining! Besides, did I mention that I got most of these on sale or with gift certificates? That makes a big difference too! *big wink*

New pictures! That always makes me feel like scrapping! A fresh palette to work with! We will be going to see my folks so that will provide lots of new pictures and we are making plans for another day trip up to the mountains which is always full of great photo opportunities! This time we plan to go up to Grandfather Mountain and visit the nature habitats! Cougars, eagles, bears and more! Yep, there's nothing like new pictures to get my scrapping juices flowing!

Another winning recipe from my kitchen!!

Honey Mustard Chicken
4-6 boneless chicken breasts
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup prepared mustard
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon curry powder
Place chicken breasts in baking pan. Combine melted butter, honey, mustard, salt and curry powder then pour mixture over chicken. Bake at 350 for 60 to 70 minutes, basting every 20 minutes with pan drippings until nicely browned.

Roasted potatoes and corn on the cob will complete this and for dessert try a coconut cake or ambrosia for a lighter touch!

Sunday, May 06, 2007

NSD and Food

Well, did everyone have a wonderful National Scrapbooking Day yesterday? I certainly did! I spent it over at Peek playing games and scrapping for the majority of the day! I told everyone here to just pretend like I was gone and they did! No one bothered me all day long - at least with anything major or stupid! *Big Grin*

As I promised, I am going to share a yummy recipe with you today! This meal was so easy to make but it didn't taste easy! My family (which consists of 3 hungry men) enjoyed it alot!

Zesty BBQ Chicken
4-5 boneless chicken breasts but I like to use a bag of chicken tenders
1 bottle BBQ sauce
1/2 bottle Italian dressing
1/4 cup brown sugar
Worchestire sauce
Put chicken in crockpot. Mix BBQ, Italian dressing, brown sugar and several dashes of worchestire sauce then pour over chicken. Cook on low 6-8 hours.

To complete the meal there was corn on the cob, salad (I love to add chick peas to salad now) and a yummy cake dripping with hot fudge (a complete mix from Betty Crocker). GOOD EATING!

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Mid Week Tag

Sorry for not posting any updates lately! It has been a BUSY BUSY week!

1. The pros came out about the problem with mice and I am glad to report NO MORE MICE have been seen or even the signs of any and all my dishes have been washed and put away again! I have my kitchen back!

2. We had a free termite inspection done and found signs of the little munchers! I am totally in favor of termite protection no matter what! After all, this is our home! But this finally convinced dh to take action so the house will be treated next week and we will be under the protection of the pros!

3. We have discussed a getting a patio. Right now we have a deck and it's not much to look at! Small and getting very old looking! It needs repair but I would prefer a patio! I might call about getting a free estimate on having one put down!

4. The stop smoking campaign around here is going pretty good! Every now and then I get a craving for a cigarette but not enough to actually light one up!

5. American Idol! I wasn't too surprised about Chris R. being chosen to leave but I was a little disappointed about Phil! In the past couple of weeks (since Country Week) he has really blossomed and shown his stuff! I do feel he will get picked up for a record deal in the near future so I'm not worried about him! Plus I have to say "Bravo, Phil." He showed how to leave the show with class as he sang his final song! He definitely knows how to act like a pro!

6. I have not been able to do very much for that matter. I have been on crutches this week! I had myself a bad fall in the parking lot of a local restaurant and ended up heading over to the closest Urgent Care unit (since it was Sunday) for x-rays. Luckily there were no broken bones or fractures but the doctor did tell me I was going to be in pretty bad shape for about 3-5 days and he was right! Unfortunately certain things still have to be done. Clothes, dishes, fixing dinner, taking Whiner out and with no one here to help me out during the day it leaves me no choice but to hobble around as best as possible!

See ya soon!