Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
I also made a pouch to carry a diaper or two and travel size wipes, a taggie blankie, and a soft baby cube with jingle bells inside. I think the pink and green color combinations turned out very nice. I think people get awfully tired of the stereotypical pink for girls, blue for boys.....don't you agree?
Thursday, April 23, 2009
1 (8 ounce) package linguine pasta
1 tablespoon olive oil
6 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup white wine
1 lemon, juiced
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
salt to taste
2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
1 pound fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/4 cup butter
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
*Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add linguine, and cook for 9 to 13 minutes or until al dente; drain.
*Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat, and saute garlic about 1 minute. Mix in chicken broth, wine, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt, and pepper. Reduce heat, and simmer until liquid is reduced by about 1/2.
*Mix shrimp, butter, parsley, and basil into the saucepan. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, until shrimp is opaque. Stir in the cooked linguine, and continue cooking 2 minutes, until well coated.
Yet another recipe....tried, tested and approved! YUM!!
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
Sunday morning my little Alli stopped in for a little visit. (she lives right next door) I was baking for the week ahead, and well, needless to say, she LOVES to help! Just look at her, only three years old, and cooking like a pro! I put all the ingredients into the bowl, she stirred it up, and before I realized it....she was pouring it into the pan!
She did an awesome job! I need to let her spread her wings a little more in the kitchen by the looks of it! After this, she insisted on washing the dishes, and who was I to say no to that offer!? Just like her Grandpa says, she's a water bug.
Gotta love those grandbabies!!!
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
These are the pre-party preps...say that three times real fast!! The kids will soon be coloring 5 dozen eggs....including the lil' 19month olds!! I will be giving them a little cup of water and a plastic egg in their high-chairs, genius don't you think?!
Off to the party! Check back later for some fun pictures of the egg coloring extavaganza!
Here we are coloring! There HAS got to be a less messy way. I definitely have to research it for next year!
Viola!! The finished product. The little egg faces are so funny.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
We have crested chickens and one crested rooster. Here is one of the little ladies, the boss was already roosted for the night. I'll get a picture of him soon, he is the most beautiful rooster I've seen in a while! His long flowing tail feathers, and proud crest are so shiny, it's just wonderful.
Monday, April 6, 2009
1/3 cup white sugar
1/3 cup rice wine vinegar
2 tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 cup long grain rice
2 cups water
1/4 cup cornstarch
2 teaspoons orange zest
3 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic
8 broccoli florets, lightly steamed or blanched
2 cups oil for frying
*Lay beef strips out in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with paper towels. Allow to dry in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. In a small bowl, mix together the sugar, rice vinegar, orange juice concentrate, salt and soy sauce. Set aside.