Friday, August 31, 2012

Crispy Ranch Chicken

1/4 cup of unseasoned bread crumbs
1 packet (1 ounce) Hidden Valley Original Dry Ranch Dip Mix
4 boneless chicken breasts
Combine bread crumbs and dry ranch in a plastic bag.  Add chicken breasts one at a time and shake till the chicken is coated.  after you have done all the chicken breasts I usually shake the remainder of what'sleft in the bag onto the chicken.  Bake chicken uncovered, in an ungreased baking pan at 375 degrees for 50 minutes.

I cut everything in half and made 2 chicken breasts.  It was yummy!

*Recipe given to me by Lois*

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Egg Salad Sandwhich

Here is the recipe I used for my inspiration.

Now I am not a mayo fan, in fact I would venture to say that I HATE IT.  But I love egg salad so I decided to try this.  I made a few changes b/c if it is runny or has any mayo chunks I will just loose it all over my kitchen.
So I used:
6 eggs
3 tsp miracle whip
1/4 tsp Dijon mustard
1 Tb dried chives
salt and pepper to taste
Crush eggs with fork, add rest of ingredients and mix thoroughly. I eat mine on wheat bread usually toasted.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Cheesy Broccoli Chicken Foil Packs

Click here for recipe.

Now I didn't have cheddar cheese so I used about 1 ounce of Velveeta in each packet cut into little cubes.  Also, I cut all the fat off my chicken before placing them in the oven...I HATE FAT!
Instead of using fresh bacon I just bought the already crushed stuff in the store and used that (also good on english muffin pizzas).

Thus was amazing and smelled awesome!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Bible Inspiration

Akiane Kramarik, Age 8
"Prince of Peace"
For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow.
~Hebrews 4:12

I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.
~ John 14:27

I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.
~ John 16:33

Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.
~ 1 Peter 5:7

Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.
~Philippians 4:6

God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him.
~John 3:17

All of us, like sheep, have strayed away. We have left God’s paths to follow our own. Yet the LORD laid on him the sins of us all.
~Isaiah 53:6

Be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.
~Ephesians 4:32

So if we have enough food and clothing, let us be content.
~1 Timothy 6:8

A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit zaps a person's strength.
~Proverbs 17:22

Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us and offered himself as a sacrifice for us, a pleasing aroma to God.
~Ephesians 5:2

We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance.
~Romans 4:10

They do not fear bad news; they confidently trust the LORD to care for them.
~Psalm 112:7

And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God's love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God's love.
~Romans 8:38

Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things he does for me. He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases.
~Psalm 103:2-3

Monday, August 6, 2012

Left Over Pie

I used my left overs from last nights dinner.

I shredded the left over roast beef and threw out all fat.  Cut Carrots into bite size pieces.  Combine shredded beef and carrots with left over gravy in a small casserole dish.  Spread left over mashed potatoes on top of everything.  Put shredded cheddar cheese on top.

Bake at 350 for 1 hour.

It was yummy

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Sunday Family Dinner

Click on individual picture's caption to see each recipe :0)  Everything was so yummy and having it together was even better!

Wine Cork Garland

Love this! I'm going to buy blue push pins and pin our christmas cards we receive on each cork. I made this awesome christmas card display that I can use year after year!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

DIY Jewelry Cleaner

Boiling water and 1 tbsp of dawn dish soap. Combine. throw in jewelry. Scrub with a toothbrush when water is warm. Once water is cool...rinse jewelry off in warm tap water. Let dry over night. Put on in the morning. My ring came out like at the jewelry store :0)

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Healthy General Tso's Chicken

Click here for original recipe.

2 tsp. cornstarch
3 tbsp. soy sauce
2 tsp. olive oil
3 tbsp. rice vinegar
3 tbsp. water
1.5 tsp. ground ginger
1.5 tsp. minced garlic
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. paprika
3 tbsp. water
1/2 c. sugar

In a bowl, whisk together the first 9 ingredients. Set aside.

In a large saucepan, bring 3 tbsp. water and sugar to a boil. Don't stir! Cook until the mixture turns golden. Add the oil/vinegar/spice mixture. Simmer until the caramel has dissolved and has become syrupy. My hubby ended up stirring it when we added the spice mixture.

Place whatever chicken you have pre cooked into the sauce and toss to coat. Serve hot!