Sunday, February 28, 2010
I got this recipe from Bakerella, although I have had my mom's recipe since forever. I didn't want three or four layers and this recipe was just the right size for this household (even though I shared more than half). The recipe was really quick and easy and that's exactly what I like in baking. This cake will be baked again for the Christmas holiday or maybe for a bake sale..who knows.
Don't that look good? Now go get baking:)
Saturday, February 27, 2010
The Bad: The collar is super wrong. I should have pinned the collar on from the "correct" side of the material. This is what it looks like around the entire collar. But it's not bad looking from the front, actually you really can't tell it's messed up. It's just the side and the back.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Aside from this being a "fun" soup it's also sooo sooo delicious. Chicken and rice soup for the soul is what it should be called:)
*Not the best pic I left my cord at home. This is my BB pic I used for tweeter..sorry. Please go take a look at The Pioneer Woman's pictures..please.
This soup was so good Aaron ate a little before eating his breakfast. Then he said he can't wait to get home from school. Oh yeah and I got a thumbs up, I hated to tell him that this wasn't my own recipe.
1 cup (before Cooking) White Rice
2 whole Chicken Breasts
8 pieces (to 10) Chicken Bouillon Cubes
2 quarts (plus 2 Cups) Water
¼ cups Onion
¼ cups Green Bell Pepper
¼ cups Pimento (drained)
¼ cups Celery
6 Tablespoons Butter
4 Tablespoons Flour
Yellow Food Coloring
Cook up some rice. Wash two whole chicken breasts (skin, bones and all) and place them in a pot; cover with 2 quarts of water. Add 8-10 bouillon cubes. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to medium and cook until chicken is done, about twenty minutes. Remove the chicken from the pot and let cool for a few minutes. Cut all the meat from the bones and chop into bite-sized pieces.
Drain the can of pimentos. Finely dice the vegetables. In a skillet, melt 4 tablespoons of butter. When it is all melted, make a roux by adding 4 tablespoons of flour. Stir until thickened and then add it to the pot of chicken broth. Stir well.
In a skillet, melt another few tablespoons of butter and throw in all of the diced veggies. Stir, then add the chicken. Sprinkle with a dash or two of salt. Cook for a couple of minutes and then add the chicken mixture to the broth.
Add in the cooked rice. (You can vary the amount of rice based on your preferences). Add in 2 to 3 drops of yellow food coloring.
Ladle into a bowl. Enjoy!
**NOTE** I'm not sure if I will have a new recipe to try for next week. My family has requested twice that I remake the taco soup..UGH! It is good, but that's why I hate making it, they always want it again and again like back to back. But, being the only cowgirl in the house..sometimes the cowboys rule:)
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
3 to 4 medium baking potatoes, baked
5 bacon strips, diced
2 cans (10 3/4 oz each) condensed cream of potato soup, undiluted
1 can (10 3/4 oz) condensed cheddar cheese soup, undiluted
3 1/2 cups milk
2 tsp worchestershire sauce
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp pepper
1 cup (8oz) sour cream
Shredded cheddar cheese (I used half cheddar and half pepper jack cheese)
Peel and dice the baked potatoes, set aside. Cook bacon till crisp. Remove bacon, drain, reserving 1 1/2 tsp drippings.
Add the soups, milk, garlic powder, worcestershire sauce, onion powder, pepper and diced potatos to the drippings, cook uncovered for 10 min until heated throughly. Stirring occasionally. Stir in sour cream; cook for 1-2 minutes or until heated. DO NOT BOIL. Garnish with cheddar cheese and bacon.
* I also garnished with chopped green onions..I love those onions.
I hope you like this week's soup of the week choice. If you try it, please let me know and then maybe shoot a comment over to Adrienne and let her know you loved her recipe:)
Happy Hump Day yall!
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
As always, it's nice to have at least a day or two of real winter weather.
This is so funny..this is Aaron's version of a snowman or snow thing. I have no clue what happen to the baby carrot I gave him, knowing Aaron he probably ate it. I walked off for a minute and come back to this. Luckily my camera was already set, and just like a good mom..I took the pick first and screamed at him later. What was this child thinking?
It was really nice for the south to receive a white winter, although it was only for a day. I guess next week we will be back to our regular winter of 50 being the high and 35 being the low and rain is the only excitement. Well, I hope we can pass on the rain for a minute:)
How's the weather in your neighborhood?
Monday, February 15, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
I made a couple others, but they just didn't make the cut, sorta speak.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
And here is another birthday greeting I created for a little girl. I love all the spring colors in this paper. Up next is a Easter Card with the same paper (I couldn't help myself).
Monday, February 1, 2010
My take on the sketch:
Can you tell I love a bargain? I'm not hooked on name brands, now don't get me wrong I love Jenni Bowlin, Jillibean Soup, and several more. Especially My Mind's Eye...wooo I could lose my mind with their products. BTW have you guys gotten a sneak peak at the new items that are coming out? I have a list of stuff I'm just waiting to get my hands on:)
But as I said, if I see it and like it and it's pretty good quality..it's purchased. I think the name of my blog should be The Frugal Scrapper.
Anyway, that's all for now folks.