Mar 14

Chicken Nuggets

Ingredients

3 chicken breasts (skinless and boneless)
1 cup bread crumbs (seasoned – Italian)
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 tsp salt
a pinch thyme
a pinch basil
1/2 cup melted butter

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
Cut chicken breasts into pieces.

Mix together the bread crumbs, cheese, salt, thyme and basil. 

Put melted butter in a bowl for dipping.


Dip chicken pieces into the melted butter first, then coat with the breadcrumb mixture.

Bake for 20 minutes.

Mar 10

Non Slip Socks (Make Your Own)

  • Time Required: 30 minutes  – plus time to dry

 
Materials Needed:

  • Heavy Socks
  •  Puff Paint

Instructions:

.1. Lay the socks flat on your work surface so that the bottom side is up.
2.Use the puffy fabric paint to make dots, lines, or other shapes on the bottom of the sock.

Once the paint is dry the socks are done!  Perfect for running around the house without slipping everywhere. 

 

Our house has wood floors all over downstairs….  they are super slippery when they get things like furniture polish on them.  Non slip socks really help.  All it takes is a little puff paint and some socks. Easy Peasy!

Mar 09

Salmon with Sweet Potatoes and Aspargus

This meal was also from Terra’s Kitchen. It wasn’t too bad.  The whole thing was baked and included strips of sweet potatoes, asparagus, with salmon. The salmon included a rub with mustard and other ingredients mixed together to rub on the salmon.  It wasn’t bad at all and the baking made it healthy.

The big think I was disappointed with was that I had added watermelon as a snack to go with. The watermelon was overripe even though it had a date on it a week in the future.  I really like watermelon, so I was VERY disappointed.  To top it off the side of the sweet potatoes was popped open.  That’s one of the reasons I chose this meal to make it first.

I did enjoy this meal though.  I’m not sure it was worth the money and I especially was disappointed with the watermelon. Our next meal was a kebab, that had the wrong ingredients sent to go with.  We were sent sliced mushrooms in place of whole mushrooms and a roasted corn in place of the regular corn kernels.  So far out of 6 meals, 3 have had issues, plus one of the 3 snacks we’ve gotten.  I think with the cost, I would have cancelled by now if I hadn’t already.  We have two more meals to try.  Hopefully they will improve the odds a little bit.

 

Mar 07

Storm to come

Storms are coming again. I took these pictures one of the last storms that came through.  The sky during the day always has such an interesting color and definition to it.  It’s hard to get pictures of the right color in the sky.  Hopefully these are close….

Mar 06

Fruit Snacks

A friend came and we decided to make fruit snacks for the kids.  Really we were playing with the food processor (Kitchen Aid)!  I have the popular mixer that has all the attachments. The mixer was a gift from my mother last year for my birthday and now has a spot on my counter.

We actually searched the fridIMG_2997ge and randomly pulled out items to shred… I’m not sure the cucumber went over anywhere near as well as the apple slices.  But the slicer did a great job.   We had a fun time and the kids ate healthy snacks!

Seeing the apple slices, I could easily see getting a dehydrator and using them with it. The snacks would keep for extended periods and be healthier than snacks I would find in the stores with preservatives that I couldn’t pronounce.

All in all, it worked pretty well and went fast. The toughest part was cleaning up…. though I have to admit…. being new to the attachment – I do have a piece I still need to figure out how to put back on, as it popped off while I was trying to take the attachment off the mixer and get it cleaned.  It does still look usable though……

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