Friday, August 31, 2012
Cajun Rice Delight Recipe
Ingredients: 1 c. extra long grain rice, 8 oz smoked link sausage (sliced...I doubled mine b/c that is how much was in the pkg), 1/2 c. onion (chopped), 1/2 c. green pepper (chopped), 2 c. okra (I skipped this), 16 oz. canned whole tomatoes (I chopped mine into fourths and I drained the juice from the can, but I did let some of the juice from the innards plop into the pan), 10 3/4 oz can chicken broth, 2 c. water, 1 t. sage, 1 t. hot sauce (skipped this), salt and pepper to taste.
Instructions: In a large pan, combine all the ingredients (uncooked at this point except the sausage which comes pre-cooked). Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce the heat to a simmer for 20 minutes. Remove the lid and simmer an additional 10 minutes (or until the water has evaporated and the rice looks ready to go).
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
I digress. Let me just say, first...I bought a yo yo maker, this little plastic thing I do NOT recommend. BUT....if you are doing a yo yo project and want them to all be the same size, then create a template. a 3 inch circle makes about a 1 inch yo yo....just experiment. I wasn't actually looking for uniform size, so I just cut a bunch of small circles from random fabric.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
I'll be sharing a few teacher/student how to's on Good Morning, Texas today. Last spring I linked 25 plus post...and counting here. Since teaching is where I earn my keep, I've been studying the art of gift giving, and I've been blessed with gift getting along the journey. I'll be sharing three simple, super cheap ideas made from scraps and salvaged materials. With everything else pulling the purse strings at this time of year, cheap, but thoughtful is a good thing. Here are the three crafts I'll be sharing, and the links with all the info, how to's, why's, and how to create world peace, and balance the governments budget....happy crafting. :O)
- Post-It Holders. The link with all the how-to's is here.
- Clipboard. The link with all the how-to's is here.
- Recycled Notebooks. The link with all the how-to's is here.
Posted by Christy Robbins at 5:00 AM
Monday, August 27, 2012
I found some old jars at an antique store for a steal, probably because they are, like, 5 years old, someone just didn't clean or dust them, so now they look about 30 years old....
this method to the second jar. I'm sure these will eventually get something to fill them or jazz them up, but for now I can check 'decorate old jars' off my to do list, trust me....it needed to get done.
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Origami Owl. Truly, just letting you know b/c I love it and not because I get anything for saying I love it....
Friday, August 24, 2012
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Ingredients: 6 oz egg noodles, 2 t. oil, 4 cloves garlic (diced), 12 oz fresh broccoli florets (chopped), 1 T butter, 1 bunch green onions, 3 T flour, 1 3/4 c. chicken broth, 1 c. milk, 12 oz cooked/shredded chicken breast, 4 oz shredded sharp cheddar cheese, cooking spray, 3 T shredded Parmesan cheese, 2 T Italian bread crumbs
1. Cook noodles until al dente. Set aside.
2. Heat oil in a skillet and add garlic on medium heat. Cook about 1 min (until golden). Add broccoli and a little salt. Saute and cover for 3 minutes until it begins to soften. Set aside.
3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 9x12 inch casserole dish with cooking spray.
4. Heat butter on med heat. When melted add green onions and cook 3 minutes. Add the flour, a pinch of salt and stir. Cook 3 more minutes.
5. Slowly add chicken broth. Whisk for 30 seconds then add milk. Bring to a boil. Simmer on medium heat, stirring occasionally for 7 minutes.
6. Remove pan from heat and add cheese and T of Parmesan cheese. Add shredded chicken, noodles, and broccoli. Coat everything evenly.
7. Pour into dish and top with the rest of the Parmesan cheese and breadcrumbs. Spray with a little cooking spray.
8. Bake 25 minutes. Place under the broiler for a few minutes until golden.
*To freeze, before you cook the dish put foil over the pan. You can put it into the fridge 24 hours before cooking, or add 25 minutes to the cooking time and move it directly from the freezer to the oven.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
See, messy bobbins.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Basically, I bought a bag of frozen hash browns. I already had a two person waffle iron. I use 'person' lightly b/c the second waffle usually makes it's way into a doggy dish if I'm feeling full.