Monday, March 10, 2008

Fine thanks, and how was your weekend?

Lets see, what have I gotten accomplished?

I did:
finish up the seekrit jacket (Thanks to Cliffy for help with the snaps)
start on Tami's baby blanket (the star one, in purples)
find some patterns to put on here as freebie .pdf's (NTS - figure out how to do that)
go to Mom's and the Grandparent's on Sunday
take some cute pics of Sean
see the gray hair in Jake's head that my MIL found

I did not:
work on Cliffy's afghan
work on either pair of socks
work on the brown sweater for me
start Mom's Christmas sweater (though did put the supplies in a bag for when I do)(NO, that doesn't count)
go to Disney
take cute pics of Jake, because he hides

Anyway, Travis had a grand time in MS, but, unfortunately, didn't win a million dollars at the casino. Oh well, maybe next time.

Here's a new recipe for you to try out. We had it last night, and I think it was pretty good. I served it with green beans and chicken flavor Lipton noodles:

Saucy Chicken - Serves 6
Total baking time 30 minutes.

1.5 lbs chicken cutlets or breast cut up
1/4 cup olive oil
8 oz sliced mushrooms
1 onion sliced (I didn't add this cause we don't like onions, I added onion powder)
1.5 cups chicken stock (I was out so I used the bullion equivalent)
2 T lemon juice
2 T balsamic vinegar
4 T flour

Preheat oven to 450. In baking dish, combine olive oil, chicken, mushrooms and onions and mix to coat everything in oil. Bake 5 minutes. Turn chicken, stir around veggies, bake another 5 minutes. In separate bowl, whisk flour into chicken broth until dissolved. Add lemon juice and vinegar. Add broth mixture to chicken, cover with foil and bake 10 minutes. Remove foil, stir veggies, bake another 10 minutes.

This made a whole lot of gravy, which was tasty and I thought it would be nice over rice. Travis thought it was good but would be too sweet to put as gravy. Now I just need to see if I can either reduce or remove the olive oil. As it was, it was only 5 points a serving.

Well, that's it for now. Have a great night.

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