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Monday, November 22, 2010

Online Give-Aways!

Oh how I try to win from online blogs! Tatertots and Jello is giving away a wonderful little machine called a silhouette! I've tried several times for this little baby - it works for scrap booking, material, cakes, cards - just anything and everything you might want to create!

Click on the Tatertots and Jello icon above to go see all the info on the Silhouette-Sd

You must read the fine print of these give aways ~ some require you to return to their site and see if you've won, and some will e-mail you. Other sites are so popular you're up against 30 thousand entries (which is still better than winning the lottery)to win one little thing like a camera or mixer.

Still, I enter - it is fun!

Enjoy your family this week!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Something New - Curry Chicken!

My something new this weekend was to cook a family recipe for the first time; T.L. Osborn's Curry Chicken.

T.L. is my great-uncle (my grandpa's brother) who travels the globe as a missionary. When he came back from a trip to India he came up with this recipe.

2-pkg chicken thighs - boil without skin in chicken broth - remove, pick meet from bones, and set aside
1 doz eggs - boiled, peeled, and set aside

In food processor - process to very, very fine pieces -
3 medium green bell peppers
1 large onion
3 cloves of Garlic (the little sections)
1/2 of jalapeƱo - cleaned with no seeds

4 TBS Curry Powder
handful of salt
1/2 tsp pepper

Put the pepper mixture, curry, salt & pepper in the broth and let boil for 20 minutes.
Okay - ever watch those professional cooking shows - they all harp on doing taste tests, now is the time - you may want to add more jalapeƱos &/or add red pepper flakes to taste. This dish can get VERY hot!
Add chicken and eggs and let boil another 5 minutes
Shut off flame/heat and let all steep overnight.

Serve over rice with salad and bread on the side.

This is a family favorite and we always love walking into my mother's house and smell curry chicken cooking away.

The funniest story with this mom was cooking for 12 and tripled the recipe (including peppers) well, it was so hot we ended up with 1 Cup of rice to 1/8 C of soup! Poor mom, she was the brunt of that story for ... well, she's still living that one down!


Thursday, November 4, 2010

Found IT!

It is a wonderful feeling when I overcome small obstacles like...where's that font color! I know that some people think that is a laughable statement, but not to me. Next obstacle….changing them again when I change the background.

Yes, there are many links to help you understand this blogging monster, but I don’t really have hours and hours to read. I tend to follow my bosses philosophy – just hit enter until it works the way you want ~ HA! That theory is easier to follow when you have an 800 number for free assistance.

The big life lesson today is to reach out beyond your comfort zone and try, just try something new. Click a new button, shop at a new store, try a different dish at your local restaurant and laugh if it any or all ‘bomb’! When we laugh at ourselves, we are laughing with the world ~ not watching with fear and tears.

Plan something this weekend you’ve never done before~and let us all know of your experience.

Happy growth!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Where is that font color button???

I'm venturing out and now discover that I must change the color of my font used...I'll work on that.

Have a blessed day!