Thursday, February 5, 2015

50th Birthday {late!}

 Well, goodness sakes.  I just realized that I never posted photos of my sister's 
50th birthday party from last month!

(I'll let you decide which one is 50.)

Aren't we just the cutest ever?!!


Truly, this trio is unstoppable!!!
(And completely CrAzY!)

I love them sooooo much!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

stuff for sale!

Hey, friends!
Swing by my business blog and scroll through the posts...
I've got goodies for sale!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Thai Sticky Chicken Strips {SO YUMMY}

 Did you have a super fun Super Bowl party?
Ours was wild and crazy, as usual!

I made a few yummy things:

My favorite was these Thai Sticky Chicken Strips!!
Myyyyyy gooooodness.  
(Recipe below!!)

 And here's my Super Bowl outfit:
(Which was also my New Year's Eve outfit.)
(And will be my Groundhog Day outfit this evening.)

Here's the recipe!

Thai Sticky Chicken Strips

2 pounds chicken breasts, cut into strips
All-purpose flour
2 eggs
1/4 cup milk
3/4 cup almonds
3/4 cup cashews
1 cup panko bread crumbs
Canola oil

1/2 cup sweet chili sauce*
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
juice of half a lime
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon garlic chili sauce

Cut chicken into strips, season with salt & pepper.

Mix eggs & milk together, season with salt/pepper.  Put flour in separate bowl.  In blender or food processor, add almonds, cashews, and bread crumbs.  Pulse until coarsely ground; put in large bowl.

Heat about one-two inches of canola oil in a frying pan (preferably cast-iron), medium-high.

  Dredge chicken strips in flour, then egg mixture, then in almond mixture.
Place a few strips at a time in hot oil, fry until golden brown on each side.

For the sauce, mix everything together in a sauce pan, heating to a slight boil.
Keep warm, until chicken is done.
Then use the sauce for dipping, or better yet, pour over all the strips and let the
deliciousness soak in!

It's so yummy!!

*Here's the sweet chili sauce I used.  I tell you this because I couldn't find it at my regular grocery store, but Walmart had it.  

**Recipe adapted from Iowa Girl Eats.


Thursday, January 22, 2015

Just Checking In (with heavy sarcasm)

I got a brand new laptop in November, but failed to install an anti-virus program on it, and I'll bet you know where I am going with this.
Yes, so, my blogging/Facebook/email machine is getting a root canal and I get her back today!

In other news, the POTUS is giving a speech today, about 20 minutes from my house. How exciting for those who give a flip!
And along with my increased sarcasm, we apparently are all going to get FREE college, ponies, and trampolines!
Because that's what's FAIR. 

Okay, that's it for me today.
Regular blogging will resume soon!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

A Comfortable Top YOU Can Make for UNDER $10 in About 30 Minutes!

 Oh, I am simply squealing to tell you about something I made recently!
You'll want to whip out your sewing machines and whip
one up for yourself and all your loved ones, just as soon as you can.
You really, really will.

Take a look!

 Now, really...have you ever seen anything more cute and COMFORTABLE?
No, no you have not.

K-Man calls it my Mike Tyson top.
My mom thinks I look like a hippie.
All true!

Plus, it hides muffin tops, a lack of bra, and all-around roly-poly flappiness.

All it takes is a yard of comfy fabric (I got mine at Walmart for about $5!).
And I made it late one night when I couldn't sleep.
I think it took me about 30 minutes.

Look, it's just a big square.  You can do this!
It's just so awesome.

You can find out how to make it HERE.

And if you do make one (and you will), please email me a pic!
I'd love to see your creations!
(And I'll even post it here, with your permission.)

Happy EASY sewing, my friends!
And a big THANK YOU to my fabulous photographer, Lucy.

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