Monday, February 24, 2014

Menu Plan

Supper Menus
February 23rd-March 1st


party sandwiches, chips and dip, pickles

out with friends for supper


fettuccine alfredo, ceasar salad, garlic bread sticks

out for supper


Saturday, February 22, 2014

Confetti Eggs

1 tablespoon oil
1 cup chopped assorted bell peppers
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 egg
3 egg whites (or 3 additional eggs)
splash of milk
1 tablespoon parmesan cheese
salt and peper to taste

Saute peppers and onion in oil until tender.
Add egg, egg whites, and milk. 
Top with cheese, salt and pepper.


(Makes 1 large serving if using egg whites or 2 servings if using 4 whole eggs.)

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Yummy Baked Chicken

This maple mustard baked chicken recipe, originally from
is all over pinterest.
Just search for "man pleasing chicken." 

It is aptly named because I liked it,
and my daughter enjoyed it,
but Mr. H. and my son basically licked their plates clean. :-)

Here's what you'll need -

2 large or 4 small boneless, skinless chicken breasts
(original recipe calls for chicken thighs)
1/2 cup dijon mustard
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon corn starch
fresh rosemary

Here's what you do -

Preheat oven to 450.
Line an 8x8 baking dish with two sheets of aluminum foil.
Place chicken on top of foil.
Whisk together mustard, syrup, vinegar, salt and pepper.
Pour over chicken making sure all the chicken is nicely coated.
Bake, uncovered, for 30 minutes.
(If using chicken thighs bake 40 minutes.)
Remove chicken from oven and let sit 5 minutes.
Plate chicken.
 Immediately add corn starch to baking dish and whisk into remaining sauce.
Pour thickened sauce over chicken and sprinkle with rosemary.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Menu Plan

Supper Menus
February 16th-22nd


spicy romano chicken, ceasar salad, garlic breadsticks

out for birthday supper


maple mustard baked chicken, new potatoes, broccoli, dinner rolls


dutch oven beef stew, country white bread

Linked to Menu Plan Monday.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Warming Up!

Oh boy we've had some chilly days and nights for the past few weeks -

Days with temps not out of the 30's.
Weeks with barely a peek at the sun.
Delayed school starts.
Ice, sleet and even snow flurries.

That's some cold business for us folks down here in Texas!

But things started to warm up this week and it is so nice.
Yesterday the temperature rose steadily throughout the day and there wasn't a cloud in the sky.
And today was just gorgeous!  I spent as much time outside as possible.

I checked in on Merle.
He is looking good at 5 weeks out until show.

My daughter's dog Remington turned one year old this week on the 13th.

We had a nice Valentine's day.

I made some chocolate covered strawberries for the family.

Mr. H. got me a single rose and we went to our church's couples Valentine's Day dinner.
The food was absolutely wonderful and the entertainment was even better!
We enjoyed a delightful evening with 21 other couples.  Fun times!

My son and his friends were outside working hard today.

They filled sand bags for a shooting berm. 

Mr. H. and I got some plants in the ground, too.
Sixteen seed potatoes, an onion set, carrots, beets, radishes, and lettuce.

And oh how the animals are loving the sunshine!

Mr. H. took a picture of Taylor Swift and I 
and then I just sat in the grass for a little bit and snapped some shots of all my critters!

Have a happy weekend friends! :-)

Linking up with -

From The Farm Blog Hop


Sunday, February 9, 2014

Menu Plan

Supper Menus
February 9th-15th

bbq sandwiches, potato salad, baked beans

gnocchi with pesto sauce, tortellini with marinara sauce, ceasar salad, garlic breadsticks

pioneer woman's meatballs, shells and cheese, peas, dinner rolls

spicy dr. pepper pulled pork on tortillas, pinto beans, spanish rice


out for supper 

chinese food of some sort, not decided yet ;-)

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Special Delivery

Last week on my Facebook page,
I mentioned that Taylor Swift had started laying her eggs
by the back door.

Well, I wanted to update that she still is. :-)  
Nothing like a pet that not only feeds you breakfast,
but also delivers it to your back door!

Have a happy weekend!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Menu Plan

Supper Menus
February 2nd-8th

Sunday dinner 

baked ravioli, ceasar salad, garlic breadsticks




out for supper

tba - possibly out of town