Thursday, January 27, 2011


Well, i haven't done a good job doing a photo a day, but I have a few to post. Regardless, while there won't be a photo every day, enjoy the photos that I will post.
Vicious Tucker!!

Veggies, veggies, veggies, marshmallows?

Yay for friends!!!

Snow bank at the mall...

Turtle inside the mall. Let's go play, kids!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Parmesasn-Crusted Chicken

I tried this for the first time today. YUMMY!!! I didn't have parsley, so I left that out and I cut up the chicken breasts into smaller pieces that were more about the size of chicken nuggets. YUMMY. Would like to see what these would be like baked or what I might need to change, if anything to bake them.
Hope you enjoy it. Tell me what you think.

Parmesan-Crusted Chicken
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon parsley
8 thin-sliced skinless, boneless chicken breasts
1 cup panko bread crumbs (Be sure to use Japanese bread crumbs, (panko). These have a much bigger flake than traditional crumbs and make a crisper coating.)
3 tablespoons olive oil
Yield: 4 serivings
  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the olive oil.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the cheese, bread crumbs and parsley. Add a generous amount of salt (or garlic salt) and pepper. Place one piece of chicken at a time into the Parmesan mixture and coat with the crumbs.
  3. Add 2 to 3 chicken pieces to the pan at a time; don’t crowd.
  4. Cook for about 4 minutes per side.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Blogging For Books: The Pirate Queen by Patricia Hickman

“You always take care of everyone around you, Saphora. You don’t notice life passing you by.”
Saphora Warren was ready to leave her unfaithful husband. Yet the day she chooses to do so is the day that he tells her that he has cancer. Saphora agrees to take care of her husband and in the process finds the treasures in her husband, family, and those around her.
This was not one of those books that I could not put down, but it was one that I could not leave alone. I wanted to know, first, where the name the Pirate Queen came from, but I also wanted to know what was going to happen to each of these characters, especially Tobias, a young child who befriended Saphora’s grandson, and shows Saphora the real treasures that she has.
To read Chapter One:
FTC Disclaimer "I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review." 

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Day 13

There was a beautiful sunset tonight as Joel and I were leaving the office. I got a picture of it as I got home.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Days 11 and 12

Drink chai while working from home. Second day on the job....

Third day on the job was a snow day!!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Days 9 and 10

Ok. I missed January 7th and 8th. Sorry.

Day 9
Meet Tucker! One cute pooch!

Need an extra ear?

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Days 5 and 6

Two more days, two more photos!

I spent part of Wednesday packing, and this is the pile of books that
I'm taking with me to CT (minus one or two).

I went shopping today and this was a fun find in the store.
Nope, I didn't buy it, but I did find it cute. This is for you Jen Jen!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Day 4

Tonight was my last night at Bible study with the ladies before my leaving this weekend. One of the ladies made a big chocolate chip cookie for me. :-) YUMMY

Thanks ladies!!!!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Day 3

I had some fun taking photos today. I was out grocery shopping and found some fun photos for the group blog I'm doing, but in the process also found a couple photos for the photo of the day. Since I couldn't decide on only one, here you go.
A froggy Valentine for a friend

Easter Candy next to the Valentine's Day candy

Which one of these is not like the other.....

Falling cheese?

What a lovely bunch of coconuts!!! (This reminds me of camp!!)

WHAT?!?! Frozen yogurt for dogs?

Sunday, January 2, 2011

365 photos in 365 days, Days 1 and 2

A friend inspired me to take one photo every day for a year. Well, I'll be doing more than that, as I am doing a group photo blog for the first 10 weeks of the year, but here's my daily photos for the last two days...
Button Santa was made by my great aunt.

Some of my C2 friends!