Whats for Dinner.. (comfort food)

Yummy Comforting Chicken recipe..  

1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast
1 medium onion - sliced into rings and seperated
1 1/2 cups frozen baby carrots (thawed)
1/2 cup butter (or margarine)
1 can small whole potatoes (drained)
1 Tablespoon dried parsley flakes
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper

In large skillet cook chicken, onion, and carrots in butter until chicken is lightly browned/done. Add potatoes. Cover and cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes or until carrots are tender. Add cream, parsley, salt, and pepper. Reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered for 10 minutes or until slightly thickened.
Yields about 4 servings..

I changed it up, of course.. :0)
I don't use butter when I make it, I just used a splash of olive oil.. and didn't pay much attention to the amounts.. :0)  I used a pkg of chicken tenderloins, a bag of frozen crinkle cut carrots (don't really have to thaw them & they cook faster),
I diced up my onion because it's easier in my opinion, and onions are less obvious to the picky eaters! :0)
and I used 3 cans of whole potatoes and cut them up into bite size pieces.. Oh, and I didn't use the parsley.
Then just added in the heavy whipping cream and Salt and pepper to taste.
It was very good, and made quite a bit... so we will have some yummy leftovers!

Peanut Butter Cookies..

I decided it was a good day to bake something.. :0)
So here is what i went with..

 Peanut Butter cookies.. (with M & M's!)
These are super simple and very good..

1 jar of peanut butter (around 16 oz. - i use creamy)
1 cup Sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg
M&M's (optional)

Mix all ingredients together except for the M&M's..
roll into a ball, place on ungreased cookie sheet, flatten with a fork..
Add your M&M's..

(some of favorite appliances: my kitchenaid handmixer, and keurig!
Also my big kitchenaid mixer.. but i like the hand one for recipe's like this one.)

Bake at 350 degree's for about 12-15 minutes.
Recipe makes approximately 30 cookies.


A Simple Heart - Nail design

Simple Heart Nail polish design..

What you need:
- Nail Polish
- Stylus (or toothpicks)

I used: Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro: Burgundy Flirt..
Stylus is by Fiskars.
 (which i purchased in the scrapbooking section)
My nails were done in a French Vanilla Shade before starting.

First, place a drop of nail polish onto paper or whatever you have handy..
(make sure it is thick enough it won't soak through onto your surface)
I use the glass lid off of a jar candle.. works great!
Then use your stylus or toothpick to place 3 dots onto your nail and then just fill it in..
A simple heart.  Add a topcoat and admire your work.. :0)

Simple Layered Flower (nail polish)

Simple Layered Flower Design..

First you will need your nailpolish..( 2 or more colors)
and a Stylus (shown in photo) or toothpicks would work out ok as well.

(stylus is by Fiskars and was purchased in the scrapbooking section)
Nail polish: Sally Hansen hard as nails-French Vanilla, Kiss Paint-White, Kiss Paint-Soft Blue,
 and Sally Hansen complete Salon Manicure-I Pink I Can.

Paint your nails whatever color you like..
I chose Sally Hansen-French Vanilla..

Then you place a drop of whichever color you want to use first on
a piece of paper or whatever you have handy..
(just be sure the polish won't soak through whatever you use onto your surface!
I use the glass lid off a jar candle... works great!!)

Use your Stylus (or toothpick) and dip it in the drop and place it onto your nail
in 3 spots..

Then after that dries a bit, do the same thing with another color.. just make them a
little bit smaller..  after that has dried some.. add your center dot.

Add a topcoat and there ya go..
An Easy to do, simple layered flower.

I took it a step farther and grabbed my black.. and painted on a stem/leaves..

Here is how it looks in black, gray, white:

Live Life... love life..

Wipe Erase Board..

What you need for this project:
  • Picture frame (whatever size you want)
  • Dry Erase Marker
  • Paper (any kind you like that will fit in your frame)
  • Scissors

First step.. take the back off your picture frame...
Cut your Paper to fit inside the frame, and then insert the paper of your choice.
Put the back onto the frame again and Waaalaaa...

Now just draw on it, write on it, make lists, etc..
Wipe off and use it again.. :0)

Simple and much cuter than the plain ones in my opinion.
  Plus the satisfaction that you made it yourself.
and you can change it up easily, whenever you want.. love that!

Here is mine:

(I used plain white paper and some flowers that i cut out of leftover fabric
that i used for my mousepad - but, that is another project)