Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Say Cheese

My brother and his wife asked me to take their portrait. We went to Starrs Mill in Fayetteville which was flooded. I wasn't prepared for that but I got a few shots that I liked. This was my first time taking someone elses portrait, so while they may not be perfect, it was wonderful practice.

Crock Pot Wednesdays

Italian seasoned chicken with potatoes, cooked in the slow cooker.
Cook Time: 7 hours

* 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
* 1/2 cup Italian salad dressing
* 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning (or mix basil, oregano, crushed red pepper, and garlic powder to equal same)
* 1/2 cup grated Parmesan or Romano cheese
* 4 to 6 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into wedges or thick slices

Place chicken in bottom of Crock Pot. Sprinkle with half of the Italian dressing, spices, and the grated cheese. Put the potatoes on top or around the chicken. Sprinkle with the rest of the dressing, spices, and cheese.

Cook on low for about 6-8 hours, or until the chicken is done and potatoes are tender.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Christmas Decorations

Not much time for a post, but plenty of pictures!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

So Very Tired

Whew, I am shopped out. I've been going since 7:30 this morning! It's 9:20 and I just got back from Best Buy. I only have 2 more gifts to by. Yay! I am so ready to be done. I just want to sit by the fire, wrap presents, and watch Christmas movies!

I have The Pioneer Woman's chocolate sheet cake in the oven. It's for my husbands party at work tomorrow. The whole house smells like chocolate. And to think that they told him he could just bring in beets. Hmph!

I'm hoping to take pictures of the house tomorrow so that I can get in on the home tours. If I'm too late, I'll post them anyway!

The picture is not that great, but this is what we will be doing tonight. If I can keep my eyes open..............

Monday, December 14, 2009

Crazy Busy

I've been so busy, there is still so much to get done. Baking, shopping, wrapping, photos, the list goes on. I'm hoping that I'm not too late to participate in at least one Christmas home tour. :(

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

Well, with Thanksgiving over everything is kicked into high gear. It seems like the days just go by so fast because there is so much to do. Gifts to buy, goodies to bake, parties to plan.
We kicked off our holiday season by going to a play. We saw a production of " A Christmas Story." The Henry Players did a great job!

Complete with the leg lamp!

I look forward to all the Christmas home tours and hope that I can participate. All of my decorating is finished. I usually have it completed before Thanksgiving, but this year I decided no to let the holidays run together.

I have a couple of recipes from Thanksgiving to share but for some reason the photos wouldn't upload. I'll try again tomorrow!