Monday, January 25, 2010

Magnolia Christmas All Year Long

Here's my card for the January Magnolia Christmas Card!

You'll find one here on the 25th of every month!

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Recipe Wednesday- Sesame Chicken

I tried this recipe the other night and it really is good - give it a try, you won't be disappointed!

Healthy Sesame Chicken
Recipe Makes 4 servings - 245 Calories each, 39 fat calories, 68 mg cholesterol Sodium 753 mg, Carbs - 21

1/4 C flour
1/4 tsp salt (taste before adding)
1/8 tsp ground black pepper
4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves, cut into 2 inch by 4 in strips
1/4 C reduced sodium soy sauce (I think you can use a little less, add water to make up the difference)
1/4 C sugar (I think you can use a little less-I actually used Truvia sugar sub)
1/2 tsp dark sesame oil
2 Tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
1/4 C chopped fresh chives (optional)

1. In a gallon size plastic bag, combine flour, salt and Pepper
2. Add chicken, seal bag and shake well to coat
3. Coat a large nonstick skillet with nonstick spray and warm over medium heat
4. Add chicken to skillet to skillet and cook, stirring, for 3-4 minutes (I think more like 7-8 mins -depending on how big your pieces are) until chicken is no longer pink
5. Transfer to a plate
6. Reduce heat to medium
7. Combinesoy sauce and sugar in the skillet
8. Cook, stirring occasionally until the sugar dissolves
9. Add sesame oil and sesame seeds
10. Add chicken and chives, toss in sauce, raise heat and cook until sauce thickens.(just a minute or two) Be sure all chicken is well coated with sauce - Serve and Enjoy!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

If today is Sunday- tomorrow must be Monday!

How did it get to be Sunday night, meaning tomorrow is Monday- already? Where did last week go?

I spent the weekend at a Scrap Retreat - and as always had a very nice time and got quite a number of scrapbook pages completed! NOw just to get them into the book- that almost seems like more of an issue than getting the pages made!

Here's another card I made last weekend- for an upcoming birthday!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Birthday Card

Seems like I have several Birthdays this month, so I spent some time this weekend getting cards made- so now I have to remember to send them on time! This one was more of a sketch card than an image card! But it was fun to make!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Just a Sunday!

It was back to work - all 5 days, this week. It was actually ok - I had a lot to do so the days went by very quickly! I enjoyed having time this weekend to be a little creative!

Here's the first card I made- my uncle's birthday is coming up - so this one is for him. Guy's birthday cards are always challenging!

The image is one I was sent because an order was delayed- but I don't remember where it came from! Copics used to color it - and some chalk for the sky!

Until next time!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year - 2010!

I spent a quiet NY's Eve at home - this picture says it all!

I did manage to ring in the New Year at Midnight! Then up this morning to watch the Rose Parade for a while! I don't have a lot planned for today, just to enjoy the last week day off of work, and the weekend, before heading back to work on Monday. I so enjoy my days off !

Happy 2010!