Thursday, May 27, 2010

Ambrosia Food aka Cream Cheese

Can you tell I'm going to talk about food today? :)

More specifically, cream cheese. This is ambrosia. Food of the Gods! Did you know that you can combine cream cheese with just about anything and have an absolutely scrumpious snack? It's true! Try it.

I mean we all know that cream cheese just completes a bagel, right?

Well, have you ever tried cream cheese on some seven (or nine, whose counting anyway!) grain bread? This is heavenly.

Or, cream cheese on a trisket? Cream cheese on some pumpernichel bread with some dill and cucumber? Fabulousness!

I recently just heard of cream cheese and Doritos. Oh. My. Goodness. Must try this as soon as possible!

What about you? Got a favorite?

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Chicken Casserole

I was thinking the other day about how I wanted to make a chicken casserole for dinner. The thought popped into my mind and I thought, "How yummy!" So I started thinking about exactly what kind of chicken casserole I wanted. I did some online searches and found a few recipes but in the end I made one up as I went along. So today, I'm going to share it.

3 chicken breasts
1 small can of peas and carrots (drained)
1 small can of carrots (drained)
1 small can of corn (drained)
2 cans cream of mushroom soup (low sodium variety)
1/4 cup sour cream
8 oz of chicken broth
1 jar mushrooms
1/4 cup cheddar cheese
2 package Stove Top Stuffing mix (I used chicken flavor but any flavor will

Additional Ingriedents (to your own personal taste preferences):
Lawry's Seasoning Salt
Onion Powder
Garlic Powder
Cayenne Pepper

Boil the chicken breasts. Into the water with the chicken breasts I added some of the Lawry's Seasoning Salt, Onion Powder and Garlic Powder. Not too much just enough to season the chicken. Once the chicken was done, I cut it up into bite size pieces. While working on this, I cooked the Stove Top Stuffing mix. (In all honesty, I used 1 package, but I'm listing out 2 packages of stuffing mix. The 1 package just didn't seem to be enough of crusty goodness on top of the dish once it was finished baking.)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Once the chicken is diced and the casserole is ready to be assembled, drain the veggies and add them all to the chicken, along with the mushrooms, soup, chicken broth (I used canned broth not reserves from the chicken.) and sour cream. Then add the seasonings. I added roughly, 1/2 teaspoon of Lawry's Seasoning Salt ( I didn't want to add too much because remember, I seasoned my chicken while it was boiling and I knew I could add more later if it wasn't enough.) 1/4 teaspoon of both the garlic and onion powder, 1/2 teaspoon of paprika and 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper. I mixed everything together.

After everything is mixed together, I poured it into a baking dish, covered with the cheese and then spread the prepared stuffing mix on top. Popped it into a preheated oven and let it bake for 30 minutes.
It was totally scrumpous!

Now, one day soon I'll share with you my Paprika Chicken recipe. It is totally awesomesauce as well. Until then, Enjoy!

Be sure to let me know if you try the recipe and how it turned out.

Monday, May 3, 2010

A Quick Update

It's been awhile since I posted so I thought I'd jump right out here and do that. I don't have much time to spare so today will be a quick post and then I'll follow up it up with a longer post later.

First is an update on the eBay auctions. I won two and lost one.

Pity really on the one I lost. It was a steal of deal on that yarn - 10 skeins of Suss Yarn 100% cotton. I could have gotten into a bidding war over it, but I'd decided that I wouldn't. I told myself when I placed my bid, if the price went above that then I wasn't meant to have that yarn and of course it did like I knew it would. Guess I knew when I placed the bid that I didn't really need it, or I would have upped my bid. Because, seriously, that was a steal for that yarn.

The second auction however, I set my price fair and again knew that I would not go over that price. Of course that was the auction someone came in and started bidding against me on. Fortunately, they realized that the price was a fair price once it hit my max bid and did not go any higher. So even though I did not get a steal, I got a gorgeous yarn for a very fair price. Plus the shipping on this auction wasn't crazy high like most auctions are on eBay these days.

Speaking of eBay, is it me, or have sellers gone totally crazy on eBay?!

I mean, honestly, some of the items and prices I see make me stop and think. I've come up with only two solutions. Either these people have gone crazy. Or they really love their junk! It's a very rare thing these days to actually find a bargain.

All right. I have to go folks. Duty calls. Talk to ya!