Cheesy Chicken!

March 9, 2010 at 10:12 am (Dinner at My House)

Alright so I can no longer post at work…our server was updated so now we are linked to the corporate headquarters, so I guess this means they are watching us now…IDK I shouldn’t be posting from work anyways :)! I made a fabulous dinner this weekend, so I thought I would share.
Stuff you’ll need:
boneless skinless chicken strips
fresh garlic
garlic powder
lawrys seasoned salt
two kinds of cheeses ( I chose fresh grated Parmesan and mozzarella)
bacon
toothpicks

Steps: Preheat oven to 400 degees
You want to pound the chicken strips so they lay flat, after all of the strips are flat season both sides with garlic powder and seasoned salt (feel free to use whatever seasoning you like). Theb place the mixed cheeses on top of one strip and lay another strip on top. Next you wrap a slice of bacon around this and secure with a toothpick. have your baking pans ready that have been buttered and place each chicken wrap in the pan as you secure it with a toothpick. After you have all of the chicken wrapped and ready place some minced fresh garlic on top and scatter some butter aside the chicken so it stays moist while baking. Place in the oven for about 20-35 minutes depending on the thickness of your chicken. When there is a couple of minutes left add the rest of the mixed cheese to the top of the chicken and put it back in the
oven to melt!

Mel absolutely loved this dish, he couldn’t stop complementing it! I hope you like it too!

I will be posting about the surpise party soon! Overall it was a success but very stressful the hour before!

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Movie Review/Update

December 1, 2009 at 10:34 am (Dinner at My House, Family, Movie Review)

Ok so here is a movie review for you:

G.I. Joe:
OH LORDY I love me some Channing Tatum, which I have to inform you is one of the main reasons I wanted to see this movie! And his absolutely gorgeousness does not disappoint me in this movie! I have to admit that the graphics are awesome and the overall point of the movie is kind of cool. This marine can save my life anyday! It starts out with the Marine’s doing a mission to bring a nuclear weapon somewhere and keeping it safe, then they run across the Joe’s who keep the weapon safe but have bad guys on their tail. Channing and his friend join the G.I. Joe team and help to save the world!! Anyway I loved this movie, and it is worth renting at full price!

The Box:
Unbelivably disappointing! I honestly can’t remember who the lead actor was and this movie was so uninspiring I don’t want to waste my time to google who he is! It is set back in like the 70’s and is all about having to decide to kill someone you don’t know for a million dollars! The ending is the best part when you finally get to see how they decide who dies if indeed the button is pushed! Please don’t waste your time on this, if you want to see it wait until it is in a cheap theater for $2 or in your video store for cheap!

I’m sure you’ve noticed my Christmas theme, I haven’t found anyone that does wordpress designs for cheap as of yet so I will stick with this simple pre-made free one on WordPress.com! My Thanksgiving was awesome! We had Tees-Brog(I’m not sure this is how it’s spelled), Pumpkin Pie, Pecan Pie, Mel and I brought two cheescakes (blueberry and banana cream), we had apple slices, and fruit salad for dessert! Blond Duck was dying to know what I ate for dessert! I hope everyone’s Turkey Day was grand and full of AWESOME food!!

Any movies you want me to review? Let me know!

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All the little things!

October 8, 2009 at 11:35 am (All about the books baby!, Daily Ramblings, Dinner at My House)

Mel and I had a pretty great weekend! We got all of our errands done Saturday morning, because he didn’t have to work (praise Jesus!) and then we did laundary and went Pumpkin picking with two other couples! We had a blast picking out a pumpkin for Mel, myself, and one for our kids (you know the turtle and kitten!). We are going to carve them this weekend, I should have pictures of this and I will post them so you all can laugh at be jealous of my skills! We were going to go to the races on Sunday, but we bowed out at the last minute because we didn’t want to leave at the butt crack of dawn, and because we don’t like import car shows and thats exactly what this was!! Oh well we took the day and relaxed and had a nice day!

Well all nice things put aside, Mel and I are having a difficult time deciding what to do for Thanksgiving. I haven’t been with my Grandma on Thanksgiving since I moved to New York in May of 05′ and last year Mel promised me we would go to her this Thanksgiving (in Illinois). Now he is not sure he can not be with his dad this Thanksgiving, and I understand his point but it’s ONE year at my families table! JUST ONE! And we’ll be around for Christmas! He has never not been with his Dad on Thanksgiving, but I had to deal with my first Thanksgiving without my family for 4 years now, and it stinks! And the more appropriate argument he has is money, but I’m just sad about the idea of not going, so I don’t know how this one will turn out! He suggested splitting up, and I about took his head off! He proposed last year on Thanksgiving, so it’s our year anniversary of being engaged! And it’s our first Thanksgiving as an engaged couple, kind of corny but I don’t want to split up! I have no idea what we are going to do, and I am beginning to lose sleep over it! Anybody know of cheap flight tickets from Laguardia Airport to Ohare leaving Nov. 25th in the morning and coming back Nov. 29th in the mid-morning? I would be happy to hear of any ideas for cost saving ideas!!!??

Now it’s your turn to spill, what are you and yours doing for the holidays this year? Did you ever have to deal with deciding which family to go to? How did you resolve it?

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Giveaway, Weekend Wrap-Up, Chocolate Martini Recipe all in ONE!

July 13, 2009 at 7:57 pm (Daily Ramblings, Dinner at My House, GIVEAWAYS!, Thought of the Day)

EDITED TO ADD: THE CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED!!!! I’m using random line picker website thinger so it is fair and I will announce the winner tomorrow morning!! Thanks for playing and stay tuned because I like this giveaway thing there will be plenty more in the future!

We shall start with the weekend wrap-up:

Friday: Usual work day, a little slow but I got to cruise some of my favorite blogs! Traffic was the worst part of my day because when I got home M. and I went out to dinner and ran to the mall so he could get his phone fixed and I could pick up some stuff for our bathroom (new shower curtain, bath mat, towels). We got back home and cuddled ;)!

Saturday: Because we ran most of our errands on Friday night we got to just chill and watch some television and then M. wanted to help out his boss and take in the junk truck to a dumping facility, so I got to ride in the “death trap” truck! FUN STUFF EGH?! I know you’re all jealous! We got back and M. asked if he could help our neighbor/friend with his transmission that blew, I said yes because I have my third Jen Lancaster book and well my afternoon was pretty set! After M. was done with that we went out to dinner with all of our friends, we haven’t gotten together with these friends in FOREVER and because J. might have to go back to Iraq we all decided to have a good time! We started at Cheeseburger in Paradise where I discovered the Chocolate Martini (recipe to follow) and then we headed to this hole in the wall bar that is behind the Police station where one of friends works. Cheap drinks and darts (who could ask for more right?) Well, me being OCD, I had to SECURE M. and I a ride home before I actually enjoyed my drinks! Once the ride was secured I drank more and got a little tipsy, not too tipsy where when asked to makout with another girl in our group I had the stable mind to say “NOOOO I’m not that drunk!” M. took me home threw a bottle of water at me and we went to bed. One side note, I am very CHATTY when I’m drunk, if you ever want to know what I think about something just get me a drink!! 🙂

Sunday: Water damage in half our kitchen, cabinets torn down, moldy shit had to be cleaned, stress ensued. M. and I then decided to release some stress and went to a car show in the Camaro! We had a great time and went out for pizza and came home to clean up the house and relax!

The Chocolate Martini Recipe:

Ingredients: martini
4 oz. chocolate liqueur
2 oz. vanilla vodka
Splash of Half and Half
Chocolate syrup

Preparation:
Mix chocolate liqueur and vanilla vodka. Add a splash of Half and Half and shake over ice. Line a martini glass with chocolate syrup. Add mixture.

 

 

 

 

NOW TO THE GIVEAWAY!! Don’t worry Blond Duck these are extra copies of books that I have been given two of! The first book is….

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“Something Borrowed” by Emily Giffin

This book is about a good girl who has done the right thing all her life until she sleeps with her best friends fiance one night!! Perfect summer chic read!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The second book is:100_1372

“Plain Truth” by Jodi Picoult

She is one of my favorite authors and this book displays how truely talented she is!! An Amish girl has a baby that she vehemently denies and this story takes so very many twists and turns after the baby dies!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

To enter the giveaway please answer the following question in the comments section (one entry per person):

“What are your favorite authors, books, stories? And why?”

For an EXTRA entry please link this post to your blog and leave another comment letting me know you did so with the link to the post you put it in!!

No more entrys after 7 PM on Tuesday 7/14/09! Winner will be chosen at random to receive BOTH books!!

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Another Dinner At My House!

April 22, 2009 at 9:47 pm (Dinner at My House)

Tonight we are having Kielbasa and SourKraut!! You can add potatoes and that tastes awesome but we started a diet so we aren’t having potatoes with ours!

Fry the Kielbasa and SourKraut and serve!! That easy, if you make potatoes with them then cut and peel (or leave the skin I’m versatile!) and fry first then add the kielbasa and sourkraut!

I know I astound you with my talent as a chef! I promise I am self-taught, I know you’re jealous! HAH!

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Hot Dogs and Rice

March 31, 2009 at 2:14 pm (Daily Ramblings, Dinner at My House)

simple1Ok so admittedly last night we had Hot Dogs and the goodness that is Cheesy Rice A Roni. It was a sophisticated meal eaten on paper plates in front of the television! While I was cooking dinner I was on the phone with my Grandma (dad’s side) and when she asked what I was making I said “Hot Dogs and Rice” and she said “WHAT!” This response is understandable for most people, but the man that I love LOVES Hot Dogs and Rice A Roni! And you know what I do to!! HAHA! Sorry I haven’t made anything decent to post…we are going to Red Lobster tonight for my birthday so maybe Wednesday night I’ll make something FABULOUS!!

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Pork Chops!

March 27, 2009 at 8:43 pm (Dinner at My House)

IngredientsIngredients:

Pork Chops

Garlic and Garlic Salt

Seasoned Salt

Rosemary

Butter

 

 

 

Porkchops 2

Heat the pan up and put in two tablespoons of butter with minced garlic. Cook till the butter is melted with the garlic. Place the pork chops in the pan and season. After a few minutes flip the porkchops and season the other side. Cook until they are done!

I also cooked corn with it…because we are out of yummy rice a roni!! haha!

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Chicken, Homemade Fries, and Cheesy Bread

March 27, 2009 at 6:17 pm (Dinner at My House)

Chicken, Homemade Fries, and Cheesy Bread:

The chicken that we used was already pre-cooked mesquite chicken that you can buy in a nice big bag at Wal-Mart! It is very yummy, and you just have to cook it in the oven.

Put vegetable oil in a pot and turn on the heat (medium to high) to make sure it is hot enough when you are done cutting the potatoes.

Wash off 5 or 6 potatoes, we used red russet. Cut the potatoes to your liking, we cut them in small squares like French Fries! LOL

I made the Pioneer Women’s garlic cheese bread, http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2009/03/garlic-cheese-bread/
That M. loves so very much now! I only modify the recipe a little bit, I don’t add as much mayonnaise and if I don’t have cheddar I use mozzarella, and if my fiance has eaten all of the fresh parmesan I use the pre-grated kind!

Start cooking the fries by putting batches into the oil until they are brown and crispy. Then you salt them as soon as they come out, so that salt sticks!!

Plate everything and wash it down with Ice Cold Tea!!! Yumm!!

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Steak and Rice

March 27, 2009 at 6:16 pm (Dinner at My House)

Steak and Rice:

Stir-Fry steak (I prefer the stir-fry meat because it comes already cut up)

A-1 Steak-sauce

Teriyaki

Garlic (salt or the real thing)

Rice (however much you can eat…I usually make 1 1/2 cups to 3 cups water.)

Start the rice. For every 1 cup of rice it is 2 cups of water! And DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT stir the rice…it will get all mushy if you stir it at anytime. Keep it on a high flame until it boils and then turn to low heat and cover with a lid.

Fry the stir-fry steak in butter and garlic(if you have real garlic) season meat with garlic salt, seasoned salt, and salt and pepper (whatever you like for seasonings). When the steak is almost done add the teriyaki sauce in to fry the rest of the way in. I like to make sure the steak is swimming a bit, and the meat will soak up the teriyaki so it’s yummy! When all of the water seems to have evaporated into the rice, take a bite if the rice is done that turn the heat off. If it’s not done add a LITTLE more water…but still without stirring!

When rice is finished, add stir-fry steak with some of the teriyaki juices (if there is any left) and add A-1, to taste, to the rice and meat mixture!! So yummy and it is a staple in our kitchen. It is also very very easy! ENJOY!

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