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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Our 34th Anniversary

We will be celebrating our 34th wedding anniversary on 9/11! This is what my husband sent me today for our anniversary!

My Fall Decorations

I did a post recently about decorating for Fall. Look for it! Here are the photos of my Fall decorations. I'm not a professional decorator but I can put a few things around to remind us of the season. You can too!

Friday, September 09, 2011

Rosemary Lime Chicken

This is my mother-in-law checking out an old stove at a yard sale. She says it's just like the stove they had when she was little.

Rosemary - Lime Chicken
4 boneless skinless breasts
2 T. olive oil
1/2 Cup White wine or chicken broth
1/4 Cup lime juice (aprox. 2 limes)
2 T. fresh rosemary, minced, or 2 tea. dried
1/2 tea salt
1/4 tea. pepper

Cut breasts into thirds, brown in oil on both sides. Add remaining ingred. cook uncovered for 5-7 minutes. Serve with either egg noodles.

All Wet

Our grand nephew, Brett, is living with his parents up in Illinois. Thankfully one of his aunts babysits him about 4 days of the week with some of Brett's little cousins. She takes photos and posts them. Unfortunately, her photos are the small size that when blown up can dissolve into pixels. So I have to keep the photos small on a 12 x 12 page so when it's printed the photo doesn't get grainy. They have one of those small pools and the kids seem to love it. Here is Brett with his cousins on a float. Later he takes a nap on a float covered up with a beach towel. So cute! I had to do this digital scrapbook page of Brett on a float in the pool.

By The Pool

Kyle's family has one of those little kiddie pools that kids love! Here is Brett playing with a few of his cousins. I did this digital scrapbook page of them in the pool.

Butternut and Ham Bisque

2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 very large sweet onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary leaves, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
5 cups peeled, diced butternut squash
1 cup peeled, diced all-purpose potatoes
5 cups chicken stock
1 teaspoon salt
Black pepper, to taste
1/2 cup light or heavy cream
1 1/2 cups diced cooked ham
Melt the butter in a medium soup pot or a large saucepan. Stir in the onion and rosemary. Partially cover the pan and cook the onion over moderate heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in the garlic and cook another minute.Add the squash, potatoes, chicken stock, and salt and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and cover the pot. Cook the soup at a low boil for 20 minutes or until the vegetables are very soft. Remove the pan from the heat.Using a large slotted spoon, transfer the soup solids and a ladleful of broth to a food processor (do this in batches if your processor is small). Puree the vegetables, then stir them back into the broth. Stir in the pepper, the cream, and the ham, heating for several minutes before serving. Makes 6 servings.

Source: Family Fun Magazine, http://familyfun.go.com

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Using Magnets

I found some great ideas for how to use magnets to organize. Magnets are great ways to get some organizational use from normally unused space. For instance a refrigerator surface can be used for organization. Otherwise, that space is lost.
So here are some great ideas to use magnets to organize with. This is a great way to organize your makeup in a way that you can see it all at one time. No more rifling through baskets or boxes. Just attach a magnet to the back and stick it on a metal tray!

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