Wednesday, June 30, 2010

It's Official!!

It is official-Bill and I are retired as of today!! Not sure whether to be excited or not, but I think I am! Still lots of things to do to close the business but it can pretty much be done as we feel like it-or at least as I feel like it. Bill is leaving Monday for Anchorage and will be driving back to WV with Lucas. Luke has to report to Ft Meade MD next month for his next duty station. That will certainly be culture shock!

One of the things that will keep me busy is our little garden. We haven't had a garden in FOREVER and decided to give it a go again. Not sure if you can tell in the picture-but yes, those are necklaces hanging from our make believe fence. The woodchuck and the deer were eating wayy too much and for now this is working. Jason describes this as our Hillbilly Garden. I think it is unique!

Next year, will expand it and put up a fence...

Have a gazillion books just waiting to be read... socks to knit-good stash of yarn that needs used AND thanks to working on those piles, I can get to my sewing machine now. The stained glass area needs cleaned up a bit but will save that for winter. Ahhh, guess this is exciting!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Granola Bars

3 cups rolled oats
1 cup nuts, coarsely chopped
1 cup dried fruit
1 cup raw, unsalted sunflower seeds
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 c butter, melted

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Line a cake pan with foil, spray Pam on the foil. Pour batter into pan. Bake 325 degrees for 25-30 minutes, until golden brown.

Note-Use any kind of dried fruits or nuts that you might have on hand.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Pina Colada Slush

1 pint rum
2 cans Coco Lopez Cream Of Coconut
92 oz Pineapple Juice

Mix all together. Freeze overnight. Scoop slush into glasses, top with 7-Up or ginger ale. Give a little stir and enjoy!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Chicken In Wine Sauce

2 1/2 T butter
2-3 green onions, chopped (I used about a 1/4 of a regular onion, sliced)
4 chicken breasts
package of fresh sliced mushrooms
1/2 c white wine
salt & pepper to taste
parsley to taste
seasoning salt to taste

Melt butter in skillet. Add onions and chicken. Salt & pepper as desired. Brown both sides of chicken. Use 4 pieces of foil... put a breast in each one. Add mushrooms, wine, seasoning salt, and parsley to pan bringing just to a boil. Pour mushrooms and sauce over chicken. Fold edges of foil tightly to seal into packets. Bake 350 for an hour.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Commuter Scarf Finished!

Not a great picture, but am pleased to have finished another started project. This is the Commuter Scarf pattern. Nice, easy and quick. Love, love, love using Noro yarns for things like this!