Monday, November 12, 2012

Life is GOOD!

So, looking at my blog it seems as though it has been MONTHS since my last post. 

A TON has happened in the last few months, it's unbelievable!

1) We bought a HOUSE! (our kitchen pictured)



2) I started a new JOB!



3) I bought a NEW CAR
(2013 Mazda CX-5)



4) Hubby bought a NEW TRUCK
(2012 Ford F-150)


As you can see we have been BUSY BODIES these last few months.
Things really are going great and I am so excited for the holidays!!!!


What are your plans for this holiday season?



Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Waldo Canyon Fire Coverage

As many of you have probably heard through national news coverage, there is a huge wild fire in Colorado Springs, and it is out of control.

The fire started 5 days ago, and in that short time has burned over 6,500 acres and 40,000 people have been evacuated from their homes. 

The Air Force Academy has been evacuated. Those evacuees are now seeking refuge here on Fort Carson. My friends and I will be spending our time passing out care packages to evacuees. 

For the first time since the fire started, it has reached homes and businesses and many people are now without a home or a job.

At this point, it is believed that NO people have been killed or injured in this fire.

Please keep Colorado in your prayers. This fire is only 5% contained at this point. It is estimated that this fire will not be fully contained for another 3 weeks, I can't imagine how much damage it will cause by then.






Again, please pray for us.




Monday, June 11, 2012

Proud Military Wives Facebook Support Page!

Hello All!

I know that there are a gazillion Facebook support pages out there, but I want to tell you about a new one, one that is for Military Wives of all types, no matter the branch, length of service, rank, etc. 

We are a DRAMA FREE page, as we feel it is important to run our page with integrity and make it into a place where all members feel welcome and accepted. We have wonderful admins, including myself who are there for everyone, no matter what they are going through in their lives.

We are a new page but already have a diverse mixture of ladies, all who are ready and willing to make new friends, support each other, and help each other get through the tough times.

I hope you can take a moment to check us out, it is called:


Happy Facebooking!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Giveaway from PrintRunner!

Hello readers!!

I am excited to announce that I have been asked to host another awesome giveaway!


PrintRunner will be sending one lucky reader 
(100) 5x7 postcards with the design of your choice!

Here are the details of the postcards to be awarded:

Postcards:
Postcard Size: Postcard 5x7
Quantity: 100
Colors: 4/0 Front Only Printing
Paper: 14 PT UV Coating on Front, rounded corners!
Proof: none
Ready to Ship: In 4 business days

*This giveaway is open to US residents only, ages 18 yrs old and above*

(I will receive a set of postcards as well for hosting this giveaway)

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This Giveaway will run from Today, May 7th, until Sunday, May 20th!


Friday, May 4, 2012

No Fry-Fried Chicken Recipe!

Hello Folks!

Today I would love to share one of my families favorite recipes with you. I call this my "No fry-fried chicken" because you get the wonderful crunch and flavor of fried chicken without all the unhealthy oils that comes with frying!

If you like your chicken EXTRA CRISPY like I do, then you will love this simple but delicious recipe.


Here are the items you will need:
(measurements are approximate)

- Chicken Thighs; (4) thawed

- Flour (2 cups)

-Eggs (2)

- Original Flavor Panko Bread crumbs (2 cups)

- Salt (3 Tbls)

-Pepper (1 Tbls)

-Cajun Seasoning (2 Tbls) (optional)

This recipe serves 2 or 4 people depending on the size of your thighs.
Cook time is 1 hour


Directions:

1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees

2. Set up your preparation station. 


- Bowl 1: Beat 2 eggs.
-Bowl 2: Flour with salt, pepper, and cajun seasoning.
-Bowl 3: Panko Bread crumbs.



While your oven is heating to 400 degrees, 
begin preparing your chicken. Here are the steps:

1. Dip your thigh in the first bowl coating it in a thin layer of egg.

2. Coat your chicken in the flour mixture.

3. Dip your chicken BACK INTO the egg mixture, coating it again.

4. Coat the chicken in the breadcrumbs.

This "double coating" technique is what will give your chicken its extra crispy skin!


Once you are finished coating the chicken, it should look like this:
(Tip: lightly spritz your pan or foil with your favorite cooking spray to ensure your crispy coating won't stick)





3. Bake the thighs in the oven on the center rack 
at 400 degrees for 1 hour.


Here is the final product! 
Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside!





This has all the great taste of fried chicken but much healthier for you than frying!

Enjoy!