Sunday, December 27, 2009

the beard hat

Hi all!  I do hope this Christmas season has treated you well!  Once I finally finished all of the Christmas projects I had to get done, I started on a new item.......the beard hat.  We took the prototype to the family party for one of the white elephant gifts, and it was a hit, so I thought I'd try a few more.  I'm sure there will be more to come, but here are the first.  My foxy hubby is the model.  Thanks Mitch!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Chicken Stroganoff Recipe

I made this a few nights ago, the first dish I had really cooked in a few days.  (I wasn't feeling well)  Anyway, the most exciting part is that my 2 yr old ate it!  Yay!!!

Chicken Stroganoff
4 bacon strips, diced
1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
1 medium onion, sliced
1 8 oz pkg mushrooms, sliced
1 1/2 c chicken broth
2-3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp pepper
2 tablespoons flour
1 cup sour cream
hot cooked rice or noodles

In a skillet, cook bacon until crisp.  Remove bacon with a slotted spoon and reserve for later use.  Add the chicken, onion, and mushrooms to the skillet and cook until the chicken is no longer pink.  Add the broth, garlic, salt, paprika and pepper.  Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.  Combine the flour and sour cream until smooth; add to the skillet and bring to a boil.  Cook and stir fir 2 minutes, or until thickened.  Adjust salt and pepper if needed.  Serve over rice or noodles and sprinkle with reserved bacon.  (Here it is shown served over brown rice with a side of green beans and fresh pineapple.)