Monday, July 28, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Chicken and Bell Pepper Grilled Sandwich
Multigrain Bread or Focaccia Bread
Provolone Cheese (or any other fancy cheese, you can get creative here!)
Roasted Red Bell Peppers (either in a jar or roast them yourself)
Garlic Cloves (as much as you like)
Cut the bread into sandwich slices. Spread olive oil on both sides of the slices. Rub with a clove of garlic. Sprinkle with Italian seasoning and lay about 3-4 garlic clove slices on top. Set aside.
Drizzle olive oil on chicken, sprinkle with Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Throw on grill and cook until done.
Remove cooked chicken from grill and cut into strips.
Turn grill to lowest heat, place bread on top grill rack (if you have one) and grill both sides until almost toasty.
Keep bread on grill, place sliced chicken on top, following with roasted bell pepper, and then finish with provolone cheese. Grill until cheese is melted. Remove from grill when done and top with other slice of bread.
If you want to roast the pepper yourself cut the pepper into 4 pieces. Drizzle with olive oil, place on bottom grill rack and grill for about 10 minutes or so. Keep your eye on the pepper as to not burn it. Remove from grill and place in zip lock bag for 15 minutes. Remove from bag and peel off skin.
Friday, July 25, 2008
P.S. I also bid on the Penelope dvd and won that too! Ah, life is good.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
......my package arrived! Boy, did I order more roving than I realized! I am going to be spinning for months with all of this!
Turned into this????:
Ah, the power of the weight. All I use is a plastic sack with a rock in it, certainly not rocket science to get the yarn all straightened out but it is freaking genius!
Sunday, July 13, 2008
This is a lovely magazine about spinning and much more. One of the things my mom picked up for me in Santa Fe (I do keep going on an on about Santa Fe too don't I?).
It is already fairly worn, I think I have read it maybe 5 times already!
I really would like to learn how to knit socks. I have wanted to learn this for a looooonnnnggg time too so, I think it is about time that I do. The other night I was surfing around for new yarn shops in my area and found this cute little shop. I checked out their schedule of classes and sure enough, they offer a sock class! It is a 2 part class. There is one that starts toward the end of August so, I think I am going to sign up for it. I can't wait.
When I was looking through the Spin-Off magazine I came across an article:
Saturday, July 5, 2008
With this new grill, on my newly designed patio, my parents came over for my dad's birthday for a little cookout. We had raspberry chipotle chicken, which was excellent. We also had a strawberry-walnut salad with feta and strawberry balsamic vinaigrette. For the side dish, I grilled up some garlic-rosemary baby red potatoes.
My mom brought over some birthday cobbler. It was fantastic and healthy, well as healthy as cobbler can be...it was a Cooking Light recipe. We had ourselves a nice time. Somehow, after the night was rapping up, we managed to be sucked into a Rambo movie. Never saw a Rambo movie before. There are like 20 of them (and aren't there like 20 Rocky movies too? You gotta love that Rocky theme song though, makes me wanna get up and conquer something, not really sure what that is yet.)...not sure why I have never managed to take one in. I am actually, only slightly embarrassed to admit, it was not half bad.
Friday, July 4, 2008
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
My dad hung bamboo blinds, which add a ton more shade in this Texas heat (I am melting as we speak).
He also hung a few potted plants, Moss Rose and Petunias. The birds will love this, but....I need to get bird food stat!! (you can see my kitchen curtains from outside!)
My mom got these bright and colorful pillows that add a nice comfy touch.
I could not be happier. A shout out to my Exterior Decorator, Thanks Mama!
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
My friend, her counter was flat, and way easy to transport but this couch was a pain. So, we get on the highway and start tooling down the road at 60 miles per hour and the big box on top starts to rock back and forth. Me being "Miss worst case scenario" had visions of the box falling off and not only breaking in to tiny bits but hitting the person behind us and causing a horrible accident. So, we stopped at a Wal-Mart, my friend bought more rope, and we roped the sucker down some more. Might I say she is awfully good with roping things down. She is from Arkansas so I imagine that is why. About 2 hours later, a drive that should have only taken us an hour, we finally arrive to my house.
Cheers, to Ikea!