Posted: February 11, 2013 in Uncategorized
I went to the baby shower yesterday and had just the best time! The food was so tasty! The company was so cordial. The Mommy-to-be was just so happy and excited that she was going to have a baby.
The Grandma of the new baby hosted the event and she included a chicken salad from a local store on her menu. The chicken salad had grapes in it along with the usual, celery, mayo. etc. It is the best chicken salad anywhere!
So I was looking on the internet this morning and found this recipe. It is the
Helen Corbitt’s Chicken Salad. Famed Texas cook, Helen Corbitt, created this rich chicken salad for the café menu at Neiman Marcus department stores in the 1950s. How about that! I printed it down and plan to make it – how about you?
This recipe was posted on the Saveur site.
Credit: Michael Kraus
MAKES ABOUT 6 CUPS
1 lb. cooked chicken breasts, cut
into ½″ cubes
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup thinly sliced celery
1 cup halved purple grapes
½ cup sliced almonds, toasted
1 tbsp. finely chopped parsley
1 tsp. kosher salt, plus more to taste
½ cup whipped cream
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
INSTRUCTIONS: Combine chicken, mayonnaise, celery, grapes, almonds, parsley, and salt in a bowl. Add whipped cream and pepper; fold to combine.
Posted: February 6, 2013 in Uncategorized
Tags: baby, crochet, gift, shower
This is the 2nd baby shower gift that I made. It is a baby’s hat. My model is the only baby doll I have in my house. I used some really thick yarn that I got at Joann’s Fabrics. It is really soft and colorful. I think that the hat may be a little large for a newborn so I may make another one with thinner yarn.
The pattern was fairly easy and here is the link Redheart Free Patterns. Like I said the only model that I could use was a doll that I had for the grandchildren. Of course the doll is old and does not have any clothes. So here is the hat:
I turned the end up and am thinking of putting a flower on the top. I also added a border on the end. So what do you think?
Hi! I have been busy making some baby shower gifts. The shower is this Sunday and I hopefully, will be done by then.
This is the first one:
At first, I thought that the mother and father were not going to find out what the baby’s sex would be, so I bought some fabric that could be for a boy or a girl. I put a backing and batting on it and then proceeded to hand quilt some of the the lines going up & down and side to side. I didn’t do them all because I just wanted it quilted enough to hold the batting in place. On the back, I put 2 fat quarters (1-yellow and 1-green) together and sewed it on with batting. Hope she likes it!
I will post the 2nd one in a separate post
Posted: February 6, 2013 in baby, crochet, gift
Tags: baby, caps, crochet, hat, homemade gifts, shower
I saw this the recipe the other day and thought “I have Grands Biscuits and I love cinnamon. I have to try this. And I will try it after this post ;-). I like easy and I like a short list of everyday ingredients and I love sweets. So this was a no brainer. Here is the link where I got the recipe Oh Bite It just in case you want to go there. Enjoy!
What you’ll need:
1 can of Pillsbury Grands Flaky Layers Biscuits
1.5 cups Maple Syrup..good quality if possible
1/3 cup Brown Sugar
1 tsp. Nutmeg
1 cup cinnamon Sugar (1 part Sugar to 1/2 part Cinnamon)
A dollop of Mascarpone..optional
In a medium sauce pot add the Maple Syrup and the Brown Sugar..bring up to a simmer
Cut each raw biscuit into fourths and roll each section into a ball
Gently add them into the simmering syrup..leaving room for them to puff up..they get puffy!
Cover them and let them simmer until they are doubled in size..turning them once, to coat each side of the dumplings evenly in the thick and amazing reduced syrup sauce!
Let them cool. While they’re cooling, mix up the cinnamon, sugar, and nutmeg in a bowl..set aside.
Gently toss each dumpling in the Cinnamon/Sugar/Nutmeg mix..for that French Toast crunch!
Pile a few dumplings into your bowl and top them with a scoop of Mascarpone or Sour Cream & a nice drizzle of the reduced Maple Syrup Crack Sauce!
O my!! Take a bite of the most soft, tender and incredible version of French Toast you’ll ever have! ~Enjoy!
Posted: February 4, 2013 in French Roast, recipe
Posted: January 31, 2013 in Pay It Forward
I have been following the Pay It Forward page on Facebook and have found the stories so inspiring! Paying It Forward (PIF) sends uplifting true stories everyday and some of those beautiful says with great backgrounds. The stories are a Representative of the people who paid it forward and the people who have received the PIF. You don’t have to be rich to do this. Look at this page and you will be uplifted each day and you will also be more aware of the ways that you can “pay it forward”. The page is Pay It Forward Face Book Page or go to the their web site Pay It Forward Web Page . Here is just one of many examples: