Archive for April 13th, 2007

favorite ingredient friday ~ lemon chicken

Friday, April 13th, 2007

Every Friday I almost forget to post this meme and I really love doing this one. There are some great recipes to be had over at “Overwhelmed with Joy!” You should check them out. I should be packing because we are leaving in just a few hours and I have not finished yet!!!! But, I am here, posting a recipe 🙂 Oh well, I’ll get it done! (I’m repeating in my mind… “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength”… “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength!” and so on…)
We’ll be gone until Sunday, it is raining buckets here so please say a little prayer for our safe travel if you have a sec. & have a great weekend!

This recipe is really good. I went through a stage where I cooked this a lot! My good friend Mendy made this once for her parents years ago (and if you know Mendy, you would know that she somehow would always leave one thing out..) and she left out the brown sugar, which is pretty important! Her poor parents puckered the lemon chicken down and I smile every time I get that visual. Then there was the time she brought fudge to our house for a party that we had to eat with a spoon (I love Mendy!). So, if you make this… remember the brown sugar!

Lemon Chicken

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts ( I like to cut them into smaller pieces and/or use tenders)

1/4 c. flour

1 t. paprika

1 t. salt

1/2 c. lemon juice

2-3 T. butter

1/2 c. chicken broth or bullion

1 T. brown sugar

parsley

Soak chicken in lemon juice for about 30 minutes to 1 hour… dip in flour mixed with salt & paprika… brown in butter… add chicken broth and brown sugar mixed and let the sauce thicken for about 20 minutes covered.
I like this alone or served with rice.
garnish with parsley.

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Friday’s Feast

Friday, April 13th, 2007

Appetizer

When you were a child, which crayon color was your favorite?

I didn’t have a ‘favorite’ crayon. I liked all the colors and remember drawing and coloring trees, brown trunks, green tops with red dots for apples. The trees always had apples.

Soup

On a scale of 1 to 10 (with 10 being highest), how likely would you be to change jobs if it required you to move?

Considering I am a stay at home mom, I wouldn’t really change jobs even if I did move. My job goes everywhere I go, this includes the bathroom, the kitchen, even the bedroom. Being a stay at home mom is a full time job but one that I would not trade for any other at this point.

Salad

Take all the numbers in your birthday and your phone number and add them up, one by one. What’s the total?

Okay, I was a math major for a while and I am going to have to read this one again, s l o w l y … 84…

Main Course
Have you ever “re-gifted” anything? If so, what was it and who did you pass it on to?

I was given a picture in a frame from my friend Melody shortly after Izzy’s accident that said something like “a friend is praying for you” and I noticed it had a little card tucked in the back to write who it was from and to and from and to and so on… so one day I went to a friend’s house whose husband had just left her and she and her little boy moved into an apartment. She wasn’t into decorating so I offered to spend the morning while Izzy was in school hanging her pictures and rearranging her furniture (she was at work). I sat that picture on a shelf and don’t know if she ever found it, but I wrote that it was from Melody to me and the from me to Amy. She was really pleased with her apartment and we planned to do some shopping for a few items I thought she ‘needed,’ but life has been too busy so far.

Dessert
Name something you need from the store.

Nothing. I’m thinking really hard… but, I went to the store today and spent a lot of time there while my car was being serviced/oil changed. I walked down every aisle and got everything I could think of… OH wait there is one thing! I saw on someone’s WFMW post that they used bleach tablets and I want (need) some of those! I couldn’t find them today so the search continues! Oh and spongebob fleece for the blanket I’m going to make for Carrie’s daughter Sadie (I hope to take pics and do a tutorial Barb style on how to make this…). I’ve looked a couple of places and have yet to find it which really surprises me considering how popular SB is!!!

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Haley’s contest

Friday, April 13th, 2007

Haley is giving away a really cool coach purse April 29!
Go sign up (or don’t and I’ll win it :o).

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