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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Another year older...

My oldest little girl just turned 5 and had a great time celebrating getting another year older...
We had a party for her at church after the Sunday evening service to celebrate with our was fun and she said she really liked it :)

Then on her birthday, we had some leftover cupcakes :) and she blew out more candles...

Also, over the weekend we went to a couple of Maple Producers open houses during the NW PA Maple Association Taste & Tours Weekend.
We began at Yatzor's Sugar House, where we had pancakes and ham...and I 'gracefully' spilled my full cup of coffee on myself :) We moved on to Hurry Hill Farms and Museum so the girls could do a few crafts (which Liz remembered doing last year). We were attending a wedding that afternoon, so we were unable to go on the wagon ride, or to any other sugar houses along the tour, but it's a fun family activity!

Lizzy received a great craft project for her birthday... FOAMIES!
She did three at one sitting, and then another one later in the afternoon! She also had her new Princess/Bride dress-up dress on to be a fashionable crafter!

Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord:
and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
Psalm 127:3

Friday, March 8, 2013

Awesome Chicken...

Recently it seems that my crafting has dwindled greatly...especially in the area of new and interesting projects to blog about. So, today I'm going to write about a recipe I found on Pinterest (love looking there for recipes!) called Browned Butter Parmesan Chicken.

I made this for dinner on Monday was Awesome! It is very similar to a dish you would order at the Olive Garden, which is a restaurant we love...but never go to! I liked it so much that I'm planning to have it again tonight for dinner, oooohh!

I'm going to give you the recipe as I made it, but the original recipe called for a few slightly different items... you can check out the original pin here.

Browned Butter Parmesan Chicken

1 1/2 lbs. chicken, cut into pieces
1 Tbls. Olive oil
1 Tbls. Canola oil
1 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. salt
1/2+ tsp. paprika

> Fry all of this together till chicken is cooked. Set aside in a bowl.
> Start making your pasta (about 3/4 lb.).

6 Tbls. butter
1/2 med. onion, chopped
1/2+ tsp garlic powder
1/3 cup water**
2/3 cup Parmesan cheese

> Add these items (except the cheese) to the frying pan and saute well.
> Add chicken back into the frying pan, stir together, then add the 2/3 cup cheese.
> Simmer a little longer and then serve over the pasta. Garnish with more Parmesan cheese.

** The original recipe called for white wine, which is something I do not use...I was going to replace it with something, but forgot. The chicken still turned out great without the extra liquid, but I told Chad and he suggested that maybe trying it with some water next time would help the sauce be a little bit more covering on the pasta.**

Also, I used less onion because around here I'm the only one that really likes them, but they were fried so well that they didn't seem to mind them! The dish was really enjoyed!

Perhaps you'd like to join me in having this for dinner tonight! YUM!

For whatsoever things were written aforetime 
were written for our learning, 
that we through patience and comfort 
of the scriptures might have hope.
Romans 15:4

This was a timely reminder that I found this morning after I read through my scheduled reading for the day...It's hard sometimes when you are reading through the Bible to really feel like you are getting anything out of it, especially in parts of the Old Testament.

This verse reminds me that it is there for our learning...and today as I read through part of Numbers, though I didn't get anything profound, I did realize how so very grateful I am that we don't have all the regulations they had placed on them back if they did certain things the were unclean for so many days, then they had to do certain sacrifice on certain days to be clean again... I would never remember all that! I'm thankful that now we live after Jesus died for our sins and that He covers us once we become His child!