Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Winter





Yay for the snow!! Since I work in the education field I look forward to snowy forcasts, and today we have a snow day! Its always such a nice surprised to get that phone call at 4am. I plan on taking it easy today and catching up on the DVR. I am watching the news right now and I am happy I am not on those roads! The snow is going to keep coming down with maybe some sleet so I might be at home again tomorrow =)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

for real??


So if you know me you know Andy always does the cooking at home. (I am more of a baker.) But yesterday I actually cooked dinner, and by cooked I don't mean a frozen pizza! I found this recipe while searching for some snacks to make for Adam & Kristen's baby shower (which is this weekend! Yay!!) I showed it to Andy and he thought it looked good so I decided to make it. It was really simple to make and quick.  Here are some pics of the prep:






And here it is on the plate! The fries got a little more crispy than I would have liked but it still was a delicious dinner. 


  • 12  ounces skinless, boneless chicken-breast halves
  • 1  egg, lightly beaten
  • 1  tablespoon honey
  • 1  teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 1  cup packaged cornflake crumbs or 2 cups cornflakes, finely crushed
  • 1/4  teaspoon salt
  •   Dash ground black pepper
  •   Ketchup (optional)

Directions

1. Heat oven to 450°F. Cut chicken into 3/4-inch strips. In a shallow dish, combine the egg, honey, and mustard. In another shallow dish stir together cornflake crumbs, salt, and pepper. Dip chicken strips into the egg mixture; roll them in crumb mixture to coat evenly.

2. Arrange chicken strips on a baking sheet. Lightly spray with nonstick cooking spray. Bake 12 to 15 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. Serve with ketchup, if desired.






Last week I got to see 2 of my friends from out of state. First Alisha came into town from LV. We all caught up for dinner Thursday night at The Cheesecake Factory. I wish I was able to go out with them on Friday night but I fell asleep at 9:30! (it was a lonnngg week!) Here are some pics from the dinner:





Sunday I started on one of my New Years goals. I went to church. Heather told me she was coming up for the weekend and asked if I would meet her at church. We used to go to this church in school because it was a good opportunity to watch the ASL interpreter. It felt so good to be back in the church and watching the interpreter sign the most beautiful signs. I can't wait to go back. It was great catching up with Heather. I need to head to Nashville to go visit her soon, preferably when Kenny Chesney might be roaming the streets =)

Saturday, January 3, 2009

TSO




For years Andy & I have talked about going to the Trans-Siberian Orchestra but never went. This year for Christmas I got Andy tickets to see the show. I must say this show was absolutely AMAZING! If you have never gone and they come to your city it is a must see. I love the rockin' out Christmas songs. They have beautiful singers as well. This is a show I know we will see every year. The work they put into this show is unbelievable, the lights are amazing, it snowed, there was fire, its an all around great time. Check out this video we took from the show. video