Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The End of 2010

It seems that many other bloggers are doing sweet recaps of all their fashion or fun during 2010. I would love to join in but instead I'm stuck on the couch wrapped up in a blanket cursing this time of year. As we are all very much aware, it's flu season. And I've got the flu. Lucky me!

It happens every year at this time, flu shot or not, so it was really only a matter of time. I don't get vaccinated on stuff like the flu or chicken pox or whatever else I'd get regardless because it's a waste of money and resources (although I'm sure there are many that would disagree with me on that). There are some events that I'll always remember from 2010 like this awesome blogging thing, my Godson being born, making new memories with old friends, being married for 2 whole years, and of course buying the cutest hamster in the entire world.

Wishing you all a HAPPY new year! Good luck in 2011! ^_^

Friday, December 24, 2010

Last Minute Gift Idea!

Merry Christmas Eve fellow bloggers. I'm missing the hubby since he'll be gone until the 27th, but I'm very thankful to have my dad and sister back in town for the holidays! This is going to be a great Christmas ^_^

For those of you who didn't get all of your shopping finished in time, or maybe you're looking for a cute stocking stuffer, here's a quick and easy homemade gift that is sure to please! Homemade sugar shower scrub! My sister gave me the idea to make my own when I started talking about how great all the St. Ives products look. After playing around with different ingredients and amounts I think I found an easy formula using ingredients you're sure to have on hand:

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Chocolate Clafoutis--Adapted from Stone Soup

If you've browsed my recipes you can't help but notice my love of French food. Although I have volumes one and two of Mastering the Art of French Cooking, the recipes can be quite difficult to tackle. One of my favorite foodie blogs is Stone Soup. Jules is all about being a minimalist cook, which means leaving behind the ridiculously complicated recipes and sticking to basics. She recently released her (free!!) ebook which can be downloaded from her blog! I love the book because all of the recipes are guaranteed to use 5 ingredients or less. Genius!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Dinner Tonight: Baked Chicken with Zucchini and Tomatoes

This is a simple recipe that you can pull off on a busy work or school night. It was as simple as, "hey! I have chicken and zucchini, what can I make?" Well, throw in a little breading and fresh tomatoes and you have a lovely and simple meal that serves 2-4 people.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Mango Chicken Sausage Pasta

This is a simple dish you can throw together on a busy weeknight. The sausage and pasta has plenty of protein and whole wheat deliciousness. The spinach will give this dish a bright fresh flavor, plus a good boost of iron and calcium!