Friday, January 15, 2010

Continue with the renovation from guest bedroom to scrapbooking/craft and guest bedroom.

This is what is done so far. The Cisco Kids small corner of the world is complete. He has his craft shelves and peg board all stocked and he has been enjoying his new craft space. I am still working on the rest of my room. We have the Murphy bed coming in today and we will be completely done by Sunday. Monday is the big reveal. If you would like to see the ending result with before and after pictures just stop by on Monday and let me know what you think.

Have a great weekend.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Quick and easy fried chicken with mushroom brown gravy

Yesterday I was so busy with gathering up materials for the Cub Scout meeting and planning for the Cisco Kids 7th birthday party in about three weeks. After a long day working on those two things I still had to cook dinner. I wanted to make something easy, quick and good. I thought fried Chicken breast with mushroom brown gravy. I have never made this before and when the Chief says.... This is a keeper, I know he really likes it.  So I thought I would share this simple recipe with you. 

Two chicken breast
1 cup of seasoned bread crumbs
1 egg scrambled
2 cups of chicken broth
1 tablespoon of butter
2 cups of sliced mushrooms
1 cup of frozen peas
1 tablespoons of corn starch in 1/4 cup of water
1/8 cup choped fresh parsley
2 cloves chopped fresh garlic
salt and pepper to taste.

I took a Chicken Breast and dipped it into a scrambled egg then covered it with seasoned bread crumbs. I then gently pan fried it in about 1/8 cup of olive oil. Once the chicken was cooked I removed it from the pan and added one tablespoon of butter. I added two cups of sliced mushrooms, garlic and parsle to the butter and sautéed them. Once the mushrooms were cooked I added one cup of frozen peas and two cups of chicken broth. Simmer until the peas are heated through. Combine one tablespoons of cornstarch with 1/4 cup of water and pour into simmering broth while constantly stirring. Salt and pepper to taste. I put the chicken breast on a plate and poured the mushroom brown gravy over the top. Add parmesan cheese and serve.
Serves 2.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The Pinewood Derby car race is on or maybee not!!!!

We are very excited about January 23rd. This is the day we enter our car into the Pinewood Derby for the first time. We got our kit last night and it is not what I thought it would be. We literally got a block of wood with four wheels and four nails. the guys will have to literally carve the car out of this block of wood. This should be interesting!!!!!!!

These are some examples of what was carved out of that block of wood.  The chief is a modeler.  I think he can pull this off.  The Cisco Kid has not chosen what he wants his car to look like yet.  If I would guess I would say it will be a fire truck or a police car.  We will see.....I will post the progress of our Pinewood Derby car creation.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Working on renovating a room

I will be making up dated posst about my transformation of my guest bedroom to scrapbooking/craft/guest room.  Over the weekend we have made real progress towards completing the room.  We completed the installation of the wood floors. We also got a couple of book cases from target and they are so cute. Target calls them shabby bookcases. We also made a small work area for The Cisco kid. I needed a table that would fold down to save on space. His collapsible table came out really great.

The shelf brackets fold in so the table can be lowered. 

Shabby book shelves from Target.

I hope to be in the room by this up coming weekend so I could start catching up on my Scrapbooks.


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