Sunday, December 20, 2009

Sweet and Sour Chicken and Chinese Rice

Hello friends! I have been listed as a poster of this wonderful little blog but have never actually posted. So I thought I might share a delicious recipe that is a HUGE favorite in our home. Sweet and Sour Chicken and Chinese Rice!

Sweet and Sour Chicken:
4 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
3/4 C Sugar
3/4 C Vinegar
1/4 C Chicken Stock
4 tbs Ketchup
1 tbs Soy Sauce
Dash Salt

Directions: Cut chicken into small cubes. Dip in beaten egg and then cornstarch. Brown lightly on both sides. In a pot, add sugar, vinegar, chicken stock, ketchup, soy sauce, and salt. Bring to a boil (until sugar is melted). Put chicken in a square, glass pan. Pour sauce over the top. Sprinkle LIGHTLY with garlic salt. Cover with tin foil. Bake @ 350 for 1 hour.

Chinese Rice:
2 tbs Olive Oil
3 Large Carrots chopped
3 Large Celery sticks chopped
1/2 an Onion Chopped
1/2 a package of bacon chopped
4 eggs
2 cups of Rice

Directions: While Rice cooks... put olive oil in large frying pan on low to medium heat (depending on your stove), add carrots, celery, and onions. Let cook until done. (Add a little soy sauce to them and other seasonings that you like...I do salt, pepper and a little garlic salt). When they are done, set them aside and fry the small bits of bacon. When bacon is done add it to the veggie mix. Then beat the eggs and scramble them in the pan (so they get the yummy bacon flavor). When the eggs are done mix it all together in a bowl. Fry the rice in the same pan...and then add the whole mix together.These pictures don't really make it look very good, but I promise it's DELICIOUS! Happy Cooking!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Super Mario Baby Shower

The Mission: Jessica's Baby Shower
The challenge: Mario themed for a boy

I must say I was quite surprised at the lack of Mario stuff out there. I was so very lucky to find a stamp on etsy. And with help of Samantha, Suzi, and Natalie, we pulled off a great shower!

We framed one of the invites. {And we used plastic gold coins as accents.}
This is my favorite. It was so fun to put together. I am loving the bright happy colors.Brought to you by the letter "P"Triangle banner.Sam found some super cute clothes to put on the clothes line.The Diaper CakeThe food FUN!And last but not least the beautiful Mom to be {Jessica} with her diaper cake.
Thanks for letting us throw you this shower.
I had so much fun!
Now we just wait for Baby Preston!