Thursday, March 26, 2015

California for Beginners

Found this online, thought it was pretty funny! I live in the "hella/tech stuff" area. If you haven't been to California, it might not be as amusing but maybe it will jive with some preconceived notions you have of some of the areas (if you have any!).

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Baked Turkey Wontons

My husband feels I make chicken for dinner too often. Or more precisely, that I make chicken the same way too often.

Basically, I will season a chicken breast, grill it on the foreman, then serve with a side of steamed veggies (usually french cut green beans or broccoli florets), and a starchy carb thing like rice or buttered noodles. I feel that varying the seasoning (garlic salt, seasoned salt, etc) is enough to make it "different" but he doesn't feel that way.

Making the same thing everyday is pretty brainless and easy, which is a huge part of why I do it. But I don't want my husband to be bored with my food! So I've been trying to make a point of trying out new recipes that are still at my skill level and don't take forever to make.

So that's where I came up with trying these. And I used ground turkey, not chicken, so that is totally different right? Lols :)

Ingredients:
1/2 pound ground turkey
1/2 cup shredded carrots
1/4 cup minced celery
1 T soy sauce
1 T grated ginger
2 t Cornstarch
Wonton wrappers
Olive Oil

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 375.
Cook the meat in a skillet until no longer pink. Add in the veggies and stir it a bit (this is a great way to "hide" veggies or cleaning out the fridge. I could see adding minced broccoli and bell peppers). Add the soy sauce, ginger and cornstarch. Stir that until mixed.

Spoon into smalls portions onto the wrappers and use a bit of water to close them up. Line them on some nonstick foil then spray/drizzle some olive oil on top.

Bake for 10-12 minutes. I served mine with soy sauce and rice.

Monday, March 23, 2015

States Traveled

For the most part, (Tennessee being the anomaly) I've stayed on the west coast of the US. I'm not much of a traveler so this makes sense. If this was the east coast I would have visited like a dozen states (or more? the states are really tiny over there).


Create Your Own Visited States Map

States I have visited:
Arizona
California (I really feel this should count for at least five states since I've been from the tippy top to the tippy bottom)
Hawaii
Oregon
Nevada
Tennessee
Utah
States I would like to visit:
Alaska
Florida
Idaho
Maine
Michigan
New York
Texas
Washington

I have my reasons for wanting to visit each of those states such as getting lobster in Maine. That's a thing, right? And of course Florida is on the list ONLY BECAUSE of Disney World. Like I want to be in hot, humid weather.

How about you guys, what states have you checked off your list?

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Vegas (The Hand Sculptures!)

So anyone following me on Instagram knows that I became infatuated with these two hand sculptures in the hotel room. They were just too awesome to leave alone! My husband was getting a little frustrated with how often I kept moving them. They were a bit hefty and he was concerned I was going to break something. A reasonable concern...but nothing broke :)
Of course I had to try to locate them online to purchase. I wasn't surprised at the price, but still disappointed. They run about $450 each. There is a long list of other items my home needs before I add these things, and yes, I will be adding them. Eventually. I don't care that my husband thinks they are ugly and weird. Sometimes you just have to put your foot down and buy some hands ;)
Hopefully they will still be available when I have the funds!
...and no one can say I have problems amusing myself ;)

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

♣St. Patrick's Day Favors: Pots of Gold♣

This was a super cinchy gift to put together, no crafting skills needed at all!
Supplies needed:
Black Pails
Shamrock Puffy Stickers
Rolos

Stick the stickers onto the pails
Fill with candy
The end
Seriously so simple, but so cute!

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