Thursday, February 28, 2008

Shaking Off The Dust

Wowza! I can't believe how long it's been since I've sat in this chair! ...the cushion felt so fluffy when I sat down! It was no longer mashed with my imprint! ;)

I've been taking care of one or the other of my boys for the last few weeks as they've battled this flu thing. Now I understand why they would seem fine one minute and then completely crash the next! After the fridge repairman left more thing to add to a beautiful week! ;)...I was thinking I was actually going to come downstairs and do some stamping...I came down the stairs, sat on the couch for a minute to look through my paper...and realized that I needed desperately to sleep! It just sort of hits you like a ton of bricks.

Today is a much better day. My appetite is coming back...wooohooo...I love food to much to be missing any meals!

....Ok....speaking of...I'm not sure if any of you are interested but I am going to share a recipe! Do any of you love chicken and dumplings? I sooo love them! Now, this recipe is not for my homemade that, I mean everything from scratch...if you want that I will be happy to forward it...although, please keep in mind I cook like I stamp! A little of this, a little of that...not necessarily any measuring of anything....but's good!...the recipe that is! :) This is a version I got out of my Southern Living so many years ago I can't even remember. So long ago, that at one point when I thought I lost the recipe and tried to search it on the website, it was gone! Talk about a panic!

This is the perfect recipe when you are in a pinch....or not feeling well!...or maybe you just don't like to cook that much. It is truly EPLS!

Here goes....As if this is what you came here for! :)

1.) 4 cups water
2.) 3 cups chopped cooked chicken...I usually buy the rotisserie's so simple!
3.) 2 (10 3/4 oz) cans cream of chicken soup, undiluted
4.) 2 tsps chicken bouillion granules
5.) 1 tsp seasoned pepper
6.) 1 (7.5 oz) refrigerated buttermilk biscuits

Bring the first 5 ingredients to a boil in a dutch oven over med-high heat, stirring often. Separate biscuits in half, forming 2 rounds; cut each round in half. Drop biscuit pieces, 1 at a time, into boiling mixture, stir gently. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 15-20 minutes.

...can't get much easier than that! Hope you don't mind...not sure...maybe I'm suffering from withdrawal from not posting you guys for what seems like I just keep on, um...typing! :)

Now on to the card! This I will admit is also EPLS! I just got a new Papertreyink set and thought I would use it. Here's a quick one I came up with.....

That's what I've got so far....

Cool thing....the kindy pickup line worked in my favor today! Hayden didn't want to nap so I put him in the car early which gave me a ton of time there today! I have about 7 new drawings in my sketch book that I can't wait to start! I will be posting them as I finish them. Sooo excited! I am hoping that I am all caught up tomorrow so that I can begin.

Bummer...I never got a chance to do most of last weeks challenges. You know I have a hard time with that! I always feel like I want to go back and do them later but by then the new weeks are out! It's really hard to just move forward sometimes! Tomorrow is Friday...there will be lots of new ones out then! A whole new reason why being sick really stinks! I've missed a ton of stamping time! ;)

I hope you are all having a great week. I can't believe it's almost over. I look forward to posting you all more really soon!

Take care and have a wonderful night!


MamaDuck said...

Glad you are feeling better! I love the cute, as always. Thanks for the recipe. You are a *fabulous* cook. Any chance you want to share you pizza recipe too? Had to ask! :)

Diane Gilbert (djluvs2stamp on SCS) said...

Oh My Goodness, I hope your feeling better soon! Your Chicken & Dumplings sound yummy! I will have to give it a try, I love those kind of receipes.

Carolyn King said...

This card is beautiful. Love the flower and the simplicity of it. Just beautiful.

So glad you are starting to feel better!

Catherine said...

Love the simplicity of your card...very pretty!

Hope you're feeling better =)

BobbiG said...

pity post... Jk...LOL. Glad your all better. Missed you!! Ttyl

Anonymous said...

Well if your recipie for your chicken and dumplings is as yummie as your cards we know it`ll be just this card the colours are fab...
Glad your getting back to normality!!!lol
Have a great weekend:):):)