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Monday, April 5, 2010

Favorites Party

So I've been excited to try and do some of the things that I learned at the Favorites Party.  Basically I went to this party knowing only thee people and went away feeling like sisters with everyone.  It was so great.  Here are a few I am going to do for sure or already have started!
Cleaning the Kitchen Sink at Angie's-  Our family did this tonight for FHE.  A local restaurant piles a kitchen sink full of ice cream, three toppings, two bananas, and whip cream.  If you eat it all you get a bumper sticker that says, "I cleaned the kitchen sink at Angie's"  I've seen those on cars around here and had no idea what it was talking about.  Our family did it together, and the kids thought it was so great.  The kitchen sink is not really as big as a real kitchen sink but it is a miniature one.  It's a lot of ice cream.

"And They Were Not Ashamed"  A book about marriage that was highly recommended.  So I picked up a copy today and I'm excited to start reading.

Salt Lake City Connect Pass-  This sounds so fun and I think Devin and I will do this for an anniversary someday.  It's a pass you buy on-line and it gets you into 13 venues in SLC plus Dinner or Lunch at the Lion House.  Some of the venues are the Children Museum, This is the Place Monument, a movie at the Gateway, The Planetarium.

FHE Idea:  Learn about the Quorum of the 12 apostles before conference and have a treat for the kids when they can identify each of the apostles' picture by name.

Going to Yellowstone in the fall-Less crowds, great hotel deals and active wildlife.

Homemade Kitchen Floor Solution:  Fill your sink with 2-3 inches of water, then pour in 1 cup of rubbing alcohol, followed by one drop of liquid dish soap.  No residue and it dries fast!

Web Protection for you and your children:  I haven't done this but am planning on checking out both of these sites and seeing what is better for our family:  k9webprotection.com  and onlinefamily.norton  Both are a free online security where you can manage where your children go online and protect from pornography.

Bottling Chicken:  Pressure cooking chicken when it goes on sale.  Great food storage item and makes it so easy to put in your favorite recipe all cooked and ready to go.

www.vrbo.com:  This is a site you can rent vacation homes and condos for a great price.

7 days of Valentines for your children and hubby:  Give little tokens of love for the whole week of valentines for your kids and husband to find at random throughout their day

New Recipe: CREAMY WHITE CHILI
 
 
1 POUND BONELESS SKINLESS CHICKEN BREASTS, CUT INTO 1/2-CUBES
1 MEDIUM ONION, CHOPPED
1-1/2 TEASPOON GARLIC POWDER
1 TABLESPOON VEGETABLE OIL
2 CANS (15 1/2 OUNCES EACH) GREAT NORTHERN BEANS, RINSED AND DRAINED
1 CAN (14-1/2 OUNCES) CHICKEN BROTH
2 CANS (4 OUNCES EACH) CHOPPED GREEN CHILIES
1 TEASPOON SALT
1 TEASPOON GROUND CUMIN
1 TEASPOON DRIED OREGANO
1/2 TEASPOON PEPPER
1/4 TEASPOON CAYENNE PEPPER  ( I OMITTED THIS)
1 CUP SOUR CREAM  ( I USED LIGHT)
1/2 CUP HEAVY WHIPPING CREAM  (I USED HALF AND HALF)
 
1)  IN A LARGE SAUCEPAN, SAUTE CHICKEN, ONION, AND GARLIC POWDER IN OIL UNTIL CHICKEN IS NO LONGER PINK.  ADD THE BEANS, BROTH, CHILIES AND SEASONINGS.  BRING TO A BOIL.
 
2)  REDUCE HEAT;  SIMMER, UNCOVERED, FOR 30 MINUTES.  REMOVE FROM THE HEAT; STIR IN SOUR CREAM AND CREAM.  SERVE IMMEDIATELY.  ENJOY!!!!
 
WHEN I USE MY BOTTLED CHICKEN I SAUTE THE ONION BY ITSELF ADDING THE GARLIC POWDER.  I ADD THE CHICKEN WHEN I ADD ALL THE OTHER INGREDIENTS.  I ALSO USED LESS GREEN CHILIES THEN THE RECIPE CALLED FOR, IT JUST DEPENDS ON WHAT YOU THINK YOUR FAMILY WILL LIKE.

3 comments:

Sandra said...

Ohh I want to hear about that book. Let me know if you like it and if so I would love to borrow it. All of those sound like fun ideas. I knew what the kitchen sink at Angies was but I've never seen it, I've heard it's a lot. How fun to clean it together HA HA :)

Beth said...

Have you bottled chicken before? I did it in Nov and really liked it. I borrowed a pressure cooker from someone in my ward, but it broke (not my fault) and haven't been able to do more. Would love to!! There is actually a place in Heber that sells them at a good price. Just need to get one!

overlyactive said...

No I haven't bottled chicken but my friend does it all the time so I'm going to have her help me do it when chicken is on sale. Did you put the chicken in the bottles cooked or uncooked?