Aug 20, 2014

BBQ Pear Chicken Salad #video #cooking

This salad was really fabulously yummy!  The drink needed tweeking, but still it was fun.  Here is the video on Youtube and below.  The ingredients are listed below also.

BBQ Shredded Chicken

Chicken breasts, skinless and boneless (I had 7)
Water (about a cup)
Vinegar (cider, about 1 cup)
Brown sugar (I think I ended up with about 1 1/2 cups or 3 handfuls)
Worcestershire sauce
Dijon mustard
Chili powder
Onion powder
Garlic (minced, fresh or your choice of purchased)
Barbecue sauce (Your favorite flavor, optional)


Olive oil (equal parts with vinegar, I did 1/2 cup)
Vinegar (cider, equal parts with olive oil)
Dijon mustard
Garlic (minced, 2 cloves)
Onion powder
Rubbed sage


Romaine lettuce
BBQ shredded chicken
Orange (mandarin)
Gorgonzola cheese

Class Accomplishments

Please help me congratulate Anne-Marie on completing the second set of the UseIt! You can see some of the amazing layouts she made for this class in her Flickr album here.  I love that she put them all in an album for us to celebrate!  The UseIt! Class is simply using items that I have provided for you for each challenge.

Here's a slideshow!

Quote #inspiration #funny

Some days you're a bug, some days you're a windshield
Price Cobb
(I actually had a photo with this, but I don't have time to look for it)

Grilled Pizza Wraps Video

Here's a video of a quick and easy lunch that we had.  It was great because we could individualize it for each of our tastes.

Kosher Underwear #funny

Exodus 28:42: "And you shall make for Aaron your brother and for his sons linen undergarments to cover their nakedness; they shall reach from the waist to the thighs." There you have it, brothers and sisters, straight from Moses: The only Kosher underwear are BOXER SHORTS!

Introduction to Shutter Speed Tutorial

Lesson 6 of the Photography Class is an intense lesson introducing shutter speed.  There is a download on the page that enables you to make your own cheat sheet for your own camera.

Aug 19, 2014

Working on my Hawaii layouts

I am really enjoying going through these gorgeous photo opportunities from 2011 and getting some of this journaling and photos onto pages.



Beef Broccoli over Jasmine Rice #video #cooking

This was absolutely delicious! The video is below or here.  The ingredients are listed below.  I may be making this again some day, but may tweak it some more, trying a more "beef" flavor than a "chinese" favor, by simply using Worcestershire sauce instead of soy sauce.  Also, I will try to make the gravy a tad thicker.  I might also not add the broccoli to the meet but rather lay it on top straight to the plate.  In addition, some simple rice from a package would be faster and easier too!

3 lb. boneless beef chuck roast
Beef broth (can)
Soy sauce (about 1 cup)
Dark brown sugar (little less than a 1 cup)
Sesame oil
garlic cloves (6 minced)
Cornstarch (2 tablespoons - not enough, should double at least)
Broccoli florets
Jasmine rice

White wine (1 1/2 cup) (Sauvingnon Blanc)
Strawberries (about 1 cup)
Pineapple (can, drained)
Lemonade (frozen, few spoonfuls)
Rum, flavored
Peach schnapps
Sugar (about 1/8 to 1/4 cup)

Whisper Jesus #keepingfaith

Today I got a burden
And I felt that I should pray,
For God's spirit seemed to tell me
That you were having a bad day.

I don't know just what the problem is,
But I sure do know the cure,
And if you'll only let Him,
God will keep you safe and sure.

In life there's always problems
Cropping up to spoil our day,
But my friend, you know the answer,
All you have to do is pray.

If you still feel you're defeated,
And you want to run and hide,
Just reach out and He'll be there,
Standing right there by your side.

So remember... whisper Jesus,
For He's just a prayer away,
He's so close that you can touch Him,
All you have to do is pray!

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Quote #digiscrap #inspiration

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times.
Mignon Mclaughlin