Thursday, October 6, 2011

My favorite handmade things on Etsy today

Light Bulb Terrarium $20

Vintage look waxed leather tote bag in brown $179

Platinum Micro Pave Diamond Engagement Ring $1960

Handmade Paper Journal $28.25

Sleeveless Wrap Cardigan Top $68

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Discovery Green park has putt putt golf!

(photo credit: taken from Discovery Green's website)

We've had amazing weather in Houston for the past few days. We decided to go to Discovery Green park this past Sunday. For those of you who don't live in Houston, Discovery Green park is an amazing park that was built a few years ago. It's smack dab in the middle of downtown Houston near the convention center.

Discovery Green park is a great family park with tons of stuff to do. They offer yoga, zumba, live music, have a few restaurants and cart vendors. They even have a Houston public library branch. Click here for their calendar.

Dominic and Justin decided to play some putt putt golf. I just watched and took photo's.
 It was a great day for all of us!
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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Yummy, yummy frittata! You won't be disappointed!

I occasionally make Frittata’s. I like them because they're pretty healthy (can be made healthy) and super easy to make. If you've never had one, it's sort of like a quiche minus the crust. Last night, we didn't have a lot of food in the house, but we had eggs, broccoli, cheese, onion, garlic, tomatoes and turkey sausage. I thought a Frittata was in order. You can use whatever you want or like in terms of veggies and you can even use egg beaters or egg whites if you don't want to use the whole egg.
Turn your oven to 375 or 400 degrees. Mix your eggs together (I used six) and I also added a bit of cream to the mixture.
Next, you'll want to prep all of your veggies. I washed my broccoli and cut it up:
You'll probably want to add some olive oil to a pan and heat the oil. Start adding each ingredient one by one until you've added everything:
When you're finished Sautéing everything, pour all of the items into the egg mixture. Stir gently.
You'll want to get out a baking dish, lightly grease it (I use non-stick spray stuff) and add your entire mixture into the pan. I also added a tiny bit of jack cheese on top.
Bake for 25-30 minutes until the cheese looks golden brown.
I plated a piece of Frittata with some mixed grapes and I added picante/salsa to the top. Yum!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Flattened curry chicken with panko breadcrumbs and smashed broccoli!

I decided to cook dinner tonight. I don't cook every night like I should. I bought some organic chicken breasts at the store a few days ago and needed to cook them before they went bad.

I turned my oven to 400 degrees. I decided to take my kitchen mallet and I flattened the chicken breasts. I took an egg out of the refrigerator and whipped it up. I took another plate out and poured some panko bread crumbs and milled flax see onto the plate:
Don't ask why I added flax seed because I have no idea, but it has a sort of nutty taste and I thought it would be good. After flattening the chicken, I added salt, pepper, curry power and garlic powder. I then dipped the chicken breasts into the panko and flax mixture. I took out a baking pan and put some olive oil into the pan.
I put both chicken breasts into the pan and put the pan in the oven to bake. I originally set my cooking timer for 20 minutes, but decided they needed another five minutes (I always do that).
I decided we were going to have broccoli with our chicken. I had some broccoli in the refrigerator that also needed to be consumed. I boiled some water and added the broccoli:
When the broccoli was finished, I drained each piece and put in a bowl. I sort of mashed the broccoli, added olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper and almonds slivers.
When I finished the broccoli, the chicken was ready to be removed from the oven. I plated our food and here's the final result:
Yummy, yummy healthy goodness!