Saturday, May 19, 2012

Recipes: Cactus Chicken Casserole

I forgot to take a picture of it before we devoured it. So here is a pic of a cactus and a chicken.

I have made this in several forms. This is so far my favorite. I keep adding and subtracting different ingredients. Even thought Scott would love for me to drop the mushrooms, this has worked out the best :)


Chicken breast, cut into strips.
1/4 cup honey mustard.
2 (or 3) tablespoons mayo. Hellmann's is your friend.
1 tbl dried minced onion flakes.
1 cup sliced mushrooms. Portobella is my fav.
2 cups shredded Colby/Jack cheese (2 cups, the whole bag, whatever).

I cover the chicken breasts with Lawry's seasoning, garlic salt, and garlic powder. I stick it in the fridge until I need it. Cook bacon.
In a cool lime green bowl, mix the mustard, mayo and onion flakes. Throw a little paprika in there.
This is where I say I used a spoonful of olive oil to lightly brown the chicken, but I'm not going to lie, I used bacon grease. BUT, I drained almost all of it out, and just left the coating on the bottom of the skillet.
Place chicken in the skillet for about 5 minutes, flipping once, to kill all salmonella.
Move chicken to an 11x7 inch or 9x9 inch pan. I don't know the difference. I have a long clear one and a short blue one.
Apply the honey mustard to each breast, then layer with mushrooms, bacon, and shredded cheese. I crumbled all the bacon up once it cooled so you couldn't tell how much I ate while cooking it.
Bake in a 350° oven until cheese is melted, around 25 minutes.

The other way I cook it, use whole breasts, cover in honey mustard, wrap in bacon, then when almost done,
add cheese and mushrooms. I like the casserole way the best.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

This is why I have a dog.

Unlike previous Mother's Days, I am not going to blog about "never having kids of my own" and how depressing this day is. This year, I am going to show you people that should have remembered to take a pill.
Well let's admit, some are a little funny, and I *possibly* could see myself doing one, maybe two of these things....

I could see Scott and I doing this..

This would be Rebecca....

And this definitely is Bailey.

A child of Mayvone?

A child of Tex?

Yeah. This would be me.

For JuJu

"Most of all the other beautiful things in life come by twos and threes, by dozens and hundreds. Plenty of roses, stars, sunsets, rainbows, brothers and sisters, aunts and cousins, but only one mother in the whole world."

Kate Wiggins

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Week 17 and some change

April 29, 2012

My dad has good days, and then like today, he had bad days. Since he is 70 miles away, I can't see him as much as I'd like to.

My sister turned 23 yesterday. Another bomb that reminds me of how old I am getting. Seems like it was just yesterday that I held her for the first time and she puked on me.

I haven't been able to walk as much as I was doing. I am afraid to even get on a scale. HOWEVER!! Operation Healthier Me is still in effect.

I haven't written a "real" blog in several weeks now. Nothing is inspiring me. I have fake-writer's block!

My last 2 off days Rebecca and I went to Leesville and bought plants, mulch, and potting soil. I also bought some pliers because that is how you open the tailgate. I wish I was lying. I NOW know that a lever or something was broken, and me entertaining Lowe's parking lot by trying to get this contraption to work was in vain. Rebecca and I tried to hurl the bags over the side of the truck, but I would start laughing halfway through, and we would just drop them.

Afterwards, we (and by that I mean *I*) rewarded ourselves with Chinese food.

Heaven on a plate.
It totally contradicts the "Healthier Me" Campaign.

Rebecca found this amusing:
Good thing, or I would have gotten lost in that straight 1/4 mile.

The next day we see this:

But the gem was when Bailey and I were headed to Shreveport. That does indeed say "Honkey Kong"

If you ever feel creative, I got freaky with an old brown ice bucket:

I complained in my last blog about all the lines running together. Yeah. I clicked a button and that went away. Lame.

April 30, 2012-

Since I forget to blog some days, and others is nothing but "work, sleep" or "Went to hospital, my dad is doing the same", I think it would just be easier to do it month by month.
No worries, my 2 readers, if anything interesting were to happen, I will blog immediately. Calm down.