Archive | July, 2012

Garlic Bread

29 Jul

Made Parmesan Chicken Bake yesterday ( will post that recipe later) and thought to myself, I wanted garlic bread with it so decide to try my own.

Garlic Bread

Preheat oven to 325

Spray baking sheet with PAM

Lay out 4 slices of bread on the pan

Melt some butter

In the butter, combine:

  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried Minced Onion
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan Cheese
    Then brush the butter mix on the bread
    Bake for 15 mins
    Add shredded cheese
    Put it back in the oven for another 5 mins
    Enjoy!

Thanks, LIfe Bits, Facebook Talk, Fruit Slushie

28 Jul

Thanks!

First of all, I would like to thank you all for the views and likes the two days. 🙂 Please be patient with me as I work on making this blog pretty.

Life Bits

My external hard drive (EHD) was left neglected in the closet for almost a year and I wanted to play with it. But I couldn’t find it at first. I was SURE it was in the closet but didn’t find it. I gave up looking for it that day. Two days later I went to look for it again. My gut is telling me IT’S IN THE CLOSET! and there it was, in a box on the shelf. Yay!! So yesterday I took the day to clean out 4,250 (unnecessary) pics. Now the picture count on the hard drive is 2,000+. Wow!! Definitely a flashback, good memories. Feels good to to get a fresh start with my EHD.

Facebook Talk

This post about Facebook got me thinking, so here’s my thoughts:

This morning I got on fb to check the status updates and see what’s up…. and it’s full of game requests and those picture thingys,whatever you call them. ugh annoying!

  • They have a separate websites just for those picture thingys, Use them! Hello!! This is getting old!
  • I do like the ticker tho. must have! i freak out when i don’t see it (due to the screen being zoomed in, duh me!).
  • I don’t like negative statuses. Do you have anything good to say?!
  • I do like the Auto Game Collectors (third party app). I remember a few years ago I was wanting a easier way to collect game stuff instead of clicking one by one, takes a long time. Well my wish was granted! A must have for me.
  • While we are speaking of games, when I send out game requests, the Select All check box is my friend. Makes it easier. Now I tend to use the gamers list instead All Friends so I don’t bug the non-gamers with the requests. But if you are getting requests and don’t want them, please block the app. Problem solved. So now there should be less pictures of Madea saying “Send me another game request…” floating around on fb 🙂
  • When it comes to games on FB, I only stick to Zynga. Love their GUI and attractiveness. The other game companies, I don’t care about.
  • Who needs 2000+ friends??!! I only add people I know and like. Don’t need a ridiculous amount of “friends”.
  • Oh, I do like the fact that other websites allows you to login with fb. It’s easier when you forget your original username and password for that site.

I’m sure there’s more but that’s all I can think of right now

ok… i’m gonna end this post with a drink recipe. I’m gonna call it Fruit Slushie. I have tried various drinks recipes such as smoothies but find it milk and yourgut upsets my stomach so wanted to make something without those Also I don’t eat alot of fruit so this is a way to get fruit in my system. I came up with this:

Fruit Slushie

in a blender, combine:

  • 3 ice cubes
  • 1 c Crystal Light Peach Iced Tea (already made)
  • 3 frozen strawberries
  • Handful of blueberries
  • Bit of honey (to your taste)

Blend, pour in your favorite cup and enjoy!

Chicken in a Bag

27 Jul

This is my own version of Kraft’s Fresh Takes. While Fresh Take was yummy enough, i was like “Hey, I can make my own version!”

Thaw out 3-6 Chicken Breasts (if needed)

Preheat oven to 425

On a 13 x 9 baking pan, line with foil, spray with Pam or any cooking spray

In a freezer sized Ziploc Bag, combine those ingredients:

Bread Crumbs

Garlic Powder

Parsley

Shredded cheese (any kind)

(no measurements here, just enough to coat the meat)

Mix ingredients well

Put chicken in bag (individually) , roll in the ingredients til chicken is coated well

Place chicken on pan

Sprinkle remaining of the mix on top of chicken

(Throw away the rest of the mix when done)

Bake for 30 mins

and then enjoy!

(also can try this with fish, just this one I used the chicken)

Mexican Rice

27 Jul

Revised recipe from http://www.sarapliciouskitchen.com/2011/03/cheesy-mexican-rice.html

1 onion, diced
1 cup long grain rice

hamburger or chicken ( cooked)

1 can kidney beans

Half a jar of  Salsa

2 cups chicken broth
2 tbsp  vegetable oil
salt
shredded cheese

Heat oil on skillet or sauce pan over medium high heat.  Stir in onion and cook until translucent.  Add rice and stir frequently for 2-4 minute so grains don’t burn.  Add tomatoes and mix to combine with rice.  Slowly add in broth and bring to a boil.  Cover and simmer on low for 20 minutes, mixing occasionally to prevent rice from sticking on the bottom of the pan.  Remove from heat, add salt for taste and fluff with a fork.  Let rice cool down for at least 5 minutes before serving.   Serve warm in individual bowls and drizzle with cheese on top so it melts.

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