Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Baked Parmesan Chicken and Blueberry Brunch Cake

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Baked Parmesan Chicken and Blueberry Brunch Cake was on the menu for Sunday, they both are pretty easy and oh so good. I hope you enjoy the recipes and try them soon.

Baked Parmesan Chicken

6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 Tbsp of olive oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 cups marinara sauce
1/4 cup chopped basil or use dried in you don't have fresh
8 oz Mozzarella cheese, shredded
4 oz Parmesan, grated
1 package of garlic croutons
red pepper flakes if you want some heat
salt and pepper to taste

Brown the chicken breast in the olive oil and I added a little to my baking dish also.
Put in glass baking dish, cover with marinara sauce, garlic, fresh Mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, and basil.
Pour the croutons on top and drizzle with a little olive oil.

Bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 30 minutes until chicken is done and cheese is melted.

Serve over spaghetti.


Blueberry Brunch Cake

1 cup all purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 T. lemon juice
1 cup fresh blueberries
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped pecans
4 T. butter

Combine first 4 ingredients in a medium bowl and set aside. Combine egg, milk, oil, and lemon juice; add to dry ingredients, mixing well. Pour batter into a greased 8" square baking pan; sprinkle with blueberries. Combine remaining ingredients; sprinkle over blueberries. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Some Vintage Things

More in the kitchen. I also like old wooden utensils.
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I collect old baby shoes.
I paid $1.00 for this copper pot at the swap meet last weekend. I love old copper.
Got this for $3.00 at a 100 mile yard sale last year. That's another story.
I made this pin out of organza material and put an antique earring in the middle.
Got this at the swap meet for $2.00. I will paint it and I think put dish towels in it.
Little spools I wrapped with old lace and an antique earring.
This is in my sun room. I will share more of that later.
Got this pillow at a craft show in St. Charles, Mo last August.
I am going to paint this and I have a little sign to put on it.
Old shoe form I found a couple of weeks ago.
So far all I have been blogging about are our cows, sheep, and farm I want to show you today just a few of the little vintage things I collect. We have a couple of really good antique shops in our local area and I am there about every week. One of the new shops called Olde Town Antiques on I-44 right between Springfield and St. Louis, Mo has a swap meet every weekend and oh yes I think I have been there every Saturday. I hope you all enjoy all the goodies.There are lots more to come.Follow me on my blog

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

What a week!!!

Jake the NWTF Turkey Hunting dog.
Jake, the tired turkey hunting dog. He has his leg over my gun and is leaning on Richard's arm.
Is he driving???
Turkey hunting morning sunrise at the farm.
Sunrise fog on the pond.
What u lookin at???
I think they are posing for me
Look at that face, he is so funny. This is Lucas.
Lucas my great nephew and our sweet baby.
After a unsuccessful morning of turkey hunting but we love being in  the woods at sunrise.
I love my man in camouflage.
I don't really wear the jewelry hunting but the lipstick YES!!!
I took this tonight, look how much the kids have grown in a month.
A little boy in awe of a big train.
I'm sorry I haven't posted for a while but a week ago Sunday my husband and I were turkey hunting on our farm and I harvested a turkey. I guess I had my shotgun to far into my shoulder because the next day my chest started hurting and it got worse the next day. I just took ibuprofen and it would get better. Well on Friday I made a doctor appointment for the following Monday. Actually it was my breast that was hurting and all us women know what a scare that is but I had been for my yearly checkup the week before so I figured it was the recoil from the gun. My doctor just thinks I bruised some ribs and the pain radiates to the breast. Then Monday night a huge bottle of detergent fell off the washer on the floor and when I went to the utility room half of that had spilled on the floor.Oh, that was fun to clean up. Let me tell you I was slipping and sliding around but oh what a clean floor I have now. When I came back upstairs the pan I had on my solid surface cook top (milk, butter, water) was boiling over and had ran all over the stove and baked on the burner. My husband was cooking on the bbq grill and when he came in I told him what had happened and he said I was only gone for 20 minutes, how did all that happen? Lol!!! One night he came in and I had caught the dish towel on fire. Really people I am a good cook, I just try to do too many things at a time. Well anyway here are a few pictures I have taken recently. I didn't post any pictures of me and my turkey although I am proud of my success. This is my third large bird in my four years I have hunted. We do eat the meat and it is living the country life. I am from a hunting family and my husband and I enjoy doing this together. I wrote a story about our hunt 2 years ago. The NWTF is going to print my story in their magazine Turkey Country and I am very proud of that. I am joining this party. You can find me here.
Vintage Inspiration at Common Ground.