Badlands of South Dakota
Well, there really isn't a lot to post about today. I went grocery shopping and everyone goes grocery shopping at one point or the other so I don't need to tell you how all that works! : )
We did have a yummy supper though and here is the recipe in case you want to give it a try:
Easy Chicken Lo Mein
1/4 cup honey
2 Tbsp. tomato paste
1 cup vegetable or chicken stock
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
2 Tbsp. fresh ginger, minced
Whisk these ingredients together in a bowl and set aside.
1 red pepper
1 yellow pepper
1 large onion
Cut these into strips and stir-fry in hot oil until tender. Take them out of the pan and set aside.
In hot oil, stir-fry 2 chicken breasts that have been cut into cubes. Add vegetable mixture and sauce. Let simmer for the amount of time it takes to cook 10 oz. of spaghetti noodles. Meanwhile, thicken the sauce with a little cornstarch and water. Drain noodles and serve sauce over it. Garnish with chopped green onions.
I served steamed broccoli with this along with fresh orange slices. It was very good - a sweet/sour taste goin' on.
Also, I didn't take pictures of this last week, but I wanted to tell you that when I made the old fashioned Green Bean Casserole, I didn't put the canned French Fried Onions on top. I made my own! Oh my. SO much better. I just cut a large onion in strips, floured them and fried them in hot oil for just seconds and drained them on paper toweling. Srummy (as Mary Barry in the Great British Bake-off would say) These onions would taste so good on hamburgers. : )
I also had a wonderful afternoon visiting and crafting with my friend, Violet. I always learn so much from her and there is always something to chat about. : )
The next thing I've been thinking about is the upcoming April to-do's. Here is what my Household Notebook says:
*inspect and adjust window hardware
*replace cracked window panes
*tune up lawn mower
*rake up winter debris
*store winter clothes
*remove storm windows/put screens on
*clean out garage
*put garden furniture out
*level major appliances
*bring garden hoses out
*clean BBQ grill
*start preparing garden beds
*assess summer clothing needs
Wow. What a list! I guess that's why it's important to use the winter months to get things done in the house so that we have time to get to the outdoors.
Although, the outdoors around here is still pretty chilly and rainy so we'll have to wait a while before those beautiful April days kick in.
And then, lastly, the chorus to one of my favorite hymns:
Because he livesI can face tomorrow
Because he lives
All fear is gone
Because I know
He holds the future
And life is worth the living
Just because he lives
With everything that goes on in the world, we can feel afraid and worried. But because Jesus lives, we can wake up every morning knowing that God is in control and He takes care of those who love him.
So, keep on caring for your friends, family, and even those you don't know but need your help. Don't let the bad news keep you from your work.
God bless you and thanks for dropping by!
p.s. - for someone who started out by saying that I really didn't have much to write about, this became quite lengthy! LOL