Sunday, April 19, 2009

Hmmm...Peep Toe or Steel Toe?

Saturday has become my most favorite day lately. I work from home, part-time... so many of my days seem the same...I'm not complaining, in fact, I love it, make a little extra spending money, and feel very privileged to be at home. When my husband is traveling the world, Saturday is just another day of the week...maybe even more like another Monday...a little work, a little cleaning, a little laundry,...get the idea, but when he is home, we both take the day off and enjoy!

Yesterday, we visited a little flea market...nothing like Canton...but there were treasures to be found and you will get to see them before long, I promise. You might even want one of them. I have great plans for my purchases of the day, but it will take a little work.

My husband wears steel toe boots on our excursions. They don't sound too comfortable to me, but he wears them just the same. His steel toe boots lace up around his ankles for support, and the steel toe gives protection, of course, for his case, I ask him to carry something of substantial weight that just might land on his foot. That is why I don't have to wear them, thank you! I prefer a peep toe.

After our visit to the flea market, we drove the back roads of North Texas

on a search! Heavy rocks! Steel toe boot rocks!

Rocks for landscaping!

On our way, we also found wild iris growing along side the country roads...

that are now adorning my our landscape.

Wasn't my heavy rock carrying husband smart to wear steel toe boots yesterday? Arming yourself with protection...sporting steel toe boots and carrying a walking stick to shoe shoo away the wild...

that is when you're chicken...peep, peep. I might have been able to Hush Puppies, but maybe I need to smother the chicken and throw that chicken in a pot and make a pie... Sunday Dinner recipes....

Smothered Chicken

8 chicken breasts or chicken breast strips
3-4 T flour
3-4 cups of chicken stock
1-2 sticks of butter

Melt one stick of butter in large skillet (you may need to add more if butter cooks away). Salt chicken and brown in skillet. Remove chicken and place in 9X13casserole dish. Brown 3-4 T flour in chicken drippings. Add 3-4 cups chicken broth. Bring to a simmer until it thickens. Season with salt and pepper. Pour gravy over chicken. Cover with foil and bake at 350 for about 2 hours.

Chicken Pot Pie

2 cans cream of potato soup
1 cup milk
1/4 tsp thyme
1/4 tsp pepper
4 cups cooked cut up vegetables (frozen vegetables work great)
2 cups cubed, cooked chicken
1 pkg. refrigerated biscuits

In 9X13 baking dish, mix soup, milk, thyme, pepper, vegetables and chicken. Bake at 400 for 15 minutes. Stir. Arrange biscuits over chicken mixture. Bake 15 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown.

I'm not sure that will take care of the chicken...peep, me, but it makes for good eatin'!

If the shoe fits, wear it well!