|Ingredients for Chicken Alfredo|
This weekend I decided to try the Chicken Alfredo recipe from Marguerite's Cajun Delights at www.cajundelights.blogspot.com . She has so many wonderful Cajun recipes that are so similar to the food I grew up with in New Orleans that I love just looking at her pictures and listening to the music. But this recipe was not something my mama made and it sounded wonderful, so I gave it a try. Easy - yes! Delicious - yes! It was a big hit with DH and the boys. Sorry that I didn't think to take a picture of the finished product.
|a handy dandy little book to have...|
And this book is one of the best purchases I ever made. You can look up almost anything in this little gem. When you come across something in a recipe that you've never heard of.... it's here! It will tell you what it is (how to pronounce it), where it originated, and how it's used. The inner page says, "more than 6,700 A-Z entries describe foods,cooking techniques, herbs, spices, desserts, wines, and the ingredients for pleasurable dining." Of course with the Internet, you can probably look it up online these days... but I still love this book!
Lastly I'm posting the end result of me playing around with clay the other night while watching TV. I suddenly felt the urge to make something and was mad at myself for not bringing home my clay tools. Having left them in my locker at the studio, all I had available was a kitchen knife and a small bit of clay in the garage. But despite being a little rough around the edges, I still think he's kinda cute. As for our current chess game project, I have completed the pieces, underglazed the bases, and am in the process of firing them to bisque. After that I hope to stain them lightly with blackbird stain and refire. This week I have to decide the best way to approach the 'chess board' itself.
Daughter's new chicken coop
New baby Cochin Chicks
An image of what a grown Cochin Chicken will look like... (colors vary)
One of the chickens (or possibly rooster?) they have now...
Another chicken (possibly rooster?) that they have now...
They already have dogs, cats, horses, and turtles/tortoises... This 'chicken thing' is new. Hopefully it will work out well. I like chickens!