- I'm a member of the Church of Christ.
- I hate pickles.
- Fall is my favorite season.
- I'm an emotional girl. I cry at everything; this includes sad movies, songs, books, TV shows.... You name it. If it's sad, I'll cry. (Sometimes even if it's not!)
- My dog, Snickers, is spoiled rotten and I treat him like a baby most of the time.
- Sawyer Brown is my all-time favorite artist. When I write, they are who is playing behind my headphones. My dream since I was 5 years old has been to see them live in concert & meet them in person. Maybe someday...
- I have very low self-esteem, about myself and everything I do and say.
- I'm shy, unless I know everyone in the group of people I'm with, then you won't be able to get me to shut up.
- Criminal Minds & Army Wives are the only 2 TV shows I will tolerate commercials for... Everything else I DVR!
- I love to cook and bake.
- I am a natural blonde, but that one is classified information....so shh :)
- I have headaches, a lot. Therefore, sometimes my writing is slow going and is delayed for days at a time, until I can handle concentrating on the computer screen.
- I have a great group of friends, and I'm truly blessed.
- My right foot is a whole size larger than my left. (Also on the feet: I have weird toes. Where everyone else's seem to get shorter as the toes get smaller, my toes are all the same length. And most women LOVE shoes, I don't. If they're comfortable I'll wear them, but I don't go buy shoes just because I can or see some "I just have to have!" In my entire "collection" of shoes, I don't have more than 10 pairs - maybe not even that many!) Okay - after you finish gasping and getting over that last sentence, you can move on to the next random fact...
- You can't tell it by looking at me, but I can seriously go 2 or 3 days without eating anything. As long as I have my diet mountain dew to drink, I'm good to go :) (Speaking of which, I haven't eaten anything since Wednesday -- it's Friday now lol)
So today, I thought I would just post some random off-the-wall cold hard facts about me. You ready?
Why did I decide to start my blogging journey today? I really don't know, but I suspect it has something to do with procrastinating. I have been writing on my newest book "Daring to Love" today, and I really needed a break. So, what did I do? I came over here to write! My brain is warped, that is all I know to tell you! Ha!
I have decided to start off my blogging journey with something I'm quite familiar with, and is one of my passions. Cooking! I love to cook & bake, especially for those who appreciate eating, ha ha ! :)
I thought I would share with you today a recipe that I make quite often and is always a hit. It isn't hard to make, even for a beginner.
In a medium pot, boil your chicken until it is no longer pink. (Add your seasonings to this pot of water while boiling - this is your ONLY chance to season it! -- I put Seasoning salt, black pepper and garlic powder on EVERYTHING that I season, but you use what you're most comfortable with :) ) After chicken finishes cooking, drain and set aside to cool. (It's hard to handle when hot - trust me on this, and I wouldn't recommend trying it! About 15 mins is usually good, as long as you don't leave it in the hot pot that you boiled it in!) Alright - while it's cooling, go ahead & preheat your oven to 350. In a large casserole dish, (don't forget to spray it!) start tearing your chicken into small pieces - less than an inch (I hope you washed your hands! ;) ) You can spread the chicken out evenly after you finish that part, but make sure there's no "holes" where you can see the bottom of the dish. Make sure it's well-covered! Set aside.
In a medium bowl, take your sour cream, cream of chicken & cream of mushroom (out of the cans of course!) and mix them up well! Pour this mixture over your chicken. Then after you do this, it's time to get the breadcrumbs out. Spread them THINLY on top of the cream mixture. (I say thinly because you don't want a thick crust on this, or it takes away from the rest of it!) After you have gotten a thin layer spread across the top, take your stick of butter. You can do this 1 of 2 different ways (Depends on my mood on what I wanna do!) If I feel like slaughtering something, I cut it in little pieces and put them in random spots on the breadcrumbs, evenly of course. If I'm in a more peaceful mood (LOL), then I put the butter in a bowl in the microwave and melt it. After melting it, just pour it over the top of the breadcrumbs, slowly -- you don't wanna soak one end of the casserole while leaving the other end dry!
Place your dish carefully in the oven (It's really jiggly at this point, so you don't want it to overflow ;) ) ... Look at your clock and figure it will be done in about half hour! (Maybe sooner - depends on your oven. If you're not sure how fast or slow your oven cooks, I would suggest checking it after 15 mins.)
Your casserole will be done when the breadcrumbs on top are a golden brown and the edges are "bubbly".
*Kitchen tip: If you have a can of breadcrumbs, put them in the fridge and they stay fresh for MONTHS!*
P.S.. I know this doesn't read like a "normal" recipe, but I've never claimed to be normal, nor do I want to be.
Feel free to comment, share suggestions or your own recipes (Or even if it has nothing to do with cooking, that's okay!)
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