Dang I tell ya it's cold out there - the temp right now is -15, yes that's a negative sign before that 15, which means below 0, brrrrrr. The temp is only going down the rest of the day - I think that's the wrong direction :) - believe it's supposed to bottom out at -22 tonight. I think by the weekend it's suppose to warm up to 12 above - whooo hooo. But the cold won't stop us - we are going to bundle up in our winter woolens and head up to Fargo later this afternoon to see the kids and take them out to dinner and celebrate -
this handsome young man who is soon to be a Daddy in a few weeks just had a birthday this weekend - so we will head out for a nice dinner with everyone and then go back to their house to have his dessert of choice
white cake with white frosting. He doesn't have a sweet tooth - I know isn't that shocking - he certainly didn't get from me lol. It will be fun to see them all - it's been a few weeks and probably the last time we see them before they add to their family - yes it's that close :). Mr. Farmhouse and I can hardly stand it.
Spent time this past weekend down in Minneapolis with Ms. Stacy and having our January event at her shop/studio. We had a great time in the company of some wonderful kindred spirits. I think they all enjoyed themselves as well. Next one up is in March and I will share more info as it gets closer.
One of my goals for 2013 is to try a new recipe a few times a month. I've got so many wonderful cookbooks and really want to use them - you know instead of looking at them - geez what a concept lol. Plus I love to cook - hence the extra fluffy I carry around with me :). Another one of my 2013 goals is to blog much more often - I really miss chatting with all of you and sharing things from around the Farmhouse. I also want to get more serious about finishing up some sewing projects that are just sitting on a shelf taunting me. Plus I think there will be a few baby quilts being made as well :). Also on the radar is freshening up the house. We've lived in this house for 4 years this April and things are needing some rearranging, tweaking and I feel the need to lighten things up a bit. Can you see a pattern here. Do you ever find yourself running from here to there and missing things - things that make you tick. It feels like that's been happening here - but I'm not complaining , it was just something I noticed towards the end of last year and made a vow that 2013 would be different. I'm missing the nesting at home - the things that make me happy - the details of "life", my life - what makes me tick. That's what your going to see on this blog this year - life details. My word for 2013 is POSSIBILITIES - why that word you ask - because of the POSSIBILITIES I see for 2013 - wonderful possibilities. So if God willing and the creek don't rise I should have lots to share with you in 2013. Anyone who has typepad for their blog knows that you pay for having a blog - it's not free like blogspot. So it's either use it or lose it time for me. If I don't blog why am I paying the monthly fee. I don't want to transfer over to blogspot because all my archives are here on typepad and I would lose those. So thats why I'm going to make a real effort to keep blogging otherwise I'm just going to have to pull the plug on the typepad account and move on to blogspot and at this point I'm not ready to do that. Let's hope I can do it.
On that note I'm going to share a recipe with you - no it's not a new one - but it's a gooooooood one that I just made for the second time - so it's kind of new, isn't it - can that count this time. It's not a pretty picture - there's not a lot of contrast to show up but I did the best I could for ya - oh what's that you ask - well yes it does have cream cheese in it - how did you know :). Just so you know I do cook without cream cheese - but dang isn't cream cheese good lol. Without further adieu I introduce you to
Angel Chicken - for the Crockpot
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (the recipe calls for 6 but I use 4)
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 package Good Season salad dressing packet - powder kind
- 1/2 cup good dry white wine
- 1 8 oz tub of cream cheese with chives and onion - or plain if you prefer
- 1 can golden mushroom soup
Melt butter in pan and then stir in the dressing packet until smooth and disolved. Add your white wine, cream cheese and soup - heat through until cream cheese is melted and everything has blended. Put your chicken breasts in the bottom of your crockpot and pour the sauce mixture over the chicken. Cover and cook on low 4 - 5 hours. Cook up your noodles of choice - I used Linguini. Place your pasta on your plate, add a chicken breast and pour some sauce over it - oh momma slap me it's good. The chicken is moist and tender and the sauce is just yummy. Leftovers reheat nicely as well.
Time to get on the winter woolies, bundle up and head out to enjoy our kids - what a blessing to have them both live close enough that a trip for dinner is possible.
Until Next Time