Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Honey Lime Chicken & Rice (Freezable)

2 lbs Chicken Tenders
1/2 TBLS Garlic Salt
1 TBLS Peanut Oil
1 -20 oz. can of Pineapple Rings
1/4 cup Honey
3 TBLS Lime Juice
2 TBLS Soy Sauce
1 TBLS Corn Starch

Sprinkle Chicken with Garlic Salt. Brown in oil. Drain Pineapple into a cup. Add 1/4 of P. juice to skillet. Cover and simmer 6-8 mins. (or longer) until Chicken is golden. Remove chicken. Add Honey, Lime juice, Soy Sauce, Cornstarch and remainder of P. juice. Bring to boil. Cook and Stir until thick. Add Chicken and place Pineapple rings on top and cover to heat rings.

**If FREEZING-- Remove sauce from heat and let cool. Place Sauce in a smaller freezer bag and place Chicken and P. Rings in large bag and and put together in a freezer bag and label.

**To serve-- Thaw. Heat until sauce is hot and bubbly and chicken is heated through.

**Ok, for this I used my Rice Cooker and it turned out great!
1 1/2 Cups Rice, uncooked (I did 2 of the rice meas. cups worth)
1 tsp. Butter
1 tsp. Garlic, minced
1 tsp. Lemon Peel, grated (I didn't have this on hand)
1/4 tsp. Pepper
2 Cups Chicken Broth (I poured it to the 2 cup line in my cooker)
2 tsp. Parsley Flakes, dried (I forgot that part)
Combine all of this in rice cooker and stir (or do it on the stove top). It worked out GREAT!!! Very flavorful! You can also cool the rice and place it in a Freezer bag for a side dish for another day!
We loved this meal, Maddie especially! I didn't make enough of this to freeze, so we will just have leftovers tonight! :)

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

This is ME....

So, to start out this blog....I have added pictures of where I am at right now with organizing things and my current projects.

My side of the office. It's a mess most of the time.

Where I spend a lot of my time!

My Pantry...I am working on organizing it and growing our food storage!
My new Dehytrator. So far I have dried Apples and Bananas!
My attempt to organize my far so good.
Goals for 2010:
Make Freezer meals, learn how to coupon effectively, dehytrate more food, food storage, cook new meals, have fun sewing and learn new techniques, and a few more.
As you can tell, I LOVE to take pictures and document what I have done. It makes me feel like I have accomplished things, which I know I have...but now I have pictures to prove it! Stay tuned for more!

New Blog...

Well, here's to a new blog. Now lets see if I can keep up with this one too? I am going to try to focus on Crafts and Cooking on this one and actually have things organized. Hey, I can have goals can't I? HA. 2010 has been a great year so far for me and my family. We will be adding Baby Sarah Grace sometime is I have a time crunch on things I want to get done. Many projects and ideas in the works! From Freezer Meals, Sewing projects and many more. Wish me luck!