Saturday, November 24, 2012

(DIY) Easy chicken dinner!


I got the basic idea for this chicken off of Six Sisters and decided to kinda tweak it a little....

It turned out rather yummy so here it is!

What you'll need:

I used roughly 6 boneless chicken breasts

A glass baking pan
(This can also be grilled or cooked on the stove)


Cutting board and knife

Cookie sheet and paper towels

Medium to large bowl and whisk

Measuring cups

Little bowls


Honey Dijon Mustard

Spicy Brown Mustard

Scallions and garlic

**Since this was my first time making it and my poor pregnant body was telling me I had done too much already it took me almost an hr to prep. Can be prepped much faster than that. :)


1. Preheat ovan to 375 and melt some butter in you glass pan, cover bottom well.

2. Place a layer of paper towels on a cookie sheet and use a secondary layer for when you lightly press your chicken between them to make sure you chicken is dry before trimming and cutting into strips. Then set your chicken aside.

3. Grab 2 small bowls and use them to hold your chopped garlic (About 4 cloves)
and scallions (6 or so) Set aside.

4. Grab you measuring cups, bowl and whisk...
A. Make sure you use equal parts of the honey and dijon mustard! (I used 1 cup of each)
B. 1 tablespoon (or 3) of the spicy mustard, really depends on your personal taste.

5. Add scallions and garlic to your mixture and whisk well.

6. Toss your chicken into marinade and toss the chicken in and make sure each pc is coated well then add to glass pan. Place extra sauce over once all of your pc's are in and waiting.

7. Bake uncovered for 50 min (Roughly)

8. Remove from oven and serve with the rest of your meal!
(We had leftover sweet potatoes and corn from Thanksgiving + rolls)

**Feeds about 6 adults :)

And no... I didn't get an a picture! :( Sorry guys!

**This was a yummy little dinner that has several leftover options.

i.e. The extra chicken (If you have any) can be used on salad, pasta etc...

I took this idea from another site like I said and adjusted it as I went so if you're like me you do a lot of cooking by using your eyes and taste buds!


Shannon <3

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving DIY!! (Stovetop Potpourri)

On our stove today is the most glorious DIY scent ever!!
If you want your house to not only mingle with the scent of your cooking or cooked Thanksgiving Day meal, here's a quick and easy option that will last you a month if used properly......

What you'll need:

1. An older pot you that don't care if it has something sitting in it for a while. Small.

2. Fresh orange peels, as many as desired. 
(Or whole orange sliced if they're the kind you can get in the bag and usually aren't the best for eating.)

3. Whole Cloves, small handful or as many as desired.

4. Cinnamon sticks, about 4 or 5.

5. Fresh or dried cranberries, small to med handful. 

6. Water.

Place all of these items in the pot and pour water over and set to a soft boil then turn down to a simmer once you see more than just a few bubbles at a time. This makes your house smell absolutely WONDERFUL!!! I've seen this done before but had yet to try it and we're so glad we finally did. 

**Just remember to never let the water get too low when doing this! Always keep full.

The aroma is quite therapeutic and rather stimulating so you feel a drive to go about your day and enjoy it! Or if you're lighting vanilla candles as well it'll be a relaxing scent that lulls you into a state of euphoric peace. Reading or organizing some holiday crafts may be what you desire at this point...

Either way,
Try it, 
I know you'll love it :)

Shannon <3