Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Chicken Curry Casserole

I can't believe that I was able to get the casserole made tonight. We DID have to wait until almost 7:30 to eat, but it was done! Here is a picture of it. Can you tell that I like casseroles that have cheese on top?

Chicken Curry Casserole

2-3C Water
Whole Chicken, discard innerds
2 chicken bullion cubes
5-7 buds of Garlic - Hit Bud to loosen Skin - Finely Chopped
8 oz. or more Grated Cheddar Cheese
1 Can Cream of Mushroom Soup
8 oz. Sour Cream
1 Rounded tsp Curry Powder
Brocholi - Steamed I used 1 Bundle from the Grocery Store
Boil Chicken in water with Bullion & garlic for 1-1.5 hrs, till tender. Cool and take meat off the bones and place meat in a mixing bowl. Then add the Cream of Mushroom Soup, Sour Cream and Curry Powder and Mix Well.
Place steamed brocholi on the bottom of a buttered casserole dish, then pour the Chicken & Sauce mixture over the top. Bake 350 for 30-45 Minutes. Take out and put the grated cheese on the top and bake 5-10 minutes more until the cheese melts.
I usually throw out the Liquid left over from the chicken. I guess you could save it and use it for something else if you wanted.
I hope you try this recipe out and let me know how you like it. Hugs!

Haircut Day

Before shot. Yeah, I know goofy picture!

As you can see, My hair has been long for a couple of years. I am finally getting it cut and searched the internet to find a hairstyle that I liked. Copied the picture and took it and had it cut. Yeah!! I am very excited about it. Now, I just hope that I can make it look as great as Shanna did!
Better. Why didn't I think of taking it this way before I cut my hair. Now, I have to remember to wear earings tomorrow and maybe *gasp* even makeup!
I am working on dinner as we speak. I have three Pheasants steaming and then I will try to make a casserole for dinner tonight. If I run out of time, I will have to fix it for tomorrow night and just scrounge around for something for tonight. Recipe later, if I can fix it and take pics tonight. I still have the Scarry Quilting Halloween Wallhanging to work on to.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Scarry Quilting

Here it is, the moment We've all been waiting for... Ok, ok, the moment I've been waiting for!! *evil grin* I have machine quilted this wall hanging and it is completely quilted.. and yes, it is quite scarry! Which Goes right along with the Halloween theme of the top. Yep, first time free motion quilting and it definitely shows. I suspected it would be as "bad" as it turned out. Well, I must admit that it is a little bit better than I feared it would be :) and so that is why I didn't mind the halloween top being my first choice. I really need to have the quilt top at the same level as the machine because it was very difficult to keep quilting when the top was dragging the opposite direction I was sewing in. Also when I had to move my hands to quilt at a different spot the drag would make the sewing go crazy directions as well.
. So Here is a close up of some of the "scarry" parts. But Every time one sews it is a learning experience. So this will stay this way and be a great reminder of what I need to improve on for the next quilt! The other delima I had was if I should try to quilt in rows, which is how I started, I tried one row and did one loop in each block and then became more adventurous and had multiple loops in each block (whick I liked better) I still did it in rows, but I figured out to wind around a bit more and tried to overlap into another row some. But unfortunately didn't figure this out until the very end. Ah well. Now to bind it! I am thinking about getting some orange binding or black. Or maybe just checking out what old binding I may have and just connect some of this together and put it on "as is". But first, I'd best get some housework done and dinner planned! More later. Hgus

Design Wall Monday

Ok, Something new up on the wall. This is a top that I have had stored somewhere. My goal is to get it machine quilted with swirlies.. I think.. Just trying to get it done and then bind it and call it Done!!! I wan't to get this done this week. Let's see if I can complete my own challenge!

I have chosen a backing fabric that makes no sense to the front halloween design, but it is some of my oldest fabric and I am 1. Using it up and 2. Getting it out of my stash!