Saturday, August 29, 2009

Say cheese, please!

Tonight for dinner I made a favorite, yumm-o, meal of my family's...teriyaki chicken, twice-baked potatoes and corn-on-the-cob! My fam loves the potatoes so much, they stand in line to kiss me!!*smmmmack*

The potatoes are a Paula Deen recipe that I thought I'd share with you .. I promise, your family will adore you, too.

I've used this teriyaki marinade for so long, I don't recall where I found it. Anyway:
Blend together: 2 tbsp garlic powder, 2 tbsp ginger, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1 cup soy sauce, 1 cup pineapple juice, and 1/2 cup saki (I've never used the saki when I make this). Divide in half. Use half for marinade (2 hours) and put 1/2 in saucepan and heat. Thicken with cornstarch and use for sauce while grilling. Oh, and use fresh chicken breasts (so much better than frozen).


Friday, August 28, 2009 I love thee!

What a great summer we've had. Busy and fun! It's hard to believe it's over.

We've ( DH) worked hard in our yard this summer. Putting in new beds, a retaining wall, and a privacy fence. But I added the flowers! I planted zinnias for the first time in our little berm in the front yard. I was amazed at how well they did. They certainly are hardy things and grow so very tall. (Note to self: plant twice as many next year!) I also planted daisies, vinca, impatiens, the standard petunias, and knockout roses. Wow, have we enjoyed them. But as beautiful as they've been all summer, they are now starting to fade. There is a definite crispness to the evening air now, and fall is gently, but steadily strolling in. So I am breathing in the sight and scents of my flowers while I can, because they will be gone too soon. Good-bye, summer ... Welcome, fall!

"The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever."