Sunday, May 18, 2008

Chicken and rugs?

I don't know what has gotten in to me. I've been revamping my Ipod, which honestly, I never did right to begin with. I've set up a playlist for every mood. I'm taking all my recipe clippings and actually putting them in a scrapbook. Next are my photos. I always just stick them in a box so I've got a lot of catching up to do.

I'll probably end up getting the khaki rug for practicality.

I haven't started the painting yet. Because of all my craftiness and organizing projects (smirk)

And to those who've asked, yes, I will be selling my scrubs and creams that I am concocting. I'll let you know when they are available. Right now I'm working on a lip scrub that will be yummy.

Something ate all the oranges off of my orange tree and all of my peppers but one. Being a farmer is hard. Ha!

With my youngest in Georgia, two out of the nest and one teenager who works and has a social life, I have all this free time. I'm only working Fridays and Saturdays so I've been home alot. I have to keep myself busy so I don't miss them too much. Giving them roots came so easy, giving them wings was hard, letting them fly...I'm not over that hump yet but I'm getting there.

While searching for chicken recipes for my picky kids.... I found this great recipe.I plan to substitute baby spinach for the arugula. Its from Martha dahling...

Chicken Milanese with Arugula Salad
Serves 4
1 1/4 cups plain dried breadcrumbs
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
Coarse salt and ground pepper
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 6 ounces each)
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, plus lemon wedges, for serving
5 ounces baby arugula
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. On a rimmed baking sheet, toss breadcrumbs and oil until well combined; spread on sheet. Cook, tossing once, until golden brown, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a medium bowl. Place flour and eggs in separate bowls; season with salt and pepper. Place a rack on another rimmed baking sheet.
One at a time, place chicken breasts between two large pieces of plastic wrap. Using a meat mallet or bottom of a small heavy pan, pound until 1/2 inch thick. Coat chicken on both sides with flour (shaking off excess), then dip in eggs (allowing excess to drip off); dredge in breadcrumbs, pressing firmly to adhere.
Bake chicken on rack, without turning, until opaque throughout, 10 to 15 minutes.
In a bowl, whisk together remaining 2 tablespoons oil and lemon juice; season with salt and pepper. Add arugula and onion; toss. Top chicken with salad; serve with lemon wedges on the side.


Lauren said...

I love both the rugs you have pictured. Which one is easier to clean?

My mom is going through the same thing since my sister left for college. She is having a hard time adjusting to an empty nest.

The chicken recipe looks delicious! Thanks for sharing.

I hope you have a nice week!

Sandy said...

Love those rugs! Especially the pink one with contemporary flowers.
Thanks for the chicken recipe - I have picky eaters as well and am going to give this recipe a try!
Have a great week.
Sandy :)

Kristie L. said...

I loove the pink rug, but I bet I would end up buying the khaki one. Decisions...decisions..

Belle-ah said...

Oh...I am so glad to be a young Mom! I love shopping with my DD and people mistaking us (even if they are just being sweet) for sisters!

BTW, I love the rug with the pinks and pastels!

Allison said...

I love both rugs too but am more partial to the pink one. How fun and sassy! I just made that Martha chicken last week and convinced all my friends to make it too. Delicious and easy --a perfect spring meal.

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

I like all the rugs but the second one is my fav.

The recipe looks yummy- will definitly try it soon!

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paige said...

you crack me up --dahling!!
such a cute post.
i love jute or sisal rugs....i've gone this whole simple color look so i'm no good on your advice scale.
is that your dining table? i love it!! so pretty.