Sunday, October 24, 2010

Cashew Chicken Stir-Fry

Cashew Chicken Stir-Fry
This is one of the blogs I follow regularly. It does look good. I remember when I was a young Ky. wife and unfamiliar with Chinese food till we moved to Michigan. And even then, I only ordered Cashew was safe. Now I eat lots of cuisines thanks to years of moving around and friends. Like my friend, Gim, from Thailand. She cooks wonderful, amazing dishes and I wish I could have some of her spring rolls right now!! My son, John, and his wife, Tonya, travel all over the world and bring home lots of great ideas for different cuisines. Last time we were visiting they took us for Moroccan food...great tastes....cinnamon and cumin.

I did research on-line and found a great recipe that I fix at home for Moroccan Chicken. It has those great flavors of cinnamon and cumin together...very aromatic and yummy.

Today potato soup is on the menu. I want to finally make something apple in the oven or maybe waldorf salad for Bob.

My day is passing quickly....blessings.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Chicken Noodle Soup

Today is soup weather and that is what I am fixing. Bob and I haggle over what to do with the split chicken breast package in the refrigerator. This time he won....just plain old chicken noodle soup with some crusty bread. Sometimes I make a chicken soup with tomatoes, rice, carrots and broccoli seasoned with basil. I know, the broccoli sounds out of place, but it really jazzes up the soup. Next time the can of tomatoes comes out of the cupboard along with the chicken stock!

Looking forward to a great weekend. I plan to walk in the neighborhood and maybe take a ride to the town reservoir and take the two mile is a lovely park and the lake is filled with turtles that pop their heads up or laze on a log in the water.

Sometimes if you are lucky you will see an egret with long legs and beautiful white body at the lake's edge. Wish me luck.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Monday Morning

Great day for being outside! The sun is out and the sky is a breathtaking blue. Today I am busy. One of the best and oldest Quilt shop/fabric stores in Cary is closing this month, ETC. Craft. Jean , the owner, is 86 years young and losing interest in the shop she has owned for over 30 years. She is going to travel and garden. What a gal! She always has a smile and a friendly greeting.
I am going to buy thread at a discount and wish Jean many years of fun and adventure.
Everyone out there....have a great week. Blessings, Lee

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Beautiful Autumn Day

I can't believe it has been so long since I have posted. Actually, I know not many read this so I am mostly writing to put down my thoughts for me.
September was a difficult month. My friend, Meli, passed away from cancer at the beginning of the month and it has taken me this long to write about it. Her death has left a huge hole in my life.
She was my fun person to visit with. She was always upbeat and laughing. She and I liked the same books, only, she read faster than me and always steered me to the best books. We crafted together...not sewing or knitting...just odd things that only she and I were interested in.
Our last craft project was a banner for spring with the word BLOOM on it. We used scrapbook paper and lots of fun "stuff" to decorate the letters. I hung my banner on my fireplace mantle . Meli hung hers in the kitchen on her pantry door. She got so ill so fast that I think her family took it down because it made them feel sad. My banner made me feel sad...but I wanted to remember Meli.
So, I left it up until this weekend when I made one for Autumn. It says HARVEST. Meli would have liked the way it turned out...I used lots of "stuff" to decorate my letters and it looks nice hanging on my mantle.
The weather feels so great...I love fall and the cooler temperatures.