Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Garlic Cream Chicken

Tonight for dinner I made Garlic Cream Chicken. 

I couldn't wait to finish my last bite so that I could blog this recipe. It's SO good. 

If you're a fan of olives, you'll love this dish. The olives, for me, set the bar! 

Recipe Below:
1 cup butter
4 tbs whipping cream
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 tbs lemon juice
green olives, canned (drained)
sun dried tomatoes, canned (drained)
artichokes, canned (drained)
3 or 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts

Melt butter in small sauce pan over low heat, add cream & garlic - cook 1 minute
Stir in lemon juice - remove from heat

In clear glass baking dish, add sauce as bottom layer.
Add un-cooked chicken to dish as 2nd layer.
Top with olives, tomatoes & artichokes.

Cover with lid or tightly with foil.

Bake @ 350 for 30 minutes.

I served with Alessi's Risotto.


Sunday, April 18, 2010

Birmingham Zoo

We took Jake to the Birmingham Zoo @ 8 months old. Jared's mom, Gigi, & my Dad, Pop's, came along with us. I was so surprised at how alert he was & willing to have so much fun since this time was his "normal nap time"! Hey, it's the weekend - we can make some changes to the schedule, right?

Here is Gigi lovin' on her some Jake!
If you can see, take a look at Jake's reaction to the entrance of the zoo! He was so pumped!
We didn't know what to look at.....the animals or Jake looking at the animals:-)
He actually was interested in them!
By midway, he passed out....
We love when "dada" is home so he can join in on the fun! Happy Zoo Day Jake!

Alabama Power Family Counts Day!

My sister, Keri, works for Alabama Power. They hosted a "Family Counts Day" @ the Shelby County Airport on Saturday. Nonna came in town to take us & the boys to their 1st fair, if you will. We loaded them up with everything we could possibly thing of. It was so much fun to watch them play & enjoy the sun & music!

Here we all are with one of Keri's old class mates, Christy & her daughter.
Crissy is Keri's direct co-worker. She is due to have a baby soon!
Nonna, Keri & Sam - note Sam is having his snack juice straight from a straw:-)
Jake enjoying his juice!
Stopping for a lunch break
A fair is never a fair without a face painting, right?
The toddler area.....Jake & Sam playing with the balls - always exploring by putting it in there mouth:-)
Jake's 1st trip down the slide!
Sam's 1st trip down the slide with mommy!
Again, never a fair without a funnel cake!!!!!
Thanks Nonna for making the trip for the boys 1st fair! And thank you to Alabama Power for always remembering FAMILY COUNTS!!!!!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Fun Cookbook Signing

Trisha Yearwood came out with a cookbook. What better way to pick one up & have her personally sign it. Jake was "smitten" over her!

She was so down to earth & friendly

very pretty too!

Thanks Trisha for visiting Birmingham!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Sitting Up, Juice, & Playing Guitar - All in 1 Week!

Along with celebrating Easter, Jake had some pretty big milestones I thought I needed to blog on!

He is sitting up now all on his own!

Had his 1st sippy cup filled with half & half of apple juice - & LOVED it!

And giving us all his music skills by playing some guitar!

Play on Jake!!!!

Monday, April 5, 2010

"Mail Makeover"

Mail boxes need a makeover too, right? Last week I took a trip over to my local nursery & picked up a few Spring plants to makeover our front lawn.

Here is a before shot of my mailbox.

Here is after.