Archives for February 2020

Spinach Salad

This spinach salad is another simple recipe. It's the perfect dish to bring to a house party or works great when having guests over. You can prepare it with chicken or leave the chicken out. It tastes great both ways. What You Will Need 1.  Spinach (16 oz bag) (you can cut the stems off if you like) 2.  2 Avocados 3.  2 Roma Tomatoes 4. 1/2 Head of Red Cabbage 5.  Boneless Chicken Breasts (about 2lbs) 6. Crumbled Feta Cheese 7. Sliced Almonds (I use the majority of a 3.5 oz bag) 8. Craisins (I use half of a 5 oz bag) 9. 1/2 cup of white sugar 10. 1/3 cup of ketchup 11. 1/4 cup of vegetable oil 12. 1/4 cup of vinegar 13. 2 teaspoons of worcestershire sauce Step 1 Wash Chicken then place on foil in a pan. Brush a little olive oil on both sides of chicken, then season with your favorite seasoning. I used a cajon seasoning here but rosemary is a good choice for this salad. Broil in oven. Step 2 Chop up the cabbage, avocados, and tomatoes. Put the cabbage then tomato and avocado on top of the spinach in a large bowl. Step 3 Once chicken is cooked, pull out from oven and chop up. Allow time for the chicken to cool. Pour chicken on top of mix. … [Read more...]

Embroidered Pillow

I must have a thing for pillows and monograms. A couple weeks ago I made pillows with painted monograms on them you can find here and the other day I embroidered a monogram on another pillow. I do like pillows. They are an easy way to give a couch, bed, or chair a finishing touch. It's also an easy way to add color and style to a room. I like monograms because they personalize a space and I think it makes a nice gift to give someone something personalized with a monogram. First, I traced a circular bowl (the size I wanted the monogram and design to be) onto a solid colored linen pillow cover. Next, I penciled the design and monogram onto the pillow cover. Last, I embroidered over the penciled design. Embroidery is not hard. If you don't know how, I found a tutorial on Pinterest you can go to here. Turned out pretty good. What do you think?   … [Read more...]