Hope all of you are in good health and cheer.
I'm in good health but the attitude sucks. I am very sick of winter and gloom and cold and snow and and well you get it.
I've been busy making soap. I have 24 batches done and need to make another 10 and then I will be ready for summer craft shops and sales.
I've also been making scrubbies but my cousins are ordering them faster than I can make them. I will get them done yet. Seems funny to just sit and crochet instead of doing something.
Spring must be getting closer because last week went to Walker and by Federal Dam there were swans in the river. I have also been seeing alot of grouse along the roads so maybe a good grouse season this year depending on how spring goes. The deer are coming out in quite a few places. Too bad I've seen some wolves and a german shepard no body seems to know who it belongs to running around.
Put my bike up for sale but haven't got any bites on it yet. Anyone need a nice Honda Shadow VLX Deluxe 600 just give me a call.
March 17th is Community Supper put on by the St. Catherine and Lutheran Ladies. They will be serving Corned Beef and Cabbage. Starts at 5 Hope to see some of you there.
March 19th is St. Urho's and the parade starts at 5pm sharp. Always a good time.
April 2, is the annual Bullhead Feed. We have more deep fryers this year so should be able to keep the bullheads coming out faster. We will also have some other fish, roast potatoes, baked beans, assorted salads, desserts, coffee and lemonade. Start serving at 4pm goes til 7. Hope to see you there. Adults $8,00, children 5 -12 $4.00 under 5 free. Money to go to the Community Center sponsored by the Squaw Lake Fire Department.
Well, my painter is going to start sometime this week. That will be a nice feeling to get the house fixed up. Painting the kitchen, entry and laundry room for starters then maybe on to some other projects. The kitchen hasn't been painted since Stephanie graduated from high school. So this paint job should last until I'm gone. haha.
It is very slippery out in my yard I took 2 good falls last week. I took off those cleats I usually wear in the winter. Dumb me!! Nothing broke just sore.
Ok I made a new dish last week.
Chicken Enchilada Casserole
Meat off a store bought cooked chicken minus 1/2 breast
1 can whole kernal corn drained
4 oz of 1/3-less-fat cream cheese cubed small
1/2 tsp. ground red pepper
1/2 tsp ground cumin
2 cups chopped onion
6 large garlic cloves, minced and divided
1 1/4 cup fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth
2/3 cup salsa (your favorite)
2 Tbsp. chopped pickled jalapeno pepper
6 Burrito style tortilla
1 cup shredded fiesta style cheese
I took the bones off the chicken and added water and boiled up to make my chicken broth. Saute onion and garlic in pan til tender. Take out about 3/4 cup of this mixture to cool. Too the rest of the sauted vegetable add the chicken broth, salsa, jalapeno pepper. Simmer until reduced some and let set to cool some.
Meanwhile, cube up chicken, add drained corn, cubed cream cheese, 1/2 cup shredded cheese, red pepper, cumin, taste does it need salt and pepper if not don't add it.
Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add tortilla and cook til brown and quite crispy on both sides. Cut into quarters.
Take a 9x13 pan and spray with cooking spray. Put about 1/2 cup of cooked salsa mixture in bottom of pan, arrange 6 quarters of tortilla overlapping to cover up most of the chicken mixture, put 1/2 of chicken mixture on top add another layer of tortilla, rest of chicken mixture, another layer of tortilla's. Pour salsa mixture over tortillas; sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese, bake at 424 degrees for 15 minutes or until bubbly and lightly browned. 8 servings.
I thought this was much easier to make than regular enchilada's and it cut nice for freezing in those plastic containers. Hope you enjoy it.
Well it is 4pm and sun was suppose to shine sometime today so far no sun. Hopefully this week we will get sun and warm weather.
Have a great week everyone.