Thursday, March 14, 2013

Meal's of the week

Roasted Herb Chicken:
4-6 bone-in chicken (I used legs and thighs)
2 Tbsp. EVVO dived. 
1 tsp. dry Basil 
1 tsp. dry Rosemary 
1 tsp. garlic salt
1 lb baby carrots
8 medium red skin potatoes (cut in to 1/4)
1 medium yellow onion (cut in 1/4)
 Place foil in 9 x 13 pan, place 1 Tbsp. EVVO and chicken in pan. In medium bowl add basil, rosemary, and garlic salt. In a large bowl add carrost, potatoes, and onion, mix with basil, rosemary, and garlic salt, and 1 Tbsp EVVO. Place over chicken, cook at 425 F for 45-50 min. 

Roasted Herb Chicken with Veggies

Chicken and Dumplings
1 can of 8 biscuits
1 lb of chicken bone-in
2 Tbsp. Chicken flavoring
9 cup of water

Boil chicken in water until cooked. While chicken is cooking cut biscuits in to 8ths. When the chicken is cooked take out of water and sheared. In water mix in chicken flavoring, add cut bisuits and sheared chicken. Cook for 15-20 min. Let cook for 10 min and enjoy!
Chicken and Dumplings 

Let it be know that I may be a good cook, but there are many things I still burn. Take cooking anything in a Crock Pot. For some reason I have burned everything, this recipe that I tried was easy and to the point. I just for got to plug it in and let it cook but once I plugged it in I turned it on high and forgot about it until the next night. And well a picture say a 1000 words, so I'm going to try this again and put a new picture up. 


Slow Cooker Baked Potato Soup
♥ Prep time:  20-30 mins
♥ Cook time:  5-10 hours
♥ Serves: 10-12
A creamy concoction simplified in the slow cooker!
  • 5 lbs russet potatoes, peeled & diced into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 5 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon Spike Seasoned Salt
  • 4 – 14.5 oz. cans of chicken broth (58 oz. total)
  • 6 oz. water
  • 2 – 8 oz. packages of reduced fat cream cheese, softened
  • optional: chopped cooked bacon, shredded sharp cheddar, & diced green onions for garnish
  • Add diced & peeled potatoes to the crockpot; along with the onion, garlic, seasoning, and broth.  Stir to combine.
  • Cook in the crockpot on high for 5-6 hours, or on low for 9-10 hours.
  • After cooking time is completed, add both blocks of the softened cream cheese and blend together very well using an immersion blender. (ANOTHER METHOD: you can also blend it in batches in a blender if you do not have an immersion blender).
  • After combined, stir well with spoon.
  • Serve with above listed garnishes, or alone.
Baked Potato soup gone wrong!

Seaman Seed Chicken!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Wedding Plans 219 Days to go!

So we have 219 day to go and things are going well. We have book out venue at the Log Haven in Millcreek Canyon. I have my dress, the tuxes are pick out and order, we have our rings. and I have found my bridesmaids dresses. But I was out and about and found these dresses as a joke to show my bridesmaid a their dresses. And I love them, just not for my wedding. SO here are is the text I sent out to my bridesmaids.

Hey guys I was out and about today and came a cross these dresses and fell in love with them for your  bridesmaid dress...what do you think!
and the loving friends they were like "OH how cute" and "I love them." Then my best friend who is the Matron on honor was like, "OMG Laurie the are UGLY....can I just go in my bar and you and your style, but this dress really..well it's your wedding and I'll where the dress you pick out."

My sisters and I were laughing so hard, I'm sure I peed a little. But then I sent them the really dress what looks like this. It's a back picture and doesn't do the dress justice but I fell in Love with these ones and they are the right color and on Sale!

I love this dress, it was to small for the top part of me, but way cute!
Luckily I have the biggest chest and I will be the one wearing white.
This will be our little flower girl and her dress and it was on sale!

This will be the tuxes the Groomsmen will be wearing. 

Summing Up February...

the gifts for Valentine's day
Our little foot ball field
Super Bowl Feast!
Dinner with Johnny at Johnny Rockets
Asian New Years Dinner.
So in February there were so many thing going on..We had Taryn's and Pyper's Birthdays. Super bowl parties, Asian New Years, Valentines Day, and going with the love of my life.Wedding Planing and so much more. 

Pyper's Dinner. @ Tucanos Brazilian Grill
Jamie, Zach, Pyper, Lynz,
Julie, Preston, Scott, Katie
The Pyper! Yes that's right
he has a cake named after him
Pyper's Dinner @ Tucanos Brazilian Grill
At the Gateway:
Bret, Amanda, Taryn,
Johnny, Laurie, Jessica
Taryn's Birthday Dinner @ Red Robins In Layton
Dara, Amanda, Pyper
Johnny, Laurie, Taryn, Ashley
Tayrn's Birthday Dinner @ Red Robins in Layton
Dara, Amanda, Pyper
Jonny, Laurie, Taryn, Ashley
Dara Bowling like the amazing person
she is.
Pyper and Amanda acting just the way they are!
Laurie and Johnny
Amanda with a ball that lights up!
Taryn broke her nail and Dara making it fell better
Taryn's Birthday picture!

Just a lovely view from my way home from work!