Thursday, December 16, 2010

"Family Portrait Session Takes it all out of Men in the Family"

Can't you just see the headlines? lol I can't put up the family photo for various reasons but I had to share this one of my brothers and dad. You would think they had just worked 12 hours or something and not had their picture taken. And! It was taken on Thanksgiving weekend so it's not like they had done much of anything but eat and sit anyway! :-P

 I hope neither of the boys read this...I might have to publish a retraction...

Soul Smothered Chicken

This is the recipe I recently tried out for the first time. It's not for us though. So as I type this...and look at the very true to life's cooking on the stove...and I'm smelling it...and my sister is asking if we'll get to take a bit... Oh the agony of cooking yummy meals for other people! Oh well. Rather than continue to go on and on about the hardships of smelling amazing food in the kitchen that you won't be indulging in yourself, I'll begin my timeline. 

First, set out the ingredients. Ok, I don't actually do this as a habit but for the sake of a picture I did. 

Then you brown the chicken on all sides...which I forgot to take a picture of. Yeah, I'm on the ball here. 

The already browned chicken.

Then you take the chicken out and saute the vegetables. 
(I did not know how amazing fresh garlic smells as you saute it! Wowza!)

Add some S&P to that and some flour then add the broth and drop the chicken back in. (So I'm not following the recipe to a "T"; but that's why I'm putting the recipe up too. So you can. :-) )

Cover and simmer for 30 minutes or so and Presto! You have a delicious (Yes, we tasted it. What?!?! You wouldn't have???) chicken dinner in seconds! Well, unless you're cooking it and not reading it on a blog. :-)

Now comes the fun part.


Clean up. :-/

(For the full recipe check out my recipe blog, Sarah's Recipe Cards)

Monday, December 13, 2010

Hello, my name is Sarah.

It's been so long I wasn't sure if you'd remember who I was so I thought I'd start by introducing myself. My name is Sarah, I "own" this blog, I love photography (among many other things), and I blog from time to time. We have met before but it's been quite awhile. You'll remember me soon....hopefully. 

Anyway, as I've done my best by way of a short a sweet introduction I'll get on with my blog as if everything was normal. :-) It has been forever since I blogged last! I've been watching the months pass and with each one I thought, "There's goes another blogless month." Then tonight I spent a wonderful hour and a half chatting on the phone with a good friend and she even mentioned that it had been awhile. Then (that's a lot of "thens"...) I discovered tonight that our wireless connection was back up! So, here I am! :-) By way of a "quickie blog" I'm just going to share with you a few of the "ornamental" photographs I took on Thanksgiving. We had a wonderful day of just us. Cooked, and bantered, and teased all day then had our big dinner just before 8 PM. It was a very pleasant day all around. :-)

This is the tablecloth that my sister bought Mama and the center piece that I put together. It was the first year we had a centerpiece and it was a lot of fun. Hey, it's the little things that count, right? :-)

Here's the table just set before we piled it with food. 

An "artistic" shot of the table. 

And the table laden with our bounty. Not all of it though. We also had a side table full of goodies. 

So, I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving surrounded by family and loved ones and I hope this is the first of many more frequent blogs. :-)