Friday, November 8, 2013

Purple Haze Martini for Friday's Happy Hour

This week we have DeKuyper's Purple Haze for Friday's Happy Hour.  I've been on a grape kick for a while, and this recipe was as good as it sounded.  I love purple drinks.  They look like a kids drink, but have the fun of a cocktail.

Dekuyper's Purple Haze


1 1/2 oz Dekuyper Grape Pucker
1 1/2 oz Vodka
splash of sweet and sour
splash of lemon lime soda


Pour all ingredients into an ice filled martini shaker.

Shake until well chilled

Pour into chilled martini glasses.

Enjoy your Purple Haze Martini for your Friday's Happy Hour.


Thursday, November 7, 2013

Free Craftsy Classes in November

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There will be two new Free Craftsy classes in November, and I just wanted to let you know about them.  I love all of the Craftsy classes, and if you haven't tried them yet, this is a great way to try them risk free.  You will just need to click on the links below sign in and sign up for the class.  It is pretty simple and their online classes are amazing.  They are offering a free Quilting class and a free Photography Portrait class, just in time for Christmas.

Also,  while you are in their website, there is a whole slew of free mini classes.  Check them out also.  Let me know if you sign up for any of the classes and how you like them.  I am signing up for the Portrait class.  Even though I have taken lots of Photography, another class will never hurt.

Have a great day.

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Proscuitto-Stuffed Chicken Bake

Today I am sharing a delicious recipe for Proscuitto-Stuffed Chicken Bake that I got from The Better Homes and Gardens Make Ahead Recipes 2013.  I made it several weeks ago and it was really delicious.  I did make some changes to the recipe since my hubby can not eat cheese.  I just added some parmesan after for myself, and it was delicious.

So here it is, a super tasty recipe for Proscuitto-Stuffed Chicken Bake.

Proscuitto-Stuffed Chicken Bake


8 boneless skinless chicken thighs
8 slices proscuitto
2 8.8 oz packages cooked long grain and wild rice
1 8.8 oz package cooked white rice
1/4 cup butter
1 cup sliced green onions (about 8)
1/4 cup flour
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
2 cups milk
1 cup chopped fresh asparagus
3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/4 cup dry white wine
3/4 cup panko
1/3 tsp dried Italian seasonings


Spray a 3 qt or 9 x13 casserole dish with non stick cooking spray.  

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a large bowl mix all rice pouches together and then lay over the bottom of the casserole dish.

Put a slice of proscuitto in center of each chicken thigh and then fold in half.  Then lay chicken on top of the rice.

Cover casserole dish with foil and then bake in oven for 30 minutes.

Next, using a medium saucepan, heat butter over medium heat until melted.

Add green onions and cook until tender, about 3 minutes.

Next stir in flour and pepper, until smooth.

Then add milk all at once and heat until thickened and bubbly.

Stir in asparagus, 1/2 cup cheese, and wine.  Cook until heated through and cheese is melted.

Mix 1/4 cup cheese, panko, and italian seasonings.

Pull casserole dish out of the oven and pour sauce over the chicken and rice.  Then sprinkle with the panko.

Put back in oven and cook another 30 minutes uncovered.

Makes 8 servings.

This was so good and it made a huge amount of food.  Since it was just David and I eating, I froze the rest for another meal.  I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we did.


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop 65

We would like to thank all of you for your patience, kindness, and encouragement over the last few months.  We can not tell you how much we appreciate all of your support.  This is the first party we have hand in a while and we are so happy to see you here.

We want to thank everyone who shared with Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop 64.  We love seeing all of your posts.

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Have a great week.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Feeling God's Presence - Acts 2:1 - 2:4

Today I wanted to talk about feeling God's presence.  I love it when I feel God in a room with me.  When I get those little goose bumps on my body, and I know God is standing right beside me, it makes me so happy.  Actually, what I feel is that he is covering me with his presence.  I feel his presence at different times and in different places, but one of the places I feel him the most is at church.  I think because so many of us are praying and worshiping together I feel his presence even more.  It never surprises me, but to this day I get so very excited when I feel him.  I always know he is with me, but when I feel him I feel so loved.

I can only imagine the first time the disciples first felt God.  Acts 2:1 - 2:4 describes the first time that the disciples felt the Holy Spirit and spoke in tongues.  It must have been amazing for these men and women to feel God's presence, and I guess I don't have to imagine it, because I remember my first time.  It was a truly amazing feeling.

So today, I wanted to share Acts 2:1 - 2:4.  

And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. 
And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. 
And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. 
And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

Acts 2:1 - 2:4

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