Saturday, January 24, 2009

This cold needs to go AWAY!

I have no patience with this. I HATE feeling sick. Not being able to breathe properly & the light-headedness that goes along w/ it as well as the itchy eyes & throat are making me crazy. I mean, I feel hugely better than I did a couple days ago, but now it is just annoying me.
Zach is being a sweety & supervising his sister & her friend at the big playground. Ah, peace.
I had thought about heading out to Ikea today & getting a microwave, (they had some out of stock last time we were there, but were only 15 or 16EU.) I decided to wait though. I only have 3 more weeks til our stuff gets here. I can be patient..... It won't kill me..... I hope.
I went to the Dr last week for general yearly checkup (you ladies know what I mean,) & to go over some complaints, (of course I forgot some things, so will need to make another appt.) Anyway, had talked about my feet problems, & he suggested that I wear lace up boots. I thought, wow, after all these years I'll be back in combat boots. haha. I got it in my head that I would love a pair of yellow patent leather combat-type boots. Can't find any in that color anywhere online. Goes & ruins my idea. hmph. I'm also keeping an eye out of a long hooded trench-coat. I think those would be perfect for the weather here.
The kids are back, but since they were playing have expended some excess energy, so GTG. It was so gorgeous out this morning, but now is grey, grey, grey. Blech. Oh well.

The top pic is Ivy talking to Aunt Fifi. She is in the box b/c it is her space. She likes it. Goofy kid. We got a few of these big boxes when they delivered Robs' stuff this week. Just wait til she sees the ones we get w/ our stuff.
I made a great big pot of steaming yumminess. I have been seeing recipes pop up all over the place for chicken & dumplings so had to have some. Oh my. I did goooood. Of course, I didn't use any recipe & failed to write down what I did, but it came out superb. So the closest I have to a recipe.
Chicken & Dumplings
cook chicken in covered pan over medium heat w/ chicken broth & poultry seasoning til done. In separate pot also on medium heat, saute 1 diced onion & 2 cloves minced garlic in 1 Tbsp olive oil. If starts to stick, add chicken stock. (I just got the stuff in the box w/ the screw on cap & am in love.) Once golden, add bag of frozen mixed veggies, & equal amount frozen baby California mixed veggies. Add a splash more chicken stock, cover & steam. Add 1 can each of cream of celery & cream of chicken soup. By this time, the chicken should be done, cut into bite sized chunks, (was so tender it cut w/ mixing spoon.) Then mix chicken into veggies. Add some milk, garlic salt, pepper, Mrs. Dash, more poultry seasoning. More pepper, more salt. Then mixed up dumplings while soup heated to boil. What was left of the Bisquick, (a bit over a cup,) & enough milk to make soft dough with more Mrs. Dash. Then plopped in the dumplings, a spoonful of dough at a time, on top of the soup. Covered, & boiled for 10 minutes, then uncovered for another 10. It was fantabulous.
That's it for tonight, I am heading off to read in bed & hope the kids can get along tomorrow.

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