Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Will it ever stop snowing?

We have about 8 inches after last night's snow on top of Sunday's. We are off school today-I think this is our 5th snow day since January. But, we still have to eat so I put on chicken and rice in the crock pot yesterday. My family's favorite!

3 to 4 boneless,skinless chicken breasts
2 cans of chicken broth
Place in crock pot on high for 6 hours (tear chicken with a fork)
In a bowl combine
1 can evaporated milk
8oz sour cream
1 can of cream of mushroom soup
stir together and place in crock pot
*let the mixture heat up (about 30 minutes)
then add 4 cups of instant white rice
It will only take about 20 minutes more to be done
Enjoy a steaming bowl of this creamy,hearty dish!

Well that's my tip for today! A nice comforting meal.
I am also going to share some trash to treasure pics of things that my husband and I have done around our home. I'll start with a couple today!

Our beautiful china cabinet was found at a garage sale about 2 miles from our house. The lighting even worked inside. The back is mirrored and one piece (the middle) was cracked. Matt made a template on butcher paper and took it to our local glass store. Guess how much for the new piece of glass? $18. So, for a total of $21 we have space to store my mother's wedding china, wine glasses and so much more. (Matt installed the new piece of glass)

I had been wanting a table big enough that we could have my whole family over. But we just were'nt having any luck finding the right one. Matt found a "top" from an old desk at a local Salvation Army for $15 and he already had legs that he had found during one of his trash picking forays. We painted it solid black. We also painted my great aunt's chairs she had given me. I then recovered the seats and made little slip covers for the backs. I used 2 Waverly napkins per chair (from Target and Ebay) with a simple straight stitch. Then-you won't believe this! Matt found a pew bench in a dumpster a few weeks later and you guessed it we painted it black and use it for seating at the table!
Let me know if you'd like any more details on either of these projects!

Decorating in the snow,


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