Wednesday, September 22, 2010


This, obviously, is not a cooking blog... although I read those like the news. However, I LOVE to cook. I love the smells as they mingle and I love to watch as it all comes together beautifully. That said, I'm a pretty simple cook, and more often than not the meals around my house are quick and last minute. However, as this tantalizing smell is filling my house I decided I must share this recipe with you. Why? Because it's my absolute favorite meal ever and you all must try it. It's very simple and incredibly delicious, at least we think so! So trust me on this, try it out.

Lemon Chicken

chicken breast halves
dried oregano
seasoned salt
2 TBS butter
1/4 cup water
3 TBS lemon juice
2 minced garlic cloves (opt.)
1 tsp or 1 cube chicken bouillon granules

Brown chicken in melted butter and sprinkle generously with spices. Once browned, remove from pan. Add to pan water, lemon juice, bouillon and garlic. Bring to boil. Combine chicken and liquid and cook. Crock Pot or Electric Skillet:3-4 hours. Oven: 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes.

I always double everything but the chicken and make extra juice as a gravy for potatoes as a side... mashed, baked, whatever, the juice is great on them all!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

He is so sweet...

Really, I have no idea how I got to be so blessed. I try to be a good person but
Ben really is so much more than I deserve, pretty much always.
Sorry for the sappiness but it's true!
On Monday I was feeling pretty down and out. Work wasn't the worst
day ever but it was a bit rough. Then my fertility pills make me sick
and I had just upped my dosage on Sunday.

Ben got woken up at 6 am to our neighbors pounding on the door
because they'd been fighting all night and thought Ben could fix their
problems, so it's not like his day was off to a great start either. Then an hour
before his work day is over he has to run down to Salt Lake for a sign permit
so his day gets extended and he gets caught in traffic. But still what does he do?
He makes an extra stop to pick up donuts and roses just cause he loves me
and I've had a rough day.

Really, I'm telling you I don't deserve that guy. But man how I love him.