Saturday, December 29, 2012

Easy Chicken and Rice Dinner

That darned Pinterest...  It's such an easy and pretty way to organize everything I like on line.  I've become so dependent on it that I'm at a loss when I find something I like without an image.  If I can't Pin It, how in the world will I remember it?  Then I had a thought.  When I find something I really like for my kids, I blog about it and I can come right back to it in a snap.  That led to the bright idea to blog about these imageless finds, add my own image, and voila!  It's on my blog AND I can pin it!  I love it.  :)

Without further adieu...  I found this recipe for Easy Chicken and Rice Dinner tonight at - no images there, even though their recipes are great.  First things first - here's an image.

Link to recipe at

Now the recipe.

Printed from COOKS.COM

1 can mushroom soup
1 can celery soup
1 c. water
1 1/3 c. uncooked rice
1 env. Lipton onion soup mix
5 whole boneless chicken breasts, divide in half making 10
1 tsp. Hungarian paprika
Combine and place in 8 1/2 x 11 inch baking dish, the water, soups and rice. Place chicken breasts on top. Sprinkle the envelope of onion soup mix over chicken. Seal dish tightly with aluminum foil. Bake at 300 degrees for 2 hours. Serves 6-8.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Color Fireman Sam!

My little boy has ZERO interest in coloring or writing or pretty much anything his sisters excelled at when they were four.  Even getting him to hold a crayon is a triumph some days.  He wants to drive his trucks and line up trains.  I've been working hard to get him to at least scribble a little before he heads off to kindergarten.  I often ask if he wants to draw or color and he usually says no.  This morning he asked to watch Fireman Sam and I got the bright idea to ask if he wanted to color a picture of Sam while he watched.  Today he said YES!  I immediately looked printables on line.  I found two sites full of great coloring pages.  I'll share them here for other Fireman Sam fans, and so I can quickly find them again for my own little guy!

Happy Coloring!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Printable Letter to Santa Template (Stationary)

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I found this fun template/stationary for writing a letter to Santa.  Of course I printed it for my kids, but I know I'll want to use it again and for some reason I couldn't pin it directly from the site.  So, I'm linking to it here, where I know I'll be able to pin it.    Click the link under the picture to go to the original site for the best print quality.

Monday, December 3, 2012

2012 Xmas Cards

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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Cinnamon Bear Popcorn

*Chirp* *Chirp*  Yep, I've been MIA around here for a long time.  I'm just popping in today to share my cousin Dahlene's yummy recipe (primarily so I can pin it to my own page).  I haven't made this dessert yet, but it's high on my To Do list!  Thanks for sharing Dahl!

Cinnamon Bear Popcorn

by  on Sunday, July 8, 2012 at 1:02pm ·
1 C. unpopped popcorn
2 C. cinnamon bears
1 C  butter
1/2 C corn syrup
1 1/2 C sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
4 C mini marshmallows
red food coloring
Pop the popcorn in an air popper.  Cut cinnamon bears into 3 pieces with kitchen shears or scissors and sprinkle half over popcorn in a large pan.  Put butter, corn syrup, and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium high heat.  Bring to a boil and turn to low to simmer for 5 minutes stirring constantly.  Remove from heat and add vanilla and marshmallows.  Stir until melted.  Add food coloring until you have a beautiful pink candy.  Pour candy over bear and popcorn mixture.  Stir a minute and then add the rest of the cinnamon bears.  Stir thoroughly until popcorn is well coated.  Pour out on to waxed paper to cool.  Serve with a smile!