Sunday, March 30, 2014

Week 12 Sunday (3/30/14)

Recipe Review       

Today’s Recipe and Location:  Grilled Chicken Bacon Sliders
         Found in: The Pioneer Woman Blog

I figured out that there are 760 calories (for 2) per serving, if 16 servings are made. (Please note that the calorie counts vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients that you choose to use.)

         Chicken in any form has become a staple in the American diet. Chicken and beef are running an even race these days. I read that the American Heart Association recommends skinless chicken and this recipe meets that requirement.  It also meets in that it is grilled and not fried.          
         Now I am a beef girl and prefer it to chicken but I do enjoy a great chicken dish, too. These sliders were wonderful. First of all I love grilled food. These sliders were very filling and a great meal. What more could a person want?  Chicken + Bacon + a bun + cheese all melted together to make one amazing dinner. I would love these at a BBQ served with either potato chips or potato salad. Yikes – writing this is making me hungry.

Trivial Triffles      

         I was driving through the west side of Geneva on the way to the store when I saw this house with a cupola.  I am fascinated with this little room at the top of the house. I am sure the view is outstanding. 

         I was wondering when this became a fashion and what was the point.  I found at that they began in the 8th century. A cupola was an architectural feature for the wealthy. I haven’t seen too many around anymore. The houses that usually have them are Victorian in design. I think it would be cool to have a room large enough with windows on all four sides that overlook beautiful scenery. I think it is a really fun feature.

Memory Musings

         I loved my first home.  I was fortunate enough to purchase my Grandmother’s home. My Aunts and Uncles sold it to me and left me the items they were not interested in keeping.  Thanks to my Mom and her siblings, I achieved my first major purchase.  I couldn’t have done it without them.
         This little saltbox house gave me so many amazing memories. I loved ripping out the old carpet with the horsehair backing. After vacuuming the floor I made a huge mistake. I used WD40 to try to bring the beautiful wood floors back to life.  Who knew that the floor would be breathtakingly beautiful but unsafe because it was so slippery that it was like a bowling lane. I have to say that I loved that floor and the rich wood tones.
         I would like to take this time to thank my family.  I will always think of it as Grandma’s house because I truly felt her spirit and love there.

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