Sunday, April 21, 2013
|First you cut out the collar and the bottom hem|
|Then cut an additional half inch all the way around the bottom - you'll want it for later|
|Cut out the sleeves starting from the top and going down. Also make your neckline deeper if you want it to more closely resemble a tank top|
|Cut a deep V down the middle of the back and cut further in on the sides for a razorback effect|
|Bring the straps in the back together and wrap the 1/2 inch scrap around and tie it tight|
Saturday, April 13, 2013
|I didn't notice that the tomatoes go into the pasta separate so I didn't do that so DON'T LET THIS PICTURE MISLEAD YOU!! :)|
Add half the butter and olive oil to the skillet.
When it's very hot add the chicken - only add enough so that there is a single layer. I could do it in one shot but you might need to do this twice.
Don't stir the chicken; let it get nice and hot and black until you flip it over and do the same on the other side.
Remove the chicken and add it to a plate.
With the pan still on high add the remaining butter and olive oil. Add the onions, peppers and garlic. Add some more cajun spice. You won't regret it.
You want to cook the veggies like you did the chicken - get a nice brown outside. After you've cooked the veggies for only a minute or so add the tomatoes. (Like I said earlier, I just threw all the veggies in at once and it didn't kill the recipe). Cook all the vegetables together for another minute or two. Add the vegetables to the plate with the chicken.
This is when I started cooking the fettuccine. Make sure not to forget about it - overcooked pasta is :P
Put the pan back on the stove and add the wine and the chicken broth (the heat should still be on high). Side note: I got carded for the first time when I bought the wine - preeettty exciting :)
Stir the liquid around scraping the sides of the pan to keep all the yummy flavors in. Cook on high for a few minutes until the liquid goes down by half and gets a deep brown color.
Reduce the heat and add the cream. Whisk it around on medium heat until it thickens. Add some more cajun spices - YUM. I put some sauce on my finger to taste it and kept adding spices until I liked the flavor.
Once the sauce is thick add all the chicken and vegetables and all their juices. Stir everything around and add some pepper.
Dump the drained pasta into the pan with everything else. Toss it all together and make sure the noodles get covered. Let everything cook together for a few more minutes and try not to taste it. Oh who am I kidding - I always eat things I like while I'm cooking so when I serve Spencer and I I can give us equal amounts but really.. I got more :) oops.
After you deem it ready add some fresh parsley and enjoy!
Monday, April 1, 2013
My friend Aleisha suggested I write a tutorial on how to clean a white board. I remember the way I tried to clean white boards when I was younger was to use a new pen to write over the old smudges and erase. Not sure how that even worked at all. But this idea is much better. It's using a simple magic eraser! She's going to be an elementary school teacher so this trick she learned is invaluable. Just rub your dirty whiteboard and tada: