My brain is a little addled with all the work, stress, pressure, etc. I am under at the moment, so I doubt this post will be very cohesive at all.
First and foremost, I want to do a plug for the absolute love of my internet life: Etsy. Seriously, if you have not been to the site before, stop reading this and click the link! An entire website where users sell their handmade or vintage goods. What could be better than that? I literally spend hours every week building up my list of favorites and crying when I see that my bank account has inadequate funds to feed my etsy addiction. I don’t currently have an etsy shop of my own, but I’m sure there’s one on the horizon. While I’ve purchased several items including handmade jewelry and books, my latest purchase is just making me absolutely giddy. Check it out.
Nerdy Snow White = Amazing. This is even more amazing due to the fact that, by the end of this semester, I will have spent an entire year working with the Snow White character as part of my Senior Project/Paper/Thesis…whatever you would like to call it. I am, in fact, a supreme Snow White nerd. I scored this sweet decal from the folks at Vinylstudio.
Anyhow, I also wanted to share with you an amazing (and quick!) meal I threw together last night. I defrosted some chicken and Italian sausage we had kept in the freezer, and sauteed them together in a pan while tossing some penne pasta in boiling water.
My sauce consisted of the following:
2 cloves garlic
1/2 yellow onion
3 or 4 sun dried tomatoes
–sautee those together in just a tablespoon of EVOO at the bottom of your saucepan-
1 can of diced tomatoes — let these sweat for a few minutes with your garlic, onion, and sun dried tomatoes
1 Tbsp. Italian seasoning
1 tsp. cajun seasoning
I like to add a few extra shakes of oregano here…
Pour in 1 pint of heavy cream
1/2 stick of butter
(because what could be better than cream AND butter)
1 Tbsp. of flour
Stir together and bring to a boil then let simmer…
When your chicken and sausage is done and you have drained your pasta, toss it all together and mix in the sauce….
Chicken and Sausage Penne in Sun Dried Tomato Alfredo
Last, I just wanted to share with you the thing that made me smile today. When I walked into ValueCity Furniture, sitting on a bar directly in front of the door was this giant glittery lizard. I couldn’t help but laugh! It’s so unique it makes me want one, but I certainly won’t be shelling out the $129.99 for it, although they did have quite a few miniature versions for $4.99. Tell me this doesn’t make you giggle…