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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Quilted iPad Case

I got an iPad for Christmas and wanted to make sure I had a way to protect it when I take it along with me.  Can I just mention that I searched many, many stores to find that the cases they sell are not very pretty or fun looking?  Since I love a useful sewing project, I thought I'd make my own.  I used this tutorial and learned a new techinique on how to insert a zipper with a lining involved.  It's a technique I'd like to remember for future projects.

I love a pretty, lined, zippered pouch.  I used a recycled zipper from one of my former favorite bags.
Owl Applique shirt with matching hair bow for my little Valentine.
Thanks to Digistitches for this embroidery design.  I think this little owl is just the cutest little thing.  So sweet!

Monday, January 9, 2012

These are the leftovers, next time I'll take the picture before we eat it :)

Farmhouse Chicken

Creamy and flavorful chicken breast chunks topped with stuffing and baked.  My pickiest eater really likes this recipe.  I would just dice the onion and celery really tiny so they are not noticed by any children that don't like them.  As you can see I added half a bag of frozen peas just before I put the stuffing on top. 

4 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons flour
2 cup milk
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
4 celery ribs, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
12 ounce package of stuffing mix


1. Saute onion, and prepare stuffing mix according to package directions and set aside.

2. In a medium sauce pan, melt butter and then add flour. Stir until bubbly, then cook one minute. Slowly add in milk, stirring continually to avoid lumps.

3. Add chicken, celery, onion, salt and pepper. Cook and stir for 5-10 minutes, until chicken is done and celery is starting to get tender. 

4. Pour mixture into an 8x8-inch casserole dish. Top with stuffing. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes.
I used more chicken and a larger bag of stuffing for my family and kept the rest of the ingredients the same and baked it in a 13x9 pan instead of the 8x8. 
I think the sauce could be used instead of "Cream of ... Soups" in other recipes.
Hope you enjoy!