Monthly Archives: December 2011

My Identity

I am a:

Woman
Daughter
Sister
Sister-in-law
Granddaughter
Cousin
Friend
Co-worker
God parent
Soon-to-be Auntie
Roommate
Neighbor
Social Worker
Listener
Giver
Servant
Daughter of the Most High King

I am also:

Loving
Caring
Compassionate
Creative
Outgoing
Sensitive
Loud
Directionally-challenged
Patient (to an extent)
Stubborn
Impulsive
Inquisitive
Determined
Ambitious
Empathetic
Smart
Funny
Sarcastic

I know not everyone can see every aspect of me at all times, but I know that each and every one of these traits comprise some of who I am and my identity. I am the same person, but I can appear different to different people and at different times. But it all makes me …ME.

Who are YOU? How do you see me?

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Chicken Breast stuffed with artichokes and sun-dried tomatoes

In honor of my 300th post, I thought I would share a favorite recipe that I made last night.

ingredients:

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1 12oz jar of marinated artichoke hearts, chopped
  • 1/2 – 3/4 cup oil packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained (save the oil), chopped
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2-3 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
  • italian seasoning
  • 1-2 tablespoons minced garlic

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Mix artichokes, cheese, tomatoes, and basil in medium bowl.
  • Using small sharp knife and working with 1 chicken breast at a time, cut 2-inch-long slit horizontally into 1 side of chicken breast. Move knife back and forth in slit to form pocket.
  • Divide 1 cup cheese mixture among chicken pockets
  • Press edges to seal. **I also secure with 2-3 toothpicks**
  • Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper, and italian seasoning
  • Heat 2 tablespoons of the sun-dried tomato oil in heavy large ovenproof skillet over high heat.
  • saute garlic until lightly browned
  • Add chicken; cook 3-5 minutes on each side.
  • transfer skillet to oven. Bake until cooked through, about 12-15 minutes.
  • Let sit for 3-5 minutes before slicing.

 

I don’t have a picture, because it was eaten up fast.  Let me know if you make this and what you think 🙂


Weekly Photo Challenge : SELF PORTRAIT

So this is me 🙂   I took this picture in October of this year, when I was in NY visiting family.  It was taken with my cell phone.


Weekly Photo Challenge : CELEBRATION

In keeping with the upcoming holiday, I thought it fitting to post a picture of my Willow Tree nativity set, not because I love it and am so happy to have finally gotten all of the figurines for it and being able to display it in my apartment, BUT because of what it really represents:  the birth of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, for whom we CELEBRATE Christmas.