Saturday, January 30, 2010

Chicken Dinner

Good Saturday Evening All, I had to post and tell you about the great dinner (if I say so myself) that we had. I picked up a Oven Ready Perdue Chicken Breast the other day and thought that I would give it a try. Here is the best part (I think) you can roast this chicken while it is frozen!! It comes in what I think looks like a bowling bag, with Perdue's yellow and blue colors on the bag. The chicken is inside of this bag in a roasting bag all seasoned.  You place the frozen chicken in a baking pan for 2 1/4 to 2 1/2 hours at 400 degrees, let it rest for 10 minutes and then enjoy. It was sooooo good, the skin on the breast got nice and crispy and the seasonings were good. I added to the chicken to round out the meal, stuffing, green beans, cranberry sauce and hot biscuits. Les said he could eat this meal every week!! I forgot to mention that the chicken breat was 3#'s whihc was plenty for us with some leftovers. I hope everyoine is enjoying their weekend. It has been very, very cold here in PA, suppose to get better just in time for everyone to go back to work. Can Spring be that far away??

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Rainy Sunday & Comfort Food

Hope everyone is having a good weekend. Here In Williams Township it has been raining since about noon. On days like this I think "comfort food". So, in the crockpot is a beef stew for later in the week, we think stew always tastes better if you let it sit for a day or so. On the stove is Macaroni & Beans, for dinner tonight and just out of the oven is Bread Pudding for dessert. My receipe for bread pudding could not be easier. Here is the receipe.

7 or 8 slices of white bread, 3/4" size pieces (I use a mixture of Italian and White bread, and I make sure it is stale)

3 cups of hot milk
2 beaten eggs
2/3 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 tbs butter
1 1/2 tbs vanilla extract
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp baking powder

Coat a 9" x 12" casserole dish with butter. Pull bread into 3/4" pieces & put aside. Combine remaining ingredients and mix well. Add the bread and mix well.

Add to casserole dish and sprinkle with nutmeg/cinnamon (I use both)

Bake in 350 degree oven for 45 minutes.

We like it when it is warm, but it is good anytime, Enjoy!!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Top 10 of 2010 Collectibles #2

According to Country Sampler insulators are one of the 2010 hot collectibles. But, what do you with with them. Place them on a window sill? Place them on a bookshelf? Well, we came up with another idea. Let me explain. First you take a clean insulator clear or colored your choice and you tie a ribbon or raffia around it, like below.

Then you get a battery operated tea light. I picked up ours at The Dollar Tree, two in a pack for $1.00. They should have 60 hours of light. We will see.

Turn on the tea light, place under the insulator and there you have it. A safe, pretty light accent for your Primitive or Country home.

At our last Antique Show we placed these in between boxes, on shelves and tables and they looked great. They caught many a eye and we even sold a couple of them. I am going to be offering these for sale on my ecrater store in the very near future.

Thursday, January 7, 2010


Good Evening All. I have waited until the Holidays were over to post this blog simply because I did not want to put a downer on anyone's celebrations, including my own. Some of you may know that I work in new home construction. Need I say more!! I have been working four days a week for the last  1 1/2 years and grew a custom to one day less pay, etc. Well, now I'm down to two days a week and will be collecting unemployment for the other three. So, will there be changes? You bet. Some will be tough, cutting back on expenses for one, though Les and I are pretty much home bodies, we do attend auctions for our Antique business, BlackDuck Antiques and at times it can get pricey, like when you have to have that great looking piece of agate and so does some other lady and you have to battle it out!! But, I'm also looking forward to blogging some more, getting more items posted to my e-store as well as our e-store for BlackDuck Antiques and whipping our booth into shape at Weil Antique Center in Allentown. So, while I don't think I will be bored because I can always clean up the house (that will be my last resort) things will change, but one never knows, it may be a good change. Have a great evening.

Monday, January 4, 2010

My On-Line Store

Well we have just finished putting the final touches on my new on-line store, GinnysYard I have about 20 items listed for sale and will be adding more just as soon as I get them out of storage. Not all of the items are old, but hopefully there is something for everyone. And if you can't find what you are looking for, send me a e-mail and I will try and help you find it. You can preview the items on my store at the very bottom of my blog page.