Thursday, January 22, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
Bird house – Check. Just finished painting the post.
Finish planting the bulk head. Mmmm, what plants?
Build Thumper a new bunny house.
Plant Thumpers area with plants he won’t eat.
Plant that empty container.
Needless to say this all lead me to my computer to start looking up backyards, backyard ideas, container gardens, plants bunnies won’t eat.
Well in my search I found these great container gardens. NOW, I just need to decide how I’m going to plant my container.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
2 (9 by 10-inch) sheet frozen puff, thawed and cut into 12 (3 by 5-inch) rectangles
4 (4-ounce) boneless and skinless chicken breast halves
Olive oil, for drizzling
3 tablespoons reduced fat mayonnaise
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 large avocado, thinly sliced into 8 pieces
2 cups baby spinach leaves
Place an oven rack in the lower 1/3 of the oven. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Place the pastry on the prepared baking sheets. Using the tines of a fork, prick the top of the pastry all over. Cover the pastry with parchment paper and place another baking sheet on top. Bake for 25 minutes until golden. Remove the top baking sheets and parchment paper. Set aside to cool.
Preheat a grill pan or preheat a gas or charcoal grill. Season the chicken with salt and drizzle with olive oil. Grill until the chicken is cooked through, about 5 to 6 minutes on each side. Set aside to cool.
In a small bowl, mix together the mayonnaise and cayenne pepper.
To assemble the Napoleons: Place 4 pieces pastry on a work surface. Slice each chicken breast diagonally into 6 (1/4-inch thick) slices. Place 3 chicken breast slices on each piece of pastry. Place 1/4 cup of spinach and 1 avocado slice on top. Spread 1 teaspoon of the mayonnaise mixture on the underside of another 4 pieces of pastry to create the middle layer of each Napoleon. Place on top. Repeat the layering. Each Napoleon should be completed with a piece of pastry as its top.
Arrange the Napoleons on a platter and serve.
Recipe courtesy Giada De Laurentiis
Saturday, January 10, 2009
The 2009 HGTV Dream Home is located in the picturesque town of Sonoma, Calif., the birthplace of California wine country.