Monday, March 22, 2021

Tuesday, So Happy to be busy!

 

I am telling you, I was so happy to get into my shop and start pumping out work.  I had quite a few clients in today and that slowed me down a tad, but new clients mean more work!

I did not even get to the last 5 items on the list, as the Priest regalia was so much hand work and took longer than I thought it would.  But I feel so energized and bless to have work in the shop.

Tomorrow I will be lucky to get through the 5 dresses I had planned on getting done today.  Ya'll know I always over schedule.  It is just my nature.

Went through the fridge and decided what I need to use up before we leave.  Made homemade chicken fingers, cooked up the rest of the broccoli and cauliflower, and made a tossed salad.  There is plenty left for lunches tomorrow.  We can have chicken salads.

I still have enough salad fixings to make some nice BLT and avocado salads for dinner on Wednesday. I probably won't do any shopping on Wednesday, unless there is some unbelievable as a loss leaders and then I will just go and get that or those items.

Today, I will hem and alter at least those 5 dresses I did not get to today. Then maybe clean up the shop a little.  I got in another wedding dress and two more formal dresses today. Plus there are at least 6 more formals in the shop and 5 more wedding dresses. I am just so over the moon to be busy.  Remind me of this when I am complaining later about being behind and that I will never catch up and woe is me.  Because you know I will.  I am very good at whining, a skill I have perfected over the years.

Hubs is still working on the outer chicken run, he is a slow worker but it will come out nice.  I did ask him to put an extra door on it, so I can get at the run from both ends, so some of the slow down is my fault. Today he is going to go up to daughter's and help watch Oliver and Kelsa.   I will have the day to myself  and hope to get a lot done.

Here is a very fast way to cook, chicken breasts that even your kids will love.  Slice breasts in 1/2 in thick strips.  Pat dry and then dredge in egg mixture and then in panko or bread crumbs with some salt and pepper.  Fry in oil of your choosing, it only takes a couple of minutes a side.  Serve with a salad and a vegetable.  My mom loved these with mashed potatoes and gravy.  I would peel the potatoes and start them cooking and by the time I had the chicken done and a gravy packet made up, I could quickly mash the potatoes.  I usually served with frozen vegetable.  I swear this does not take 1/2 an hour.  Left over chicken can be reheated and served in a sandwich or in a salad. Honestly you should be able to get a salad tossed as all of this cooks.  It's timing. If you can get chicken breasts on sale (my last were $1.49 a pound) three breasts makes more than enough for hubs and I to have two good meals.Remember cooking from scratch saves so much money. Potatoes are cheap at least here they are, but you could also do a pot of rice with this.

Do you have any fast go to meals that you use frequently that your family loves?

Have a great and productive day staying positive while you are in the negative.

Kim


17 comments:

  1. The chicken fingers sound delicious! I am so glad you are busy in your shop. It sounds like life is returning to normal.

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    1. Well I hope so, it has been over a year since I had a really busy time.

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  2. mac and cheese with smoked sausage and green beans or 123 pasta...1 onion, 2 cups of protein and 3 cups of veggies with 1 lb of pasta... sauce not required but that floats also.

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    1. I never eat mac and cheese as I would not be able to stop.

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  3. It's morning - but now I am hungry!!!! LOL

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  4. So glad you have plenty of work to bring in money. Funny, for lunch today I made us both a big salad with the left over chicken strips I made last night. Have a great day

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    1. well we had leftovers and that is great as no waste.

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  5. Ground beef tacos are a definite crowd favorite here. The kids have the meat in a tortilla, I have mine over a salad.

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  6. What can we say except__You go, girl! I know you over schedule, but you always seem to manage to pull it off!

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  7. Kim, I sent you a Facebook instant message to pick your brain on wedding dress rehabs.

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    1. Okay will look for it, can't find it, email me at celtickim2@yahoo.com

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  8. That chicken recipe sounds delicious Kim - thanks for sharing it. So pleased you have lots of sewing coming in. xx

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  9. I like to make quick and easy chicken meals-love the bread crumbs on chicken for our own chicken nuggets or tenders.

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