Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Spring has Sprung....well almost

the urge to spring clean is creeping up on me and with that always comes the urge to purge, rearrange, organize....you get the picture.

I have so many things I would love to change at the house it is a matter of prioritizing and figuring out what is do-able.

One thing I am looking for at are flat panel TV stands. I really like this one...

also on my list is to remove the wallpaper in Leo's room - we hung it 14 years ago and it's time has come to be replaced! Any tips for painless wallpaper removal?? Wouldn't it be nice if it just peeled off like this....

unfortunately I have the feeling it will be more like this...

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

My Review of Women's Classic Mid Paisley Boots in Gray

Originally submitted at CSN Stores

Classic Mid Paisley Boots by Bogs


  • Women's Classic Mid Paisley Boots in Gray
  • Part of the Classic Mid Paisley collection
  • Natural hand-lasted rubber
  • Easy-on pull handles
  • Non-slip, non-marking and self-cleaning out...

fashionably fun!

By skimom from rochester, NY on 2/15/2011


4out of 5

very comfortable

everyone stops to ask where I got them

run a bit small though - I am a 9 and I wish these came in a 9 1/2

also - say they are good to -30 ... maybe if you are hiking/moving/walking in those temps but I wear them to watch my kids ski race and standing on the snow on the hill my feet got very cold ... I use toe warmers and ski socks if I am going to be standing around for awhile


A Valentines Day Dinner

Last night I treated the family to one of my favorites! Chicken French with arugula and orzo!

I love Rao's Shrimp Francese recipe and just swapped out chicken for shrimp

* 2 large chick breasts pounded flat cut in half
* 1-1/2 cups flour
* 1 cup dry white wine
* Juice of 1-1/2 lemons
* 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
* 1 cup vegetable oil
* 4 large eggs
* ¼ cup grated Romano cheese
* 2 teaspoons minced Italian parsley
* Additional chopped parsley for garnish

Whisk eggs, cheese, parsley, salt and pepper until well blended. Dredge chicken in flour and dip into egg mixture, and dredge in flour again.

Heat oil over medium-high heat. When oil is hot, place chicken in pan, open side down. Brown shrimp on each side. Remove cooked chicken to a warm serving platter.

Drain off excess oil. Add wine, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and add 2 tablespoons butter. Raise heat and whisk in remaining butter until sauce has thickened. Pour sauce over chicken. Sprinkle with fresh parsley and squeeze lemon juice over chicken.

I served mine on a bed of arugula with a side of orzo!