TGIF Happy Dance #409 & Recipe

Okay, that’s a lame title!  Of course the 409 is for days left, but I’m really happy it’s Friday.  This is the first weekend in a long time that I don’t *have* to do anything.  I’m going shopping though. 

I have a list of *trinkety* type items I want to look for for decorating, gifting, etc.  I’m going to hit up TJ Maxx, Dollar Store, Target, Pier 1, etc.  I’m also thinking of going to Joann’s to look for some FQs for Christmas/Holiday fabric for ornamentifying.

I cannot believe there were no comments about what I want for Christmas 😆  Didn’t anyone like my sweet little Pink Lady?  😉  M and I had great fun discussing the ramifications of some thug being shot by a girl with a pink gun.  His jailmates would have a blast with it I’m sure.  And can you imagine some female judge’s outrage if that girl had to shoot through her Dooney and Burke purse?  Lifetime sentence, I’m sure!

M loved the recipe I mentioned and I’ll post the recipe when I get home.  The ingredients are super easy and you probably have them all in your home right now, except maybe the capers.  You know I may even remember the recipe….let’s see:

1 1/4 pound chicken thighs

1/4 cup flour

1/4 tsp black pepper

 1 cup chicken broth

1 1/2 tablespoon capers

2 tablespoons lemon juice

Mix the flour and black pepper.  Sprinkle it over the chicken.  Spray a non-stick pan with cooking spray.  Cook the chicken for 6 minutes, turn and cook for another 4.  Remove the chicken.  Pour in the broth and scrape any bits off the bottom of the pan.  Return the chicken, add the lemon juice and capers, bring to a simmer, cover and cook until heated through.

Yep, I remembered!  Easy-peasy.  I used chicken breasts cut in half (through the middle).  I used 1 tablespoon of olive oil instead of spray.  I steamed green beans to go with it.   M wants me to serve it with rice or something next time for the extra juice.  The recipe as posted above is 5 Weight Watchers points per serving (2 thighs).

Still trying to tweak my 2011 Stitching Challenge.  I was emailing back and forth with Melissa last night and she and I are also going to do a *no spending* challenge.  Since I just started thinking about this 2 days ago I can only think of a few exceptions:

  1. The fees for the stitching *class* I attend once (sometimes twice) a month.  Because I’m paying that fee I’m going to be diligent about taking ONLY my needlepoint project and get my money’s worth of help from the teacher.
  2. Anything needed to complete a current WIP from my challenge list. 
  3. Only finishing items for an ornament. 
  4. SANQ magazine.
  5. JCS magazine after I look though it at the bookstore.  This year I bought 3 issues.  I know I can have a yearly subscription for just about what 3 issues cost, but I’m trying to *save* trees, too.

Guess I’ll have to post this at the bottom of my challenge page to keep reminding me that I’m trying to buy a new “stitching room” 😉

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