Wednesday, August 20, 2014

I am sharing a few things that I like today.  First of all, the roses I brought in from
the garden. 

Secondly, the sauce I made tonight for dinner.  I mixed equal parts of honey (see last post),
and Dijon mustard.  Stirred together until smooth.
I cut up chicken breasts into pieces and sautéed them in olive oil, until lightly browned.
Then added the above sauce and let them cook on low for 40 minutes, in a covered pan, until tender.

I cooked a pack of this rice in the microwave oven, for 90 seconds.
I placed the rice on the plate, added the chicken breast pieces, and then
poured some extra hot sauce over the chicken and the rice.

 A quick, simple, and delicious dinner.  We both liked the combination of honey and Dijon mustard.

For dessert, I mixed equal parts of the honey and peanut butter together.
I cut up a banana, and then in another little dish, I placed some "coconut, cashew
crunch" from a past post.  This truly is one of my husband's favorite combinations for
a dessert or snack.  He dips banana pieces into honey/peanut butter mixture, then into
cashew crunch.

 This coffee drink on ice is now my husband's favorite coffee drink.  I enjoy it too!

 Now, quite hesitantly, I am going to show you my oven door.  I do have a self cleaning
oven, but for some reason, it never gets the glass door clean.  I have tried various cleaning
products but was never satisfied.  Recently, I visited a blog where the
writer had the same problem as I did.  She found the perfect solution, and now I too,
am a believer in her method.

Jessica, on
says she found the solution when she read the book, "Salt, Lemons, Vinegar, and Baking
Soda" by Shea Zukowski.

I made the paste of baking soda and a bit of water, and placed it all over my door.  I let
it set for just a bit, then scrubbed it with damp paper towels.  Guess what?  It came off.
So easily and so thoroughly.

Here is my newly cleaned glass oven door.  I am so happy!  Now, I won't have to
make sure the oven light is off, when my mother comes for dinner:)

Last, but not least, the beautiful bouquet of white hydrangeas that my
daughter picked for me. 
So, there you have it.  Just a very little something just for you, this


debi said...

Dinner sounded yummy and oh my that desert!!!
I have to try all of it, including the oven door trick :-)


Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

I agree..the dinner looked yummy from start to finish!

I too can endorse your method of cleaning the glass on the oven door. Works like a charm!

Thanks for all 'the little somethings' that you share with us!

April said...

I definitely need to give that recipe a try...sounds easy and wonderful! I need to clean my oven door...thanks for the tip!

Debbie said...

Oh my that dinner sounds sooo yummy. And I am always looking for some different way to fix chicken. And what a good tip on that oven door! Sparkling clean! My mother LOVED hydrangeas! The last mother's day she had, my oldest son had taken a clipping from one of her beloved hydrangea bushes at her old house and started a new one and put it in a beautiful pot to sit on our front porch so she would always have it to enjoy. I have nursed that thing along this last year because I was determined it would survive. The plant is finally doing pretty good, but no blooms yet. I am wondering if it needs some kind of food or something? What I don't know about gardening would fill an encyclopedia, lol. Yours are GORGEOUS. I can never look at hydrangeas without thinking of my mother. Yours made me smile! Enjoy your day!

corners of my life said...

A new love of honey.
Looking forward to more posts about this fun new hobby in future posts . . .

Lea said...

Well, good grief, that is so amazing with the oven door!

And, the chicken recipe, so yummy looking. I may have to try it.

And, the banana my Grans would love that.

Enjoyable post for sure!

Christine said...

You always have THE best recipes.
Another, HAVE TO MAKE, idea!
Plus, the oven door "recipe". That one I have to do, tomorrow!

Pondside said...

First thing in the morning (it's after 10pm now) I am going to try your method for cleaning the oven door. Thank you!!

Happy@Home said...

Your dinner looks and sounds delicious. I can't tell you how often I take chicken breasts out of the freezer and then wonder what I will do with them. This sounds like a simple way to solve that problem as I always have honey and mustard on hand.
That is a most impressive transformation on your oven door, Judy. I love that it is an all natural method of cleaning and, better yet, it works! I will be trying this one for sure. Thanks so much for sharing.

lindsey said...

Lots of great tips here Judy, thank you. The chicken and rice looks great as does the desert. I am. Fan of iced coffee too but I haven't seen large cartons of the drink over here, just small individual portions. That oven cleaning tip is certainly worth a try!

Anneliese said...

Love the ideas for your chicken dinner and banana snack. Does your hubby like a bedtime snack as much as mine does?
The oven door cleaning concoction did wonders! Quite amazing what simple at home products can do.

Anne (Famille Gerdel) said...


What a nice method!!

Bonne semaine!

Anne ;-)


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