Friday, January 17, 2014

Dinner Last Night

Honey Garlic Chicken in the slow cooker.

I did not have chicken thighs, so I used breasts, but other than that I followed the recipe.  I always try and follow a new recipe exactly the first time and then make adjustments after the first try.

I thought I had boneless skinless thighs, but found out I was mistaken. LOL  It was a winner!  I served it with rice and couscous so people could have a choice although most chose both. :-)

I love when I find another slow cooker recipe to add to my list of options.  With my classes starting back up this week, my slow cookers will be getting used A LOT!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Dinner Tonight

I like to make pizza.  My problem is that I can never find a crust recipe that we like, until now...

I was watching "The Pioneer Woman" on the food channel this morning and she made pizza.  The recipe for her crust was super easy compared to ones I have done in the past so I decided to try it!

It is a keeper.  I did not make ours just like hers, but I did use her crust recipe and baked at the temp she did.  I highly recommend it!

Basic Pepperoni Pizza and Four Cheese Pizza on the Food Network

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

January 7th is

National Tempura Day!  Yeah, that is interesting. LOL

Here are a few of the recipes that are featured:

I missed yesterday.

It was just one of those days that computer time was minimal.

So... on January 6th, 1540, King Henry VIII married Anne of Cleves.

Anne of Cleves was the Queen of England for a little over 6 months.  King Henry had their marriage annulled on the claim that it was never consummated.

I guess she should be happy she was allowed to live, since that was not the case with most of his wives........

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Saturday, January 4, 2014

On this date....

in 1809, Louis Braille was born.  He was the inventor of Braille. :-)

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

On this date....

In 1873 Japan begins using the Gregorian calendar.  Or what we just consider "the calendar." LOL

From Wiki:

Most western European countries changed the start of the year to January 1 before they adopted the Gregorian calendar. For example, Scotland changed the start of the Scottish New Year to January 1 in 1600. England, Ireland and the British colonies changed the start of the year to January 1 in 1752. Later that year in September, the Gregorian calendar was introduced throughout Britain and the British colonies. These two reforms were implemented by the Calendar (New Style) Act 1750.

It is interesting to read.  I never thought much about it before.  I knew there were other "calendars" and other New Years, but I learned something.  Pretty cool.