Friday, June 7, 2013

Wealth, Quotes, Lists & Scallopine

Today I am linking up with Beth at Goad Abode for her monthly list.

This quote from Flourish the Blog-"the grass is always greener where you water it." Truth. Soul food delivered to my email in the early evening every day. Love!

Finished book- 7 Habit of Highly Successful People by Steven Covey. Happy dance. Only took 9 weeks, but I persisted and learned.

a week is not a week without a pic of Meres
Also finished-Outliers by Malcom Gladwell. Anne Bogel recently recommended this book. It challenges our American rags to riches idea of success. It only took me 4 days to read.

Crazy organizing woman! This week I sorted papers, drawers, and closets. I scrubbed everything that got a lick & a promise recently. Mr. Hippie even noticed the difference. That's saying something. Jena, you would be proud.

Cross training. Biking, core exercise, drills. It feels good.

Jiving to: Michael Buble, Nat King Cole, Kristin Getty, and Cradle Rock. It's a minivan thing.
You'd wouldn't (or would) understand.
She calls this her hippie look. I have no idea why. I call it her 80s workout look.

Writing about summer and runaways, cookies and days off.

Looking forward to cooking for a huge crowd next week (between 30-40, it's huge when multiplied by 8 meals), sharing my heart for teaching kids, and all around camp life-if only for a few days.

Breaking (tongue in cheek) convictions. Amanda is reading Jesus Calling, and she inspired me to open my own gifted copy. Which is huge, because you all know I have a spiritual conviction against devotionals. First thought that jumped out...God planted a longing for perfection in every heart. Wow! Mull on that.

Found: untold wealth in my short's pocket. Left from our Indo trip.
1000 Rupiah...equivalent to about a dime.
Drooling over...these bathing suits. Gorgeous and modest. Win-win. Saving my pennies.

Concocted hummus so made from scratch I started with dried beans. That is hummus to a new level, peeps!

Texting-Mr. Hippie to take a picture of his dinner because I brought the rest to potluck, and decided belatedly that I could share the recipe with you. This is you know you are blogger activity. Not the clearest pic ever, but it gives you the general idea.

chicken scallopine
Marrying chicken with anything and everything-like always.

Chicken Scallopine is a marriage a unhealthy deliciousness. You have bacon and butter and broth with a generous heap of mushrooms poured over pasta. Oh yeah!

Chicken Scallopine
6-8 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1t salt
1/2 t pepper
1/4 flour
7T butter divided
2T olive oil
8 ounces fresh white mushrooms, sliced
2t lemon juice
6 strips of bacon, cut into 1" pieces
1/2 c dry white wine
1/2 c chicken broth
1 pound of linguine or fettucini or angel hair or short pasta (pasta is the important concept-not what kind)

Cook pasta according to package directions.

Fry bacon in a large skillet until crisp. Drain on paper towel.

Melt 3T of butter in the skillet. Add mushrooms and sauté about 5 minutes. Remove mushrooms from skillet and sprinkle with the lemon juice.

Pound chicken between two pieces of plastic until flat. Combine salt, pepper and flour on a plate, and dredge chicken through it. Melt the remaining butter and oil in the skillet. Sauté the chicken until lightly browned on both sides. Do not crowd the chicken in the skillet. Keep the sautéed chicken warm.

Add wine and broth to the skillet. Bring to a boil, and scrape the browned goodness off the bottom of the skillet. Add chicken, mushrooms and bacon, return to a boil, and simmer uncovered for 3-5 minutes. Spoon chicken and sauce over cooked pasta. Serve with bread and a salad.

That's my list, and I'm sticking to it. What would be on your list for the week or past month?