Thursday, January 31, 2013

What's Cookin' Good-lookin'?

So....I made something today. What? You ask.... ONLY THE BEST THING I HAVE EVER MADE IN MY LIFE!!!


Now you may be thinking, "Holy Moly... That girl is marriage material!" ....and you may be right, but here is the recipe so that you all can experience this.

Ingredients for the chik-fil-a chicken (I got this off of pinterest)

  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 lb. skinless and boneless chicken breasts
  • 1¼ cup flour
  • 2 Tbsp powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp chili powder (I didn't add this and it still turned out great!)
  • canola oil for frying
  1. In a large bowl whisk milk and egg together.
  2. Place chicken on counter and cut into cubed bite size pieces; trim any fat that you may see.
  3. Put the chicken in the milk mixture and mix so that all is coated and place in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  4. In another large bowl combine the dry ingredients listed above and stir
  5. In cast iron pot or sauce pan pour in oil so that its at least an inch deep on med/high heat.
  6. Remove the chicken from refrigerator and place about 8 pieces in milk mixture and then into the flour mixture.
  7. Make sure all the chicken is coated with the flour and then place into the hot oil.
  8. Cook each side for at least 2-3 minutes or until golden brown (You want to make sure that chicken is no longer pink so you can cut one piece to test it out).
  9. Place the chicken on some paper towels to soak up any oil.
  10. Repeat the same steps with the rest of the chicken and serve.

I added sweet chili sauce and soy sauce to the chicken


I made fried rice

1. Fry some onion, veggies, and rice on medium heat. 
2. Turn down the heat to low, add 1-2 eggs, and mix it together. 
3. Turn heat back up and add soy sauce.

Voila! You have fried rice!

This took me a while to make it all, but it was so worth it!

Sometimes you just need to color...

You know, I can fill my to do list and work all day trying to get everything crossed off, but sometimes you just need to color. 

Then, other times, you need to play with your hair...

Sometimes you need to play with someone else's hair....

And then, you need to build forts with your roommates.

Life is full of little opportunities to create. Lets not get so wrapped up in to do lists that we miss out on those.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Creating Smiles

One thing we can ALL create is a smile. This video shows the power that a smile can have. Find your own way  to make the world smile.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

"One of the deepest yearnings of the human soul"

Well, I have really gotten into blogging and this morning I was listening to this talk by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf. I realized that I really enjoy creating in many different ways, and I would like to share that with people. So, I created this blog post to share my ideas on creation as well as my creations themselves.

 In the talk, President Uchtdorf quotes president Brigham Young speaking on creation. This is what Brigham Young said:

“There is a great work for the Saints to do. Progress, and improve upon and make beautiful everything around you. Cultivate the earth, and cultivate your minds. Build cities, adorn your habitations, make gardens, orchards, and vineyards, and render the earth so pleasant that when you look upon your labors you may do so with pleasure, and that angels may delight to come and visit your beautiful locations. In the mean time continually seek to adorn your minds with all the graces of the Spirit of Christ.”

I would encourage everyone to watch this video(even though it is specified for women, it can be helpful for everyone), and think about ways that you like to create. The Lord made us all different for a reason, so that some can create using math equations, some can create music, some create smiles on the faces of others with their humor, some even create a love of learning in others as they share their intelect(I know I have been influenced by my roommate Rachel's love of learning).  As we all come together creating in our own individual ways, we "improve the world around [us]" and "the world within [us]." -President Uchtdorf

I am going to share the ways I like to create with this blog.