Monday, February 27, 2012

fruit loops, prayer, recipes and Oscar dresses...

yes it is!
monday...start of a new week.
did you say your prayers this morning?
a little church humor:)
but so scary true some days!
i know i need a lot of help through my day.
how about you?

sometimes i wish i could just sit down to a big bowl
of apple jacks, fruity pebbles, captain crunch...
(oh wow...what a cute idea!!!)
but back to fruit loops.
i ate sugary cereal while growing up...
and i didn't turn out too bad.
i don't think.
(did i?:)
what gives with all the tasteless, grainy, seed crap anyway?
please, please, please...if you know of a good cereal, tell me.
before i fall off the wagon and have breakfast with Tony the Tiger:)

how about a big helping of THIS too cute for words photo...


and please don't let me EVER run across one of these little trailers...
i'm truly afraid i would buy first and think later...
now THAT'S never happened before.
not too many times anyway:)

and the oscar for best dress goes to...
Gwyneth Paltrow...hands down!!!!!
I KNOW this is just my opinion...
but in a year of many blah, "i wouldn't wear that" dresses,
hers stood out as simple, clean, tasteful, elegant and classy.
Calvin Klein dress with a long cape from Tom Ford.
hey...Tim Gunn liked it...
so i'm in good company:)

but what the heck was Angelina Jolie doing, throwing her leg out like that
all the time?
i mean, who stands like that???
we could SEE she had a tacky big slit.
i'm surprised she didn't throw herself off balance.
maybe it was to take attention off of her bony arms;)

and J Lo gave us her usual tasteless idea of fashion.
even though i'm no longer a fan,
she CAN be pretty sometimes.
it's just not a cool dress...and what's with the hair?

anyway, i do have a second pick.
one you might not expect.
no high powered box office draw.
no big time actress.
but clearly someone who knows a beautiful dress when she sees it.
Lara Spencer, from Good Morning America.

good job, Lara!

honorable mention...
Octavia Spencer from The Help,
who clearly knows you can be beautiful and classy
at any size!

and Viola Harris, also from The Help.
not overly crazy about the cut of the top,
but the green dress is very flattering and just plain refreshing for a change.
too bad your movie, The Help, didn't win best picture.
gosh...silly me.
i forgot...rarely does a movie the public LOVES, win.
they need some unknown movie to take that honor...and it did:)

what else, what else...
i know...DINNER!
tonight i'm trying Honey Sesame Chicken in the slow cooker,
found on pinterest, by Six Sisters.

Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Salt and pepper
1 cup honey
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup diced onion
1/4 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons vegetable oil (could also use olive oil or canola oil)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional - doesn't really add heat, just adds more flavor)
4 teaspoons cornstarch dissolved in 6 Tablespoons water
Sesame seeds

Season both sides of chicken with lightly with salt and pepper, put into crock pot. In a small bowl, combine honey, soy sauce, onion, ketchup, oil, garlic and pepper flakes. Pour over chicken. Cook on low for 3-4 hours or on high 1 1/2 – 2 1/2 hours, or just until chicken is cooked through. Remove chicken from crock pot, leave sauce. Dissolve 4 teaspoons of cornstarch in 6 tablespoons of water and pour into crock pot. Stir to combine with sauce. Replace lid and cook sauce on high for ten more minutes or until slightly thickened. Cut chicken into bite size pieces, then return to pot and toss with sauce before serving. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve over rice or noodles.
*You can also sprinkle more red pepper flakes on top if you want more heat.

and for dessert...

Pineapple angel food cake
8 servings
1 serving=4  pts (weight watchers)!!

1 box of angel food cake mix
1 can of crushed pineapples in juice (not syrup)

Mix together cake mix and entire can of pineapples and bake at 325 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown on top.

leaving you with this thought...
Happy Monday!


  1. That chicken recipe looks yummy! i think I will have to try that. I enjoyed several of the dresses last night but there weren't many WOW moments at all. Have a wonderful Monday! Hugs, Linda

  2. Cherrios makes all your favorite kid cereals in adult friendly flavors. I just bought all of them! But have you ever measured 3/4 cup of cereal? It's a tease! lol Give them a try~ They are delicious~


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