November 21, 2016

Patty Melts

Some butter and one sliced onion.

Extra lean ground beef with salt and pepper and Worstershire sauce.

Substituted rye bread for Hawaiian buns. The sweet flavor complemented the meat well. Two slices of swiss cheese on each with onions. 

Well, guys I did it! I made some homemade patty melts. The recipe is from the Pioneer Woman's blog for Patty Melts. It's so easy that I just kept in mind what was needed and estimated. Give it a try!!!

Carol A.

October 31, 2016

Easy Grilled Chicken

Recently, I cooked grilled chicken with mashed potatoes and gravy. This may not seem like much too some, but cooking meat had always been a challenge for me. But, here's my secret! I've been watching a lot of cooking shows and have learned to make it simple and less so daunting. So, I'm sharing with you how easy it was to make this meal. 

 First, I bought boneless skinless chicken. Sprinkled seasonings (Morton's Seasoning), onion powder, and garlic salt on one side of the chicken. I add a touch of salt and pepper.

After I have put some butter or margarine in the cast iron skillet and melted it, I laid down some chicken pieces with the seasoning side down. Then sprinkled more of the seasonings, onion powder, and garlic salt. 

I cooked them for about 7 minutes on each side with a medium to high heat. 

Then they are ready! How simple is that?

Now, I had never tackled my own gravy before with out a "supervisor". I was going to wing it this time! All I did was after I removed the chicken from the pan, I added one cup of water and half a cup of flour to the pan. Turned up the heat a bit and whisked until I go a cream gravy. Added salt and pepper taste. The mashed potatoes were all natural from a box. It turned out really tasteful! 

Carol A.

October 28, 2016

Is your cat coming down with something?

Could your cat be sick? You might never know! Cats have a way of hiding their aches and pains all too well. Here is a very helpful article, from The Purrington Post about just that. With 8 signs to look for in a sick cat, you just might give them that 9th life line they need to stay a healthy, happy family member. 

Carol A.

October 27, 2016

Flower Painting

This is a small canvas I painted using acrylics of a flower for my mother. She added ribbon to it and hung it up. 

Carol A.

November 16, 2014

Dog in Pop Art

This is a pet portrait I did in pop art for a friend who recently lost his dog. It's a great way to memorialize a pet and keep their memory close to your heart.


Circus Girl

This is Circus Girl.