Monday, May 18, 2009

Recipeasy Monday: Chicken Noodle Soup

I love to make chicken noodle soup from scratch; however, my two oldest children won't eat it, so here is the recipe for their favorite chicken noodle soup.

2 Cans Campbell's Condensed Chicken Noodle Soup (Shrek, Dora, Cars or Princess variety)

1. Make homemade chicken noodle soup for your husband and youngest daughter. Set aside.
2. Open up 2 cans of Campbell's Condensed Chicken Noodle Soup (any variety) and pour into microwave safe bowl.
3. Add 2 soup cans water to soup in bowl.
4. Cover and heat in microwave oven for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes.
5. Remove from microwave and ladle into bowls.
6. Pick out any traces of vegetables or chicken.
7. Add enough ice cubes to make the soup completely cold and serve to two oldest children.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Max-ism #497 "Happy Easter!"

Max is a chick magnet.

One of his favorite sayings is, "The chicks dig me." And it's true.

Just today, we ran into a couple of his girlfriends from school at Chik Fil-A. When we walked through the door, the little girls were squealing, "It's Max!" "Hi, Max!" "Come play with us, Max!"

He gave them a cute little smile and we went about with our meal. A little bit later, the girls were in the playroom and one was banging on the Plexiglas trying to get Max's attention.

"Max! I love you, Max! I want to marry you!" to which he replied, "Happy Easter!"

Totally noncommittal without being rude--the perfect response to such a personal declaration! The chicks are doomed!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Suzi Homemaker to hold 500th Sale Giveaway!

This past March marked the Second Anniversary of I am thrilled with the success I have had with my website and my little embroidery business! I have met some awesome people through various social and business networks and I am lucky to have developed a devoted clientele that keep coming back for more personalized gifts! I also am thankful for the community in which we live. Charles Town, WV, opened its arms to the Crowder Crew nearly four years ago and we have been delighted to call this city home ever since!

Amazingly enough, Suzi Homemaker can see her 500th internet sale on the horizon. What better way to celebrate than to give something away? What will it be? Something BIG--an EMBROIDERED Car? Nah--that's already been done...I'm going to have to give this some serious thought...Who will the lucky winner be? My devoted customer in Cali or the one in Texas? My neighbor? One of the moms from school? My mom? Now come on--you know I don't charge my mother for least not full retail price! It could be anyone. Only time will tell...

Monday, May 4, 2009

Recipeasy Monday: Quick Roasted Chicken

I have my little bird in the oven right now! Whole chickens were on sale at Martin's this week, Buy One, Get One Free--I loves me some food bargains!

Quick Roasted Chicken
• 1 (3 pound) whole chicken
• 1 tablespoon olive oil
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
• 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
• 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
• 1/4 teaspoon paprika
• 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
2. Rinse chicken thoroughly inside and out under cold running water and remove all fat. Pat dry with paper towels.
3. Put chicken into a small baking pan. Rub with olive oil. Mix the salt, pepper, oregano, basil, paprika and cayenne pepper together and sprinkle over chicken.
4. Roast the chicken in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Lower the oven to 400 degrees and continue roasting 40 minutes, to a minimum internal temperature of 180 degrees. Let cool 10 to 15 minutes and serve. I'm serving mine with homemade gravy, stuffing and green beans.