Monday, September 15, 2014

In The Kitchen With Debbie - An easy and delicious one dish meal.

Good Monday morning to you!

I've been seeing an easy chicken, green bean and potato recipe on the internet, on Facebook, blogs and Pinterest, called One Dish Italian Chicken.  I'm always interested in easy, yet delicious and healthy meals, so I decided to give it a try.

As usual I changed it up a little bit to make use of what I already had on hand in my pantry.

The original recipe calls for green beans, boneless chicken breasts and new red potatoes.  You sprinkle Italian dressing mix on top and cut up butter on the chicken.  There is a page full of these recipes on Pinterest HERE.

Before adding the fried onions.

I substituted Ranch dressing mix and I only used about half of the package.  I then sprinkled some French's French Fried Onions all over the top.  The potatoes I had on hand were regular potatoes, not the new red ones, so I peeled some of those and cut them up into chunks.

Ready to go in the oven.
We are trying limit our salt intake so I didn't add any salt.  There is enough salt and flavor in the ranch dressing mix and the fried onions to make this dish delicious. 

The finished product.

This recipe is a keeper!  You can't beat it for being an easy to put together meal all in one dish.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Sweetie Pies are growing.

We now have 5 grandsons and as the old saying goes, "As soon as they are born you start losing them" These two are growing and changing so fast.

Eli sopping up spaghetti Os with watermelon.

Legos for a 7th birthday gift.

Eli in constant motion.....

Lots of falling and getting right back up.

Wow, I didn't realize how tall those soybeans are.

Interesting flower.

Standing up in the swring.



I really need to get in better shape!  I need to be able to keep up with them and that's not easy.....

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Jake is here

9 pounds, 4 ounces
21 inches long
Born 8/21/14

Monday, August 18, 2014

Signs of Fall at the Farmhouse.....

Of all the Summer months, my favorite is August.  The reason for this is that its the closest one to Fall!  During August I start dreaming a little bit of Autumn...... I will start enjoying the scent of a pumpkin candle.... note that a few Dogwood Tree leaves have fallen..... enjoy the purple spike flowers of the Lirope that always bloom in August and other harbingers that signal that the end of Summer is coming.

This year I have enjoyed a Sunflower and some pumpkins from God.  The above sunflower and the below pumpkins grew with no assistance from me.  The pumpkins volunteered in the spot where some pumpkins had been discarded last winter.  Pumpkins don't grow well around here but these managed to grow to maturity.

We've had a lot of nice rain this summer and haven't hit 100 degrees on a single day.... yet.   Lots of days have been down right Fall-like.  I snapped the below picture of some grape tomatoes early one morning between showers.

When I saw these "three" heart shaped Morning Glory leaves I couldn't help but think "Father, Son and Holy Spirit".

Dogwood Leaf:

Leaves of Three, Leave it be?

Another nice thing about the end of August,... Baby Jake will soon be here.

Enjoy your late summer!