Friday, November 28, 2014

Grand Canyon

So, I have a million pictures that I want to share with yall. But its late, my parents are leaving AZ tomorrow and I really should get to that I can sadly drive them to the airport. 

But I wanted to chance to share at least one image that I have been working on right now. Maybe a few words. 

This Thanksgiving week as been so incredible. The opportunities and the memories that I have made will stay with me forever.

 Being able to be with my family, standing at the edge of one of the worlds seven wonders has been uplifting and so inspirational. The fact that its only three hours away from me is even more thrilling. I can honestly tell you, you MUST go see it for your self. Pictures, no matter how many I took, do not do this wonder any sort of justice. When I walked up to Mather point and saw this view, my breath was gone. My mind blown. I couldn't believe that something like this existed. My husbands description of it was and I quote "a giant hole in the ground" haha. But there is something moving about this giant hole in the ground. 

I am such a lucky person to have the opportunities to have lived in Idaho (near Yellowstone) for several years and to now move to Arizona and have the Grand Canyon in my backyard. 

I hope yall enjoy the image and I look forward to sharing the rest as I finish them up. 

Monday, November 10, 2014

Chicken Cajun Pasta.

Hello All,

I am back again with another yummy blog post. This time its about my husbands all time favorite meal......Chicken Cajun Pasta. And can we take a moment and talk about how obsessed he is.....he asks me to make it at least four or five times  a week. He cannot get enough of it.

I originally got this recipe from the Pioneer Woman, but I adapted it for my own liking so.....enjoy!!!!

So we start off with some yummy veggies. I keep peppers frozen around here (get em when they are cheap!!!) and then we slice and dice them. I used five roma tomatoes, one onion and a handful of peppers (use as much as you want....we love peppers over here so we always have quite a bit)

Then we take some yummy chicken breast and chop that up into little bite size pieces. 

At this point we are ready for some cooking. Take a skillet and heat it up, put a little olive oil and butter in it. Once they are nice and hot throw in the chicken breast and sprinkle a little Cajun sauce on them. (if you are making a lot or use a lot of chicken, cook in batches so that there is no over lapping). Now after you throw the chicken in the pan.....just wait and sprinkle more Cajun sauce. Let them get nice and brown, then flip and wait on the the other side. After they are cooked completely, with a slotted spoon pull them out and set them to the side. 

Next, add a little more butter and oil and throw those veggies in there sans the tomatoes. Add a spoonful of garlic and some more Cajun sauce. After they are fragrant pull them out with a slotted spoon and set to the side (be sure to keep all the yummy juices in the pan)

At this point I would get your fettuccine cooking!!!! 

Now with all those yummy juices add a can of chicken stalk (if you make your own i add about four ice cubes) and let that simmer for about 5 minutes or until it starts to brown. 

Next add two cups of heavy cream. and whisk it all in. Let simmer and thicken for about 3 or 4 more minutes. You want this to become saucy!!! I also add more Cajun sauce here until I like the flavoring. 

After the sauce has thickened up throw everything back in there and add some tomatoes. Let cook on medium heat for about 6 more minutes. 

Next drain those noodles and get them into that pasta. Cook until everything is heated. 

Then add some parsley and voila....serve!!!!