Welcome to She Went There.
Where did she go? Where on Earth is “there?”
Where her fears couldn’t stop her …so anywhere she dared.
Because life can be delicious, adventurous, or scary;
still we find hidden treasures in the choices we ferry.
I must dig a little deeper to unmask or reveal,
something exciting, useful, soulful, or just a great shopping deal!
There’s so much to tackle, to navigate, and share,
while we tear down old fences and become more aware!
I’ll point you to places I was grateful to find,
and if something’s amiss, well then I’ll speak my mind.
That’s how this new blog got a fun name to wear,
“Oh no she didn’t…” “Oh yeah, She Went There.”
Looking forward to sharing great finds and personal experiences with you!
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Today, I want to serve up some timely interests:
1. Since I love to write, I came across a contest sponsored by Xulon. I’m not endorsing Xulon, I’m just interested in them because I’m looking to self publish a children’s book series soon. If you’d like to try your hand at up to 700 words in their 2010 Christian Choice Writing Contest, the winner will receive their Elite publishing package free (they say is valued at over $6K). Submission Deadline is November 30, 2010.
I would love to hear if you decide to go for it!
2. I just posted this Recipe on Facebook for healthy holiday fare:
Yummy Foot Stompin’ Artichoke Chicken
8-9 pieces of frozen Chicken Tenders (I prefer organic)
1 jar of Artichokes with stems – 14.06 oz (I look for the ones that are in a water base instead of oil)
FRESH Green Beans / about 30 pieces – organic of course – snip off ends and wash
Grape Seed Oil – more than enough to cover the bottom of your pan
Sea Salt – never table salt
I use a cast iron pan. No teflon.
Heat grape seed oil in pan starting at a medium low temp. so it won’t spatter when you add the chicken.
Arrange chicken tenders into the heated/oiled pan.
Season chicken with sea salt and then ground garlic in the pan.
Cover for 2-3 minutes. Turn the tenders over and season with sea salt and garlic.
Increase heat to medium and cover for 3 minutes.
Add the entire jar of artichokes. I cut each one in half and distribute over the chicken.
Add about half the liquid from the artichoke jar pouring it over the tenders. Increase heat to med/high.
Cover for about 3 minutes. Turn chicken tenders which should be browning a little. Cook for a couple more minutes if they’re not.
Add the green beans on top of everything. Cover, keep heat on medium low. The green beans will be steaming and come back in about 6 minutes to check chicken and green beans for tenderness. Keep steaming and check every 5 minutes until ready. Chicken will be easy to cut when it’s ready. I like my green beans very soft.
I cover my pan with a large piece of foil instead of a lid but a lid is great too. It is sooooooo easy and you can’t mess it up : ) Feeds up to 3 people so add more if you’re serving 4 with big appetites LOL.
Chicken and everything comes out tender and super flavorful. A very healthy meal. Green beans are rich in vitamins K & C. Artichokes are high in vitamin C and magnesium.
Goes great with mashed potatoes or baked; cooked and cold beets; and fettucini alfredo.
A great meal to take to friends houses.
God bless your kitchen and tummies always.*¨`*•.♥
The 4 movies I’d like to see in the near future are “Unstoppable;” “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows;” “Red;” and “Narnia: the Voyage of the Dawn Treader.”
Wishing you all the Happiest Holidays and Saluting Our Troops with Blessings and Love!
Casandra Moreno Lombera