Two for One Dinner and Other Stuff

Yesterday morning I tried an experimental recipe for crockpot chicken.  I used 3 lbs. of skinless, boneless chicken breasts in the crockpot then prepared two packages of Southeastern Mills Chicken Gravy with 4 cups of boiling water and 1 cup cold water to mix the two packages of gravy mix before adding it to the boiling water.  I poured the hot gravy over the chicken and added 2 cups of chopped carrots then cooked on low for 10 hours.

I served one chicken breast with mashed potatoes and green beans for dinner and it was delicious.

After dinner I shredded the remaining chicken with a fork then added a can of peas and 1/4 cup diced onion.  I poured the now chicken pot pie mixture into a 13×9 pan and spread out 1 can of Grands Buttermilk Biscuits over the top then put it all in the refrigerator.


Today I replaced my pan cover with aluminum foil and cooked the chicken pot pie in the oven at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.  I took off the foil and cooked it another 15 minutes and it was again … delicious.  Rick will eat two lunches of chicken pot pie this week because he liked it so much and asked for it.

I finished my crocheted house slippers … finally!  I found this slipper pattern on Pinterest and I sort of modified it here and there, but kept to the basic instructions.  I used 3 strands of Red Heart Super Saver and an H hook.

Ben and I are learning to play chess.


I got to have lunch with my daughter.  She had her third miscarriage last month and we are all sad and confused about that.  She’s been through every test they can think of to find out why she has been pregnant three times in the past five years and miscarried in the first trimester every time.  The physicians all say that there is no reason for her to miscarry next time, but she has.  Has anyone heard of anyone else having a story like that?



Look What I Found!

Look what I found today!  Not sure how well it works yet, but I’m always willing to give it a try.  I love to read.  Mostly mysteries and thrillers.  Historical fiction.  Some sci fy and fantasy. I went through a year or two of reading nothing but paranormal romances.  I’m glad that obsession is over.  

What should I read next?  A great site where you put in the name of a book you loved and it will recommend other similar books for you!

I have arthritis in my hands bad enough that I can’t use small crochet hooks anymore.  I’ve slowly been adding crochet hooks with handles to get a better grasp on them, but I ran across this DIY Polymer Clay Crochet Hook Handle Tutorial and it worked out great!  I even made them so that they would fit perfectly in my hand!

Look what I found!

A virtual makeup game at Mary Kay.

Great video makeup tips and how-to’s from top makeup artists from Lancome.

Skin Deep App from EWG. Tells you what is in your makeup and other personal items for you and your family.

Video how to do ANYTHING! And I mean EVERYTHING!

Tell this site what is in your fridge and it will give you recipes to make from what you have.

My Fitness Pal is a great app and website to use for losing weight. Everything you need.

Great Mental Health Terminology listing.

Okay … I admit it … I believe everything the man says: Dr. Oz site.

but when I’m serious about finding out what is wrong with me or someone else I go to WebMD. Don’t you?

and if you want natural health: Wellness Mama is a great place to start!

Having surgery? You must try this site first!

FreeGal Music lets you download FIVE of some of the latest music mp3s or music videos ABSOLUTELY FREE every week!