Tuesday, November 22, 2011

A movie, cleaning, and delicious food

Tuesdays are usually pretty cut and dry for me. I did get woke up in the middle of the night to my daughter screaming. When I ran to her aid she tells me she had a bad dream. What was her bad dream about? She says she dreamed her bible study (Awanas) was over! Yes you got that right I am sure you can imagine how not amused I was when she said that. If my nightmares were that tame I would never loss sleep.

Last night I did watch a really good movie, well at least I thought it was really good anyhow. I have Netflix so I frequently watch different kinds of movies. This one was Diario de una ninfómana (Diary of a Nymphomaniac). It was a French woman that lived in Spain and since there was so much Spanish I had to mostly read the subtitles. It did make me smile that when she did speak in French I understood at least half of it without reading the subtitles.

Tonight I made one of my favorite new recipes:


  • 4 ounces linguine pasta
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, sliced into thin strips
  • 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 4 fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 green onion, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese


1.     Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add linguini pasta, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente; drain.

2.     Meanwhile, place chicken and Cajun seasoning in a bowl, and toss to coat.

3.     In a large skillet over medium heat, saute chicken in butter until no longer pink and juices run clear, about 5 to 7 minutes. Add green and red bell peppers, sliced mushrooms and green onions; cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Reduce heat, and stir in heavy cream. Season the sauce with basil, lemon pepper, salt, garlic powder and ground black pepper, and heat through.

4.     In a large bowl, toss linguini with sauce. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese.

Other than class, and taking p to therapy, I have been working on cleaning. I find try to declutter to be one of the hardest jobs there is. I know I have TONS of junk that I need to just toss, but I keep thinking what if?!?!?! UGH! So working on it I have decided to create 3 bins; donations, recycling, and trash. So after about an hour I got a ton of stuff cleared away from the basement family room.

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