Thursday, October 20, 2011

Planning my son's Halloween mummy costume

Guest post written by Eloise Palmer

It's never too early to start planning for Halloween when you're a parent. I've learned from experience that you don't want to be the parent that doesn't have the right Halloween costume for your kid and has to buy whichever leftover costumes are still there. That happened to me last year and I thought that my son was going to never forgive me for it.
This year I asked him very early on what he wants to be for Halloween and he told me a mummy so I knew that I could finagle a really cool DIY costume for him. I looked online with my wireless internet Sacramento to find all kinds of ideas for it. I decided to take a combination of all of those costume ideas.

The kids DIY mummy outfit that I've been working on hard is really starting to come around.
I even dyed the fabric with coffee to make it look all old and weathered. I'm not finished sewing all of the wraps on my son's shirt and pants but I'm going to have it finished in time for him to wear to his friend's Halloween party.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Today's speciality and more chicken recipes!!!

I took a look at my chicken recipes today and one chicken recipe caught my eye. It's one of our family favorites but since I started to work again, I haven't had much time to cook it :( So, I went to the grocery store, bought some ground chicken and made it as a Sunday's speciality. We all love chicken and are always looking for more chicken recipes

home style chicken burger

2 lb ground chicken
4 slices bread (squeezed)
1 egg
1/4 cup parsley(finely chopped)
1/2 teaspoon blackpepper
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1 onion(minced)
1 clove garlic(minced)

Mix all the ingredients together squeezing with fingers to incorparete till smooth.
Shape into petties firmly. Serve in hamburger rolls with greens,
pickles, tomato slices, onion..Up to you guys!

If you like chicken and cook often probably you know this but if you are just starting to cook, I'd like to share a few tips about chicken with you guys;

-Never allow cooked chicken to sit at room temperature for more than 2 hours.

-Freeze uncooked chicken if it is not to be used within 2 days. If properly packaged, frozen chicken will maintain top quality in a home freezer for up to 6 months.

-Thaw chicken in the refrigerator, under cold running water, or in the microwave - never at room temperature, which provides bacteria with an ideal temperature to grow.

Do you use boneless- skinless chicken breasts often in recipes?

-Package them for the freezer in recipe-size portions. This lets you thaw only the amount you need and prevents extra pieces of raw chicken. Also cutting boneless skinless chicken breasts into pieces can be a slippery task. For the safer way, cut the chicken while it is partially frozen. It's much easier to handle:)

-Always cook chicken until well done, not medium or rare. When the chicken is completely cooked, the juices should run clear.

Enjoy cooking!


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