Monday, December 27, 2010

It's a Boy !!!!!!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. It was an exciting time for our family, our early Christmas present came on December 23rd when we found out our new grandbaby is a boy. A Baby Boy, I am so excited. Somehow, I was certain it was a boy all along. I can't wait to go shopping. Just as soon as I can get out of my driveway.................

Can you believe we had a white Christmas? I love it, it created magic on Christmas morning. Even today, it is so beautiful outside, with the sun sparkling on the snow. It makes it difficult to get anything done, I just want to stand at the door and gaze outside into the woods. Our first white Christmas since the year Lacy was born, 1981.

Kids grow up and traditions change over the years but the constant for me has always been Christmas morning. Our family gathers for a mid morning breakfast with my Daddy doing the cooking. Daddy is a great cook and this is something we look forward to all year. No matter how I try my gravy is never as good as Daddy's.
Fluffy biscuits like you wouldn't believe, tender sausage and crispy bacon, breakfast never taste as good anywhere else.

Today has been a tad busy trying to catch up in the house with the laundry and simply putting things back in their place after the rush of the holidays. So, I was looking for something quick and easy for supper tonight. Cracker Barrel Grilled Chicken Tenderloins used to be a standby and when I thought about them today I realized I haven't made this recipe in a few years. Give it a try on these cold days between Christmas and New Years. A simple recipe always tastes good after all the rich treats of the last few weeks. It is so easy but still a guaranteed hit with your family.

Cracker Barrel Grilled Chicken Tenderloins in a Skillet*
Chicken Herb Rice
Green Beans
Parker House Rolls

Cracker Barrel Grilled Chicken Tenderloins in a Skillet

4 -boneless - skinless chicken breasts - cut into strips or or 10-12 tenderloins
1 cup Italian dressing
(don't use the fat free here)
2 tsp. lime juice

3 tsp. honey

Place chicken in large zip-lock bag. Combine all other ingredients and pour over. Seal, place bag in a bowl and marinate in refrigerator for at least an hour.

Pour all ingredients into a large skillet and cook over medium heat until liquid evaporates and remaining marinade becomes thick and caramelized. Coat each piece of chicken in marinade by rubbing it around on the bottom of the pan before removing it.

So, Until Tomorrow.................,



  1. Congatulations! Did he come with his own musical instrument? Hope Mommy and Baby are doing well.. Talk to you later . Now go play Grandma!---Nonnie

  2. Thanks ever so much Toni. We just get more excited as the days go by. Babies R Us is our new toy store!!


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