Sunday, June 30, 2013

Jalapeno Chicken with Bacon

Jalapeno Chicken Wrapped in Bacon

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Chicken spread with cream cheese and jalapenos, rolled and wrapped with bacon, then grilled
Serves: 16 bite-size

  • 8 chicken tenders, flattened and cut in two
  • 3-ounce package softened cream cheese
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 8 slices bacon, cut in half
  1. Dab ½ teaspoon (more or less) of cream cheese on top of each chicken tender. Sprinkle a scant ¼ teaspoon of peppers over cream cheese. Fold or roll chicken to enclose cream cheese mixture. Wrap each roll with one piece of bacon and secure with a toothpick.
  2. Grill until bacon is brown and crispy on both sides. (can also be cooked in the oven)
Be sure to wear plastic gloves when handling fresh jalapenos. The oil will attach itself to your hands and is not easily washed away. An inadvertent swipe of the hand close to your eyes could be an unforgettable experience. For reference, if you are substituting for the chicken tenders (i.e. dark meat, large pieces of chicken breast, game meat), the size of the tenders used were 5-6 inches long and 2-3 inches wide before flattening and cutting in half. Try flattening meat inside a zip-lock bag. No flying pieces, no contamination on your cutting board from the chicken, and cleanup is super easy.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Mohawk Lodge Indian Store - Clinton, OK


Mohawk Lodge Indian Store

22702 Rt 66 N
Clinton, OK 73601
Phone: 580-323-2360
I pass this awesome store on the way to work everyday.
Whether you're looking to buy a Pendleton blanket, an authentic pair of beaded moccasins, baskets or supplies such as beads and hides, you're sure to find them at the Mohawk Lodge. This unique store was the first trading post in Indian Territory, opened in 1892 in nearby Colony as an outlet and beading house for the Cheyenne women to make and sell their handmade creations. The store was moved to its present location on Route 66 in 1940, and still buys, sells and trades authentic Indian crafts and artifacts across the same counter used in 1892. While visiting, be sure to view the original antique photos of Cheyennes and other museum-worthy treasures that have traded at the historic site over the past century.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Friday Foto

My son is enjoying making memories with his boys playing baseball.
I just have to share my son's photo when he was their age and playing ball.
Summer time and baseball games make for great family fun!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Cripple Creek Farms - Guthrie, OK

Cripple Creek Farms

250 Cripple Creek Dr
Guthrie, OK 73044
Phone: 405-590-2562
Cripple Creek Farms, a family-owned and operated business with over 40 years of agricultural experience, specializes in bees and honey products. Cripple Creek Farms features a honey bottling facility and numerous active bee hives. Individual and group tours of the on-site honey house are available by appointment and free of charge. Bee hive tours in full bee-keeping suits are available for a small fee.
Come to Cripple Creek Farms in Guthrie to see the origin and harvesting of pure, Oklahoma honey. Cripple Creek Farms prides itself on extracting, bottling and labelling all products by hand, ensuring the highest quality. Witness the observation hive set up in Cripple Creek's honey house, or simply marvel at the farm's operation of over 175 hives, capable of producing 10,000 pounds of honey. Cripple Creek Farms offers a wide variety of honey and honey products including raw Oklahoma honey, natural creamed honey, cinnamon creamed honey, flavored honey sticks and beeswax candles.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Support Paula Deen Addresses

You have been waiting for it… Here it is the plan to show our support for Paula though actions as well as words.
Starting Friday June 28th, mail a clean empty butter wrapper to the Food Network and their parent company Scripps Networks and Caesars ; include with it a note of support for Paula.  

 Mailing addresses: 

The Food Network
75 9th Ave 
New York, NY 10011-7006

The Scripps Networks
Po Box 51850
Knoxville, TN 37950

Paula Deen buffets and restaurants
Gary W. Loveman, CEO & President
Caesars Entertainment Corp.
One Caesars Palace Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89109

We also can show our support but sending a note of support to the following:

Cooking with Paula Deen Magazine
Phyllis Hoffman DePiano, President
Hoffman Media
1900 International Park Drive
Suite 50
Birmingham, AL 35243

 Please remember to be respectful in your communications. Our actions are to support Paula.

Thank you

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Historic Stockyards City - Oklahoma City, OK

What began in 1910 as the Oklahoma National Stockyards Company, a public livestock market, has since become Historic Stockyards City. This uniquely Western district offers over 70 businesses specializing in Western wear, rustic furniture, farm and ranch needs and fine dining. Other attractions include the Rodeo Opry, Cattlemen's Steakhouse, Shorty's Caboy Hattery, Langston's Western Wear and more. 
Visitors to Historic Stockyards City will be greeted by original brick buildings and historic, time-honored businesses. Witness as Oklahoma City's colorful history is showcased and brought to life within the district, which hosts a variety of events each year and is a popular tourist destination. Historic Stockyards City is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Located in the heart of Oklahoma City's "Horse Show Capitol of the World," Historic Stockyards City offers warm hospitality to visitors from around the world. See Oklahoma cowboys working the livestock at the largest stocker/feeder cattle market in the world. Don't miss the annual Cowboy Christmas Parade on the first Saturday in December. Livestock auctions are also held every Monday and Tuesday beginning at 8am.
At Cattlemen's Steakhouse in Oklahoma City, steaks are hand-cut from corn-fed, aged beef and cooked over charcoal. Cattlemen's has been serving hearty fare to working cowboys as well as local businessmen and tourists looking for authentic Oklahoma meals since 1910.
Shorty's Caboy Hattery, located in Oklahoma City's Historic Stockyards City, offers handmade, quality Western hats. Shorty's features a wide variety of shapes and colors in traditional cowboy hat styles including Cutter-style, the Cattle Baron and the Judge. Shorty's Caboy Hattery specializes in the creation of custom cowboy hats and was featured on the Travel Channel's show "Man vs. Food" in August 2010.
Shorty's uses only the best beaver fur and beaver fur blends, plus hand-beaded or beaded hat bands. Shorty's also guarantees that all hats are completely color-fast.
Known as one of Oklahoma City's premier American Indian galleries and shops, Oklahoma Native Art & Jewelry is located in the Historic Stockyards District across from Cattlemen's Steakhouse. It features rare works of over 68 well-known American Indian artists and craftsmen, as well as authentic American Indian and Western artworks including sculpture, jewelry, Kachinas, Cherokee baskets, dream catchers, pottery and paintings.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Recycle Sweater Pet Bed

One of my friends sent me this photo of a recycled sweater made into a pet bed. I have no idea who did this, but it is really a great craft idea.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Support Paula Deen

White Dog Hill Restaurant Route 66

When Nelson King spotted the abused and vandalized 1925 Clinton Country Club building, he saw potential. He didn’t know exactly what he would make of it at first, but he wanted to preserve the history of the area. King purchased the building in 2000 and today it’s open for business as the While Dog Hill Restaurant and has resumed its position as a central part of the community.

The clubhouse and nearby caretaker’s quarters were built out of native red sandstone in 1926. The private, nine-hole course that used sand greens closed about 1960. It served as a residence until its abandonment in 1983. It deteriorated into an illegal dump and as a haven for vandals for nearly 20 years, until Nelson acquired the property.
Located at 22901 Route 66 North, in Clinton, Oklahoma, which is now a frontage road of Interstate 40, the old Country Club had a colorful history and most importantly a magnificent view. Although the scenic view from the old country club was remarkable, King knew the view inside the structure, even though it had potential, could not be realized without a significant financial investment as well as many hours of hard work.
King completed all of the carpentry work himself, including replacement of windows and facings, replacing the flooring for the upper level, and adding support beams. King did utilize local electricians, heat and air personnel, plumbers and roofers to complete the project. Just weeks before the restaurant was due to open, King lost the new roof during a bad storm, and then had to delay the opening to have a second roof added to the structure with the addition of $30,000 in personal capital funds. Since that time, King hand-selected or constructed all furnishings and decor for this unique bistro to accentuate the exclusive characteristics of the old country club.
King uncovered original landscaping by noticing that bulbs came up in a star formation, which is now a part of the herb gardens that contribute to the unique cuisine of the White Dog Hill Restaurant. In addition, King also constructed walkways and patios around his unique eatery. Just down the path from the restaurant he has completed another building and turned it into a one-of-a-kind bar.  
White Dog Hill Restaurant is a great place to go for a evening of good food, a drink if you like and the most beautiful views in Western Oklahoma. Get Your Kicks on Route 66!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Heartland of America Museum - Weatherford, OK

Heartland of America Museum

1600 S Frontage Rd
Weatherford, OK 73096
Phone: 580-774-2212

The Heartland of America Museum chronicles life in western Oklahoma by preserving historical artifacts and providing authentic and educational displays on the various aspects of life in the heartland. Featuring 12,000 sq ft of exhibit space, the museum showcases over 70 exhibits of items ranging from the Great Depression and WWI, to the Iraq War. Other displays include a drug store, music related items, toys, games, a one room schoolhouse, American Indian artifacts, historic cars, tractors, clothing, a telephone switchboard, phone booth, 1930s bedroom, blacksmith shop, an original Route 66 diner, portable jail, communication technology, patriotism and religion. This museum is a must see for anyone interested in the progression of America throughout the 20th century. The museum also offers wind turbine tours daily by appointment. The tour consists of a slide show presentation showing construction of a wind turbine unit from start to finish, a question and answer session, and a visit to a wind turbine site.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Friday Foto

These are not exactly photos, but I found them on facebook and wanted to share.
This chart is great for helping us relieve all those summer time aches,
from all the extra activities we do in the summer.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

9 Quick Ways to Decorate a Cake

These 9 cakes are great examples of how to quickly decorate a cake using cookies or candy. I love the paw print cake that uses Necco Wafers and Smarties to create the prints!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Stafford Air & Space Museum - Weatherford, OK

The Stafford Air and Space Museum in Weatherford, Oklahoma is a great place to visit!
I took this photo on Historic Route 66 which is the entrance to the Stafford Museum.
The Stafford Air & Space Museum is named in honor of Lt. General Thomas P. Stafford, a native of Weatherford. Graduating from the US Naval Academy, General Stafford is a recipient of the Congressional Space Medal of Honor. A veteran of four space flights, he piloted Gemini VI, and commanded Gemini IX, Apollo 10, and the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project Mission.
The center boasts one of the few actual Titan II rocket launch vehicles on display. Numerous items acquired from the Smithsonian include: a Gemini flight suit, space food, survival items flown to the moon on Apollo 11 and the actual flight pressure suit General Stafford wore on Apollo 10, which was the first flight of the lunar module to the moon.
Other displays at the Stafford Air & Space Museum in Weatherford include flown aircraft, including a Russian MiG21R and an F16. Full-size replicas displayed include the Wright Flyer, Spirit of St. Louis, Apollo Command Module, and Gemini spacecraft. The museum also features the Rose & Tom Luczo Educational Center, two flight simulation computer labs and the SpacePlane Theatre.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Whole Wheat Rotini/Smoked Sausage

I normally make a dish like this using ground beef, but on this day I did not have ground beef and did not want to run to the store. I cooked the Whole Wheat Rotini and in the last couple minutes I added chopped smoked sausage, onions and jalapeno peppers. Then I drained off the water and added canned tomatoes and canned corn. Salt, pepper, lemon pepper, garlic powder or any seasonings you might like.

It is kinda like a goulash, but it was quite tasty for a quick meal.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Six Miss Americas from Oklahoma

Our local radio station does a feature called Useless Facts Fridays...
My Husband has more Useless Facts in his head than most normal people...
I saw something on television the other day that made me want to share...
 my Useless Facts with you.
There have been a total of six Miss America winners from the State of Oklahoma:

1926... Norma Smallwood, from Tulsa
1966..Jane Ann Jayroe, from Laverne
1980..Susan Powell, from Elk City
1995..Shawnee Smith, from Muldrow
2006..Jennifer Berry, from Tulsa
2007..Lauren Nelson, from Lawton.
Norma Smallwood
Jane Jayroe

Susan Powell

Jane Jayroe and Susan Powell have both been very visible in the State of Oklahoma working on television or on the stage. They are always ready to step forward and  help others.
Hope you enjoyed my Useless Facts today:)