¼ Cup Balsamic Vinegar
3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
3 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
¼ Teaspoon Salt
¼ Teaspoon Black Pepper
6 (5-ounce) Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast Halves
Combine all ingredients in a large resealable plastic storage bag; mix well. Seal, and marinate in refrigerator 30 minutes.
Heat a Large cast iron skillet or chef pan over medium heat until hot. Place chicken on pan, discarding excess marinade, and cook 6 to 10 minutes per side, or until no pink remains and juices run clear. Serve with grilled Asparagus and Garlic Mash Potatoes.
I’ve noticed with this summers hectic schedules, and bizarre hiccups, that a quiet weekend at home seems such a respite even more. It becomes a chance to catch up on all things home. I’ve traveled fifty percent of my adult life and I’ve come to love nesting.
I have discovered, for me specifically, and others as well, we need a balance between Zen and morass. When we do not get the proper rest that our on-board systems tell us we need, we become a little more savage and frazzled. What is your Zen-o-Meter telling you, as and individual, that you need? Are you even listening?
Sometimes the Universe gets quirky and takes away the control of our time for reasons we don’t understand. However, you can take back control. Sometimes the Universe is just throwing a brick at us to get us to focus on the “NOW” and not take the daily domestic things for granted. Find your peace, find your Zen and above all find this moment. Namaste, The Queen Cronista
If you’ve never been on lost books.com do yourself a favor. You can find many lost book and can order many of them in hard copy from Amazon or download for free online. This old southern cookbook was a wonderful find.
Old Southern Spoon Bread
Lost books on southern cookbook
2 cups cornmeal
One and a half cups sweet milk
2 cups of boiling water
1 teaspoon salt
Three large tablespoons butter melted
Sift the meal three times and dissolve in the boiling water, mix until it is smooth and free from any marks. Add the melted butter and salt.
Then add the milk. Separate the eggs; beat both until light: add the yolks and then the whites. Pour into a buttered baking dish and bake in a moderate oven 350°F for about 30 minutes. This should be served in the dish in which it is baked.
Alone in the Crowd…
I often sit alone in a crowd. I place myself somewhere in a remote section of the venue I’m in at the moment…and just listen. Then I close my eyes and listen. There are hundreds of sounds and words swirling about me. Some interesting conversations and some you wish you could “unhear”. Some sounds so elegant to the soul. Other sounds so hellish to the soul.
I think of what life would sound like if I was a tribal member of the Amazon Forest or some remote jungle island. Less disturbing, I think. There I could dwell quietly alone with the trees, animals, the wind and flowing waters to sing to me. Oh, what a different world my life would be.
But now I must deal with the sounds of the irritated morass. I must accept that since I am not a hermit the sounds of my reality with which I must contend. I can actually come to appreciate some as rhythmic delight or natural purring of city streets. Those that I cannot… I’m learning to filter and not get irritated. That’s the hard one for me.
Alone in the crowd is not bad if you learn to filter the sounds and make them your own symphony. Namaste, The Queen Cronista
My beautiful niece sent me this. It is yummy.
Lemon Pie Cookie Bars
- 1 (2 Crusts) package Pillsbury Refrigerated Pie Crusts
- 1 (8 Oz.) Package Cream Cheese, Softened
- 1 Cup Powdered Sugar
- 1 (8 Oz.) Tub Cool Whip, Divided
- 2 (3.4 Oz.) Boxes Instant Lemon Pudding, Dry
- 3 Cups Half n’ Half
- Sprinkles, For Topping