This week my artwork was featured on "Kate, Love, Home", Kate Wilson's blog. Please stop by and visit Kate's blog and let her know I sent you.
This past weekend we celebration our soon to be brother in law, Dave's, birthday and someone in my immediate family forgot to tell me to wear a flannel shirt.
My daughter, Amber, son Eric, and hubby Rick looking like they planned their attire for the day.
A while back I blogged about Eric returning from Spain and how he had cooked a wonderful meal for Rick and I. A few people asked me for the recipe and Eric was kind enough to write it down for me and I absently forgot to post it.
Look at the smile on that guy's face on his return home from Spain in the photo below. I know it's blurry, but I wanted to share it anyway.
3 chicken breasts
7 oz. bacon (cut into small squares)
2lb. small tomatoes (plum tomatoes are best because they have fewer seeds)
1/2 onion (chopped)
grated pecorino or parmesan
olive oil (4 tbsp)
Peel the tomatoes and cut into quarters. Remove seeds with a small knife.
Set aside and cut chicken breasts into 1" pieces. Cook in 2 tbsp. olive oil over moderate heat until browned. Set aside, then cook the chopped bacon in 2 tbsp. olive oil until fat has melted.
Remove bacon and cook onion in bacon fat. Add tomatoes and leave sauce to simmer & thicken (10 minutes). Add chicken, bacon, chili powder & salt (to taste).
Cook an additional 10 minutes.
Serve over spaghetti.
This is spicy, but very yummy!
A couple weeks ago my friend, Susie, and I went to Atchison, KS. We visited Nell Hill's and drove around the area looking at old homes. Amelia Earhart's home is something I've always wanted to paint, so I took several photos to reference.
To learn more about this famous lady and her life check out the official website.
Love those gothic windows!
Last year when my husband and I visited the area, we couldn't take a picture because a huge tree in the front yard had fallen down in a storm and landed right on top of a car parked out front. Luckily no one was in the car.
I hope to paint this in the very near future. If you have any other ideas of great locations for paintings, please let me know. I'm always open to ideas!