Sunday, July 12, 2009

Chicken Pecan Quiche

FYI....I just found this in my draft, don't know why I never posted it!

I had a fun little girl's lunch the other day with Jodi and Brooke. Jodi made the yummiest quiche ever, so I had to post the recipe. Lynne, if you read the blog, this is the quiche you made at my first Kindergarten luncheon at your house. I have saved the recipe ever since because I remembered how yummy it was even then!

Chicken-Pecan Quiche.

one 9" quiche

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
3/4 cup chopped pecans
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup mayonnaise
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 cups finely chopped cooked chicken
1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1/4 cup minced fresh onion
1/4 teaspoon dried dillweed
3 drops of hot sauce
1/4 cup pecan halves
Combine first 5 ingredients in a medium bowl; stir well. Add oil; stir well. Firmly press mixture on bottom and up sides of a 9" deep-dish pieplate. Bake at 350° for 12 minutes. Cool completely.

Combine sour cream, broth, mayonnaise, and eggs; stir with a wire whisk until smooth. Stir in chicken and next 4 ingredients. Pour chicken mixture over prepared crust. Arrange pecan halves over chicken mixture. Bake at 350° for 55 minutes or until set. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

The Key to a Happy Classroom a rockin' treasure chest! My students will literally do ANYTHING to get a chance at getting something out of mine! I spend all year scouring clearance, yard sales, anywhere to get good stuff without taking too much out of my pocket. My general rule of thumb is I usually don't pay more than a dime per prize. That sounds like I have a bunch of junk in my treasure chest, but when stores want to get rid of seasonal stuff, they mark it waaaaaay down. In past experiences I've lucked up at after holiday sales, where they have little toys and candy for stocking, Easter baskets, that kind of thing. I went to a yard sale a couple of weeks ago that had Happy Meal toys still in the packages for a nickel! I bought everyone they had of course! I have a cousin that gives me her happy meal toys to go in the chest, she's older than me and doesn't usually want to play with them! :) Well, today I broke my rule and paid a quarter for my new treasure chest jewels. It was such cute stuff. So, my secret is out, my students love me because I keep a well stocked treasure chest. Check out my other 25 cent finds!

In true teacher form, I have no idea how I will use these in my classroom- writing, Math, the possibilities are endless, but for a quarter, I will find a use!

Look at these babies, my open house gift for my kiddies! I'm doing a movie star theme and these July 4th bubbles will work perfectly! I will give out the red stars and one of teammates is doing a baseball stars theme, she'll give out the blue ones. How's that for a 12.5 cent gift!

Aren't these cuuuuuute! Handmade, glittery cards, you guessed it- 25 cents! These will be perfect for our grade level. When you work at a school someone is always getting married or having a baby- which means lots of showers! These cards are blank on the inside which gives all 7 teachers on the grade level room to write in it!
If you can't already tell, I'm so excited about all my "finds!"

Sunday, July 5, 2009

All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go

For some odd reason, my dogs love to wear clothes! Whenever I get any of their clothes out, the start dancing around and trying to put their heads in! I got Molly a new little dress this week. Now you know being the deal finding kind of girl I am, I don't pay much! It was $3 at WalMart! Since Molly had clothes on, Sam was not to be outdone, I pulled out his polo that he and his daddy wear to match.

Our little girly girl!

Sam, not to be outdone by his sister, doesn't really care for the flash!

The best I could get with the two of them together!