Tuesday, April 22, 2014

That's My Story and I'm Sticking To It

As I said in yesterdays post I didn't post much last week. Not only was I busy (surprisingly enough), but I was also getting used to these.....

Yes, my new glasses..... The optometrist calls them progressive lenses, I on the other hand call them trifocals. You know the saying "A rose by any other name....." I am finding it very hard to focus on anything with them. I seem to find the sweet spot, then glance away and when I come back I have lost the area I need to use. People keep telling me to give it time, but this is crazy. Even now I lose the area I need and things get blurry. Hard to concentrate on something long enough to get anything completed. Guess I am getting old.

I did manage to complete a few things over the past week.

First I finished off a skirt.

Nice and light, perfect for the upcoming summer. If it ever arrives. Summer that is.

Next I finished off a pair of shorts.

A nice bright blue. I may just have to make a summery top to go along with these.

I also tried a new recipe tonight for supper. It is a keeper, quick, easy to make and it tasted just great.

Almost like a turkey stew, but a lot spicier. I got the recipe from an old cookbook I picked up at the Salvation Army.

In case anyone wants to give it a try. Here is the recipe.

Spicy Curried Chicken With Tomatoes

1/4 cup oil
1 medium onion chopped coarsely
2 medium green peppers, cored, seeded and chopped
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/8 tsp cayenne
1/4 tsp paprika
1 1/2 tsp curry powder
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups cubed cooked chicken (I used turkey instead)
28 oz can tomatoes with their juice
1 1/2 tsp lemon juice

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and green peppers and cook, covered for 5 minutes or until the onion is soft.
Add the garlic, cumin, cayenne pepper, paprika, curry powder, ginger and salt. Reduce heat to low and cook, covered, 8 minutes longer, stirring occasionally.
Put the chicken and tomatoes with their juice into the skillet. Simmer, uncovered for 10 minutes, or until the chicken is heated through and the liquid has thickened slightly.
Stir in the lemon juice. Serve with rice, noodles or potatoes.

You can use beef or lamb instead of the chicken or turkey.

This was a great way to use up leftovers and I have enough leftover for another meal. It also really did not take much time to put together. I think I could manage this even on a busy day.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.


4 comments:

simply bev said...

It looks like you've gotten a lot accomplished and that recipe looks delish! Thanks for sharing it!

DW said...

Jackie ... that looks good. I'm going to copy it and give it a try next time I have some cooked chicken.

About the glasses, are you nearsighted or farsighted. I've heard farsighted folks have more problems getting used to bifocals and trifocals. (Know my DH did ...) Any chance you could swap them for bifocals?

Jackie said...

You guessed it I am farsighted. Hopefully within the next few months I will get a bit more used to them and find the spots I need to use a bit easier.

Grace said...

You certainly are busy--and accomplishing things! (Shopper)