Monday, December 29, 2008

New Years Cleaning Today

I am doing lots of New Years Cleaning Today. I borrowed my MIL's steam cleaner and am cleaning the upstairs carpets. I added Lavender Oil to the cleaning solution to help keep it smelling fresh and deter any little critters.

We have been fighting lice in our household. My girls have alot of hair. It has been a hard battle as they aren't reacting to the chemical solutions. I did olive oil, peppermint oil, lavender oil, and tea tree oil combo last night and am spraying their beds with lavendar cleaning solution. It smells good at least.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Dinner - Dorito Chicken

Tonights Dinner is Dorito Chicken and Garlic Herb Rice with Sliced French Bread.

Dorito Chicken is really easy. Most recipes call for Ranch Dressing however, my husband doesn't like Ranch so I do a modified version.

Preheat Oven to 425

Take 3 or 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts and sprinkle heavily with garlic powder and onion powder.

Pour 1/4 to 1/3 a bottle of Zesty Italian Dressing (Any Brand) into a bowl and crush several handfuls of dorito's on a plate.

Dip each chicken breast in the zesty italian and then roll in the crushed dorito's on both sides.

Take a baking dish and spread a thin layer of olive oil on the bottom to prevent sticking.

Place coated chicken in the dish and put rest of crushed dorito's on top. Put a thin layer of olive oil over the chicken to help it crisp up.

Cook for 30 minutes or so until chicken is done. Serve with rice and french bread.

My First Blog

I have never blogged before. I have never kept a journal. I know lots of people who blog and I enjoy reading blogs so I thought I would try one.

This blog is about my family and our life challenges. Everything from being frugal, cleaning, parenting, cooking, etc will be posted about. I may rant and I may exclaim in happiness. I want to share our life with you and also have a journal for my girls to look back on.

I hope to post about the following things as main themes though:

Our Attempt at Going Green

Well Here goes