Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Smothered Chicken tutorial

My girl gloom asked me to do this for her so I obliged. I don't really measure but I did some just for her in order to make sure it is accurate.

8-10 pieces of chicken pieces about 3-3 1/2 pounds
1/2 tsp crushed garlic (I used crushed garlic in a jar)
About 1 cup flour
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 chopped onion
1 chopped bell pepper (I sometimes use mushrooms and celery as well)
About 3 cups of chicken broth

Season chicken and cover in flour. Remove excess flour. Reserve about 2-3 T of the flour. Pour oil in pan and heat on medium. Add chicken to brown.

Cook chicken on each side for about 5 minutes until lightly browned.

Transfer the chicken to a plate and leave about 3 T of the oil in the pan. Add veggies and garlic. Cook for about 5 minutes until soft.

Add reserved flour and stir well.

Gradually stir in chicken broth. Season broth with salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer and then reduce to low.

Add chicken to pot and cook for about 30-40 minutes or until chicken doesn't run pink, stirring often.

Here is a plate I made for one of the Supremes. Enjoy!!! Q

Saturday, February 14, 2009

I've been featured

I have been blessed to have my hair featured on several blogs. I am always honored when someone asks to feature me on my site. Not only are these blogs great, but the women have beautiful hair as well. If you are looking for some great info on hair, please check out these 2 women.

Here is my feature on LongHairDon'tCare

Here I am on Curly Nikki

Ladies, thank you once again for the honor!!! Q

Thursday, February 12, 2009

"The best sermons are lived not preached"

I saw that quote on a church I drove past the other morning after taking the Supremes to school. I immediately began to smile because I felt like it was meant just for me. Anyone who knows me, knows I love quotes. Tee is always sending me quotes she comes across because she knows how much I enjoy them. This one stuck out to me because I have really been looking deep into my life and my walk recently. People are always shocked when they find out I am a minister. I don't know if that's a good or bad thing. I guess they are expecting me to look down or them or to be quoting scriptures at every other sentence.

If you ever see me in the pulpit, yes I come straight from the word. If you are like me, you want to learn from the Lord and not from someone who is giving their own spin on things. But in my day to day life, the word is not just something written or spoken, it's my life. It is living and breathing inside me. It corrects me when I am wrong, it keeps me focused, and it allows me to show love to others. So whether people recognize it or not, they are seeing the word in action when they see me.

I am a strong believer of not just saying but doing. As a child, I rebelled against a lot of stuff because I saw too many people saying one thing but doing another. A lot of people are like that. They are waiting for someone to go outside the lines so they too can have an excuse to not do what is right. That is part of the reason why I am so open about parts of my life. I want people to see that I am human, I have struggles but I can admit when I am wrong and make some changes. I don't give someone else a chance to call me out because I hear from God and He checks me before anyone else gets a chance to.

Like Jesus who was and still is the living breathing word, I want to be able to bless the people who come in contact with me. I have the scriptures to back up what I know to be true, but I feel my life, the love of God within me, and my testimonies are the greatest sermons I will ever preach. Much love. Q

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Congrats to T!!!

Last night dh and I went to an awards banquet. He is so humble that I didn't find out until last week that he was actually getting and award. He received a citizen's award from the Ministerial Fellowship of Albuquerque and Vicinity. It is given out every year to members of various congregations who have given of their time to be a blessing to others in the community.

I can not think of anyone more deserving than T. Anyone who has met him, knows he is a very quiet guy. But deep inside of him, is a love and desire to serve the Lord. That is one of the things I love most about him. He does enough within our home church but he goes above and beyond and also helps out at the Rescue mission serving food, he was a part of an organization that helped some of the Hurricane Katrina victims, and he is out at least once a month going out in the community witnessing to others. I could go on and on but you get the picture. Here is some pics of him along with my Pastor and my friend K who also received an award last night. Congrats to you sweetie, I love you and I thank God for blessing me with such a wonderful, giving, unselfish, and great man of God. Q

Thursday, February 05, 2009

My crazy morning!!!

This morning I was sleeping without a care in the world. All of a sudden, I heard the sound of a door closing and another thud. So I jumped up and ran to the window to look outside. It was still dark and I noticed the motion sensor light was on. I ran back to the room to tell T. I yelled,"T I think someone was outside because the sensor light is on." I glanced over quickly at the clock and saw it was almost time for me to get up so I thought this person had to be real bold. T still hasn't moved or said anything. I figured he was in a deep sleep.

So I crept down the hall, through the kitchen and I heard some noises coming from the laundry room. I turned on the light and noticed the washing machine is going. So I am thinking "oh goodness someone got into the house and had the nerve to wash our clothes." So I rush to the door in the laundry room that leads to the garage. I look inside and his car is gone. I take off sprinting through the house yelling, "T, T your car is gone, come quick someone stole your car!!" So the girls heard me and they pop up scared. I run into my bedroom, turn the light on only to discover T is gone. He has PT every Thursday morning and he leaves early. Q