Friday, August 21, 2009

Lemon Sesame Chicken

I tried a new recipe for dinner last night and Josh and I LOVED it! I thought I would share in case anyone is looking for something a little new to try. It's fairly easy to make too!

I made it with mashed potatoes on the side and we even put the lemon sauce on our potatoes.


Light Lemon Sesame Chicken

Try an Asian twist with chicken tonight, and do it all in just 30 minutes.
Prep Time: 30 min
Total Time: 30 min
Makes: 4 servings


4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 1/4 lb) (I used 1 large breast and cut in half for Josh & I to share. After tasting it later we wish I had made one breast each)
1 egg
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 cup Bisquick Heart Smart® mix (I used regular Bisquick)
1/2 teaspoon paprika
2 tablespoons toasted sesame seed
1 tablespoon canola or vegetable oil

1/2 cup chicken broth
3 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel (I didn't have a lemon so I skipped this one)
2 medium green onions, sliced (2 tablespoons) (I forgot about these until the food was ready so I just skipped these as well)

1. Between pieces of plastic wrap or waxed paper, place each chicken breast smooth side down; gently pound with flat side of meat mallet or rolling pin until about 1/4 inch thick.

2. In small bowl, beat egg product and 2 tablespoons lemon juice with fork or wire whisk. In 1-gallon resealable food-storage plastic bag, mix Bisquick mix, paprika and sesame seed.

3. Dip chicken into egg mixture, then place in mixture in bag. Shake until chicken breasts are well coated.

4. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 6 to 8 minutes, turning once, until chicken is no longer pink in center. (I cooked mine on medium heat so I wouldn't burn the outside and so the chicken would have enough time to fully cook)

5. Meanwhile, in 1-quart saucepan, heat all sauce ingredients except onions over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until thickened and bubbly. Spoon sauce over chicken before serving; sprinkle with onions. (You might want to double the sauce ingredients if making this for more than 2 people. We used all of the sauce between the 2 of us and even put it on our potatos!)

Here is where I got the recipe from, Betty Crocker <-- click

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Growing Boy

At 5 months old our little puppy Torque
is not so little anymore.....
He is now taller than Bentley and almost weighs as much as her.
(this pic makes me laugh. Bentley ALWAYS closes her eyes when I take pics of her.)
Bentley weighs 39 pounds, and Torque weighs 33 pounds.
The vet thinks that he'll probably be around 70 pounds when full grown.
He looooooooves swimming in the pool and uses it more than Josh and I do.
He will just jump in and swim laps all day long.

He still has his puppy face and puppy breath :)

He has the sweetest personality and loves to be loved.
He does not like getting in trouble at all and will pout for a long time if he does.

Him and Bentley are best friends and will play non-stop
(he can swim almost twice as fast as her)

Thursday, August 6, 2009

It's Official...

We're now married.... for good! ;)
On August 1st (8/01/09) we were sealed in the Salt Lake temple. It was a great experience and I'm SO grateful to our wonderful family that came and supported us! It is a wonderful feeling to know that I am stuck with Josh for forever, no matter what!
It's a good thing I love him so much :)
This is most of my family, after the temple and lunch.

I feel bad we didn't take more pictures of everyone there, and of my in-laws. Thank you for coming, we love you all!!

This is my beautiful momma! I love her a lot a lot!
♥ ♥

After the lunch on our way to our (third) honeymoon :)

We parted ways with our families after we went to lunch with everyone. Then Josh and I headed off to the Gateway mall to do some mall walking/shopping. I got spoiled with lots of new clothes, for some reason we never buy anything for Josh...
Then we headed to Anniversary Inn where we stayed the night in a beautiful Log Cabin Room! It was a very fun room and we had a great time there.
We went to dinner at a Brazilian restaurant called Rodizio's. Josh has been wanting to take me here for a while because he loves the food. (That's where he served his mission)
The food was delicious and we got very very full! I have to say that my favorite part was the fried bananas!! :)

Then we got to spend our last evening with the Jensens (my in-laws). We played Wii and watched Bolt and got to spend time with my newest Nephew, baby Brooks.

We even pierced Josh's NOSE!!
Okay, not really..... but our nephew Kayden decided to throw a fork from the top of the stairs at Josh, who was at the bottom of the stairs. The fork hit Josh full speed in the face, right on the side of his nose! He came back upstairs with tissue on his face, wiping up the blood from the three punctures from the fork prongs.
Poor little Kayden felt horrible and had to apologize several times. lol
After I knew Josh was gonna be fine I had a hard time not laughing at the very nice holes in his nose.

The Cabin

The MacKay Family Cabin
This is where we spent the first couple of days of our Utah trip. Up at the cabin! When we lived in Utah we used to come up here all of the time. I think it has been several years since I've been able to make it there and I missed it so much! I'm so glad that I was able to bring Josh and show him the fort that we built in the trees when I was little, and the chipmunks that eat out of your hands, and the trails we always ride the 4-wheelers on etc.
We had a really nice time up there and I hope we can go again soon! My dad talking to joshy pooh

April is ready to go

Amanda is too

Me and my sweet hubby

My dad & I at the river

EmmaLee & Amanda throwing rocks in the river

April & Melanie----------Me & Josh
Getting ready to go out looking for deer at dusk

We found some.....
but my camera didn't work to great lol.
We saw lots of deer that night, inlcuding a momma deer with a little baby! It was so cute!

Riding, riding, riding

While we were up at our cabin we decided to take a ride up to "Mud Flat". It's a place where my dad and uncles used to go hunting and riding a lot. It's really pretty this time of year and there are all sorts of wild flowers!
Josh and I were in the back of the 4-wheeler train, which is not the most ideal place to be while on dusty trails. Before we were even half way to the top I was covered in dirt and my eyes were full of mud. (Don't worry, there will be pictures below)
Josh loved the trail because there were lots of 'jumps' and bumps on it. He would hit the gas and send us flying. I am not a big fan of this type of driving and was hanging on for dear life, but because of the dust cloud we were following I had to keep my mouth shut, but that didn't stop me from screaming.
At the begining of the ride

My dad telling us all about how the hunting was at this particular spot on the trail ;)

If I was a deer, I would choose to live here!

Taking a break on the flat...

My sister Amanda with my dad

All of us except for Melanie, she was our photographer

Pretty wild flowers

More flowers

A deer that we came across

that's my josh

Amanda, dad and April

After the ride...
Me and Melanie

(my poor eyes full of dirt)

We rode for several hours and had lots of fun! But let me tell you, the best part was going back to the cabin and taking a shower!!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

For Time & All Eternity!

Today......At 11:00am......

Me & this handsome man.....
Are getting sealed to eachother!!


This man will be mine FOREVER!!

You're stuck with me forever Joshy Pooh! ;)