Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Wrapping up January AND Parmesan Chicken Bake

Good Tuesday afternoon!

I'm going to answer a question or two today.

I am going to post a new recipe today.

I am going to share a few pics and goings-on from January and February today.

Needless to say, today's post is going to be mighty lengthy!

RANDOMNESS #1 - Back in October of 2014, I wore my very first Mother-of-the-Groom dress at Austin and Melia's wedding.

Paula, Dawn, Tonya, ME, LeAnna, Dee and Jenny...

Some of the sweetest friends I have ever known.

This is a picture of me AND my dress at the reception.

As you can see, it was not really a color...

Which in my experience is a good thing because I wear non-colors really, really well.

It was comfortable.

It was not too hot (which is a miracle these days).

I didn't have to pull at it all day either.

It was basically a pretty non-color jacket dress which covered all the right places and had the ability to sparkle just enough to make it a "special" dress.

Will I wear it again?

I don't know, but it is nice to know such a frock is hanging in the back of my closet for any and all events which call for "just the right" dress.

We should all be so lucky.

Am I right?

RANDOMNESS #2 - Did y'all remember my niece, Katie, got married in January?

Did y'all?

Well, she did.

Our little family unit (Grandmother, Bev, Katie, Roxie, Stephanie, Melia AND The Enchanting Belinda) met at DIY Crafts in Homewood to make Katie a one-of-a-kind mug set to take with her and T. J. to Texas.

The rules were simple.

Katie picked out five colors from her kitchen color pallet (dark brown, dark cream and three different blues).

Everyone was given a mug.

Everyone painted their own design on their mug.

And it worked out very well.

DIY Crafts in Homewood is a fun place to go. It is colorful, cozy and party-friendly.

They even let me take in a cooler of bottled waters and boxed lunches. (I made chicken salad sandwiches, brownies and fruit salad for everyone to munch on while we worked.)

Katie got right to work.

Stephanie didn't even have to think about her design. She's our Chevron-Stripe Girl... and she pulled all of the colors together on one mug.

It wasn't a stencil exactly, but if you rubbed your finger in paint AND then rubbed over the design...

Well, it was pretty amazing.





The finished mug set.

And a couple of close-ups.

RANDOMNESS #3 - In sports, it is customary to have a Senior Night toward the end of each season. Our Varsity Basketball Senior Night arrived, and Mike and I walked The Chick out to the middle of the basketball court.

It was sweet...

And sad...

And special...

And I am glad Mike and I were able to link arms with Miss Roxie and accompany her on this part of her High School Journey.

Me, Roxie and Mikie.

Sniff, sniff.

Hannah, Alyssa, Roxie, Ragan and Ally after the game.

Kelci and Jason.

Kelci and Roxie have been together since the beginning of their basketball career in Middle School, and they were the only two Seniors on the team this year.

The Big Heads absolutely made my day.

Roxie and Hunter.

RANDOMNESS #4 - Katie's wedding day finally arrived bright and sunny and pretty warm for a January 17.

Roxie and I met up with Katie the morning of her wedding for make-up and hair.

Natasha is the best hair and make-up chick in the land.

I am NOT kidding.

One of these days, I am going to let her get ahold of me...

And you better believe there will be some selfies on social media THAT day!

As the minutes rolled on, Katie started looking good enough for a selfie herself.

Getting better and better!

Big brother Brad and Katie.

T. J. and Katie getting ready to leave the church.

A balloon release.

After it was all over, I took a couple of shots of the people standing around me.

Austin giving Roxie a brotherly bear hug.

Mike photobombing (again) a sweet husband and wife shot.

A sweet husband and wife shot after I had Mikie physically removed.

Parmesan Chicken Bake

Forgive me if I have already posted this once before, but it is just SO good and SO easy and SO delicious.

Basically, everything I look for in a recipe.

1 pound chicken tenderloin
1 cup mayo
1/2 cup fresh Parmesan cheese, plus more for the top
1 1/2 teaspoons seasoning salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and spray the inside of a 9" x 13" glass pan. Lay the chicken inside the pan.

2. Mix together the remaining ingredients and spread evenly over each piece of chicken, being sure to cover all the exposed raw meat. Sprinkle on a bit more fresh Parmesan.

3. Bake uncovered for 45 minutes.

This has become a Faulkner Family Favorite...

Which is rare!

Have an excellent rest of the week. As of this moment, I am planning on being here Friday with some Valentine's Day ideas, Weekend Happenings and a couple of pics.

Take care, and I'll talk to you soon.


The Enchanting Belinda

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful dress that the mother of the groom was wearin' that lovely October day!! Thanks for sharing that.. Hope you and yours are doing well.


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