Just Be Happy

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

These last few days with all the snow, which means I am not driving anywhere, I have been looking at things in our home that make me smile, and I decided to share some of them with you.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE rainboots, if I could I would have a dozen pairs, but I also love my little man's boots and to see them together, one big and one small... oh, it's silly, but it brings me so much joy!
I also love his little gloves, it's so cute to see little pieces of clothing around the house... (insert giggles)
this is a picture that shows how my little man is growing, nowadays he doesn't want to sit in the high chair anymore, he sits on his own little table/chair and feeds himself, he's very independent. I can't believe my little baby is a toddler already!

And here is the recipe for the Chinese Chicken Stew I mentioned the other day, it's very yummy and I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Chinese Chicken Stew

1lbs boneless skinless chicken tihighs, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 large onion chopped
1 package (80z) fresh mushrooms, sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 can (about 14oz) chicken broth, divided
1 tablespoon corn startch
2 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil
2 large onions, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
3 cups hot cooked rice (optional)

Toss chicken with five-spice powder in a small bowl. Season with red pepper flakes. Heat vegetalbe oil in a large skillet. Add onion and chicken, cook and stir about 5 minutes or until chicken is browned. Add mushrooms, onion and garlic; cook and stir until chicken is no longer pink.

Combine 1/4 cup broth and cornstartch in a small bowl; set aside. Place cooked chicken mixture, remaining broth, bell pepper and soy sauce in a slow cooker. Cover and cook on low 3 1/2 houtd or until bell pepper is tender.

Stir in cornstartch mixture, sesame oil; cook 30 to 45 minutes or until juices have thickened. Ladle into soup bowls; scoop 1/2 cup rice into each bowl. Sprinkle with cilantro if desired.


  1. I love all the photos!!!! and the boots are killing me! they look so cute!

  2. Oh I LOVE your boots!!!! I've wanted some like that for years. Didn't bother in the USA and back here I've either not had the money or haven't thought it's worth it. But when I get to the UK, I very may well buy some as I hear it's pretty wet and such there.

  3. I tried this dish and it was so good! Thank you for sharing it. :-)


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