Friday, October 14, 2011

Making for a Fabulous Friday

Well, first thing I have the day off ... that's for a terrific start.  Then, on the horizon is cooking, baking and crocheting and a cup(s) of coffee through it all.  Quite a perfect day at the homestead. 

For cooking, I will be making the following recipe ...someone sent me this recipe a while back, can't remember who, but I've been itching to make it.  Its for the crock pot but as I'm home today I may make it on stove top ...

Walter's Chicken Casablanca

2 Tbsp olive oil
2 large onions, sliced
1 tsp fresh ginger, grated
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 lbs. skinless chicken pieces
3 large carrots, diced
2 large potatoes, peeled and diced
2 Tbsp raisins
1/s tsp each cumin, turmeric, salt and pepper
1/4 tsp each cinamon and cayenne pepper
14 1/2 oz. can chopped tomatoes
3 medium zucchini, sliced 1 inch thick
15 oz. can garbanzo beans, drained
2 Tbsp parsley, chopped
1/2 tsp cilantro

Saute onions, ginger and garlic in olive oil.  Transfer to Crock Pot.  Brown chicken in same pain over medium heat.  Add carrots, potatoes and zucchini to Crock Pot.  Place browned chicken on top of vegetables.  stir seasonings in a small bowl and sprinkle over chicken.  Add raisins and tomatoes.  Cover and cook on high for 4-6 hours.  Add garbanzo beans, parsley and cilantro 30 minutes before serving.  Serve over rice or couscous.  (I may put this over noodles).

While that is simmering will pop cupcakes in the oven ... lemon with lemon icing ... mmmm, one of my favorites.

Then I think it will be time to get the hook moving.  The candy corn afghan and the pumpkin hat have been delivered to my little pumpkin.  My Christmas afghan is half plus done.   I thought the colors made this sort of whimsy and would be cute with a Santa hat.  I'm thinking of putting a pocket on this to hold a Santa doll.  Seeing how this comes out I may make a girlie one replacing the blue of course with pink.

Then off to see the "pumpkin".  It doesn't get better then this, at least not yet.  The army boy will be home next month on leave.  I am counting the days...

Have a most blessed weekend.


  1. Sounds like a great day glor - enjoy it. :)

  2. Yea for having the day off. Of course, I am home because it is our normal weekend. I love how your candy corn blanket turned out. I am just staring at all my yarn and trying to figure out what I want to do next. Enjoy your day and have a fabulous weekend. Tammy

  3. hope you had a great day and wishing a happy weekend!

  4. Enjoy your day, Gloria. :) How is that precious little grandson of yours doing? I bet he's adorable wearing his little pumpkin hat and wrapped in his candy corn blankie. :D