Monday, June 4, 2012

My Last Post

To :  Anyone that visits “The Terrace Housewife”,

     As you’ve probably noticed over the last couple of months, I haven’t been posting much.  I haven’t done a lot of things frankly.  I told myself at first that I was just in a creative rut.  But now….that’s just not the case anymore.

     Since my knee injury & subsequent surgery, life has been totally different. Instead of struggling with normal day to day life of making sure my kids are happy & healthy, I now struggle with myself.

     Depression sucks.  Sucks!

     And because of that, I just don’t have the energy anymore to devote to blogging.  I am using that energy to be a better me & a better Mommy.

     I’ll will miss sharing all my creative projects, and maybe in a year or so, I’ll come back to this forum & share again.

Thanks so much…..


Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Raisen CousCous

Today, I'm sharing a very yummy side dish that I made to go along with my Coconut-Curry Chicken...CousCous!

My Kids LOVE's one of our favorite side dishes.  I love it even more because it's so easy to prepare; I mean, you can't go wrong with 5 minutes of "cook" time.

With one of our favorite Chicken Curry dishes, there are raisens in the sauce, and since I was reconstructing the chicken dish, I thought to add the raisens somewhere else.  Also, by letting the raisens soak with the CousCous in the water, they were able to plump up a bit.

Raisen CousCous

·         2 Cups of Water
·         1 tsp of Chicken Bouillon
·         1 ½ Cups of CousCous
·         ½ Cup of Raisens {any kind will work}
·         Parsley {optional}
·         EVOO
1.       In a microwave safe bowl, heat up water and chicken bouillon till boiling.
2.       Stir in CousCous & Raisens.  Cover with plastic wrap & let sit for 5 minutes.
3.       Fluff with a fork, and if you’ve got fresh Parsley, mix that in.  Drizzle a little bit of EVOO to finish it off.
4.       Enjoy!

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Monday, May 28, 2012

Coconut-Curry Chicken

Curry Chicken has been on my mind.  So I decided to switch up my regular recipe....this time I threw coconut into the mix.

I sliced up strips of chicken, coated them with a curry yogurt, and then covered them with shredded coconut.  The vanilla yogurt & the sweet coconut complimented each other so well.

After baking in the oven for 35 minutes, they came out with a nice crispy crust.

Coconut Curry Chicken

·         1 ½ -2lbs of Chicken Breast-sliced into strips
·         1 Cup of Vanilla Yogurt
·         1 Tbl of Curry Powder
·         3 Cups of Shredded Coconut
1.       Preheat oven to 375˚
2.       Set up a breading stations: 1 Pan with the Yogurt & Curry Powder-mixed together, and another Pan with the coconut.
3.       Coat each piece of chicken with the yogurt sauce, followed by a coating of coconut.  Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper {makes clean-up easier}.
4.       Bake in the oven for 35 minutes or until the outsides of the chicken are a golden brown.
5.       Enjoy!
~Tomorrow, I'll share the recipe for the yummy couscous that I made to go along with this fabulous chicken!

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Friday, May 25, 2012

DIY Washcloth Toothbrush Pouch

A week or so ago, my Fabulous friend Emily, shared this tutorial on making a Traveling Toothbrush Pouch.

I immediately loved the idea.  LOVED.

So the next time that I was at Ross's, I picked up some washclothes {I grabbed a pack of 8 making each washclothe 50 cents!}, and went to work.

These were super easy to make, and I was lucky that I had lots of ribbon to match.  I used a different kind of ribbon for each person in my family.

I love how they turned out, and I'm excited to use them on our forthcoming trip to CALIFORNIA!!!

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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Challah Bread

So...remember the grilled cheese sandwich that I made for the Crazy Cooking Challenge???

Remember how I said that I made my own Challah bread for that Challenge???

Well today, I'm going to share with you the recipe for this fabulous bread!  It was super simple to make, so don't fret.

I found the recipe out of this book:

It's kind of an old school book but I use it every once and awhile when I'm looking to try something new in the baking department.

Instead of typing out the recipe, I figured it would be easier to scan it, and post it as a picture.  I actually followed the recipe, suprise, suprise.

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