Karen was wondering about the clothes I wear when I walk outside in the cold and thought maybe others might be interested too. I've talked about it before but it's been quite a while.
I just wear lots of layers. On the coldest days I walk I wear sweat pants over two of those stretch leggings. On my feet, a pair of trouser socks and then a pair of regular socks. On top I wear two long sleeve turtle neck tee shirts, a regular sweatshirt, and a hooded sweatshirt. If its really cold I wear another hooded sweatshirt OR my jacket. On my head I have on a thick headband that I put over my ears and the two hoods. I don't wear mittens or gloves because they make my hands cold. I just tuck my hands up inside my sleeves and my hands stay nice and warm. That is until I take my camera out. : ) The cold doesn't really bother me but I don't usually walk if it gets 12 or below because it is just too cold for my face. Where I lived before it rarely got that cold but here it does and I've missed a lot more days than is usual for me. I'm looking forward to the time when I can just get up every morning and just be able to walk outside. Not being able to walk every day is really hard for me.
I hate to disappoint some of you but I decided NOT to finish that puzzle. I just wasn't enjoying it. The colors all blended together and the picture seemed a big blur. So I slid all the pieces off the table right into the trash can. It was nice to have the table back to a regular size too.
With that puzzle gone, we did one of the ones we bought last week. It was an easy one with only 500 pieces.
If you like sweet and sour chicken you must try this.
Here's the recipe.
Sweet and Sour Chicken
- 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch chunks
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 1/2 cup cornstarch
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
For the sweet and sour sauce
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Lightly oil a 9 x 13 baking dish or coat with nonstick spray.
To make the sauce, whisk together sugar, vinegar, ketchup, soy sauce and garlic powder
in large bowl' set aside.
Add chicken and cook until golden brown, about 1-2 minutes.
Add chicken to prepared baking dish. Top with sweet and sour sauce.
Here it is cooked and ready to eat with some white rice.
My mouth waters just looking at it again.
This evening we watched some television and I had some chocolate fudge ice cream for my snack.
Hope your day has been a happy one.
happyone : )
Love is the thing that enables a woman
to sing while she mops up the floor
after her husband has walked across it in his barn boot.
~ The Hoosier Farmer
Today's Three Thankful Things
- Happy Trails
- A delicious new recipe
- A nice time with my book club friends