Friday, November 30, 2012

This guy just came in the shop and every time I see him I have to smile.
He's just so cute.  If you want to see him he's in the back space on the right.
If you want him to take him home you'd better hurry someone is going to want him right away.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Here's what I made for dinner tonight. 
I found the recipe on a blog and decided to give it a try.  It was really good.  A couple of things I'll do different next time is pound the chicken more and put the cheese on top during the last 15 or 20 mins.
We used the left over Mustard sauce for dipping and it was delicious.  I can see using it for other things.  If you decide to make it, leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

Outback Steakhouse
Alice Spring Chicken


4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, pounded to 1/2 inch thickness

Lowry's Seasoning Salt

6 bacon slices

1/4 cup regular mustard

1/3 cup honey

2 Tbsp. Mayonnaise

2 teaspoons dried onion flakes

1 cup sliced fresh mushroom (I omitted because my family does not like mushrooms)

2 cup shredded Colby/Jack cheese

First, Sprinkle and rub the chicken breasts with seasoning salt. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

While the chicken is in the refrigerator, cook bacon in a large skillet until crisp. Remove bacon and set aside. ***Do not discard grease.***

Saute chicken in the bacon grease for 3 to 5 minutes per side, or until browned. Place chicken in a 9" × 13" casserole dish or pan.

To make the Honey Mustard: In a small bowl, mix the mustard, honey, mayonnaise and dried onion flakes.

Spread some of the Honey Mustard over each piece of chicken, then layer with mushrooms, crumbled bacon, and shredded cheese.

Bake in a 350° oven for 30 minutes, or until cheese is melted and chicken is done.

Serve with the left over Honey Mustard Sauce that you made

Monday, November 26, 2012

  Sometimes it's hard with shopping, cooking, and crazy, cranky people all around you. But stop, take a breath and remember this.  Print it out and put it somewhere where you'll see everyday.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Christmas Open House Gift Certificate Winner
Congratulations Sheri!

Don't forget we are giving away another one worth $50.00 Dec. 8th and 9th
More later.  Keep checking back.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Now that Thanksgiving is over it's time to think Christmas.  When I saw this I true!  Made me laugh out loud.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Good ol' Norman Rockwell.  Didn't  he say it all in his art? 
Hope you and yours have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Coming to Niles this weekend?  Come into the shop and say hi.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

  Here's something you need to know about MY FRIENDS AND I.  We don't call the Friday after Thanksgiving BLACK FRIDAY like the big retailers do.  We call it FUN FRIDAY! In fact we call that whole weekend FUN!  Come to Niles where you'll find friendly shop owners, unique merchandise, free parking and let me say it again.....friendly shop owners to greet you.
  Remember Friday night 6:00 is the Annual Parade of Lights.  Come early for parking and saving your spot on the sidewalk.

Saturday is also Small business Saturday.  Support Small business owners come on down to Niles and STAY OUT OF THOSE MALLS! 

The Niles Main Street Assoc. is sorry to say that there will be NO  Holiday Home Tour this year.  BUT... we are excited to offer you

Saturday Dec. 8th and Sunday Dec. 9th.  

On those two days, participating stores will be offering DISCOUNTS, DRAWINGS, AND REFRESHMENTS.  Plus the Niles Main Street Assoc. is having a drawing for three  $100.00 gift certificates.  All you have to do is make a purchase in any of the participating stores to receive an entry to win.  The more you shop the more chances you have.

That weekend  MY FRIENDS AND I is having a drawing  for $50.00 Gift Certificate enter to win with purchase.  Also on those 2 days we will be having surprise drawings through out the day. It could be an ornament, Niles cookbook, or ????

 Pick up a directory of participating stores at MY FRIENDS AND I either day that weekend

Saturday, November 17, 2012

I found a site where you can print out these adorable bingo cards.  click  HERE to see them. They have other bingo games too.   Cute site.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Just in time for the holidays............a site with fudge recipes.  Oh no I'm in trouble!  Check it out here

Sunday, November 11, 2012

While it was still cloudy and rainy the other day the sun came out.  I went outside to see if there was a rainbow in the sky.  There wasn't, but the hills were the most beautiful shade of gold.  I ran back in for my camera and took these pictures.  The color only lasted about 5 minutes. 
 Have you noticed the hills are turning a little green?  I love our Fremont hills! 

(click on picture to see it larger and prettier)

Thursday, November 8, 2012

This is a recipe I  have to try.
Crock Pot Rocky Road Cake.  YUM

Find the recipe HERE

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Hey, have you noticed the list of links to the left? Where it says visit these blogs and web pages.  Did you know that you can click on one and it will take you to their blog?  Take for instance Corrie Glass They have just started posting on their blog again, (with a little poking from me) and the owner Wayne seems to.think that I'm the only one looking at it.  Let's show our support for him and his blogging by clicking on the link and checking it out.  If you have never been to their store you should stop by and say hello to Wayne and Judy and see the beautiful things that Wayne creates.
 We have lots of pretty green glass in the shop right now.  Some depression and some from the 50's.  If you buy it for collecting sake or want some pretty new pieces for Christmas entertaining, we probably have a piece or two for you. 

 This is a cabinet across from the office.  Green's one of my favorite colors, what about you?

This dark green glass below is from the Anchor Hocking Glass Company, 1950 - 1957
The company named the color "Forest Green"  The pattern name is "Charm" (and it is!)

The Collection here is in Space #85, last space back of store on the right.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Tyme For Tea is a wonderful Tea room right next to us.  Jessica the owner is gearing up for the Christmas Holidays with a tea.  Don't wait too long to make reservations, it fills up fast.

Tyme for Tea & Co.

Holiday Tea of Good Tidings

Saturday December 15th &
Sunday December 16th
11:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
$38.00 per person includes tax & gratuity

Cinnamon Rose Holiday Tea or Coffee
Cranberry Scone served with Raspberry Butter
An assortment of Five Festive Tea Sandwiches
Cucumber w/Mint Butter,
Chicken Pecan on Raisin Bread,
Fig & Goat Cheese on Flatbread ,
Prosciutto wrapped Date with Pecan
& Mushroom and Pesto Crostini
Followed by Four Fanciful Tea Pastries
Christmas Petit Four, Snowball Cookie
Holiday Truffle & Delicious Charlotte’s Fudge

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