February 24, 2009

Crispy Ranch Chicken

1 1/2 cups of cornflake crumbs
1 tsp dried rosemary
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 1/2 cups ranch salad dressing
3 pounds chicken pieces (breasts, legs, thighs)
(i only used a pound and just chicken breasts)

*Preheat oven to 375. combine cornflakes, rosemary, salt and pepper in medium bowl.
*Pour salad dressing in separate medium bowl. Dip chicken pieces in salad dressing, coating well. Dredge coated chicken in crumb mixture.
* Place in 13x9-inch baking dish coated with nonstick cooking spray. Bake 50-55 minutes or until juices run clear. Serve with desired side dishes.
Makes 6 servings (ours made 2-4 since we only used a pound)

There ya go. Yet another recipes from Nikki's kitchen. Its pretty simple. Not sure how it tastes yet, ha! its still cooking. I'll be sure you let you know. it sure does smell good though.


February 22, 2009

Edward Cullen @ Sears

Yep you heard me right, Edward Cullen. Okay so not the actual Robert Pattison but i swear they could be twins. this guy I work with, Ross, just has the look. You know how in the movie, Edward just kinda hung out by his car with that look. Serious but super sexy? Thats all this Ross kid does! Ha, I'm such a goof for even posting this.

This was really on my mind because I started to read twilight again. And it's everything twilight right now. I even dream in twilight. ha, you know where I experience similar things. So of course I cant help but stare at this kid from across the store.

I'm not gunna lie, I have this desire to just go kiss him. Not because he's Ross, but because my mind is thinking in Twilight and I would totally kiss Edward. Now come on ladies, married or not, you know you totally would too.

Don't worry. I won't. haha. Just wanted to tell ya... the edward cullen look alike is totally in sears.


February 17, 2009

chocolate cookie pudding

sounds good, right? man it is. and super easy too. i know like forever ago i was gunna do a once a week recipe. ha! that lasted how long, a week?! I suck at life i know. ha! so i decided to give you guys (my whole two readers) the recipe for a new dessert. Drew and I kinda considered it our belated valentines dessert. you should try it out!

1 (5.9) package of chocolate instant pudding mix
2 cups of milk
1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened (i used 1/3 less cream cheese)
1 (8-ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
16 double-stuffed cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies, crushed (about 2 cups)(we used double stuffed oreos)
3/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted

*whisk together pudding mix and milk for 2 minutes. Cover and chill 5 minutes.
*stir together cream cheese and whipped topping, blending well
*place 1 cup crushed cookies evenly on bottom of an 8-cup bowl. Spread half of cream cheese mixture over crushed cookies; sprinkle with half of pecans. spread all of pudding evenly over top; spread remaining cream cheese mixture evenly over pudding. Sprinkle remaining cookies and pecans. chill until ready to serve
Yield: 6-8 servings

enjoy some good eatin'!

February 09, 2009

Be my valentine

For valentines day this year, I decided I wanted canopy drapes (the material that makes it look cool). I've had this bed for awhile, since I lived in Okmulgee I think. It's always had the capability of becoming a canopy bed but I never had it as one. I dont know why I never did because thats what sold me on the bed. So a couple weeks ago I decided I wanted to see the potential my bed had. so I put up the bars and all that good stuff. It was sweet. But of course, not as cool with out the drapes! so the to internet I went. Searching and searching.

I found one! yay! We ordered it the end of January and my dear friend, the UPS guy, delivered it to me today! I couldn't wait for valentines day. Ha! or even for drew to get home. So up it went. This is the final outcome. (it's kinda wrinkly still, so don't be too hard on it)

February 02, 2009

Utah, here I come!

So I'm sure most of you know how badly I've been missing utah lately. Well, ever since I got in the car with drew Dec '07 to move down to arizona. So, a year and some later, I'm coming home! I'm super excited. I dont really know what I'll be doin up there, but just the fact I'll be there gets me so pumped! I'm kinda excited to see snow too. haha. There is no variation down in Arizona so a change in scenery will be great!

Just to name a few things I might/ hope to do while I'm there.
  • See bah-jana!
  • Meet up with Preston and his new wife!
  • Maybe hit the temple while everyone is working/at school
  • visiting lovely Kim and her hubby I've never met!
  • Lindsey Kay and her hubby I've never met!
  • Rocking it 'ole school with non other than Jimmy King himself
  • Go visit the Stott family and meet their beautiful baby girl
  • Of course, gotta catch up with the 9th ward homies!
  • Hit Urban Wear in the mall.. love that store!
If you would like to add to this list, please text me! I'll be in utah tonight through thursday prolly.

cell: 480.528.9098
-Nikki (freaking out right now with excitement!)