Welcome to my little world! My name is Donna and I'm the mother of one very spoiled kitty named Clarice. I was a banker for over 20 years but now I'm a SAHM and loving every minute of it. I'm a super, huge Bon Jovi fan and an avid cross stitcher. I love decorating my home with flea market finds, primitive style items and vintage items. My hubby says if the last three generations threw it out as trash it'll end up in our house as a decoration.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Damn I'm a good cook even for a dinner party of one

Great news, my eye seems to be fully recovered and I'm stitching away so all is right in my world again. I used the eye wash and after DR Momma called, I went and got some lubrication eye drops which I think did the trick. It was a rainy spring weekend so I just hung around our home. I did make a trip into Karlsruhe by city train and I went to the flea market (called Flohmarkt) over here but the rain made it just too miserable for me to hang out  for long.  I went to the one "Mexican" place we had found and after not getting my mexican fix in 9 months, the food was pretty darn good. I had a margarita and enchiladas which were tasty just not spicy. Oh well, I still had a nice meal that I didn't have to cook or clean up after.

I worked on Pink Hill Manor and just about to finish it up later this week. I'm doing it to honor my niece, Rachel Elizabeth . Her favorite color is pink so this girly pink one was a perfect choice for her.  I want to start Moonlight Visitor next so I've got incentive to get PHM done. I don't allow myself any UFO/WIP because I know myself too well and if I ever set it aside, I would never pick it up again.  In my 25 plus years of stitching,  I have only 1 UFO and it is Midnight Watch that I started stitching the week that I lost my Maggie Mae kitty.  I've not worked on it since Clarice joined our family and I think it's because it's an acknowledgement of Maggie's too short life that I just don't want to face.  I used to be such a slow, slow stitcher that I only finished 1 or 2 projects a year so WIPs just didn't seem right but now that I'm a quicker stitcher not to mention my attention span is shorter, I could get in real trouble if I had too many starts and no "deadlines".

Ok now on to the reason for the title of this post......I fixed myself a great chicken sandwich for dinner.  Yummo and so, so simple.  I marinated boneless chicken breasts in balsamic salad dressing for a few hours then baked it at 350 for 30 minutes.  I bought some great hard baguettes that I sliced and toasted in the oven.  When the chicken was done I sliced it thinly and popped it back in the oven with a slice of swiss cheese just until cheese melted.  I brushed a little dressing on my toasted roll then added my sliced cheesy chicken.  It was divine and I munched happily away plus I have one more for lunch today. 

Make your day a special one and do something that brings you pure joy today. 


  1. I'm so glad that your eye is okay. I was really concerned about it. Nothing like good old Doc Mom. Your sandwich sounds yummy.

  2. Yummmm, that does sound good.
    Glad you're seeing and stitching away. PHM is one (of few) I've stitched, too.

  3. So glad your eye is doing much better.

    And yes your sandwich does sound yummo. :)

    happy stitching


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