Archive for February, 2010

Tarragon Marinated Chicken Breasts

Posted by: Frances

February 9th, 2010 >> Cooking

Sorry, I don’t have a picture for this one, but it was very tasty.


  • 1tsp Basil
  • 1tsp Parsley
  • 1tsp Garlic Salt
  • 4 minced Garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp Rosemary
  • 3 Tbsp Tarragon White Wine Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Salt

First, pound the chicken to about 1/2 inch thick chicken breasts. Place inside a large ziplock bag with the salt and sugar.  Add water until the chicken is covered, close and put in the refrigerator.  This is called Brining your chicken.  Leave in refrigerator for about 45 minutes to 1 hour.  Then, marinate the chicken in another bag with all the remaining ingredients.  Marinate for minimum 25 minutes.  Cook for 25 minutes at 350 degrees or until chicken is done.  Also tastes great on the grill.  This is a quick and easy recipe that is very good.


Posted by: Frances

February 8th, 2010 >> Movie Mania

I have had Changeling on DVR on my television for about six months.  I finally decided to sit down and watch it. I was hesitant because it is a long movie.  I truly enjoyed watching this movie.  It was extraordinary and had some great acting in it.  It made me so frustrated at times and I just watched to smack the police chief.  It is a sad, but great movie, I wish I had not waited so long to watch it.


Edge of Darkness

Posted by: Frances

February 6th, 2010 >> Movie Mania

Edge of Darkness on a Saturday rainy night.  So I was expecting a revengeful, intense, action packed movie and instead I got a level headed, low key action, smooth movie.  It was much less intense than I anticipated although there was one scene that scared the crap out of me.  I liked that Mel was smooth going and smart about his research and then once he knew he was dying got serious and rightfully put things to an end.  This was a good movie to see on a day like today.  I really enjoyed one of the fight scenes Mel did.  I would recommend watching this on a lazy day.


My name Frances

Posted by: Frances

February 2nd, 2010 >> Educational, Uncategorized

So…. I got a message from a very close person to me.  It was a request to view this site when I had a moment. So I did and it made me laugh.  you should check it out, it will only take a minute.

French Toast

Posted by: Frances

February 2nd, 2010 >> Cooking

I love French Toast and have been making it from scratch for about 3 years now.  I have tried every recipe I could get my hands on and this one is my favorite.  I did a lot of trial and error.


  • 8 eggs
  • 8 oz of heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 Tbsp nutmeg
  • Loaf of Texas Toast Bread (or bread of your choice)

Mix all ingredients together thoroughly in a bowl you can dip the bread in one piece at a time.  (Like you are making scrambled eggs) Use a Teflon coated pan and turn the stove on 6 – 7 heat (or medium heat).  One piece at a time, dip your bread into the bowl and soak about 10-15 seconds.  Remove and cook in pan for about one and a half minutes per side.  It should brown very nicely.  When loaf is cooked, serve.


It’s All About Steve

Posted by: Frances

February 2nd, 2010 >> Movie Mania

It’s All About Steve was a creepy movie and I thought gave girls a bad rep. I got a few laughs out of the movie and Angus was my favorite character.  This movie had a message all of us could learn from too.  If you are bored one evening and feel like seeing Sandra Bullock play a great crazy, loopy, creepy character… I would watch this.