Inktober Days 10-11

They say that if you really want to do something bad enough, you’ll do it. I say that’s mostly true but sometimes you simply cannot. I was slaying Inktober…until Day 12. As most of you know, this time of year is when my shop goes nuts with custom hand painted ornament orders. Those things have to be done – well if I want to earn a living from this (and I do lol) – so between that and my left hand in a brace…I am unable to continue Inktober.

I was having SO much fun! Here are a couple of pieces of evidence of that…

Day 10’s prompt word was “flowing” and check it out:

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Day 11’s word was “cruel” and here’s the result:

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In the interest of full disclosure, my best friend gave me the concept for the “cruel” painting…my devious mind is apparently not up to par with hers. HA!!! Love you Maria!

As long as I’m not doing small work like the ink drawings and the ornaments, I can get by with my left hand okay. So, larger projects seem to be working for me. I have more to share but will do that on separate posts later this week when I have all the photos ready.

This was my first time attempting Inktober…and if all goes my way, it won’t be the last. ūüôā

xoxo

Rhonda

 

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Easy Chicken Stir Fry – Cooking for One or Two

It’s not easy to cook for one person. Many times when you find yourself ready to eat, it’s just easier to run out and go through a drive-thru somewhere. Honestly, though, it’s simply not a healthy alternative and it’s nowhere near as good as a meal at home.

Here’s a super easy meal that makes two generous¬†servings with one of those being a leftover. This entire process takes less than 10 minutes! This leftover meal heats up nicely and was quite possibly as good as the first meal.

A rundown of what I used:

1 chicken breast, cubed. I purchase my chicken from a small local grocery store. There is no comparison between the quality of the meat.

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1 package of Birds Eye Flavor Full Teriyaki  Broccoli

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1 cup of shredded carrots

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1 Tablespoon of Coconut Oil

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1 teaspoon of sweet ginger garlic

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2 Tablespoons of chopped onion

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Soy sauce (to taste)

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I purchase these Minute Rice two packs. This is a perfect serving size and I can heat one up with the original meal and the other pack up for the leftover meal.

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The quick and easy instructions: Microwave broccoli according to directions for your microwave. While that’s getting started, melt the coconut oil and put on¬†the chicken. Stir fry for about 4 minutes or until the chicken is starting to brown. Be sure to stir constantly. Add carrots, onions and sweet ginger garlic. Stir fry for¬†another minute. Add the broccoli that you have microwaved and the soy sauce. When I take¬†the broccoli out of the microwave, I¬†put in the rice for one minute. Stir fry¬†about a¬†minute and a half. Serve with your rice.

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I did a quick video on the Birds Eye Broccoli Teriyaki here:

Delicious! If you decide to try it, please let me know how you liked it. I know everyone’s tastes are different so I’m very curious to hear what you added or deleted and how you enjoyed the meal.

xoxo

Rhonda