Sunday, January 25, 2009

Has old man winter got you craving some fun junk ideas....AND CARBS?? Well, let's EAT!!!






Hi All!

In case you've never experienced Junk Fest before, I wanted to wet your appetite with some fun junk creations we showed at a previous sale.

Dressers are such a wonderful blank canvas...I found this baby sitting by my neighbors garbage can, in the rain, with two drawers busted up....bet he never guessed it could turn out this pretty & be this useful again! You can't see it, but it is covered in a wallpaper that resembles tin ceiling tiles and then painted white...there were people who thought it really was covered in tin tiles! How cute in a baby girl's room with quilts or stuffed animals in the basket & necessities in the drawers!...or even a kitchen with the basket holding your most loved cookbooks...







....or if you really want to create a personality piece for a room, the sky is the limit! Apply words,a fun paint treatment, posters, or enlarge your own pictures...this one showcases a poster of the canals of Venice... But wouldn't it be adorable if you applied an enlarged photo of your son swinging a bat or your daughter in her tutu??

Then if you can re-think the use...yes, it can hold clothes, but who says you can't put a unique dresser in your entryway to hold the caps & mittens...maybe even shoes....or in a large bathroom to store the extra tp & towels!...or the dining room to hold linens and an extra platter or two...wouldn't this look fab in a french inspired dining room???...Ooh La La!!!





Speaking of appetites, this COLD winter is making me HUNGRY, how about you??

Give this yummy recipe a try...you'll feel like you are sitting right in the middle of the Food Court at your local Mall!
Ha Ha :)


BOURBON CHICKEN (very similar to what you get from the food court at the Mall)

2 lbs boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite sized pieces
1 to 2 TBSP olive oil
1 clove garlic, crushed
1/4 tsp ginger
1/8 tsp ground red pepper (add more if you like it spicier)
1/4 cup apple juice
1/3 cup light brown sugar
2 TBSP ketchup
1 TBSP cider vinegar
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup soy sauce
Heat oil in a large skillet, add chicken pieces & cook till lightly browned. Remove chicken.
Add remaining ingredients to skillet, heating over medium heat till well mixed & dissolved.
(I liked my sauce thicker so I added 1 TBSP corn starch mixed with 1/4 cup cold water to
the skillet and boiled it all together for 1 minute stirring constantly) Now return the chicken
to the skillet and stir to cover with sauce. Simmer for 20 minutes.
Can serve over rice or make some garlic mashed potatoes to serve along side it.


GARLIC MASHED POTATOES

1/2 of a head of garlic
1 1/2 tsp olive oil
1 lb potatoes peeled & cut up for boiling
butter
milk
salt & pepper
Preheat oven to 350. Cut an entire head of garlic in half...peel away the skin & pile the cloves on a piece of tinfoil.
Drizzle the garlic with the olive oil. Seal up the tinfoil and bake for 45 minutes. Boil your potatoes till soft. Mash with butter, milk and salt & pepper to taste. Remove garlic from oven, mash softened cloves with a fork & stir into potatoes.


Delicious!...... ALMOST as delicious as Junk Fest on a beautiful, sunny day!

STAY WARM. Lynette

5 comments:

  1. Now I'm not only HUNGRY but also craving some flea markets!!!

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  2. Okay, Lynette, when the heck are you going to make us those garlic mashed taters!!!??? M

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  3. Mmm...we LOVE garlic mashed potatoes here too!

    Love seeing and hearing your ideas!

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  4. I love the chest with the poster of the canals! But the food is even better! Angie

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  5. Hey ladies!

    Great photos! One of the reasons I am so glad I am from the bayou country...we get to shop and junk all year long! :)

    Don't get up to your part of the country, but if I ever do...I will definitely stop by and see all your treasures!

    xo...deb

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