First business of the day, after the usual daily business, was to send off our photos to enter in the Kemble Maple Syrup Tour's Photo Contest from when we did the Tour, HERE. Based on everyone's vote on which photo we should submit to the Contest, two photos were tied.
This is the one we submitted under Rob's Name:
The one submitted under my name:
Prep. 15 min; Cooking Time: 6 hrs. Serves: 8
what you need
1/4cup KRAFT Zesty Italian Dressing
3lb. mixed chicken thighs and drumsticks
1/2lb. fresh mushrooms, sliced
1large onion, coarsely chopped
1/2cup each red and green pepper strips
1clove garlic, minced
1can (14.5 oz.) crushed tomatoes
1tsp. dried thyme leaves
4cups hot cooked long-grain white rice
HEAT dressing in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add chicken, in batches; cook 2 to 3 min. on each side or until evenly browned on all sides.
PLACE mushrooms, onions, peppers and garlic in slow cooker; top with chicken. Combine tomatoes and thyme; pour over ingredients in slow cooker. Cover with lid. Cook on LOW 6 to 8 hours (or on HIGH 5 hours).
SERVE chicken mixture over rice.
John D.~ Tok Tok Place : John, who I have also felt I have become friends with over the past couple of months through our email correspondence, takes me into his part of the World thorough his posts of his Country of Australia. Australia has always been one Country I have always desired to visit since a very young age. Should I ever win a very large Lottery, I will be happy to say I would love to meet John in person.
John Gray~ Going Gently: John is the person who is responsible, no matter how up or down I am on any given day, for putting a smile on my face or giving me a full "chuckle" from the depths of my belly. I so look forward to reading about the antics of John's every days from his three dogs, one cat, and large assortment of fowl, right down to the chicken poop on his boots and trousers !
Ally~ Ally's Kitchen: I met Ally through making her Bohemian version of Banana Flax Marscapone Banana Bread, with not one single regret of our meeting, or for making her version of Banana Bread. In corresponding with Ally, I have found her to be full of "life & energy" which is more then likely where all her "Bo Ho" creations have derived from. Such a pleasure, Ally.
Caroline~ Bed & Breakfast Life: Personally meeting Caroline and Doug at their Evergreen Forest B&B, located just outside of Wiarton, I was taken in immediately by their knowledge of life adventures, family, and friends. Both their creativity shone through with what they have built on from what they had to work with when they converted their home into their now beautiful B&B.
Gill~ That British Woman: I was first made aware of Gill's blog through my Cousin Paula, being friends with Gill, and also encouraging that I start my own blog. Gill's blog is one of the very first blogs I started to follow, and have been doing so for over a year now. Gill usually has an adventure or two of her own to tell from her and her husband's "Dream Home" in the Country. I must say I do admire a woman who can single handed ward off a coyote !
Jo-Anna~ A Pretty Life in the Suburbs: I do so love going over to Jo-Anna's blog to see what pretty things she has created or added to her home. Jo-Anna would be an inspiration to anyone with her style and creativity. Also through corresponding with Jo-Anna, she comes through as a lovely gentle spirit.
To all of you who have received the "Sunshine Award", you may please go HERE to see how it goes from here on in for you to take the next steps, as I did.
I suppose I could go on with awarding the "Sunshine Award" to more, as there are so many people I do so admire and have met since I began blogging just over a year ago now. I not only enjoy and admire each and everyone, I also admire each and everyone of the people who support and follow me as well. Thank you to them and thank you to YOU !
Funny how I usually sit myself with nothing in my head, but once my fingers start moving across the keyboard, it just seem to "flow" ......
Things to do and a "pack" to attend to, "Just North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard".