Tuesday, February 23, 2010

What's for Dinner-Chicken Dijon Potato Salad

Chicken Dijon Potato Salad

1 package (1 lb) diced Potatoes and Onions
2 cups Broccoli Florets
1 cup diced cooked chicken
2 tbsp chopped roasted red bell peppers
2/3 cup mayonnaise
2 to 3 tbsp Dijon Mustard
1 tsp sugar

In large saucepan, bring 6 cups water to boil. Add Potatoes and Onions. Boil 5 minutes.

Add broccoli, boil 2 to 3 minutes or until potatoes and broccoli are tender.

Drain and rinse with cold water. Place in medium bowl.

Stir in chicken and the rest of the ingredients.

Stir to coat.

Serve immediately or refrigerate to chill

Sunday, February 21, 2010

The Great American Classic Book Project

Don't ask me how I got there because I don't remember......but I was reading a list of "great American literature" books. I realized that I have not read most of them. The list I found was a reading list for college bound students. It includes 43 titles.

So I have decided to make it a project for myself to read or listen to some , if not all, of these books.

First up is: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Get Ready

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

What's for Dinner- Catalina Chicken

Catalina Chicken

1 small jar of apricot/pineapple preserves
1 small bottle of catalina salad dressing
1 1/2 – 2 lbs diced chicken

Mix the sauce in a 9×13 pan. Add in the diced chicken.
Let marinade for several hours if you can, but it’s not necessary.
Bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes or until chicken is cooked.

Serve over rice.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Bird Count

Do you enjoy watching Birds?

Take it to the next level this year by participating in the Great Backyard Bird Count.

February 12 - 15, 2010


It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!

1. Plan to count birds for at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the count. You can count for longer than that if you wish! Count birds in as many places and on as many days as you like—one day, two days, or all four days. Submit a separate checklist for each new day. You can also submit more than one checklist per day if you count in other locations on that day.

2. Count the greatest number of individuals of each species that you see together at any one time. You may find it helpful to print out your regional bird checklist to get an idea of the kinds of birds you're likely to see in your area in February. You could take note of the highest number of each species you see on this checklist.
3. When you're finished, enter your results through our web page. You'll see a button marked "Enter Your Checklists!" on the website home page beginning on the first day of the count. It will remain active until the deadline for data submission on March 1st.

Other helpful tools and information:

Data form. Some people find it helpful to fill out the form before entering it on the website. By printing it off ahead of time, they know what information they need to be aware of, such as snow depth, for example.

GBBC Photo Contest rules

GBBC participation certificate to give out to students or to anyone who takes part in the GBBC

PowerPoint slideshow about the GBBC

Local events. Have a look at some of the events from the last count to get some ideas on what you could plan in your community for the next GBBC.If you're a teacher looking to get your class involved with the GBBC, read through our educator's materials for some ideas.

If you're new to bird watching, you might want to check out our "Learn About Birds" section. You'll find help with tricky bird identifications, choosing binoculars, bird feeding tips, and much more.