Tuesday, February 23, 2010

I haven't forgotten about you. . .

I know I know! Where have I been? I have been working on a lot of new and exciting things to share with you. Some have worked out and others. . . well . . . we won't go there.
Do you have a piece of furniture that is simple? I have a bookshelf that I love. It is a beautiful Cherry color, real wood, and just simple. I love that about it. But it needed and update. I definitely didn't want to paint it. It was just too pretty for that. So I browsed the scrapbook aisle at AC Moore and "LIGHTBULB"! I found the most amazing paper that would add just the right amount of red that I needed. I went home and mod podged away. I love how it turned out. Can't wait to Mod Podge again!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Hungry? P.F. Changs to the Rescue!!!!

Since lunch time is approaching , I thought a little copy-cat recipe would be fun.

My husband and I were never fans of the oh so tasty P.F Chang's until recently. We went gaga over the famous lettuce wraps and noticed everyone around us was eating them too.

Eating out with a 2 year old isn't only hard, but can be expensive. So last week in my craving I went to Harris Teeter with a goal! I was going to make lettuce wraps. And guess what? I succeeded!!! I must say they were fantastic. Even Lucy couldn't get enough! I thought i would share my make-shift recipe with you all. I hope you will try it and let me know what you think!

Pf Chang’s Lettuce wraps
Boneless Skinless Chick Breast Chopped into small pieces
1 stick of butter
1 Can of chopped water chestnuts
1 small onion chopped
1 cup of Hot Red Pepper Sauce (oriental aisle)
1 cup of Hoison Sauce (oriental aisle)
Sesame seed oil
Hot Asian Mustard
Soy Sauce
1 teaspoon of Paprika (if you have it)
1 head of lettuce
Add oil and butter to saucepan, and water chestnuts, and onions. Saute’
Add Chicken and cook until white. Add Hoison Sauce, ½ cup of Red Pepper Sauce, paprika and Soy Sauce.

This was a tasting game. I continued to taste until I felt it was right.
Simmer and serve with the “Sauce” fans of Pf Chang's know what Sauce I am talking about.
Mix oil, red pepper sauce, mustard, and soy sauce. Again, this is a tasting game.
Let me know what you think. We couldn’t get enough!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


Welcome to Spaghetti Chic! Here lately I have been finding myself absolutely, head over heels, lift your leg during a kiss, in love with blogs. I have found so many wonderful blogs that I have become a little addict. You don't suppose they have meetings for this do you? My husband would probably be the first to schedule an intervention!

Anyway. . . all the blogs are wonderful but there is something missing. I want it all in one place and I want it to be on the FRUGAL SIDE! Yes I'm a cheapy. But in a good way. Looks: If you got it, flaunt it. Money: If you got it, why spend it?

I would like to say I have Mercedes taste with a Pinto budget, but that would be unfair. I like to think of it as Mercedes taste, Mercedes Budget, but Pinto Liking? Does that make any sense at all?

I hope you enjoy the blog and I really hope I can keep up with it. I've got lots of crafts, recipes, and tips I am working on for you! I look forward to blog-meeting each of you!