Sunday, November 11, 2012

Veteran's Day at Leonardtown

Zane was marching in the Vet's parade today so we decided to see what it was all about.  This is the first Veteran's parade that we have been to.  We left home at 8:30 am so we could get a good parking spot and good place to watch from.

The lady next to Sid asked if she could take our picture.  Of course we said yes.  Now you can see I was there.

My honey!!!!

A friend passing out literature on Southern Maryland Veterans Information & Resources.

Sorry about getting so many backsides.  We were on the corner of their turn and I couldn't get good pictures. This was the starting of the parade.

I couldn't believe how many bikers were in the parade.
Then there were lots of old cars.

Lots of cub scouts.


The Highland Fling. 

 Finally Zane and the Chopticon ROTC

 Chopticon High School Band.

 This made me laugh.

 Finally the horses.  Nothing like in Utah (Delta).

Then to end the parade all the firetrucks and ambulances.
The parade started at 10:00 am and ended a little after 11:00 am.  Home we went, put in a turkey breast, changed into church clothes and were at church by 12:45. 
It was a great day.  I want to thank all the people that serve in the arm forces all over the world. You do a great service.  My dad served in WWII and when the parade rounded the corner and I saw the American flag my eyes became teary.  I love America and all it stands for.  

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Stevie's Honor Chorus Concert

Tonight we went and enjoyed Stevie in the All-County Elementary and Middle School Honor Horus Concert.  Trudy said there were about 50 students from Mechanicsville that tried out and they picked 6.

My video on my camera doesn't work very well , but here is one of the songs that they sang.

The whole concert was really good.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Coconut Chicken

I had a few people ask for this recipe so here it is.

Coconut Chicken
For the chicken:
2-3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-2 inch pieces
salt and pepper, to taste
1 cup cornstarch
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup canola oil

For the sauce:
1 (14 oz.) can coconut milk
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp cider vinegar  ( make sure you use cider vinegar, it makes it taste more like the restaurant kind)

  1.  For the chicken: Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat and preheat oven to 325. While oil is heating,  season chicken with salt and pepper. 
  2.  Dip chicken in egg, then cornstarch, and fry in the oil until lightly golden brown, but not cooked through.   I had to fry in a couple of batches so as not to overcrowd the pan.
  3.  Remove chicken from pan and place on paper towel-lined plate briefly,  then place in a single layer in a baking dish.
 4.   For the sauce:  In a medium bowl, whisk together the coconut milk, sugar and vinegar.  Pour the sauce over the chicken and bake for about an hour, stirring the chicken every 15 minutes.  Once cooked through, let stand for at least 5 minutes to allow the sauce to thicken.  Serve immediately over rice.