Thursday, July 12, 2012

Pinned it, Did it | Pinterest Thursday | iPhonography

So ... everyone knows about the Pinterest craze, right? I mean, it's addicting. I spend a lot of my free time, usually when I'm waiting in line at Walmart or waiting in a line for some other reason, surfing this wonderful idea sharing web site. I pin so many things in hopes to trying them out one day. I do try out a few things here and there, mostly recipes or hairstyles. But I do frequent my "My Style" board while I'm out shopping for clothes, 'cause well, I have NO style. LOL! I love pinning crafts to do with my son and DIY crafts for the home. I pin a lot of party ideas, 'cause well, I love to throw a party! I also pin photography inspiration and education web sites and of course, I pin my own photography in hopes of inspiring others. There has been some debate over the copy right issues for photographers on Pinterest, but I'm not going to go too in depth with it. Everyone is entitled to their opinion and what I really want to talk about is all the pins I have done.

I've shared a few pins in recent blogs, you can see them HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE. If you have no clue what I'm talking about, read up on Pinterest and you should totally follow me on MY PINTEREST.

Any who, I figured that I should share with you my adventures in Pinterest on a more constant basis - hence PINTEREST THURSDAY! Now, I can't promise every Thursday will be Pinterest Thursday, since, well, you know me and my ability to NOT post consistently. But, I promise to post Pinterest Thursdays on a Thursday! LOL!

First, if you already have Pinterest, I need you to go to the link below and follow it. If you already are, thank you! This is a link to my board, "Pins I've Tried." It will contain my attempt at the pin, as well as the original pin I got the idea from. Also, most of my attempts are going to be taken with my iPhone ... so you're just gonna have to enjoy my iPhoneography skills. :-)

Okay, now for the fun. First up is a hairstyle that was SIMPLE and QUICK! Who doesn't enjoy that?!
This pin originated HERE.
It's cute right? I mean, all I had to do was put some of my hair into a low pony tail and pull it half way out. Ten I took the pieces I left out and wrapped them around the pony "bump" and secure with a few bobby pins. SIMPLE, EASY, and QUICK.

Next, I have some food and boy, was this dish DELICIOUS!
The pin originated HERE.
So, it doesn't look EXACTLY like it does in the original pin, but it was amazing. I added some ingredients to it, as well as substituted ingredients because I didn't have them on hand.

Directions according to Plain Chicken:

1/2 Lawry's Herb & Garlic marinade
2 Tbsp. pesto
2 boneless chicken breasts, pounded thin

1/2 pound penne pasta
2 tsp olive oil
1 shallot, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
1 cup half & half
1 tsp flour
salt & pepper (to taste)
1 tsp basil

Marinate chicken in Lawry's herb & garlic marinade and pesto overnight. Grill until done.

In a large pot, boil water with 1 tbsp salt. Add 1/2 lb penne pasta noodles and boil according to package directions. Heat olive oil in the skillet over medium heat. Add the shallot and cook, stirring occasionally, until shallot is tender(about 3-5 mins). Add the garlic and chicken broth to the pan and allow to reduce by half. Once the broth has reduced, stir in tomato sauce. Add the half & half and flour and stir well to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Turn heat to low. Add basil to sauce and mix well. Drain pasta and add to sauce. Stir well to coat. Serve pasta in bowls, top with sliced chicken.

I cut my chicken smaller and not in strips, I didn't use the marinade ... I just threw some red pepper, garlic salt, onion salt and water in the pan to simmer with the chicken. I also didn't have garlic cloves or chicken broth. I did have chicken bullion though. I used 1% milk and added flour to thicken the sauce. No basil either ... wonder why I didn't use basil ... I have it. Oh well. It came out AWESOME! 

I have been lucky thus far that my pins have all turned out great or okay. But I do enjoy reading about pins that do go according to plan and will share my pin mishaps as well. But for now read Pinster. If you can get past her language, she's hilarious. 

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