Friday, January 22, 2016

Abigail's Sill Sick Day $5

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Abigail's Sick Day #4

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Abigail's Sick Day #3

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Abigail's Still Sick

Monday, January 18, 2016

Abigail's Taking A Week Off Due To A Cold

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Abigail's Elegant Pose

I have always admired ballerinas.

Being poised and elegant and having the ability to stand on one’s tip toes is this this girl dream. Yep, I want to stand tall and dance my way through the rough patches life. 


Friday, January 15, 2016

Leap Abigail

Sometimes the only thing you can do  is leap like the world is watching.
Taking a leap of faith is the hardest leap to take. Fear of falling on our face often keeps us from jumping too high. What I have learned is that if I hold my breath and jump it's a lot easier.

When I was a kid I  always like to leap. I would  jump as high as I can pray I don't break anything when I landed. I am still in many ways that kid at heart who like to leap.


Thursday, January 14, 2016

Point Your Toes Abigail

Hold your head high and point your toes Abigail.


Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Welcome to Abigails World of Imperfection

There is no perfection in writing at Abigail Madison Chase. If that is a direct reflection on the writer, then so be it.

This is my space. This is the place I come to write and entertain those who stop by and pop a squat for a few seconds.  

I am a dancer who has the lead in ballet but can’t seem to get the moves down.  Yet, I refuse to give up. I won by spot by hard work and I refuse to give up.


Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Abigails Dance of Life

I can’t dance. I have two left feet and they both point north. Yet, I always think of life as a dance.

Daily life has the passion of a tango, mixed with the sparkly shine of a famous ballet, folded in with an occasional happy no holds barred happy dance.

I am not sure which dance is my favorite, I often find myself doing a multitude of dancing hoping to succeed at them all.


Monday, January 11, 2016

Dance Abigail Madison Chase, Dance

Some days I just want to throw up my arms and do a beautiful dance.


Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Abigail Enjoys Shrimp and Grits Casserole

  1. 4 cups chicken broth
  2. 1 1⁄2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  3. 1 cup yellow grits
  4. 2 cups shredded fontina cheese
  5. 1⁄2 cup half-and-half
  6. 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  7. 1 (10-ounce) can tomatoes with mild green chiles, drained
  8. 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  9. 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  10. 1 1⁄4 cups chopped green onion
  11. 1 cup chopped yellow onion
  12. 1 cup chopped green bell pepper
  13. 1 cup chopped red bell pepper
  14. 1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
  15. 1 teaspoon ground black pepper, divided
  16. 1 pound medium fresh shrimp, peeled, tails left on
  17. Garnish: chopped green onion, quartered grape tomatoes
  1. ]Preheat oven to 350°. In a large saucepan, combine broth and 1⁄2 teaspoon salt. Bring mixture to a boil over medium-high heat; stir in grits. Cover; reduce heat to medium, and cook, stirring occasionally, until liquid is absorbed and grits are tender, about 20 minutes. Stir in cheese and half-and-half; remove from heat. Gradually whisk in eggs until smooth. Stir in tomato until combined.
  2. In a 10-inch cast-iron skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil and butter over medium-high heat. Add onions, bell peppers, garlic, 1⁄2 teaspoon salt, and 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until tender, about 5 minutes. Add grits mixture to onion mixture, stirring to combine. Bake until set, 30 to 35 minutes. Let cool slightly. 3. In a nonstick skillet, heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat. Sprinkle shrimp with remaining 1⁄2 teaspoon salt and remaining 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper. Add shrimp to skillet; cook until pink and cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes. Spoon shrimp over grits. Garnish with green onion and tomato, if desired. Serve immediately.,9539b961-56bb-995a-9888-e4a026b6a51a

Monday, January 4, 2016

Abigail Loves Nachos!

I have a love of nachos that is just plain obsessive. Over the Christmas holidays I found a new and exciting recipe for nachos that has my taste buds clamoring for more. They are called Macho Nachos and they are a delight to eat. I am posting the link and the recipe for other nacho eaters.

Macho Nachos

6-8 large handfuls of corn tortilla chips
1½ cups cheddar cheese, shredded
1½ cups pepper jack cheese, shredded
1 (15 oz) can of chili (your favorite brand works)
½ cup sliced black olives
½ cup sliced, pickled jalapeƱos
½ cup diced tomatoes
¾ cup sour cream
2 green onions, diced

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

In an oven safe pan or baking sheet lay half of the chips, then top with half the can of chili, ½ of the cheddar cheese, and ½ of the pepper jack cheese. Repeat the layering; chips, chili, cheese.

Bake in the oven for 5-10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and gooey.

Quickly top with the black olives, jalapeƱos, diced tomato, sour cream, and green onions. Serve hot with a side of salsa. Enjoy!

Sunday, January 3, 2016

The Look!

There are certain looks that beguile and beg to be recreated.  The model in the picture above has a look that I want to recreate. There is flawless beauty to her make-up. I want to be that chick.


Saturday, January 2, 2016

Abigails 2016 Books

The New Year opens as I close on writing three new books for this year.  While I am excited about all three of my new books, I am most excited about Everything I learned at 49 I’ll Still know next year At 50, which will be published this summer. This book is a humors look at the years before I turn 50 in 2017.

Please enjoy my book trailer.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year

Today begins a New Year filled with hope and promise. It is my hope that the New Year finds you in the most amazing place in your life.

Wishing you joy and happiness in the New Year,

I am Abigail Madison Chase.
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