Monday, April 23, 2018

This weekend!  The weather!  Finally!  It was picture perfect Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday.  It was in the 60s most of the weekend in these parts.  I was able to enjoy a cool bonfire with some friends.  

You can’t talk about good weather without talking about grilling.  This little packet was a recommendation from one of my sisters.  It is da bomb!  Also, I like anything with the words “mojito” and “lime” in it!  You do have to mix it with water, EVOO, and apple cider vinegar.  Marinate your chicken for at least an hour.  I use gallon ziplocs to marinate.  If you don’t want to grill, I have also used the “moist method”  of chicken cooking that I learned from Cup of Jo blog.  Sorry for that word, folks!  Take your chicken out of the marinade and sear both sides in pan for a minute each side.  Then cover on medium for 10 minutes.  Then remove from heat and keep under lid for another 10 minutes.  (I will confess that I did flip the chicken after 6 minutes because I was worried.)  Don’t crowd your pan.  I think I had room for 3 breasts.  You can find these packets by the chili mix, mealoaf mix, etc.  Let me know if you try it.  There are other flavors but I didn’t like the other ones nearly as much.

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My other meals for this week are:

Monday – Orange Chicken (frozen from Costco), rice, green beans

Tuesday – take out

Wednesday – Asian Chicken Salad from Costco with maybe some roasted zucchini

Thursday – book club night (will talk about book club in tomorrow’s post) so my three boys will be on their own

I’m a dud this week!  This is how you know it’s getting close to summer.  I can’t do all the things anymore!

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A couple of weeks ago I placed an Old Navy order for some jeans for my growing teens (32 length!) and the anchor sweatshirt on the right.  I was so impressed by the softness!  Old Navy could definitely go either way on the softness/stiffness factor.  I have worn it almost every evening and a few more times in public.  I love it!  I love nautical themed clothing for some reason.  

I went into ON this past week and saw the t-shirt on the left.  I love graphic tees!  Since I’m a high school Spanish teacher I could not leave it in the store for 11.99.  It is also super soft!  I wore it to school on Friday. It says “Fiesta like there’s no mañana” in case you can’t see the photo well.

Do you like Old Navy?  I think their prices have gone up.  $35 for Old Navy jeans?  I think that’s a lot for the quality and inconsistency of sizing.  Maybe the quality has gotten better, though.  Thoughts?

Ok, to wrap things up, RIP Barbara Bush.  This is a quote of hers and even though it is not anything we don’t know I thought it was a nice reminder as we start our work week.  Yes, we are all doing important work at our jobs whether it is in an office, a school, or from our home, and even if you are a SAHM (you are still doing very important work!).  It’s easy to lose perspective because work is ingrained in us, especially in the US.  I hope you get to spend time with those you love the most this week.  

Cheers!

Amy 

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