1.) What was the first CD (or record or cassette) you ever purchased? Write about the way that particular album made you feel then. Write about how it makes you feel now.
2.) You were recently laid off. Instead of moping around, you've viewed it as a chance to start fresh. Pick a new career and write about your first day on the job.
3.) List your five most recent favorite things.
4.) I'm hungry. Share your very favorite recipe!!
1.) I don't remember for sure, but I think I used some money I received for my 12th birthday to buy a Weird Al Yankovic cassette. Oh. Yes. I. Did! LOL.
2.) In all honesty I would mope around... if only I could get paid to sulk.
3.) Oooo... this sounds like FUN!
1. My Love. OK, I know he doesn't necessarily qualify as recent but what if I told you that he never ceases to amaze me. He does the dishes, watches the kids, changes diapers, does the baths, works his butt off (six days a week), gives me footrubs (I don't even need to ask), supports my blogging, guides me spiritually, always makes me feel like I am the best wife/mom/woman on the face of the Earth, he makes me laugh and at times wonder what I saw in him in the first place (in a good way ;-} ) I AM spoiled rotten ... I could go on and on... but I digress. My apologies to those of you who hate when wives looooooooove their husbands, LOL. Go ahead... hate me :-p
Just kidding, please don't hate me... I have issues. I'll get a complex and it will be all your fault.
2. Blogging. So my blog has been around for a while but I never really paid much attention to it until recently. Now I actually have people who come back again and again (whu? I'm still scratching my head as to why, but I love it DON"T STOP!) I have gone out and found some blogs to read as well, and I have cyber met some incredible peeps and remain quite entertained/encouraged/shocked/enlightened.
4. Christmas decorations. I must really, really like them because a lot of them, including our tree, are still up.
5. Our new Goodyear mud and snow tires. Seriously. The ones we had on the minikidhauler before this week were for city dwellers. We are not. I attribute making it home safely through blizzard-like conditions* over white roads to these bad boys. They were so worth the extra $. I didn't slip ONCE! And I was praying the whole time. The last mile of our drive home is up a road that climbs 1000 feet from the main road to our driveway. I made it home... I love my new tires... they are one of my new favorite things.
*so maybe blizzard-like is a little bit of an exaggeration, but it was snowing really hard ;-)
4.) This is one of my faves and it goes great with steamed white rice and broccoli or green beans.
Hawaiian Chicken (maybe even gluten free... let me know)
Heat oven to 375*
Place a dozen rinsed, skinless chicken thighs (I have used boneless and bone-in) in a 13x9 glass casserole dish.
mix (I use a salad dressing shaker):
1/2 c soy sauce
1 small can of pineapple juice
1/2 c brown sugar
tsp. garlic powder
tsp. ground ginger
1/4 c corn starch
Shake it up, Baby, then pour it over the chicken. Cover the dish with foil and put it in the oven. Boneless should be cooked 45 minutes, Bone-in an hour. Halfway through cook time flip the thighs over. When serving dribble some of the sauce over the rice and chicken. YUM!
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Wow, that rhymed!