Monday, November 30
1/4 c balsamic vinegar
1/4 c honey
1/4 c soy sauce
2 tsp thyme
Mix, put in gallon size plastic bag; marinate overnight. Bake at 325 for 30 min and then sear on grill or grill pan.
Saturday, November 28
So, our day started out just as always j was up at 6 and ready to go. We headed out and up the mountain early and I suggested to take a "short cut" from Blowing Rock to Banner Elk that shaves off quit a bit of time. We took the same route up last year and little did I know that the insanely curvy & narrow road would make my little guy CAR SICK! Oh yes, vomit everywhere. I thought I was going to vomit! It was 35 degrees with wind that almost blew the door off and here we are on the side of this crazy road with a SCREAMING, half-naked 2 yr old! After cleaning as much up as possible we strapped him back in the now referred to "Bomb-it" seat and began my Google Search for somewhere to buy clothes. No such luck had to take a right on 105 and go all the way back to Boone on BLACK FRIDAY to buy clothes. Old Navy, was insane, really insane. I tried to offer a worker $40 cash for my $25 worth of clothing just to avoid the check out line. Again, no luck! Finally, I turn failure into triumph and headed to an old favorite lunch spot The Red Onion and yep, the pesto-chicken pizza was as yummy as I remembered.
We got to the Fraser Forest and I picked out a tree in record time (it was freezing). The trees were as beautiful as ever and as we were leaving I spotted our tree for next year!
Through all the tears and the cold wind and horrible vomit smell it was still a really nice family day. I think these are the memories that will surly make me laugh out loud!!
Tuesday, November 24
Sunday, November 22
Really, must I menu plan? I guess, SO that I will keep my life in tact and somewhat in order. This week I trying a new dish from my friend Debbie and cleaning out the freezer! Fun, fun!
Mon~ Debbie's Welsh Rarebit
Tues~ Beef Stroganoff w/ egg noodles
Wed~ Soup from the Freezer!
Thurs~ TURKEY DAY!!
Fri~ CHRISTMAS TREE!!! (Leftovers)
Saturday, November 21
j was so excited to see a real fire truck & to meet firemen!!
Friday, November 20
Wednesday, November 18
I think it was my freshman year in college the 1st time I had a FRIED TURKEY and oh my goodness I fell in love. So much so that when I started hosting Thanksgiving I made the fried turkey part of MY families tradition. My aunt makes her own rub and I have to say it is tasty!
1 box of salt
2 oz (4 TB) of each of the following:
crushed red pepper
Mix all the above in a gallon ziploc bag & shake well. This will make enough to season 3
Wash turkey good & pat dry. Coat turkey with oil & rub seasoning into cavity & all over the entire bird. Place in plastic bag (I use a trash bag) marinate in fridge OVERNIGHT!!
Heat oil to 250-275. Cook 5 mins per pound.
Remove from oil & drain and as my Aunt always said "grab your baseball bat to keep your bird from being attacked and eaten immediately! DELICIOUS!!
Tuesday, November 17
Monday, November 16
Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else has not been doing this week. This is my 1st time participating in Mckmama's "not me" MONDAY! I am excited, a little nervous as I have a lot to get off my chest! I didn't do it!! Here goes!!! No, no I did not do it!
I did not let j bug eat a breakfast consisting solely of gummy snacks. I certainly DID NOT stay in my pj's all day and catch up all my dvr'd shows and pretend to be very busy! I did not ignore all the laundry that needed to be done. I did not. I did not pretend to be "very busy" when my Mother called. I did however take a MUCH NEEDED time-out ALL for ME!!
Mon~ Roasted Chix with Balsamic Tomatoes
Tues~ Lackey's Ragu~ AMAZING!!
Wed~ Dinner @ Church~ No Cooking!!
Thurs~ BUNCO!!! Mommy's Night Out!! Leftovers for the Boys!
Fri~ Pizza Night
For more great Menu Planning ideas ck out Org Junkie
Sunday, November 15
1 can whole berry cranberry sauce
1 can Mandarin oranges
1 sm can crushed pineapple
1/2 c walnuts
1 sm box cherry jello
Dump jello out in a bowl add 1 c boiling water and 1 c juice from oranges or pineapple. Add entire can of cranberry sauce, drained pineapple & oranges. Mix well. Add walnuts, make ahead. Is best when it sets up overnight. Enjoy!
Wednesday, November 11
1/4 c hot pepper, pureed
s & p to taste
1/2 c soy sauce
3 Tb seasme oil
2 Tb brown sugar
1 Tb jerk seasoning
Tuesday, November 10
1/4 c mustard
1/8 c molasses
1/4 c rice wine vinegar (You can use whatever you have on hand)
1/8 c soy sauce
4 oz can crushed pineapple
1/4 tsp curry powder
1/4 c brown sugar
Mix all ingredients in a small sauce pan, bring to slow boil, reduce heat and simmer 10 min. Pour over chicken, cover with foil. Bake at 350 for 45 min, uncover and bake additional 25 mins. Enjoy!!