Sunday, August 28, 2011

What I'm Thinking About...

Sharon's Chicken

I will now share with you the recipe that I developed all by my self and that I hear is pretty good.   It is basically the most ghetto thing that you can ever put in your mouth with the exception of Mountain Dew.

Without further ado:

1 Cup Ketchup
1/4 cup Brown Sugar
2 Tablespoons Mustard
1/2 Cup Grape Jelly
1/4 cup soy sauce
3 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce

Cook heavily salted and peppered Skinless Boneless chicken thighs on the grill until they get good pretty brown grill marks on both sides.  Take them off the grill and put them in a baking dish and cover with the above sauce.  Seal the entire deal with lots of tin foil until you are pretty sure that a meteor could hit it and still not penetrate the foil.  Put in a 300 degree oven and cook for about 2 hours or until it smells "done."  Unwrap it and pull chicken with two forks in the sauce so it will soak up all the ketchupy goodness.  Serve over white rice.

You're Welcome.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

What I am Thinking About

Hurricane Irene.
Update #1
Will keep you posted.  I am filling up the bathtub right now. 

Friday, August 26, 2011

Retro Camera Love

Here's the part of the story where I try to pretend that I am "The Bachelorette"

... Where I copy a really cool picture that I saw because I'm too cheap to buy it...
Where I show off my mom/bestie...
... and where I show off my children's good looking feet...

Nighty Night.


What I'm Thinking About

Date Night.  And how I hate that term.
Night Out? Cheesy.
Happy Hour? Tacky.

Regardless, I am going to meet Mr. Steele at Uncle Julios for a bowl of soup and some footsies under the table.

Have I mentioned how much I love soup?

Thursday, August 25, 2011

What I'm Thinking About

Shrimp and Lobster Soup from Uncle Julios.
Soup is my favorite food -  and Uncle Julio's Shrimp and Lobster Soup is some of the best.  The rest of their menu isn't super great but their Friday Soup du Jour is like a little sip of shellfish heaven.  Combine that with a margarita and some chips - WoooWee!  My favorite Friday treat.  (Not very penitential, is it?)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

What I'm Thinking About

The Great Earthquake of 2011.

It took me a good few full seconds of shaking to figure out that this was indeed an earthquake.  After spending the first half of my life on the West Coast - earthquakes are passe to me.  My kids thought?  Whoa.  The felt like, like the whole world was shaking!

Basically, if I hear another one of my West Coast "friends" mock us about our little weenie earthquake I am going to vomit.  It's all hardy-har-har until January when their mercury falls below a tepid 40 degrees when we are going to never have to hear the end of their "cold snap."  Gag me. 

Plus.  We sustained some major damage here, folks.  Do you know how long it took me to straighten out these pictures?  Yeah.  I am still digging out.

Monday, August 22, 2011

I Won I Won I Won!

It's not so much that I won - but it is where I won from that makes me so excited.  I won the giveaway from Hairdresser on Fire.  My fashion muse.  My hair isn't going to be able to sleep tonight!

You can find her blog on my sidebar or follow the link here:

Sweet Dreams.

What I'm Thinking About....

This Post...
By a new fav blogger of mine. 

And because I love him so much - a pic of my beloved for your viewing pleasure.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

What I'm Thinking About...

The Mad Men Collection at Banana Republic!!
I suppose what I like best about this is that it hearkens back to a time when people used to dress - for a ride on the train, for a trip downtown, for company.  It was a time when clothing was as crucial to ambiance as decor, architecture or good lighting. 

If I could get my hands on that grey little number in the middle.... whoa.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

What I'm Thinking About Today...

Bad Haircuts.  And how much I secretly love them.

Perhaps it's because I love to laugh about them.  Whatever the reason... I got a real doozy this afternoon and I am in love with it.  It is a cross between Helen Mirren and Dorothy Hamill. 

Do you cry when you get a bad haircut?  I tip extra big.

I'm sure we'll be laughing at this one for years to come. 

Friday, August 19, 2011

What I'm Thinking About

A few years ago I heard a talk by the unsinkable Vaughn Treco, who proposed that we adopt the Friday Fast as a part of our own personal spiritual practices throughout the year.  His question: If the Church has been doing this for thousands of years, why do anything else?

Guess what, I agree.

So, I ask you, do you observe the Friday Fast?  If yes, tell me why.  If not, I challenge you to reinstitute the Friday Fast in your own spirituality.  And I want to hear your thoughts.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

What I'm Thinking About...

Here's what I'm thinking about today: Camping food.  I want to spice up our camping noshes but, as always, I'm afraid that the kids won't go for it.  Here is an article with all kinds of interesting variations:

(Image via Sunset Magazine)

How about you?  Do you go ghetto or gourmet for your camping trips?

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

What I'm Thinking About...

I was in a rotten mood today.  For no apparent reason.  So here's what I'm thinking about to keep my mind out of the funk:
My resin flower jewelry.  Aren't they pretty?  I made 'em!  

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

New Post

Here is the linkedy-link to my newest COLVE article.

I was feeling very, very sappy when I wrote this.  Read it and weep.
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