Monday, April 23

Worms and Chicken

I bet that title got your attention.

While I sat on the couch this morning chowing down on a bowl of Frosty Flakes, one eye on the morning news, I had a thought.
"What if we had three day weekends, would we dread Tuesday as much as we do Monday?"
"Mom, if we had 3 day weekends we would have to go to school longer or for more months."
Ugh, always my little nagging voice of reason to pull me back to reality.

I actually felt pretty good this morning, not feeling as much of the hatred I usually reserve for Monday morning because I know I have to report back to my duty as office slave. I think it was the nice weather and limited activities this weekend that helped.
I have found that in recent years the weekends have become more exhausting than the work week because they are jam packed with obligations and errands that really suck all the fun out of our little free time. Don't you?
Well, this weekend the weather was spectacular. We have gone from winter to summer here in the big city and we were more than ready.
Soccer season has started.
Our Saturday mornings are now reserved for soccer for the next 8 weeks and unless it is raining it is a nice way to start the day.

My dad's birthday was Saturday and we ventured north for burgers and cake with the family, which was nice and laid back. Love those kind of family gatherings.
Brought him this card.

This is made with the Bugs and Kisses stamp set. The edges of everything are "dirtied" with Basic Brown ink and a stipple brush. Adds to the whole wormy feel, I think. I had to add the party hats to the little guys, they just weren't silly enough without 'em. He liked it. He likes silly little puns and loved the Fannie Mae we brought along too.

Yesterday we grilled out.
This girl loves her grill!
Max has really gotten into it too, which makes it a team effort and great training for his grillmaster career.
We made this awesome recipe I made last summer too and forgot how fabulous it is. I just have to share. The original recipe is from (love that site) but I tweaked it quite a bit to achieve the best possible results.
Try it, you won't be disappointed!

Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken
1/3 cup Dijon mustard
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 teaspoon steak sauce
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

In a small bowl mix all ingredients.
Poke chicken with fork then place chicken and sauce into a ziplock bag.
Leave in fridge for a minimum of 2 hours. (to marinate)
Make another batch of the sauce in the same bowl and reserve in fridge.
When ready to grill, remove chicken from bag, removing some of the sauce.
Do this so that you don't make a mess of the grill.
Place chicken on grill with lid for 5 minutes, flip and cook 5 minutes more.
Flip and brush reserved sauce on chicken and cook 5 minutes.
Flip and brush the other side, 5 minutes more.
Final minutes, place chicken over direct fire with grill open.
Chicken takes 20-25 minutes til juices run clear.

Trust me, this is delicious. I even made extra so that I could have a nice salad with tasty chicken for lunch today.
Anyone with great grill recipes....Pass 'em this way.


Hey Hey Paula said...

This chicken sounds delicious. I'm going to try it this week. Thanks for sharing.

Mimi said...

I think so - think how much of a downer the Tuesday after a three day weekend is.

Yes, this weekend was a whirlwind, as usual.

Great card - Happy Birthday to your Dad!

Kristi @ Mi Vida Ocupada said...

I love to grill also and that recipe sounds delish!

Greta Adams said...

ca-yute card.

That recipe is awesome sounding.,..i will have to try

Michele Kovack said...

What an adorable card! Love the hats on the worms!