Okay so I really don’t want to update because my last post was just so darn cute that I want to keep looking at it every time I look at my blog. Hehe… but time moves on and today is recipe Friday so I guess I need to update. 🙂 But if you missed it – go check out OIAJ (aka Oreo with his face in a jar of PB).
In other news, we are getting really close to done with the fence. That means garden time! But this week we had to make a hard decision about the time it would take to care for the garden (on top of how hot it is already) and finally decided that we aren’t able to do a full garden this year like we had hoped (crossing our fingers for next year!). However, we decided that we at least needed some herbs!
Aren’t those pots so cute? I found them on the cheap and added sticker letters so I would know which was which until they grew bigger and I could tell them apart. 🙂 I’ll keep you updated on their progress as they grow!
On the recipe front… I had a first this week! My first time ever to grill all by myself! I was so proud of myself. Everything from lighting the charcoal to placement of the meat and knowing when to flip it. And dinner turned out pretty well if I do say so myself (and so did the other 5 people who ate it!)
Orange BBQ Grilled Chicken
6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1 cup bbq sauce
1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
2 tbsp grated orange peel
1. Mix bbq sauce, orange juice and orange peel in bowl. Place chicken in a large resealable plastic bag and add orange bbq mixture. Seal bag, and shake to coat. Place in refrigerator for 1-4 hours, turning every so often.
2. Preheat grill for high heat.
3. Lightly oil the grill grate. Remove chicken from bag, discarding any remaining marinade. Grill for 6 to 8 minutes each side, or until juices run clear when chicken is pierced with a fork. Serve over brown rice.
And I made this Mexican dish that was really just a bunch of pantry items thrown together, but it was still very tasty! We enjoyed eating the leftovers all week for lunch. 🙂
Mexican Meat and Pasta
12 oz lean ground turkey
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 cup salsa
1 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp cumin
This weekend I get to hang out with my oldest sister’s family. Melissa (oldest sis) lives in Prague so I only get to see her every couple of years. I’m very excited to see my her and my niece and her husband and her pregnant belly (my future nephew!). There will be lots of photos from this weekend, I’m sure! 🙂