Friday, December 10, 2010

My go to meal......

Chicken Broth
Frozen Veggies

These four items are always in our house.

Permanently on my shopping list and definitely stocked up on when I find them on sale.

For those nights when the kids are cranky, or we have multiple basketball practices, or we get home late, or I'm just plain unprepared, those four items can quickly be whipped up into a chicken stir fry dinner that is easy and everyone loves. Well, ok, I can't say they all love all of the meal, but I know everyone will at least eat the chicken and rice part of it! And for my house, if everyone eats at least part of the meal, that meal's a keeper.

I don't really look at the recipe when I make this anymore so half the time I forget the ginger-still tastes the same. I've also started using 2 cans of chicken broth and doubling the soy sauce and cornstarch to make more sauce for us. I've used lots of different vegetables to make this too-I usually just use whatever frozen vegetables I have in the freezer, sometimes a bag of stir fry vegetables, sometimes I just cut up onions and peppers and throw them in.

Easy, quick and yummy!

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Thursday, December 9, 2010

"Community-Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas"

It's Thursday night! The one night my husband and I definitely sit down to watch some of our favorite shows on NBC. Often, and don't ever tell my kids, with a pizza from our favorite pizza place...... pizza with carmelized favorite!

Tonight on NBC, at 8:00 EST ( oh, wait until you see this episode, you won't ever want to say standard again!) "Community" airs their brand new Christmas special. It may not seem as if it's new though. It's an all stop-action animated episode just like all the Christmas specials when I was younger -songs and all.

When Abed (Danny Pudi) wakes up in stop-motion animation, he takes it as a sign that he and the group must re-discover the meaning of Christmas. Meanwhile, Jeff (Joel McHale) and Britta (Gillian Jacobs) become growingly concerned about Abed's mental health and enlist the help of Professor Duncan (John Oliver). The group undergoes hypnosis to explore Abed's winter wonderland and soon unravel the truth behind Abed’s madness. Chevy Chase, Yvette Nicole Brown, Donald Glover, and Ken Jeong also star.

I had a chance to preview this episode yesterday. Love the ending and how Abed's friends stick by him. Laughed out loud all by myself at some funny one liners. And as I said above, I'll never say Eastern Standard Time again!

"Community-Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas" air tonight on NBC at 8:00 EST/7:00 CST.

This review is my own opinion. I viewed this episode through One to One Network. No money was received. My post will be entered into a drawing to win a prize.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

I have become a human tissue....

for this little guy....

who's down and out with a nasty little cold. A cold that has invaded our whole house for a couple of weeks now. A cold that is so bad, if it were a Christmas cold, it would be the Grinch cold. A cold that has morphed into a sinus infection for one of the 7 and a respiratory infection for another.
So, between the coughs, when his nose is running, he has decided that my arm or my shoulder or my leg - really, whichever body part is the closest and available - make a wonderful tissue and swipe, there goes his nose across my arm or shoulder or leg.
The sad thing is -that in my sleep deprived state-I think gross, yuck, but then think oh well, and go on my way. Whoever would have thought that before having kids.
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