Thursday, June 28, 2012

chicken chicken

Day 2! Did I catch the bug?! Ehh, I'm not keeping my hopes up...neither should you! :) Although I have started a "file" in my head of future blogs. That's a good sign right?! Anyhow. Back to business. So, I couldn't wait to tell you have proud of myself I was yesterday. Well, technically it's 1:20am so it is tomorrow, but I haven't slept yet so it's still today. Was that confusing? How about this. I was pretty proud of myself on Tuesday. The hubby sent me an oh so sweet text that said something along the lines of "I'm really hungry so I hope you're making something good for supper" (like I cook not so good things?!?!) It's the sweet nothings I'll always dreamed of hearing reading! (rolling eyes) Of course my reply was "What would you like my dear sweet husband" "Like what?!?" His response was "Grill that whole chicken in the fridge" me: "umm, can't I just put it in the crockpot" Him: "no, you'll do good just grill it" me: "can't I just put it in the crockpot? I don't even know how to turn on the grill" Him: "no, grill it. It's not hard. Turn the knob (blah blah instructions for grill)...then put a rub on the chicken and then flip/rotate it every 15 minutes" me: "can't I put it in the crockpot? how long do I have to do that for" Him : "only an hour or maybe 2, oh and that zuchinni would be good with it and some potatoes or rice, yeah fried rice"......only an hour or 2?! Doens't he know I have 3,  T-H-R-E-E, children running around this house and running outside every 15 mins to flip a bird is just not on my top to do list? And add all the other sides to it also?! So I told him too bad it was going in the crockpot and we were having box macaroni and cheese for a side! HA! Just kidding! So I not so very happily dug out the nasty extras from the inside, dumped about 10 differnce spices on the thing, added some butter and onions, followed the precise grill instructions and got the bird cooking without blowing anything up! Score 1 for Lenise! I then peeled potatoes, cut up zuchinni, and started some fried rice. The beginning stages looked a little something like this.
I love foil potatoes! SOOOO easy and they are always so yummy! See the bird! It's starting to look preeeety yummy!

Oh, did I forget to mention its HOT outside?! Like 110 degrees hot, and yes I was out every 15 minutes flipping the dang bird! On the grill that is...not to anyone. Long story short. I survived, the grill survived, and well the bird was already dead but it survived my cooking. In the end this is what we ended up with.
Thats hubby cutting up the chicken.

My version of fried rice. Hubby could eat rice, white or fried, about everyday. Although I was told, "Don't add the white stuff (hominy) again"

I was pretty impressed with myself. Pretty much everything minus the rice was GONE. This is the type of meal the hubby gets wants every night. He's a good ol' meat and potato kind of guy. Don't let him fool you though, he's a pretty awesome cook. This was his stir fry from the other night. Yumm, yumm, yumm.

Hey maybe my blog will turn into a food blog! Hmm probably not, but it was a good thought! I'm getting off subject. Back to tuesday. After we ate (everything) and cleaned up hubby deciced we NEEDED to run to walmart to get our fishing licenses and food for a picnic so Wenesday after I got off work we could go to the lake! Sweating to death while my skins burns in 110 weather is exactly what I want to do after work! So we headed into walmart around 8pm. Yes we are those people that take our kids to walmart past their bedtime. I'm over it. Did a little shopping and finally got home around 10:30pm. I'd say the kids LOVED every minute of it.

Well, now that's it's 2 am off to bed I must go! I've got lots of fun to show you tomorrow from the lake tonight...or last night...what ever you want to call it! LOVE!

1 comment:

tiff@thecoffeehouse said...

you must take after your momma! I still drool when I remember her cooking. that is your version of fried rice?! uhhhh ... YUM.