Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Poultry in Motion

I just had to post this recipe that I found in my latest issue of Everyday Food. It was so easy and yielded such a yummy result that it is going to be one of my new standby recipes. I hope you like it too!

Honey-Soy Glazed Chicken
1/2 cup honey
2 tablespoons soy sauce
8 skinless chicken drumsticks (about 3 pounds total)
coarse salt and ground pepper

Preheat oven to 475 degrees. Line a shallow roasting pan or 9x13-inch baking dish with aluminum foil. In a large bowl, mix together honey, soy sauce and 1/3 cup water. Add chicken and toss to coat; season with salt and pepper.

Bake chicken, basting with juices from edges of pan every 10 minutes, until well browned and an instant-read thermometer inserted into thickest part of drumstick (avoiding bone) registers 165 degrees, 30 to 40 minutes. Serve chicken drizzled with pan juices.

More of the Kiddos

Sunday, November 25, 2007

And To All a Good Night

I did it. I hit the stores on Black Friday. I got up. I shopped. I dropped. Seriously.

This is the first year I have gone shopping without a list. Or without a clue what I should get anyone for Christmas. This year I let the sales make my list. I bought toys I didn't even know existed but I couldn't pass them up because surely they would never be priced so low again.

The one thing I did set out to find was the Flippin' Frogs game. Isaac has seen the commercial numerous times and has consistently voiced his longing for ownership of the game. In fact, as I type, he just said to Jeremiah, "Dad, I love Flippin' Frogs." Out of nowhere! So I know one boy who will super happy come Christmas morning.

And I am happy that I am done with Santa's Christmas shopping. That's right, D.O.N.E. I did it ALL in one fell swoop. I even got my Christmas out of the way saving Jeremiah from that annual outing on Christmas Eve to sort through picked-over shelves and racks looking for the perfect doesn't-look-like-I-waited-til-the-last-minute gift. I'm nice that way.

When I finally got to bed on Friday night I asked Jeremiah for a foot rub. I was so tired that I'm certain I fell asleep within seconds of him applying the lotion to the first foot. But when I woke up the next morning I could tell that he rubbed both my feet, even though I slept through the whole thing. Some gifts you get before Christmas.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Friday, November 16, 2007

Blog Neglect

I have no excuse for not blogging in over a month other than I have added it to my rapidly growing list of things I'm too lazy to do.

I did start an entry on Kenley's birthday early in the morning with every intention of finishing it later in the day after all our celebratory festivities, but Kenley ended up sick and when I went to finish the entry it hadn't been saved. And since I was feeling guilty about not even having made her a birthday cake (we popped some brownies in the oven instead) I didn't start a new entry to tell about her on-again, off-again birthday party.

Another reason I haven't blogged is because I just haven't found much humor in my household lately. The laundry is continually piled up - think 'stuck in a revolving door.' And I've gone through 3 - count them 3 - bottles of carpet spot remover since moving into a house with all cream carpet. What were we thinking?

However, I should be back in the blogosphere more often now that we've moved the computer out of Jack's room. It used to happen that every time I had an idea for a post Jack would be asleep in his room and I would rather let him rest than risk him waking to the sound of my typing.

Anyway, what have I missed?