This afternoon Marni and I powered through 3.75 mile walk.
And since we’re bloggers, Marni and I have to document everything with pictures. Because if you don’t have a photo, it didn’t really happen, now did it?
I think the shading and backlight on this shot is simply magnificent.
And then I ate lunch. This is the first salad (and vegetables) that I’ve eaten in 3 days. The only things that sounded good while I was sick were sandwiches, salt and pepper chips and ice cream so… totally balanced and healthy meals.
Does anyone else take home leftover salad dressings from restaurants? If it’s a really good one, I’m going all No Soldier Left Behind and taking that sucker with me.
And then I did some grocery shopping in order to made a special dinner this evening. I picked up a couple things at Walmart including this Pinnacle Whipped Vodka just because it sorta sounded good at the moment and was only about $9.
So as I’m paying, the cashier pulls the coupon off the bottle and tries to ring it up, but the coupon is only good for multiple bottles. No biggie.
Except the coupon adds $10 to my bill. I ask the cashier to check it out and he says, Oh no, no, it’s fine; the coupon just didn’t work. Ok. So I pay and walk off looking at the receipt and yep, the $10 extra charge is still on there.
I had to go to customer service, wait in a line longer than the Hunger Games premiere screening lines, explain the whole thing and eventually got my $10.70 back. Moral of the story: check your receipts. And possibly don’t buy vodka.
Anywhoozles, I made a special dinner: Chick-fil-A bites from IowaGirlEats. I don’t know what the correct protocol is for linking to the original recipe, posting the recipe, using a picture, etc, but I know that it’s downright deadly if you do it wrong. Bloggers get ANGRY.
So I’m going to direct the entire internet to Kristin’s recipe in hopes that I don’t get food blog murdered.
If you’re registering for your wedding or just wanting to blow some money, here’s some advice: get decent knives and a KitchenAid mixer. No, it won’t make you a better, healthier cook; it’ll just make homemade cream cheese frosting a lot easier to whip up.
We received this Wusthof knife set for our wedding and it’s solved so many marital issues… mostly because the boy gets scurrred whenever he sees the crazy Alaskan with one in hand. Not that I really blame him.
Off topic again… anyways, you marinate the chicken pieces in milk, egg and pickle juice, then bread and lightly fry. The pickle juice is key so don’t skip it.
Potato wedges and sweet potato slices on the side. And then making the recipe even better, you have to make the honey mustard dipping sauce:
The hus cleaned his plate and even liked the honey mustard sauce which I was surprised by – the kid can be a little picky when it comes to his holy grail, Chick-fil-A.
It must be the marinade that makes the chicken so tender; it was so juicy that I was afraid I hadn’t cook it completely through at first. totally something I would do… And we all had salmonella.
Edited to Add: I came downstairs after showering and ALL OF THE LEFTOVERS ARE GONE. Umm, I was gone like 20 minutes since dinner was finished and they’re all gone.