Thursday things and the easiest chicken teriyaki in a slow cooker

Gina and I are currently hopping our way through Sonoma and Napa (well, ok, it’s probably closer to stumbling), enjoying every bite and wine that it has to offer.  I’m jealous of myself.

I definitely overpacked.  I started off by creating the 4 outfits that I want to wear during our trip.  Good start.  Once I packed those, I decided that I also wanted to make sure that I had a couple of more casual alternatives.  And some extra tanks.  And shoes.  A lot of shoes.  And running stuff (in case we’re not hung over in the morning).  And some more tanks.  And some blazers.  And a couple more alternatives.  Gina called it ‘options.’  I don’t care what you call it, that was one large suitcase for a 4 day trip.

Apparently I am really into corals this summer.  They make me happy.

To say that I miss my little Peanut would be a huge understatement.  I wonder what she’s doing right now.

Last week I discovered these amazing jars of premixed Teriyaki and Sweet n Sour sauce (Stop n Shop brand).  We’ve been mixing them into a bunch of recipes, speeding up the process and replacing my ugh-I-never-have-ingredients-I-need with this-will-work.  Last week we made Teriyaki chicken in the slow cooker.  With two ingredients: chicken and Teriyaki and about 2 minutes of my effort (set up slow cooker, dump chicken in, dump sauce on top, add a couple spoonfuls of water).  The result?  Delicious shredded chicken that we had on rice and later, as leftovers, on pizza.

Peanut shoveled it into her mouth so quick, I didn’t even know what to do with myself.  Wait, that’s a lie.  I video taped it.  I had to show Jon that it happened.

Although I do believe he understood when I later saw him shoveling it in the same manner into his own mouth.  I’m going with “success.”

This week we’re trying the same thing with Sweet n Sour sauce.  I’ll let you know how it works out.