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.