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I’m not one to make things from recipes. I just can’t seem to get organized enough to make sure I have all of the ingredients I need. “Meal planning” has never been my strength. Very frequently, when it’s my turn to cook, I’ll choose some main ingredients and see what happens!
One of my “go to” meals is grilled chicken thighs and a vegetable. Right now, the asparagus is so yummy so that’s what I chose.
Oh, and if you don’t like what I’ve come up with, at the end of this post, I’ve included the information about the #nonakedchicken twitter party on Thursday, August 30th where Theresa Albert will share her yummy ideas!
4. Spray your grill with extra virgin olive oil or a non-stick spray
5. Open up the thighs to lay flat on the grill. Cook about 10 minutes each side until they reach an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C) (See chart at chicken.ca for details)
6. While chicken is on first side, snap the ends off of all the asparagus. Lay them on a cooking sheet
7. Drizzle the olive oil on top, sprinkle on spices to taste. Toss.
8 Flip the chicken after 10 minutes. (Now we’re cooking the 2nd side)
9. Put asparagus in the oven for 8 minutes.
10. Test the temperature of the chicken – chicken temperature chart -internal temperature of 165°F (74°C)
11 Remove asparagus from oven, place in serving dish.
12. Pour BBQ sauce in a bowl, then brush it on the thighs. Flip the thighs again, brush on BBQ sauce.
Thursday August 30th 9-10pm EST
I love Dr. Suess (obviously, I named my blog after a line from one of his books)! And to celebrate today, I’m sharing a poem.
|Me 30-something year ago today!|
Two things happened over the weekend that shows me how much Rachel is really growing up. These things also showed us how much we have grown as parents too!
“I’ll give you my email address to give to your new friends from camp. Or maybe we could just get you your own!?!”
I said these words over breakfast on the morning that Rachel was leaving for camp. I hadn’t really thought about it before that. Craig and I agreed that this wasn’t a bad idea. Unfortunately, we ran out of time before we left to make her her own email address, but we will.
This will give her a little independence and a lot of responsibility. We will work with her to stay safe, but have fun at the same time.
Last night a comment on Facebook (which has since been deleted), really got under my skin. Someone posted that they felt that Rachel was too young to go to camp and that she couldn’t imagine letting her son go. Her son is almost a year older than Rachel. So because she is hesitant, she feels it’s okay to publicly question my parenting choices? I explained that I had gone to camp when I was 6 and Rachel is now 7 1/2. Her response was “would she jump off a cliff if you did?”
Give me a break!!
I would not send my kid to a place if I didn’t trust them. I would not send my kid to camp if she didn’t want to go. There are many things that I have done in my life that I would love for my children to experience but if they don’t want to then they won’t!
Why do I have to defend my choices for my kid? I don’t!
And if Rachel wanted to jump off a cliff, and I knew it was safe, maybe I’d let her! I recently jumped off a cliff myself.
And climbed up one (thanks to Ford Canada!) …
I can’t keep my kids in a box. They need to explore the world…with us…and without us. I can’t shelter her forever. By letting her go out into the world, it will show what successful parents we are, that what we have taught our daughters will help them be successful when we’re not there for every step….or jump.