*Friday night I borrowed this Buffalo Chicken Chili recipe from Jen and totally had to improvise. I meant to grab the things I didn't have at the store (celery, more carrots, a bay leaf, that fancy paprika) but was a sweaty mess from running after work. When I got home I decided I'd try it any way.
I used ground turkey instead of ground chicken, italian seasoning instead of the bay leaf, and just did without the other stuff. I must say it was really good. My in-laws and Jay stayed late at the farmhouse working, but all commented on how great the house smelled when they got home (4 hours after I cooked it!).
So much so that Jay had a bowl for breakfast the next morning. And they all had a bowl for breakfast yesterday morning. Either that's the greatest recipe ever, or they really just don't like oatmeal.
Next time I'm going to make sure I have all the appropriate veggies, and instead of ground chicken try cooked, cubed chicken breasts.
*Friday night and Saturday morning I was a house packing machine. I'm starting with the stuff that we rarely use, like the fancy dishes in the china cabinet. I ran out of newspaper around 10 am on Saturday, so I shifted my focus to the CVS closet (making sure I have at least one of everything in the closet in case we run out between now and then.)
*Saturday afternoon I headed over to the farmhouse. Jay is super picky and hasn't let me do much, but he lightened up on Saturday. I actually got to paint the kitchen
*Jay with the help of his former boss (who he built log homes with/for) installed the new baseboards. I was a doubter at first, but they are freakin gorgeous!! They still have to be caulked/painted but they already look incredible!
*Our new appliances arrived this weekend. They were supposed to be delivered Saturday night, but
*Yesterday was my first training walk for the Mountain Man March - its a marathon coming up in April. A friend of mine put together a team of 5 to walk in honor of her husband who is currently surving in Iraq. The group did 12 miles, but I had a Super Bowl party to get to so I "only" did 10. Surprisingly it was easier than I thought. And with a group of girls yacking, 2 and a half hours goes by more quickly than you would expect.
*I finished two of the challeges I was doing yesterday - 200 squats and 200 sit ups. I had only finished week 4 of the 6 week plan, but the end of the week called for the test to see how many I could do. I managed to churn out 200! I'm moving on to week 5 of the 100 pushup challenge and find myself in column 2 this week! (I've been doing column 1 which is easier.)
Hmmm...I think that's it.
How was your weekend?