Monday, January 18, 2010

Weekend Wind Up and Another Yummy Chicken Recipe!

Last week was a hard one for me. I was not feeling well physically for most of the week, and emotionally I was a bit down about having my daughters back at BYU and Camille and her baby back in Colorado. I was tired, a little depressed and a lot anti-social.

Then late Friday afternoon, I suddenly felt like me again! I don't know what happened to create the change, but I was thankful, since we had a busy weekend planned and I needed to be up for it.


Friday night we went to Michelle's basketball game. Ryan and Kali, along with the Bairds came to cheer with us. It is always more fun to have a crowd. Afterwards we went home and made crepes. I got a crepe griddle for Christmas and was eager to test it out, but Wes, the official pancake maker in the house, insisted on taking over while we all carefully supervised.

While we indulged in very delicious crepes, Michelle had a party of her own. She invited the entire girl's varsity basketball team over to spend the night! And a couple of the team members invited friends. They had quite a party going on in the basement that kept us up until 2:00 a.m. (Some of the girls didn't go to bed until 5, though) Thank goodness for our friends who were willing to stay nearly the entire time with us!! Otherwise I think it would have been a rather long night for the parents.


At 9:00 a.m. we rousted them all out of bed for breakfast. I loved having a full table again!! (They did not love having their picture taken, however.) Wes put his expert pancake making skills to work once again and everyone enjoyed the results.

Michelle is the only member of our church on her team. Many of the girls are very nice and good friends to Michelle. A few others, however, made me very concerned. We definitely did not share the same values. I realized even more the challenges the youth today face at school.

After nearly everyone left (one girl stayed the day with us) we went over to our church building to clean. It was our week, and along with our neighbors we vacuumed, washed windows, mopped floors and emptied trash cans. Megan cleaned right along with us and even took a Book of Mormon home as a gift!

After mourning the loss of the Phoenix Cardinals, we got together with two couples for dinner and to watch the movie "One Good Man". Suzy made some of the yummiest chicken I have ever eaten. (The recipe is at the bottom of this post) We also had Jenny's delicious potatoes and for dessert we had . . . yes, crepes! (We are experts now.) Wes made these as well and they were even better than the night before.

Tonight we have company coming for Family Night. Wes' cousin from Idaho is in town visiting and he and his wife are joining us. We are excited to get caught up with him, and also hear about his brother who lives in Moscow and another brother who lives in Dubai. Should be a fun night!

And now here is Suzy's Recipe For Savory Chicken! You will love it!!

1/2 cup cooking oil
1 cup cider vinegar
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp poultry seasoning
1/4 tsp pepper
1 egg

Mix all of the above in blender. Set aside a little of the sauce for basting. Marinate six chicken breasts in the remainder of the sauce for one hour. Grill on a low heat, turning and basting frequently until done.

Enjoy! Oh, and if anyone else wants to come by some night for crepes . . . you are invited!!


Emma T said...

So, what did you put on/in your crepes?

MissKris said...

That looks like a good recipe. I'm so sad the crepe maker came AFTER I came back up here. But at least it gives me one more thing to look forward to :)

justmeagain said...

Sounds like you had a busy weekend. I am sorry you weren't feeling very well last week, but glad you got better. That chicken recipe sure sounds good. And about the offer for crepes . . . so when can we come. (I have to plan in advance since I will be coming from Utah.:-)

Suzanne said...

First things first: I send you all of my happy and positive vibes!! I am so sorry that you were feeling down this past week! My thoughts are with you and it is great to see you are doing better.
Second, CREPES!!!! I love CREPES!! If I was your neighbor, I would totally take you up on that! And your husband is making the crepes is even better! Lucky girl!! Keep your chin up and know there is love coming your way from Utah! -Suzanne

Small House said...

Sounds like allot of fun!

Man...wish I could have joined you for crepes. I haven't made those's now in the back of my mind!

Mary said...

You think your sleepless nights are over once your baby's sleep throw the night ---Then they become teens and have sleepovers and it starts all over again. LOL. Sounds like fun!

Dave and Camille said...

Can I come for crepes?

Kristin said...

Never a dull moment - and I thought I always had a houseful. I also am missing the kids now that they have all departed for home and back to college. It's way toooo quiet during the day, I can actually hear myself think :)

Love the recipe - looks delicious. I'll give it a try.

Sorry I've been kind of 'missing' lately . . . new church calling . . . it's a challenge