I looked around the corner and what did I see?

The end of school gunning straight for me!

(sung to "Popcorn Popping on the Apricot Tree")

It wouldn't be so bad, but it is hard to get anything done with children around, even big children. But we will have plenty to keep them busy. I think Hayley will have summer band lessons and girls' camp, Paul has a scout camp, Jimmy is going to EFY in St. Peter, Matt and Hayley both want to do swimming lessons. And as always, I'll have fake child.

Remember my unfinished projects? I'm getting close to finishing the shrug! I just have to sew up the sides and find a pewter brooch to act as a clasp. And I finally got another copy of the sock pattern and was able to turn the heel last night at Paul's band concert. (No pictures from that because I was too busy knitting. If you want to see pictures of Paul playing his horn, go here. Or here.)

Want a really good chicken recipe? I made this last night.

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (or whatever birdie meat you have, I guess. You could use bone-in meat, too, it'll just take longer to cook)
1/2 c. honey
4 Tbsp. soy sauce
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
2-6 cloves garlic minced (use however many you want. I used 6. Or you could substitute garlic powder, but I'm not sure how much)
olive oil for cooking

Heat oil in a saute pan big enough for four chicken breasts. Mix together the honey, soy sauce, salt, pepper and garlic. Place chicken breasts in pan. Pour sauce over the chicken. Cook until chicken is cooked all the way through, turning the chicken over occasionally and stirring it around in the sauce to cover. Since the chicken I used was frozen solid when I put it in the pan, it took a little longer (20-25 minutes perhaps), but longer was good because it sorta carmelized the honey/soy sauce glaze. Or at least made it thick. Anyway, I'll be making that again.

The recipe came out of a book (one I bought at a used bookstore), but it called for barbecuing the birdie and I didn't feel like barbecuing so I just cooked it on the stove.


froggybaby said…
Guess what I'm making for dinner tonight on account of because I didn't get anything out of the freezer last night. Glad you got the shrug done!!
Jenni, double the honey and soy sauce! I am going to edit the amounts in the recipe. That's what I did last night and for some reason when I typed this up, I typed the original amounts from the book. Again, Jenni, DOUBLE THE HONEY AND SOY SAUCE AMOUNTS!
Jen said…
Forget about summer. I seem to have a child that keeps getting sick and has to stay home from school. Annie was almost ready for school when she decided to vomit all over MY bed. I have yet to clean it up thoroughly because I keep dry heaving or vomiting up breakfast to finish the task. Why does this always happen when Mike goes out of town?

I'll have to try the chicken recipe. I love honey and soy sauce, so I'm sure it's a winner.
Shantel said…
I just cant beleive how fast this year has gone. I hear it gets worse the older they get!
Hey, I'm sad I'm not doing St. Peter this year for EFY, especially now that I know some kids from our ward are actually going.