Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Week Thirteen - Day Three: Hump Day!

I have to tell you that last night I wanted to snack. I wanted it so badly! And although I did snack just a bit, it was all perfectly legitimate. I snacked on a couple slices of chipped beef, I ate more cucumbers, and a big spoon of peanut butter. It got me thru the rest of the night.

And now on to my Wednesday!

This morning I was wide awake at 5:15, so I decided to get up. I unloaded and reloaded the dishwasher. I hate it when I have a lot of big stuff because it takes up so much room. But it is what it is.

Once the dishwasher was started I decided to make that chicken recipe I posted the other day. You know, the Easy Cheesy Baked Ranch Chicken #recipe that I hashtagged? It came together in about 5 minutes. I used ranch dip since I had that on hand from last weekend's get together. And then I thought, why use the dressing at all, since the dip is thick enough and you don't have to add anything extra to it to thicken it? I also used thighs as they don't dry out like breast meat does. Don't bother to mix the cheeses as you can just sprinkle them on individually. Best of all, since it is a whole pound, I will probably be eating it for 2-3 days. :)

Hot out of the oven.
How do they look?
OMG it was so very good! I really liked it. One is more than filling for me. This will go on my "must make it again" list!

My dad had ATT coming over to the house today to hook up their home phone and internet.

At the same time the insurance underwriter was coming to check out the house for the homeowner's insurance.

Therefore, he had to bring Leyla over to my house. She is sweet, but can be aggressive as she is a min-pin.

This is not her,
but this is what she looks like.
We were hoping to introduce her to Maddie, but that didn't go too well. Even though Leyla was in muzzle, she still went after Maddie. So she gets to stay with mom & dad instead of moving in with me, and Maddie won't be going over there to visit any time soon.


After the dog fiasco I needed to go to the grocery store. I only needed water and dog food, but they had a special on artichokes! Two huge ones for $3. I confess, I bought two of them.

Artichoke story to follow!

As to lunch and dinner, let me tell you how that went!

Lunch was very uneventful. I had another salad but I put my cheesy ranch chicken on it. It was good, but the salad dressing does overwhelm the flavor of the chicken. So I will stick with rotisserie chicken for my salads in the future.

Dinner was awesome! I had a hamburger patty and an artichoke. Maddie and I actually shared the burger. It was just plain and seasoned with salt, pepper and garlic powder. The artichoke, on the other hand... well, I didn't give any of it to Maddie. I was selfish and ate almost all of it. As you can see, I still have the heart left and I will save it for later.

Yes, I had garlic butter to dip it in. My bff Peggy always uses mayonnaise, but I prefer the garlic butter. Surprisingly, when our kids were little they all loved artichokes, so we would share ours with them. They would go back and forth between the butter and the mayonnaise! They really didn't care what they dipped it in, as long a they could dip it. LOL!

Point of information here... Peggy and I spent a lot of time together when our kids were growing up because our husbands worked a lot (her husband worked long hours, my husband worked out of town), so we depended on each other for support. It was an instant friendship from the time we met and it's lasted going on almost 30 years. We are more like sisters than friends. We will always be...

So that has been my day, pretty much. Dull, fairly uneventful, and once again successful. Just so you know, I will be splurging somewhat on Easter, but I'm not planning on overdoing it.

You have been warned! ;)

Have a lovely night!


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