Thursday, September 9, 2010

Three Things Thursday

Hello! Even though my ankles and feet resemble those of Frodo Baggins, I am in good spirits because it is so beautiful outside! I walked to Starbucks this morning, and dare I say I was chilly in the shade? SO EXCITING. Plus tomorrow is Friday (TAIF!), AND my birthday so that brings joy to my heart as well. :)

Time for Three Things Thursday:

1. So the brownsugar crockpot chicken I made yesterday was....GOOD. Not amazing but good enough, you know? OK. Full disclosure? I have a thing against chicken. I never think it's cooked! Ask Lulu, ask Joel, ask a hobo on the street...I always ask the person I'm eating with (yes, I eat with hobos. Don't judge), "Does this look done to you?!" So I'm probs biased when it comes to reporting on chicken recipes. However I know the general population doesn't have this neurosis quirk, so I'll go off of Joel's opinion of the dish.

And he said it was really good! He had two helpings! I served it over brown rice and I think it got the job done. If I made it again, I'd probably make it into a stir-fry. I'd do the chicken in the crockpot like normal and then toss it in a skillet with some veggies. It definitely has an oriental taste to it (the soy sauce laid the smack down on the Sprite, I guess). In the end, I would make it again! Make it and tell me what you think.

I also made something else yesterday. Just for funskis! Oreo Cookies and Cream Cheesecakes. I found the recipe linked on a blog (I forget which one, sorry!) but it's from My Sweet Life. And go-go gadget deliciousness...these are GREAT!
No I cant take credit for these pictures. Even though I really want to.
The recipe is so simple! Really! I mean I of course messed it up by accidentally baking them at 250 instead of 275, but that didn't do much. They were a little softer then the picture makes them look, but still cooked. Plus you put them in the fridge overnight so that hardens them. I made two muffin tins worth, and had Joel bring them in for his fellow teachers (he teaches sixth grade at an all boys school)! Hopefully they were a hit. :) MAKE THEM. YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED!!! (Images via My Sweet Life)

2. I was over at Piperlime the other day catching up on all the non-maternity trends that will be happening this season, and I must say I am excited about most of them! Below is their list of trends, and the ones I really love. For the sake of brevity (this post is going to be so long!) I won't comment. I'll let the pics speak for themselves.
All images via Piperlime

3. Last but not least, Meg over at My Two Cents (...Before I Spent It) (Cute name! Cute blog! And she has great hair!) gave us a Blogger Award! Hurrah!

Woop woop.
We are pumped! Thanks for thinking of us Meg :) Part of the deal is we are supposed to write 7 things about ourselves, and pass along the award to someone else. However, I am going to save my 7 rando facts about me/us for tomorrow's post. Thank you thank you!

Remember to enter our giveaway! It ends tomorrow at 5 pm. Are you feelin' lucky!? Just enter. All the cool kids are doing it!!!!!

Holla Fo A Dolla,



Lulu said...

Ahhhhhahaah...I am making those cheesecakes!!!

Kari Beth said...

It's Louise from TheCity! So ready for fall!

Amber said...

Oh my goodness. Those cheesecakes look amazing. I am going to have to try those! YUMMY!

Fabulously Awkward said...

1. I never feel like chicken is cooked long enough. Apparently, that is a quirk that we share.

2. Those brown wedgy boots in piperlime ad are AWESOME.

3. I almost just wrote pimperline up there and left it.

Natalie said...

umm those cheesecakes look amazing!! Just found your blog, its super cute! Look forward to following you! I just started a blog too and I am loving the blogging world!