The rain from this morning turned into heavy thunderstorms this afternoon.
Maddie was not a fan.
She curled up in a little ball on my lap and would not leave. Poor thing. The girl will bark at perfect strangers without a problem, but a little crackle of thunder and she turns into putty.
She napped on my lap the majority of the afternoon.
Minus the time I got up for a snack from the kitchen.
A snack of ricotta cheese, chocolate chips, strawberries, and chocolate granola to be exact.
I had a can of pineapple and a package of chicken breasts staring me down for dinner. What to make? What to make?
I found inspiration in this recipe for Aloha Chicken, but decided to do my own thing.
Instead of adding brown sugar straight to the sauce, I coated the chicken breast with a brown sugar rub that (I think) was a swag bag freebie from the Foodbuzz Festival last year.
The chicken went in the pan with some red onion.
Then came the pineapple
And, finally, some soy sauce, fresh garlic, salt and pepper, broccoli, corn starch, and green onion.
I let all the flavors mend together and cook down while I prepared the brown rice on the side. Once everything I was done I piled my bowl high with some rice, chicken, and a sprinkle of raisins.
Meh. It was a little bland. The seasoning wasn’t right – definitely missing something there – and the sauce was still thing – I didn’t let it reduce enough.
Dessert, however, was great!
1/2 an Ikea Cinnamon Bun with a serving of Key Lime Pie Frozen Yogurt.
Starting August 22nd, multiple classrooms full of high schoolers will come know her as Ms. Anderson! That’s right – Kelly accepted a position as a history teacher at a local high school! Go Kelly! See, that master’s degree did come in handy after all. 😉
Other Big News
I’m heading out early tomorrow morning for my first 50 mile bike ride!!! Wish me luck!