Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Bethenny's Happy Accident Chicken

Y'all I just made the best chicken for dinner and just had to share it, Bethenny's Happy Accident Chicken.  It's the bomb dot com that is for sure.  The best part is that I had everything in my fridge AND it's pretty healthy!
  • 2 large skinless boneless chicken breasts, skin-on bone-in chicken breasts, or cutlets -- use what you have.
  • 1 7-ounce small container low-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1.5 tablespoon fresh lemon juice or bottled lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoon Tabasco sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • Nonstick spray
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Poke chicken everywhere with a fork.
  3. Mix yogurt, mustard, lemon juice, Tabasco sauce, salt, and pepper.
  4. Marinate the chicken in the mixture for at least 4 hours. The longer the chicken marinates, the more flavor it will have, so marinating overnight is recommended.
  5. Spray a barbecue or grill pan with nonstick spray and grill over high heat until charred, then flip.
  6. To prevent setting off your fire alarm, finish in a 350 degree oven for 5 to 10 more minutes.
  7. Sprinkle with fresh parsley. (If you have it, use it. I didn't)
 *I was afraid that the Tabasco might make the recipe a little too spicy for Nathan, so I substituted Worcestershire sauce and only added a dash of Tabasco.  I also added some garlic powder!

This recipe was so yummy and I will be making it again...soon! I hope y'all enjoy it too!

~Picture and recipe are from Bethenny Frankel's website and can be found here.

Bon Appetite Y'all!

Sunday, March 27, 2011



Tonight in our house we are all smiles and slightly hoarse, because Kentucky is headed to the....

It's the first time since 1998 that we have been to the Final Four, we also won that year and earned the name "Comeback Cats".

This weekend Nathan and I also headed into Lexington to Joseph Beth to see one of his favorite authors, George Ella Lyon. She read two stories, "The Pirate of Kindergarten" and her newest book "All the Water in the World".  Nathan also made a pirate hat!

He was the "Pirate of Firetrucks". ;)

Hope y'all have had a good weekend!
We sure have! 

Go BIG Blue!
(btw I fixed the crooked pic on the wall after seeing this picture) ;)

Friday, March 25, 2011

New blog discovery and Family Fun Friday

Perhaps I have been living under a rock, but I stumbled across this blog yesterday. Have y'all seen it?!? I was searching for some healthy/weight watchers friendly recipes, when I came across "Gina's Skinny Recipes".  
 We made her Shrimp Fajitas last night and Nathan couldn't eat his fast enough. They were perfect and only 8 ww points per serving. We made this, because Tripp was out of town and we can't have shellfish when he is home. It was a nice treat and I will be checking the site frequently for more tasty recipes!

Family Fun Friday is consisting of
1.) Tickle fests
2.) Buffalo Wild Wings 
3.) And now we are curled up watching "Dispicable Me".

Later we will be gathered around the TV in our blue and white and cheering for our beloved CATS and hoping that they beat OSU!


Monday, March 21, 2011

A good day!

Have y'all ever had one of those great days when you didn't do anything out of the ordinary or spectacular, yet for some reason you know it will be one of those days that stays with you?
Our Sunday was great!
1.) Got up and made to Peanut Butter Pies (one for Tripp's grandmother and the other for us).
2.) Spring cleaned the front porch, swept away all the dead leaves, scrubbed, and set out new flowers.
3.)Planted lettuce in our garden.

4.) Watched Nathan and Tripp play in the dirt (as messy as it is it just warms my heart!)
 5.) Got our taxes done.
'6.) Went to Wally World and got all the materials needed to transplant our herbs.
7.) Finished the day grilling out and eating on the front porch! 
 Hope y'all had as good of a weekend as we did! :)

Oh and in case anyone wanted the peanut butter pie recipe....
(Recipe is from the "Blue Willow Inn" cookbook!)

Saturday, March 19, 2011

March Maddness

This past week Tripp had to work out of town...again. "Mom Mom" didn't come to stay with us and somehow managed to survive. ;)  Since Tripp has been home we haven't left him alone (though I think he is trying to stay away from me, because I've got the cruppy crud, and I have lost my voice.)
I'm pretty sure if it wasn't the crud that caused me to loose my voice all these AMAZING basketball games would have!  The college in our town pulled an amazing win over Louisville (though they lost today), our local high school was in the state championship (they lost when the other team made a 3 point shot at the last second in double overtime), my alma mater advanced to the final four of the NAIA championship, and UK won!
 Nathan showing his support for the Eagles!

Well the beds calling my name. Sorry for such a short post, but I will attempt to post more frequently! :)
Night y'all!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Bachelor: Women Tell All

  Phew, Bachelor talk has been filling up twitter tonight!  I sometimes wish the would skip the "Women Tell All" episode and go straight to the who gets the ring and who goes home.
  I kept waiting for someone to bring up Michelle's acting career on the show.  I just couldn't buy the whole "poor pitiful me" act, though I did find it interesting that people who didn't even stay on the show for more than a couple episodes had to be the loudest in stating their opinion (i.e. Stacey).
  I'm really wondering if Ashley H. is the new Bachelorette.  What do y'all think?
  All I know is that Brad better give Emily that ring, or he's crazy!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

The week in review and a winner!

  This past week was a little rough on all of us. Tripp had to go out of town to work for the week (it was the longest we've been apart since we've been married). Luckily my mom was to the rescue. She came and spent four days with Nathan and I.  She not only kept us company, but she also cleaned our house (I would like to say that we cleaned our house, but I don't want to lie to you dear bloggers).  After we put Nathan to bed we would set up and watch House Hunters and House Hunters International with a glasses of white zin. It was so nice to have qt with my momma, though we missed Tripp terribly. This week was also "Dr. Seuss Week" at Nathan's school, each day he got to wear something special.
Monday was crazy hat day.
 Tuesday was silly sock day. (I made him one fish, two fish socks)
Wednesday was wacky (it was also Dr. Seuss' b-day). 

On Friday we bid farewell to my momma and said hello to Tripp (needless to say I was experiencing both happy and sad).  I'm so thankful that Nathan and I only had to spend one night at the house by ourselves. :) Friday night we decided to curl up and watch "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe", Nathan had never seen it and he was really loving it, till he feel asleep.
(I loved looking over and seeing them curled up)
Saturday we had a nice lazy day we planted our tomatoes and peppers and just spent the day being lazy. 
Today we spent half the day in our jammies, curled up drinking numerous cups of coffee and just enjoying the three of us being together.  
And now for the WINNER of our first giveaway...
Stephanie from Kindergarten Dress up!
 Congratulations Stephanie, please email your address and information so I can pass it on to Jerramy!
email me at wattswatch{at}gmail{dot}com
Hope y'all have a great week!