Tuesday, July 1, 2008

What's on my mind:

1 - Getting up early. I have always enjoyed mornings, and since being a mom things tend to go smoother for me when I get up early. Today is day 2 of my latest onset of determination. The final push came from this realization:

Not too long ago Alan was getting up reeeeally early every morning. As tough as it was to roll out of bed that early, now that I look back on it I have to admit that I functioned just fine the rest of the day.

Which means, if I was getting up that early on my own and acutally making something of that time, things oughta be really swell.

So far, so good. But we're only 24 hours in. ;)

2 - Supper tonight. Simple Crock Pot Thai Chicken.
I lost the recipe after the first time I made it, so the second time I just 'winged' it (haha) and it went just fine. So I'll be doing the same tonight.

I searched the internet but didn't find the exact recipe, so I'm going to do it something like this:

chicken legs (thighs would work just as well)
peanut butter (about 1/2 a cup, maybe?)
salsa (a cup, perhaps?)
soy sauce (oh... 1/4 cup? maybe a little less)
some ginger

fresh cilantro

Place chicken in crock pot. Combine PB, salsa, soy sauce and ginger. Pour over chicken. Never mind how gross it looks now. It will be fantastic later.

Cook on low (high if you're pressed for time). Toss in fresh chopped cilantro with 30-60 minutes to go.

Good with rice or baked sweet potatoes.

Y'all have just gotten a glimpse into the haphazzard way I cook. Even if I have a recipe I have a hard time leaving it alone.

Which probably explains why I have trouble with baking, lol. Yesterday I made a plum cobbler that was supposed to have crumbles over the top, but I couldn't just follow the directions (flour, sugar, cinnamon, 1 egg) and ended up with gummy knot cobbler (added milk to the flour mixture).

You'd think I'd have learned by now.

Well there are things 1 & 2 anway.... there are other things going on to think about, but my latest organizational blitz list/schedule says it time for me to move on to laundry & breakfast. ;)

And to think... blogging didn't even make the list! :-0

What about you? Are you a morning person?
Do you work by schedules or lists?


Karen said...

I am not a morning person. I hate getting up. I require at least nine hours of sleep and I'm a night owl. It's not a good combination for a mother of three. ;)

I have good intentions but that's as far as I've gotten: intentions.

Linda said...

I love getting up early and "sneaking" out of bed to do what I want until my husband wakes up. It's the best time of the day.

That chicken recipe looks good!