No, I am not talking about Hannah – I am talking about me! It doesn’t happen very often where I get a cleaning jones, but yesterday was one of those days. Do you have a place in your house that ends up being the dumping ground? Well, that was our back room. It has a t.v., my comfy chair, our computer and . . . stuff. Canning jars, step stools, kitchen appliances, paper work – and over time the piles get just a little bit bigger.
The rest of our house is pretty much always company ready, but I decided to tackle the back room. And really, it only took me a couple hours, and that included cleaning out the pantry – Hannah was so proud of me when she got home! 😀
I was able to bring some of the leftover pancake mix from our office breakfast – two were plenty.
Tony and I went grocery shopping, then he looked at me and said “The Texan?” It’s a funky bbq place – its looked exactly the same the 10 years I’ve been going there.
And while they have amazing pulled pork, rib tips, etc., I was in the mood for a burger – the Western – hot spicy bbq sauce over a bacon cheeseburger with jalapeno peppers. The lighting sucks ass, so this is the best I could do – loves me some jalapenos! I ate 2/3 of the burger, 1/2 cup garlic mashed potatoes and about 1/4 cup of baked beans.
The meat specials at our grocery store were incredible! Chicken legs for .39 cents a pound? No brainer! I decided to make buttermilk fried chicken legs. I don’t have a real recipe, I just take 2 cups of buttermilk, and season it with salt, pepper, paprika, cayenne pepper and some splashes of Frank’s hot sauce.
Some recipes call for an overnight soak, these soaked for about 6 hours.
And while the fryer was getting to temp (325) I double dipped my chicken – I put 2 cups of flour in a ziploc bag, then added the same seasonings to the flour except the Frank’s sauce. I went from the buttermilk, to the flour, to the buttermilk back into the flour. I let them sit for about 10 minutes before putting them in the fryer – this way the batter stays on.
I also made macaroni and cheese – I knew Hannah had a short time between her work schedule and a babysitting gig – turns out she had to work late and went straight to babysitting – she’ll be eating the leftovers 😀
I had an awesome grocery shop!
- savory oats
- breakfast pizza
- egg sammie
- smothered green chili breakfast burrito
- pumpkin pancakes
- black bean and potato soup and salad
- thai chicken soup with chicken egg roll
- chili stuffed zucchini
- butternut and apple squash soup
- chili baked potato
- crockpot pot roast, crusty bread
- pork chops with cauliflower au gratin and sauteed apples
- chili mac
- mozzarella stuffed chicken breasts with polenta
- stuffed peppers
- Party Pizza Friday! (I hope!)
Stats for Saturday:
- 1303 calories, 131 carbs, 64 protein, 62 fat and 8.5 fiber
- 41% of calories from fat (not a shocker there!)
- no exercise – so I’ll have to do some today 😀
Hannah and I are going to hang out today – she’s been working and studying so much I hardly see her!
We are going thrift store shopping and then out to lunch – can’t wait!