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You Know What?

It always makes me laugh when people say – “You know what?”  Umm….NO – what?????

When the boys were several years younger this was how many of our conversations started – not gonna lie, I found it really frustrating!!

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Yesterday I gave myself a couple free hours – I had my laptop, a blanket and a movie – Screen Shot 2014-09-23 at 9.04.15 PM

During the week I usually feel like I have to be doing something all the time so it was nice to just hang out and enjoy this movie!!!


I went to Barnes & Noble to look for a couple of books that I knew Chris would like.  They didn’t have them in the store but somehow I ended up bringing home a couple of new cookbooks because I’m not sure I have enough 😆

Maybe 1/3 of my cookbooks - I have a small problem!!
Maybe 1/3 of my cookbooks – I have a small problem!!


I have been enjoying the tasty wine that Chris brought me from Germany – it has been my favorite wine for years!!!!Screen Shot 2014-09-23 at 9.09.17 PM


I have the hardest time baking or broiling meat – for some reason I can’t get the timing right.  Last night I did broiled chicken thighs/legs and it took much longer than the recipe said (they were really large but….).  So, we ate the sides first and then the chicken – nice!!!


Some mornings 5:00 am comes really early – I think that part of the problem is I stay up later than I should and then I don’t sleep through the night.  Oh, well – sleep is overrated!!!

How would you follow a “you know what?” today?

Happy Wednesday!!!


Ceasar Chicken Orzo

Dinner tonight was quick, easy and delicious!!!

The main course was chicken and orzo with a little Ceasar dressing.  Only a few ingredients:

  • diced, cooked chicken breasts
  • 1 can chicken broth
  • 1 c water
  • 1 c uncooked orzo
  • about 3 T Ceasar dressing
  • pepper to taste
ingredients (+ water)
ingredients (+ water)

In a large skillet, heat the broth and water to boiling.  Stir in the orzo and bring to a boil.  Cook, uncovered, 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until pasta is tender.

Stir in dressing and chicken.  Sprinkle with pepper.

Simmer about 5 minutes until heated throughout.


Ceasar Chicken Orzo