Monday, February 18, 2008

Weekend Update and a little manic Monday

Husband had a long weekend. He had just gotten home from a TDY (Army speak for Temporary Duty) to Fort Lewis, WA for the last week. He has a long weekend......so we kicked back, made some beer-butt chicken, and planted some flowers.

If you have never made one of these, you are missing out on a little bit of heaven. It is super simple and oh so delicious. It is actually a Cooking Light recipe.



For as much as I will complain about the heat in the summer, I am ever so thankful that we are able to plant flowers in February!



Brought to us by the lovely Lisa , Manic Monday:



1. What do you order when you eat Chinese food? I like spicy chicken with vegetables, but only if it is not battered. Though I do love me some PF Chang’s chicken lettuce wraps. Note to self: don't ever get them before boarding a plane. Other passengers won't be delighted!


2. How much have you controlled the course your life has taken? I think each person is responsible for their own actions. So I pretty much have controlled every aspect. As an example: I made the decision early on to go to the University of Oklahoma, knowing full well my mom couldn't pay for it. I did what was necessary to earn a scholarship to pay my way. Even as a teenager, I had enough wits to know what needed to be done.


3. Whose opinion do you value when deciding how to vote? Whoever makes the most sense!

happy Monday, y'all

19 comments:

Jen said...

The chicken looks great!

tulipmom said...

Wow that chicken looks scrumptious! Your garden must look so springy with all those beautiful flowers.

Laane said...

Interesting answers.

Mine can be found ::here::

pennythequeen/queeniep said...

Chicken looks yummy and I love that Eskimo Joes shirt. We cant plant flowers here in OK yet... snow forecasted for WEdnesday!

tommie said...

penny- My SIL went to OSU for vet school. For her graduation was the one and only time my precious Sooner feet graced that orange soil! We had to go to Eskimo Joes to try the chili fries though!

Totallyscrappy said...

I can't decide which is prettier... the flowers or that chicken!

Fleur de Lisa said...

Beer butt chicken and flowers? Sounds like warm weather. I'm so envious. :)

Mmmm, I love lettuce wraps too. So very good.

I said something very similar for #2, we are all responsible for our own lives.

Thanks for playing MM Tommie and I hope your week is off to a good start.

Desert Diva said...

That chicken looks delicious - I think I need that recipe! The flowers are lovely and the collage is nice too. I saw that you have to drive an hour to "your" P.F. Chang's. I'm a 1/2 hour away from the one in El Paso. Have a great week!

Kellan said...

That chicken looks delicious and I love that funny name!

I also vote the same way.

Take care and see you later. Kellan

Kari & Kijsa said...

**Shhhh!**
You are invited to a SURPRISE BLOGGY BIRTHDAY PARTY for kari this Wednesday, Feb 20.
She is turning 40!!!

I would love for you to stop by the party on Wednesday to surprise (hopefully!) the birthday girl, enjoy a bite of cake, sprinkle a little of your magic birthday dust, and check out the party favor giveaway!

blessings,
kijsa

Janet said...

Love the grasshopper in the flower pics!

Did what was necessary, eh? Hmmm...

LaskiGal said...

Yum! That chicken reminds me of my Valentine's turkey!!!

I'm impressed with #2 . . . a lot of young people don't know this and actually, as adults, a lot of people don't figure this stuff out.

MamaGeek said...

I would LOVE to see, let alone plant, flowers in February! Beer butt chicken. Heh heh.

Christine said...

The chicken looks scrumptious! I planted flowers this weekened too!

Joanna said...

Beer butt chicken? Sounds weird but looks good.
Flowers? We are getting 3 inches of snow right now.
Hope you enjoy both! :)

Far From Perfect said...

we make this on our weber grill too. too cold for flowers here.....

Laura said...

Gosh that chicken looks so yummy!

My hubby loves PF Chang's to.

Jen said...

PF Chang's... mmmmm. That chicken looks so scrumptious! Wish I could plant some flowers, but alas, they would freeze. No fun.

MondaythroughSunday said...

LOVE PF Changs lettuce wraps~ thanks for the note :)

The chicken looks amazing. I have heard of doing this but have not done it yet.