Night and Day


Man, I feel like a whole new human today! Whew! I went into work a bit late and I think the extra sleep must have helped. It also made my day fly by. And, today’s weather felt just like a normal American city’s – I didn’t cringe when I walked outside. It was so pleasant that I took the little one to the park for two hours while babysitting. I read my novel and basked in the sun. Delightful.

I came home to this:


The good news – dinner was all ready for me; the bad news – it was a bit burnt. I’ve left bbq chicken simmering for 10 hours before, but I used a different sauce this time and I guess there just wasn’t enough juice.


Over a huge bowl of rice and a few frozen veggies though, this meal was still pretty good. I don’t mind a smoky flavor in my bbq, so it worked out just fine.

What’s not working out fine is how quickly the crack cookies are disappearing from my freezer. LOVE these.


Night friends

  • Angie @ Musings of a Violet Monkey
    April 1, 2011 at 10:22 am

    I feel you on the burnt chicken.
    I once cooked some chicken thighs in the slow cooker, with an orangey-Asian sauce that I whipped up – on low all day.
    I came to little black disks, stuck to the crock. Seriously, they looked like hockey pucks! I had to *pry* them out.
    And yet – my boyfriend STILL talks about that yummy “blackened chicken” that I made that one time. I for one, thought they were pretty inedible. Go figure!
    Glad yours wasn’t a total disaster.


    • Laura
      April 1, 2011 at 10:50 am


  • Mitra @ My Midwest
    April 3, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    I’m always surprised and bummed when I burn something in the crock pot 🙁 But I guess that’s what happens when you work a long day.