Sunday, January 12, 2014

House Sitting and Pintrest Palooza #2

Woooooo hooooo for the weekend! It has been a long week. Five full days back to school from two full weeks off, and cold temps. Now we didn't have as cold of temps as a lot of other people in the country, but we did have our heater go out, giving fourth grade two and a half days with out even the slightest amount of warmth. By the end of the week, everyone was ready to be finished and looked towards the weekend.

This weekend I find myself house sitting on the ranch again. Last time I house sat here, the place flooded. I am surprised that they let me come back!

It has been an interesting day (as they always seem to be when I am here.) I went for a walk with the dogs which I probably should have known better since when Oscar goes for a walk, he usually needs a bath afterwards. This time he needed the ultimate bath. As he took off after a cat or just wanted to sniff a blade of grass off the beaten path, he got into a burr patch and had burrs all over him. I tried to pull them out, but since he was also wet from the snow, it wasn't happening. So I got to try my hand at dog grooming today. No worries, I will not be giving up my job of teaching and going into dog grooming. When all was said and done, I had to change my clothes and texted the owners that both the dog and myself were going to need a drink after all that!

Then it was nap time. Oh how I love Saturday afternoon naps! Oscar was still mad a me for the bath, so he wasn't cuddled up with me, (he would rather lay in the chair shivering than cuddle with me) but Hobbes was laying on the floor next to me. It's nice to take a nap with friends.

For dinner (really the whole point for this post) I made crock pot chicken teriyaki. I would put a picture of at least where I got it, but it isn't my computer and I am having issues with pictures. This dinner adventure was part of my Pintrest Palooza goal for the year.

My chicken teriyaki looked nothing like the picture. It was good, but based on looks, you would think it wouldn't be very good.

The Pintrest pin didn't take you to a website with a recipe, I hate that, so I had to go by what someone had written in the description.

  • put whatever typed and what ever way you want to cut your chicken into a crock pot
  • 1c chicken broth
  • 1/2 teriyaki or soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 3 minced garlic cloves
  • cook it as long as you want to on whatever temp you want to
I then made some brown rice and ate up while working on a puzzle. Not a bad project, but not one that I would do again. Maybe with a different recipe.

Tonight was mostly a "I want to write" kind of night, so thanks for hanging around my ramblings. Stay tuned hopefully this next week for the first Random Act of Kindness of the year!

I am having personal computer issues, so this may cut down on my blogging for awhile.

1 comment:

  1. I think YOU are the brave soul for house sitting there again! Sounds like a lovely Saturday! (minus the dog issues...)