We have four more weeks of school. You can not imagine how happy I am about that. I love homeschooling, but after 34 weeks of school, I'm ready for a break. Yeah, I know, we just had spring break. It's like senioritis never left. The weather gets warm and I'm a senior in high school staring out the window wondering when I can get the heck out of this joint. By July, I'll be stir crazy and will be counting the days until I can start school without the kids turning on me. Craziness.
We had our after Easter Easter egg hunt at the park last Friday. That was fun. We brought stuffed plastic eggs and the kids hunted. I ate more stinking chocolate than I did on Easter. I really need to rein that in. We also did a potluck lunch. I love that part. I took a tossed salad. Yeah, not very exciting, but it was good. My friend M made brownies and they were still warm! Great googily moogily they were good with some strawberries. My friend B always brings chicken from Publix. If she changed, we'd have to kill her. We look forward to it. It is really good chicken. It's not better than mine, but I have taken a hiatus from chicken frying. Hubby took the day off. He was the biggest kid at the park. He did get on the big girl's ripstick. Know what? He was really good. He says it's a lot like surfing. I'll take your word for it. Craziness.
We were gifted with two bags of chicken wings. I'm cooking them in the crockpot. I know that's a big shocker, isn't it? I have a great recipe for a soy sauce glaze that I'm going to use. When I told my friend P how I was going to cook them, she asked for them back. Too funny. So here's the recipe. I got this one from About.com, which has lots of recipes. This is Linda's Crockpot Chicken Wings. I don't know who Linda is, but I'll change her recipe, because that's how I roll.
12 to 18 chicken wings
1/3 c soy sauce
1 tsp. ground ginger
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 green onions, minced
1 TBS honey
2 tsp. oil
Combine ingredients in slow cooker. Cover and cook on Low for 6-8 hours.
I'm adding teriyaki, because I love it. I have more wings than that and it's dinner, so I'll have to double or triple the sauce ingredients, depending on how much chicken I have. I'm also adding pineapple and orange juice to give it a little oompf. I am not thawing out the wings, because you don't have to. Love that about a crockpot. You just have to watch how much liquid you add. I'll go a little heavy on the sauce to keep it from getting too watery. I'm serving this with white rice, but you could just as easily serve it with brown, basmati or jasmine rice. I think quinoa would be good, too. You could also add crushed red pepper flakes to add a little spice or even add some hot sauce.
That's the low down for now. We took last week off, so there really isn't much to report. The kids are hungry and want lunch. Like they don't know how to put a sandwich together. Guess that's my cue.
Have a great day!