Happy Sunday TKW Family! Man another week has gone by – I swear time is just flying. Quick update on the house – still remodeling, still sucks. HAHA Well we finally finished up plastering the kitchen Friday night even though I have been super sick with bad allergies. Speaking of which if you really don’t suffer from allergies it’s hard to explain to people who you actually have bad allergies and not necessarily a cold. Case in point Mr. Fantabulous. As soon as I started sneezing, wheezing and what not immediately he feels the need that everything should be Lysol’d to death including yours truly. I get this way every year for the past 20+ years at the same time. It turns warm for about a week, things start to bud and then bam – cold, rain spell hits which makes pollen go everywhere. I cough, I wheeze, I hack, I wanna die but it’s just allergies. I take my meds, go no where without my inhaler and deal with it for a few weeks til the weather stabilizes. But to him I have this Typhoid flu or what not. People…
So anyway, through the wheezing, coughing and what not I tried to help out as much as I could though the allergy meds I take knock me out pretty hard. Last week I visited Home Depot 6 times and Lowes 9 – twice in one day. Yes, that’s 15 visits in a single week. I think they are going to start charging me rent! Saturday we went to finally purchase our kitchen tile and hardwood for the downstairs but they didn’t have the sample there for us to give it one final look-see. It would be different if we could order it and if we didn’t like it, return it but since this is a wholesale distributor, we can’t. Once you buy it, it’s yours to keep.
All I know is this damn house needs to be done soon as I’m tired of coming up with different ways and places to cook. So our house has a dedicated gym room. We’re talking like a legit gym – if you knew Mr. Fantabulous you’d understand why. Well right now it’s being used to store… stuff – pretty much everything I had in my kitchen cabinets. We’re talking about 10 All-Clad pots, 2 crocks and a bajillion baking items. We’ve been breaking my cardinal rule of eating out more than twice a month due to either my being in allergy hell or just physically exhausted. One night I refused to go out because I want MY food so into the gym I went, grabbed my crock pot, tossed in some rice, chicken, veggies and stock and let the sucker cook for about 4 hours (and then 2 hours on warm as I forgot about it..EEK!). Folks when I opened up the gym door never in my life would I ever think I’d utter these words but my gym smelled AMAZING. LOL
You could smell the chicken, the spices and such incredible flavors. And trust me, for anything to penetrate my nose right now that was pretty special. I then, through Mafia Hit man voice, asked Mr. Fantabulous to set up a ‘table’ in the kitchen for us to eat. Our ‘table’ consists of a work bench, 2 folding chairs and a very dust covered tv. Now to be honest the dish didn’t look pretty but OMG the flavors were INCREDIBLE! I mean literally one of the best crock pot chicken dishes! I’ll definitely make it again and take photos for you guys as you’ll love this recipe. The consistency would be perfect in a wrap!
Today as soon as I finish this up, grab some breakfast and wake Mr. Fantabulous up we’re going to primer the downstairs. This should be interesting as I am honestly the WORST PAINTER EVER! I guarantee that it’ll end up in my hair OR I’ll end up stepping in the paint thingy..cause that’s happened before. LOL Wish me luck!
With that, have one fantabulous day!
♥ Monday – Baked Almond Pineapple Chicken
♥ Tuesday – BBQ Meatloaf Stacks
♥ Wednesday – Italian Rocket – Ultimate Hoagie
♥ Thursday – Roasted Cornish Hens
♥ Friday – Roasted Grape Prosciutto Pizza Parma
♥ Saturday – My favorite cheesy stuffed shells
♥ Sunday – Chicken Roulade Stuffed with Mushroom Wilted Arugula and Shallots
♥ Dessert of the week – Baked Apple Cider Donuts with Maple Bourbon Glaze