Saturday, May 31, 2008

When it rains, it pours

Last night we had our sweet friends, the Madlams over for dinner. Once again I made my three bean salad and we grilled out burgers. I also made some grilled videlia onions. I peeled and cored the onions, put butter and garlic in the core and a little Worchestershire sauce and wrapped them in foil and threw them on the grill! Corrie and I were sitting on my kitchen counters just chatting and sipping wine and I decided we should be social with our husbands and kids and join them on the porch. As I was walking out the back door I busted it! I was carrying a drink, chips and chip dip in my hand at the time and it was all thrown in the air. The glass broke, the dip smear all over the floor and I was in serious pain. I fell on my hip and knee. I spent the rest of the night with an ice pack on my knee.

After dinner (which was yummy) we were hanging out of the deck and one of the little ones had to go potty and needed help. That's when we noticed that water was pouring from the hallway light in the ceiling! It was flooding the floor and I just knew it was BAD. Turns out our toilet overflowed (unused) in our master bath and flooded through the bathroom and into our bedroom and master closet. Long story short everything is fine, but we had to rent a rug doctor and suck the water out of the carpet.

So that's what our weekend started off like.

We grilled out AGAIN tonight, this time with minimal injuries or water leaks. Chicken was on the menu this time. I used a fabulous marinade! The chicken came out so sweet and tender. I served ome brown rice and peas and BAM! Heathy dinner on the table. :)

Here's the delish marinade:

• 1/4 cup soy sauce
• 3 tablespoons honey
• 2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
• 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
• 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
• 3/4 cup vegetable oil
• 2 green onions, chopped
• 1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper

Throw it all in a zip lock bag with chicken and let it marinate for 4 hours before grilling. I'm telling you- it's GOOD!

Unfortunately I could not go walking today because I wanted to give my knee a break. I'm glad I did because it feels so much better now. Hopefully by Monday I'll be back into the AP gang.

Today's Tracker:

Lowfat yogurt:3
High Protein Granola: 3

Slice of Veggie Pizza: 5 pts
Breadstick: 3 pts
Greek Salad: 4 pts

Snack/weird afternoon craving:
Whole grain pop tarts (notice how I try to make it healthy by including "whole grain"): 4 pts
Icecream with almonds and chocolate syrup: 10 pts

Chicken: 5 pts
Brown Rice: 3 pts
Peas: 0 pts

Total: 40 pts (Darn you poptarts and icecream!)

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