*Sigh*......soooooooo tired today.
Someone came down to our bedroom at 2:30 in the morning crying that he didn't want Daddy-O to go to work. We tried to explain to him that at 2:30 in the morning, NO ONE was going to work, that Daddy-O was trying to sleep. He insisted on sleeping in our bed for the rest of the night.
Unfortunately, I'm one of those people that once you wake me up, I'm up. I may doze for 20-30 minutes after that (which I didn't even do that last night), but I will not get back to sleep.
I'd take a nap, but I know it would be a 4 hour nap, meaning I won't get to sleep tonight until 2am. So, I'm on cup #2 of tea (each with 4 sugar cubes)...I'm sure there will be a few more as the day goes on.
Plus, I've been bothered by this nagging sensation that I have something important to do tomorrow, I just don't know what. Jesse has a dentist appt. at 11am, but it's not that...I feel like I'm forgetting something, even though I don't have an event scheduled in my phone (which is where I log everything). I'm sure it'll come to me after the fact, when I've pissed off whomever I was supposed to meet.
Ok guys, I'm gonna go finish this tea, browse Pinterest for fall decorating ideas, then maybe head down to D&D for a hazelnut coffee. I hate coffee, but if it'll wake me up then I'm willing to choke down a cup. Have a great day! Oh, this chicken was really good BTW...Jesse and I liked it, but Heath loved it. I left out the red pepper flakes so Jesse would eat it. The slightest hint of heat, and he refuses to eat it.
Source: Adapted from Food Network
12 chicken drumsticks
salt and pepper
2 cups apple juice
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup soy sauce (or coconut aminos)
2 teaspoons honey
Grated zest of 1 lemon
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
2 teaspoons sesame seeds (optional)
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1. Heat oven to 450. Set a wire rack on a foil-lined baking sheet. Place the drumsticks on the rack and season both sides generously with salt and pepper. Bake 30 minutes; flip the drumsticks and continue baking until golden and crisp, about 30 more minutes.
2. Meanwhile, prepare the sauce. Bring the apple juice, vinegar, soy sauce, honey, lemon zest, red pepper flakes (if using) and a pinch of salt to a high simmer in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook until the sauce is syrupy and coats the back of a spoon, 20 to 25 minutes. Set aside until the chicken is done.
3. Stir the sesame seeds into the sauce, if using, and warm over medium heat, if necessary. Transfer the chicken to a large bowl. Add the sauce and butter and toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer the chicken to a platter and drizzle with any remaining sauce from the bowl.
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