Good morning! Busy day today! Jesse's Parent/Teacher conference is this afternoon, which I stupidly scheduled for the exact same time he'll be getting off the bus (half days today and tomorrow), so now I need to pick him up at 12: 50, find something to do to kill 40 minutes, then go back for his conference at 1:30.
Honestly, I'm not sure what she's going to tell me that I don't already know. She and I communicate almost weekly via email (which is still strange to me...thank GOD my teachers couldn't email my parents!), so I already know what he excels in and where he needs more work, but we'll see.
Then there's Book Club this evening, which I can't WAIT for since I looooved the book! We read 'The Astronaut Wives Club'...
...awesome book. I'm obsessed with these women and the whole 'Space Race' now. So glad I read it!
Then Pre-Deployment meetings tonight and tomorrow on base :( I only have to go to one, so I'll be there tomorrow night, but Heath has to speak at both, so he'll be home late both nights. Looks like take-out for dinner for the next two nights (well, three since last night I had an FRG meeting and picked up a KFC chicken bucket for the boys. Mmmmmm...KFC).
Anyway, this was a really good chicken recipe. Heath loved it. I altered it a bit when I made it so it wouldn't be too spicy for Jesse, but even still, I tried to scrape of the top for him (I posted the original recipe below, without my alterations). He ate it, but he wasn't fooled. He knew there were spices on it and was none too pleased about it.
Ok, I've really got to get my butt in gear, so I'm off. Have a great day and I'll see ya Friday!
'Spicy Honey Glazed Chicken'
Source: Adapted from Nutmeg Nanny
6-8 boneless skinless chicken thighs
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon chili powder
2 teaspoons paprika
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1/2 cup honey
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1. Mix spices together and set aside. Mix honey and cider vinegar and set aside.
2. Un-tuck chicken thighs so they are flat. Cover both sides in seasoning and set flat onto a greased baking sheet.
3. Set broiler on low and broil for 5-7 minutes. Flip thighs and broil for another 5-7 minutes.
4. Flip thighs again and baste each chicken piece with the honey/cider mixture. Be sure to cover the chicken completely. Return to the oven and broil for a few more minutes, just until the honey starts to thicken up and glaze (it may smoke a little but this is completely normal).
5. Remove chicken from oven and let rest for a few minutes before serving.
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