Archive for November, 2010

First Ski of the Year

November 19, 2010 Leave a comment

Yesterday I took my kid skiing. She’s going to be great at it, I can tell. She loves to be in the woods and likes to ski. If only she could do 20 km instead of just the 1km we did yesterday. After about 20 falls she uttered,

“Mama you should take a picture, it’s beautiful!”


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Caramel goodness

November 17, 2010 Leave a comment

A few years ago a friend of mine posted this on a group site. Turns out my kids absolutely love this way of cooking chicken. Myself: I think it’s pretty darn good. Dr Dad: not so much.  He’s out of town for the day, guess what we’re eating tonight?

“If you don’t want to lick the pan afterward, I don’t want to talk to you anymore.” —M.


Caramelized garlic chicken

* 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (I’m using thighs)
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 1 tablespoon of oil
* 3/4 teaspoon black pepper
* 4-6 garlic cloves, chopped
* 1/4 cup brown sugar
* 1/4 cup heavy cream


1. Sprinkle the salt and pepper onto the chicken.
2. In a medium to large sized skillet (I like cast iron) heat the oil over medium-high heat until almost smoking.
3. Add the chicken breasts and garlic to the pan and brown the first side of chicken, about 5 minutes.
4. Flip the chicken and brown the other side, about 3 minutes.
5. Remove the chicken from the pan and add the brown sugar to the pan.
6. Allow the sugar to melt about half way and add the cream.
7. Bring to a bubble and add chicken back to pan
8. Simmer for 3-5 minutes and serve.
9. Enjoy!


November 12, 2010 Leave a comment

It is Friday afternoon. I have a few plans for this evening, not necessarily in this order.