This weekend we went to Pittsburgh for the weekend. We haven’t been in a really long time. We used to go once a month, but a lot of Anthony’s friends have moved so there hasn’t been a reason to go. It was a really nice weekend though.
Sometimes we go and he resorts back to college kid behavior of wanting to party until 4am and I just can’t hang with that. I like to go to bed by 11pm. If I have to go out late I definitely am leaving before 1am. It was odd though because everyone was much calmer and actually no one wanted to go out really late. It was amazing. I really enjoyed it.
Since we didn’t have an adventurous weekend I decided to try some adventurous food. I am trying to get the most out of my grill and I found this recipe from ellysaysopa.com that looked delicious. And it was definitely delicious. The flavor was like nothing I have ever had before. Even just the smell of the marinade made my mouth water. If you are up for trying something new on the grill, I would highly suggest trying these.
Grilled Yucatan Chicken
Yields – 4 servings
Prep time – 15 minutes
Cook time – 20 to 25 minutes
- 6 cloves of garlic
- 1/8 cup oil
- 3 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
- pinch ground cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- salt to taste
- 1 lbs. bone-in/skin-on chicken
- In a food processor mince your garlic until finely chopped.
- Add the oil, apple cider, cloves, pepper, cinnamon, and oregano to the food processor and mix until well combined.
- Place your chicken in a large bowl. Pour the marinade over it and add the chicken broth.
- Marinade for at least 4 hours.
- Preheat your grill to medium heat.
- Place the chicken onto the grill right over the flame and allow to blacken for 5 minutes on each side.
- Move the chicken to a cooler part of the grill and allow to cook for another 10 to 15 minutes.
In the morning when I wake up the first thing I eat is fruit. It doesn’t matter what day of the week it is, I always have fruit before I eat anything else. I just feel like it gets my stomach ready for actual food. It’s an easy way to get my stomach ready for the day. Does anyone else like to eat fruit first thing in the morning? Am I a complete weirdo!? Continue reading →
I am loving this Indian Summer. This is definitely a great time of year. It’s nice and warm during the day so you can do outdoor activities during the day, but at night it’s cool and you can open the windows. Plus there’s that whole hoodie and fire pit thing that’s fun. Continue reading →
I know that Labor Day usually means the end of the summer for most people, but here it’s still 95 degrees. Summer isn’t over yet and I am soaking up every last minute of it. Continue reading →
I love getting my nails done. I know this is incredibly girlie, but I just love it. I like to get a gel manicure and not have to worry about what my nails look like for 2 weeks straight. It is so nice. Continue reading →
We got rid of our cable package. We now just have basic cable. At first I thought this would really annoy me, but I’m beginning to realize how little TV I actually watch. I don’t really have a show anymore that I love and I watch a lot more on YouTube than I used to, so I’m actually okay with this change. Continue reading →
At work we have bagel Friday’s where every week someone takes a turn bringing in bagels. Well last week was my turn and like any good woman I bought too much. I always buy too much. I mean, I’d rather have too much than not enough when serving food to people right?! Continue reading →
I pulled out my back. I have no idea what I did to it, but it seriously hurts. I have never had a hurt back before so this is a new one for me and it is not at all fun. Continue reading →
I am obsessed with watching the Olympics. It is so exciting to watch. I usually don’t like watching sports. Anthony loves sportscenter and I really just am not a fan. I like football in the fall, but that’s about it. But call it the Olympics and I want to watch it. I have watched every sport so far and I am super into it. I guess because it only comes once every few years and it’s so freaking exciting. Last week for the opening ceremony, I bought really expensive beer and really expensive sheeps milk cheese while I watched. Amazing. Continue reading →
We had the most amazing dog come to my work yesterday. She was a therapy dog and she was so, so sweet. She just laid there while all the kids read to her and pet her. It was amazing. My dog is not nearly as well behaved around people. Orbit really isn’t a fan of new people. He much prefers the people he already knows. The dog who visited yesterday did this trick where you could put a treat on her paw and tell her to wait, then once you said okay she would eat the treat. But she would just sit there with the treat on her paw for awhile. I tried this with Orbit last night, he wouldn’t even let me put the treat on his paw. And when I put it close to him, even if I told him to stay he would stick his tongue out to grab it. Silly doggy. Continue reading →