Friday, February 21, 2014

Fly on the Wall, Feb 2014

Welcome to a Fly on the Wall group post. Today 12 bloggers are inviting you to catch a glimpse of what you’d see if you were a fly on the wall in our homes. Come on in and buzz around my house.

Fly on the Wall - Baking In A Tornado




I set up the coffee pot and timer before I go to bed. That way, while hubs is showering, the coffee’s brewing. He takes a to-go cup and drinks it on the way to work. He has a favorite cup, one that’s easiest to sip from in the car and I put that one out for him most days. One day he came home with a different cup.
Me: What are you doing with that cup, didn’t you find the one I left out for you?
Hubs: Yes, but it tasted like soap so I took this one.
Me (looking in the dishwasher): So where’s the other one?
Hubs: I put it back in the cabinet.
Well, OK then . . .

Flies on the Wall - Baking In A Tornado

College Boy was home for a month and started the last semester of his freshman year in the middle of last month. About 5 days before returning to school he finally signed up for a 5th class.
As he was leaving to go back the day before his classes started, I asked if he was ready to start his classes on Monday. He never asked me to pay for his books and I wanted to be sure he had ordered them. Nope, he had not.

And he took the trash bag he had stuffed all of his clothes into and walked out the door.

Flies on the Wall - Baking In A Tornado

College boy is back at scho0l for three days when he calls on a Thursday afternoon and asks me to come pick him up. That was my first clue that something was wrong. My second clue? I get to his dorm and he shuffles out to the car with a barf bag in each hand.

Food poisoning. Of epic proportions. I’m glad he’s one of the few who made it home to be sick in private. He’s also one of the lucky ones able to stay out of the hospital.

Flies on the Wall - Baking In A Tornado

So poor College Boy is home and quite sick from the food poisoning. Unfortunately every time he falls asleep the school Food Service people call him with more questions.

Eventually when he starts feeling better I ask when it hit. He tells me at 11 pm the night before. I ask if he made it down the hall to the dorm bathroom when he started getting sick.

Apparently he used the trash basket in his room. And he was so sick when I picked him up that he just left it in his room. I’m thinking he owes his roommate a HUGE apology. And nose plugs. And a year’s supply of air freshener.

Flies on the Wall - Baking In A Tornado

After 5 days at home, College Boy went back to school the following Monday evening. He really was much better but I wasn’t sure he quite had his appetite back. After he left I went into my pantry and realized that I had nothing to worry about, both an unopened bag of Tostitos and and unopened jar of salsa were missing. Yup, he’s good to go.


Rolled Stuffed Chicken - Baking In A Tornado
Rolled Stuffed Chicken


Hubs comes back from a business meeting with a roll of toilet paper. I kid you not, a roll of toilet paper. A supply company was giving them away.
Apparently it’s made from unbleached, recycled fibers and is so green that even the electricity used to manufacture it was produced using wind energy. This stuff is supposed to be the Cadillac of Toilet Paper.
I’ll let you know.

Flies on the Wall - Baking In A Tornado


On Super Bowl Sunday, hubs and High School Senior go out to run a few errands. For whatever reason they decide to take my car and that’s fine with me, I’m getting snacks ready in the kitchen.

I’m in the middle of a recipe and I’m out of an ingredient. I just hate when this happens, but I throw a coat and boots on and go into the laundry room to grab my keys from the hook.

Turns out hubs took his keys, son took his keys, and they both took my keys.

So I do have two cars here. Just no keys.


Flies on the Wall - Baking In A Tornado

Super Bowl Sunday, a day when family and friends watch a game together while drinking and pigging out.

Unfortunately my family and I were never in the same place at the same time all day. Since the Patriots weren’t playing, I really didn’t have any interest in the game. So I’d be off in the kitchen during the game and come running back to the TV for commercials.
And the family was glued to the game and off running to the kitchen during the commercials.

Flies on the Wall - Baking In A Tornado

Just before the game starts, I'm sitting with College Boy and I look up and see a beautiful majestic bird on the TV. 
 Me: Oh wow, did you see that beautiful eagle?
Son (rolling his eyes): Ah, yeah Mom, pretty sure that was a Sea Hawk.
Duh.



Flies on the Wall - Baking In A Tornado

During the game a commercial came on with Bruce Willis telling us all to look around the room at our loved ones and give them a hug.

Me: Come here, I have to hug you.
College Boy: No, I'm good.
Me: But Bruce Willis said I have to hug you.
College Boy: If Bruce Willis told you to jump off a bridge, would you? How many times have I told you not to give in to peer pressure?


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Baking In A Tornado


Rolled Stuffed Chicken
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Printable Recipe
 
NOTE: Whenever I stuff and roast a turkey or chicken I freeze whatever stuffing is left over to make this recipe. If you tend to not have stuffing left over, you can double your stuffing recipe just to have some left over for this dinner.
 
Ingredients:
4 boneless skinless chicken breast pieces, cut in half
Salt
Pepper
Garlic powder
Cooked stuffing
1 (8 oz) bottle of French or Russian Salad dressing
 
Directions:
*Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8 X 11 baking dish.
*Pound the chicken breasts until flat and of even thickness.
*Sprinkle each side of each breast with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
*Put approximately 1 heaping TBSP stuffing in the center of each breast.
*Roll the breast around the stuffing, secure with toothpicks and put into prepared baking dish. You can put any additional stuffing into the center of the dish.
*Pour salad dressing over the chicken breasts. Cover with foil and bake for one hour.
*Uncover and bake an additional 15 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

42 comments:

  1. Aw, give mom a hug!! I can't tell you how many times the kids and man put stuff back in the cupboard or fridge after complaining about the smell.
    Glad your son is better, and I'm even happier that you know what a SeaHawk is :) Happy Friday!

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    1. That was quite an ordeal having to go bring my son home from school and seeing him that sick. Hope I never see that happen again.

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  2. Bruce Willis is a peer? I could deal with that... I'm so sorry your son got food poisoning! YIKES! The library in Ames had to close because 30 staff members got food poisoning this week!

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    1. Food poisoning is hell. I feel so bad for all those kids who didn't get home and had to stay at school feeling that sick. Horrid!

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  3. I have T.P. envy. :)
    I'm so glad that College Boy is well once again.
    Thank heavens for a great mama and a really cool roommate.
    That chicken sound fantastic!
    I love reading your Fly posts. Makes me feel like I pulled up to your kitchen table to hang out with your awesome family.

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    1. Oh, what I wouldn't give to have you pull up to my kitchen table and hang out. I think I'd send the family away so I could have you all to myself.

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  4. HUGS HUGS HUGS!!!
    So, how's that toilet paper???

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  5. How's the TP? More important, how your SANITY? haha you guys are crazy.

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  6. You know the very first post I remember reading from you was about cars, car keys and / or the garage door opener. Seems to be an ongoing thing at your house.
    I was trying to picture the meeting your husband must have been in. One where participants get a give-away of the Cadillac kind ;-)
    Love the Eagle :-)

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    1. Yes, the car thing is an ongoing dilemma. Next year with both boys in college I'm hoping to actually head out to the garage and see a car there now and then.

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  7. Love the comment about the Bruce Willis hug! But now I am dying to know---what happened to the barfy trash can when college boy returned to school??? Also want to know how that cadillac t.p. worked out for you, LOL!

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    1. College Boy's roommate cleaned it. He's either the best friend ever or nuts. Jury's out.

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  8. Please!!! keep us posted on the TP. Enjoyed your post as always.

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    1. So funny, I'm afraid to use it. What if I get spoiled and can't find any more?

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  9. Key hoarding is not permitted!! They are lucky they got any snacks at all! We were too lazy to obey Bruce Willis!

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    1. Key hoarding seems to be a way of life these days. We need 3 sets of each key instead of two.

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  10. That chicken looks soooo good. I'll be trying it for sure.
    And...I'm dying to know how the tp worked for you. No details, please - maybe just on a scale from one to ten? Can you imagine how much they'd charge for that?!

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    1. Can't imagine. I haven't used it, I think I'm intimidated by it.

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  11. Last year we got toilet paper at a blogging conference. I kid you not.

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    1. Did you wonder what exactly they think we bloggers are full of?

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  12. Boo on college boy and not hugging his momma! LOL I have 2 of my 3 that would not hug me either. At least 1 does.
    YUCK on the food poisoning, glad he and you survived.
    TP huh?
    Love this recipe, but I love chicken.
    Spatulas On Parade

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    1. If you love chicken this recipe is for you. Hope you try it.

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  13. Food poisoning is no fun! I had it once and wanted to die. Nothing but puking and aching and sweating for days. I would have used us that whole roll of TP pretty quickly!

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    1. Yeah, he was really sick. I thought he might end up in the hospital so I was glad to have been able to keep him home. Don't ever want to see him that sick again, though.

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  14. I wonder why the supply company was giving away their toilet paper. Maybe it's crap, ha ha ha ha. Let me know if it's any good. And college boy seems to be so much fun. If I was his room-mate, I'd have a few surprises waiting for him upon his return, ha ha ha.

    Have a great weekend and that rolled stuffed chicken looks delicious.

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    1. Ha, ha ha ha. Maybe you should be writing humor?

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  15. Don't give into Bruce Willis peer pressure!! HA HA - I love it! I also love the thing about the keys - my husband would totally do that.
    Can't wait to hear about this amazingly green toilet paper :-)

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    1. I think I'm gonna save the toilet paper for a special occasion. If I can just figure out what that might be.

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  16. OMG, I was crying while reading this one….from laughing so hard. College boys roommate deserves an award!

    Great post and delicious recipe.

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    1. Yes, College Boy's roommate is a very good friend. Exactly the kind of friend I'd want for my son.

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  17. Loved this peek into your life! Although I (And definitely you and college boy) probably could have done without the food poisoning! So glad he's feeling better!

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    1. Thanks, Diane, you're right. Those are some days I never want to relive.

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  18. I love the glimpse into your life (and of the college life these days!) - Wishing everyone EXCELLENT health! xx

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    1. Thanks, Monica. I'm wishing for excellent health too, that whole experience was horrid.

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  19. Don't you hate it when they throw your advice back in your face.

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    1. Yeah, I should have known my words would come back to haunt me!

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  20. OH BOY, imagine coming back to puke in a can...blah....

    glad he is better...

    Oh no...give your mom a hug college boy, LOL

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    1. That was one bad experience for everyone, not just him. He's lucky to have such a great roommate.

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