My subject is: You wake up one morning with super powers. What are they and why do you want them? Will you keep it a secret or share? It was submitted by Spatulas on Parade. Here goes:
What? Just one? I can’t have all of them? ‘Cause I’ve got teenagers and the resulting blood pressure through the roof. I may need more than one.
But if I only get one, I better choose wisely so I better consider all the choices:
That’s not a superpower:
While checking out every possible superpower option (thanks, google) I found a few that don’t seem like superpowers to me. They’re not even worth considering but I just have to mention them because they made me laugh:
~Explosive Farting: No comment.
~Gold Balls: Ditto.
~Organ Rearranging: Yuck.
~Self detonation: I’m thinking you only get to use this once, right.
No, I’ll pass:
~Wall crawling: I can just see it now, me climbing the walls and my kids using me for target practice.
~Xray vision: Really not necessary. I’m a mom, I’ve already got eyes on the back of my head.
~Morphing: My luck I’d turn myself into a slug and not be able to morph back.
~Hyper breath: Because morning breath isn’t bad enough?
~Teleportation: You know I’d accidentally teleport back into childbirth. The first one, where the epidural didn’t work.
~Superhuman strength: Although this might come in handy when trying to open pickle jars, this isn’t really my dream power.
~Water breathing: Well, on the off chance that I might get ambushed by water-gun wielding kids I might need this one but I’ve evaded that scenario so far, I’m gonna just hope my luck keeps up.
~Sonic scream: I have teenagers. I can already scream like a banshee.
~Firebreathing: Nope, I can burn dinner just fine without any superpowers. If I only get to choose one, it won’t be this one.
Grilled Strawberry Glazed Chicken
~Poison immunity: I thought about this one but I don’t think I’m really in jeopardy. To tell you the truth, with a house full of kids I rarely get a chance to even taste my own cooking.
~Spidey sense: Although I think it would be useful to sense impending danger, truth is with kids around there’s a good chance that thing will be pinging non-stop.
~Understand all languages: Imagine being able to say anything to anyone at any time. I could speak to people no matter what language they spoke. And even better, I could say so many things that no one in this house would understand. How much fun would that be? But then once I said “gai kakhen afen yam” to my kids and they went around and repeated it to everyone. Not a good thing to have to explain.
~Paralysis shock: Although I could certainly imagine having all kinds of fun with this one, I also think I could pick a different superpower and just buy a taser.
~Cloak of invisibility: But then I realized that most teenagers pretty much consider adults invisible anyway.
~Death Ray: if looks could kill, watch out eye-rolling teens, drivers who cut you off, people who don’t clean up after their dogs . . .
~Weather manipulation: I thought about this one long and hard. I mean, clearly someone needs to set Mother Nature straight this year. But ultimately if I can only have one superpower this just won’t cut it.
Winner, winner, chicken dinner:
Mind control: Oh, lordy, yes. That’s the one; mind control. I am gonna control the living hell out of everyone’s mind. You’ll all be doing the chicken dance in the streets.
And will I share the fact that I have this new ability? Bwwwaaaaaahahahha. No way, that would take all the fun out of it.
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Grilled Strawberry Glazed Chicken©www.BakingInATornado.com
3 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
1/4 cup seedless strawberry jam
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 TBSP balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup orange juice
*Cut each chicken breast half into two to three pieces, depending on size.
*Sprinkle both sides of the chicken with garlic powder and place into a gallon bag or bowl for marinating.
* Mash the strawberry jam. Whisk in the soy sauce, balsamic vinegar and orange juice. Pour over the chicken, cover the bowl or seal the bag and put into the refrigerator overnight. Turn or mix now and then.
*Safely grease the grill and heat to medium. Cook chicken, approximately 10 minutes per side, just until it is cooked through.