Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Fried Chicken-the best medicine around!

Delicious homemade buttermilk fried chicken breast with a huge salad!

Holy Crap-have I been sh** on a lot in the last couple of days! I'm sure this happens to everyone at one point or another and that is fine but I sure hate it when it happens to me!

I have as of today moved both of my children from a private Montessori school to a public elementary one. Who really cares why and it really doesn't have anything to do with a food blog now does it??? But my point is this has sucked up a lot of time and energy that I have. I am a firm believer that when you cook or bake you really need to be "feeling the love" or your food just will not be the way you want it to be. Well did I ever get a lesson on this in the last couple of days!!!

This is the cake that my daughter choose from Publix.

Yesterday was my oldest daughters last day at her old school and I had learned my lesson by the youngest daughters move to not even try to bake a cake. Last time I made 2 before I sent T. to Publix to get a cake that I would serve to people. This time I just sent T. to Publix to get a cake without me making any attempt at all to bake one. It was such a good thing that I did that so that I had so much more time to screw up everything else that I touched! Here is a brief of my day yesterday:
  • Woke up and realized I needed 7 I started the milk boiling so that we would have yogurt by 8 last night. Forgot the yogurt and found it still in the yogurt maker at 8 this morning when I was packing lunches and looking for the yogurt!
  • Made pizza dough for dinner last night but mixed up the AP Flour and the Whole Wheat flour so had to dump that down the drain and start all over.
  • Got home from skating last night and I was finishing up my pizza dinner when I realized that I needed bread for the girls lunches in the morning. Started a loaf of bread at 8:30 PM and it takes 3 hrs and 50 min. for it to bake. That was fun!
  • My cleaner called me to reschedule the cleaning from Friday to Thursday and then proceeded to chew me out because my house was too messy...WTF isn't that why I have you????????
  • The skating competition that my daughter is in on a couple of weeks from now have informed me that I need to donate 2 hours of my time to the competition or my daughter will not be able to compete. I told them to take my name off of the list then where I have signed up to bring juice to fill up about 250 people please. Needless to say I get a free pass on the volunteering!
  • Started on my entry in the Royal Foodie Joust but gave up half way through. Need to wait for "the love".
I guess at this point I could go on and on...but really who cares. I decided that I needed Fried Chicken for dinner. Sometime you just need that. I sure hit the spot. Served up with a great big salad with lettuce, poblano peppers, onion, tomatoes, blue cheese and dressing. It really doesn't get mush better than this...I think I can face the world again tomorrow renewed for a whole new battle!!!!

As Always...

Happy Entertaining!!!



Peter M said...

Aren't you the busy mommy? Take a break, stop, relax, clear your head and start again.

You'll be amazed at the new found clarity.

Anonymous said...

Gosh the kids and their schools certainly can suck up a lot of emotion! Whatever reason for the change, know that you are doing the best you can for them. My girls are 11 and 7 and I hate to say it, it gets harder. This, too, shall pass and with such loving parents, wherever they go to school, they'll turn out just fine. At lest this is what I tell myself!

I visit you blog everyday just to get recipe ideas/inspriation. It's great! Thanks!

Judy@nofearentertaining said...

Hi Peter-This has been scheduled in. Although my planner is written in jello so it's very, very flexible!!!

Thanks so much lmmc. The one thing I take comfort in is that there are still other options if this one doesn't work. Finances aren't an issue so we are lucky there!

Anonymous said...

You are right Judy. Sometimes you just need the ole comfort foods. That looks so good in a salad and the blue cheese dressing sounds great with it.
I hope the school changing goes well. Children are tougher than you think sometimes. I am sure they will adjust just fine. Good luck girls!
The cake looked nice too.

Laura Paterson said...

Mmmmm - that chicken looks like the perfect antidote to such a busy time!!