Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Making Your Home a Haven Mondy: The Two-Hour Clean-up That Wasn't




So, to update from yesterday, I did NOT get all of those things done. Sure, I did clean the kitchen and mop the floors, clean up the clutter and do several loads of laundry and even clean the downstairs bathroom...BUT, I think I made my home a haven by tossing out the to-do list around 11 a.m. or so and enjoying the park with my family. We had a great time as you can see! We spent the evening having dinner with out-of-town friends and had a great time catching up. Atogether, it was a wonderful family day! Now, back to that laundry pile...
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Monday, July 7, 2008

Making Your Home a Haven Monday: The Two-Hour Quick Clean Up

Make sure to get over to Biblical Womanhood for the details of this weekly inspiration to make our homes a haven!

We also had a busy weekend, and today my hubby (The Man) is still on vacation from work. We have plans to take the kids to a special park not far away and to have dinner with some out-of-town friends. This may be more like a ONE-hour cleanup!

Here's the plan:

1. Clean up kitchen and mop floors.
2. Quick clean-up of bathrooms--wipe down with Clorox wipe and swish toilets.
3. LAUNDRY!! Try to make it through the pile from camping over the weekend.
4. Quick pick-up of downstairs (living room, family room), and put away garage sale pile (currently clogging the coat closet) in crawlspace.
5. Quick pick-up, dust and vacuum of upstairs.

That's quite a list, including the other things going on today! Maybe a bit too ambitious! I'd better get off the ol' PC and get going!! I'll update later...

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Works For Me Wednesday--Five Ingredient Edition

This is my first time joining Works For Me Wednesday. Be sure to check out all the fun at Shannon's place.

I was hoping to wow you guys with some oriental creation, but unfortunately those take a lot more than five ingredients--so we'll save them for another time.

Crockpot Oriental Chicken (it's crockpot TOO--do I get extra credit for that?!)

**Sorry, no pictures. You can tell I'm a new blogger because I haven't yet figured out that you're supposed to take pictures of things like dinner in the crockpot.**

Ingredients:

10-12 chicken legs
1 1/2 c barbecue sauce
1/2 c honey
2 tsp prepared mustard
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce

Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper and broil in the oven until slightly brown and crisp on the edges--do this to both sides of chicken. Do not omit this step! I have tried and it turns out nasty! In the meantime, mix together the other ingredients. You may add some hot pepper sauce to it if you like. Put chicken in the crockpot. Pour barbeque mixture over the top. Cover and cook on low for 5 hours or until heated through. THAT'S IT!!

We serve this with rice (what else?!), and a salad. This dish goes really fast at our house. It's one of my family's favorites--and easy to cook, too! Enjoy!