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Saturday, August 16, 2008

Parents' Visit Day 1

I started out today with another new flavor of Clif Z bar: Apple Cinnamon. I was not a fan, but that's not surprising because I typically don't like this flavor of bars/muffins/yogurts/whatever. You would think I had it figured out by now, but I keep hoping the next apple cinnamon item will be better than the last. I think I don't like them because there is such a fake buttery taste in the background.

My parents arrived right before lunchtime. Usually we do a lot of shopping and eating out, but I decided to cook for all of the weekend. We started out with lunch, which consisted of barbecue chicken sandwiches, a huge salad, and homemade potato wedges. Sorry there is no picture, but I can assure you a good time was had by all.

For dinner, I made one of my mother's favorite dishes, which so happens to be a recipe I learned a couple years ago in my short cooking class and one of the richest chicken recipes I have ever prepared. It is Sun-dried Tomato Crusted Chicken with Feta Couscous.

Since I didn't create or adapt this recipe, I won't post it, but I will gladly share if you send an email address. I will tell you it involves lots of fun tasks like making your own breadcrumbs out of fresh bakery bread and mixing up a wine and butter sauce. YUM. I ate about 2/3 piece of chicken, 1/2 c. couscous, and a big serving of steamed broccoli which will hopefully soak up some of the butter from my system.

Tomorrow will feature another mini quiche recipe and a huge steak and blue cheese salad for lunch.

Then, when my parents leave for home, I think I'll check myself into food rehab.


HangryPants said...

I stay clear of apple cinnamon bars, too. They are always weirdly fake tasting. Have fun with your parents.

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