Happy Memorial Day!
I managed to pull myself away from the stack of book reports I’ve been grading (fun, fun!) to check in with a little update on my weekend!
Yesterday morning I headed off to BodyPump, which was followed by some quick grocery shopping. Chris & I had stocked up on quite a few items at BJ’s on Saturday, but I still needed a few more things so a trip to Target & the grocery store was necessary.
Yesterday evening, we headed up to my parents’ house for cookout #1 of the long weekend. It was just my parents, Chris, & myself, but there was plenty of food & I left with a full belly!
My mom & dad tried out a new method of grilling chicken – beer can chicken. Have any of you ever heard of/tried this before? If not, simply google “beer can chicken,” & plenty of recipes will come up! You can even purchase special beer can chicken holders – Target sells one that’s only $3.99.
This method helps prevent the chicken from drying out & I’d say it was definitely a success. I could notice a difference in the taste of the meat, & it was delicious!
Along with the chicken, we had potato salad, green beans, bread, & baked parmesan tomatoes.
My mom had actually forwarded me the recipe for the baked tomatoes weeks ago, & I kept meaning to try them but never got around to it. I’m glad she made them because now I know they’re a winner – they make the perfect side dish!
Baked Parmesan Tomatoes
- 4 medium tomatoes, halved horizontally
- 1/4 c. grated parmesan cheese
- 1 tsp. fresh oregano, chopped
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- Pepper, to taste
- 4 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
- Preheat oven to 450*.
- Place tomatoes cut side up on a baking sheet. Top with parmesan, oregano, salt, & pepper.
- Drizzle with olive oil & bake for 15 minutes.
Of course, no meal would be complete without dessert – that’s where Chris & I came in. I love to bake, & would have enjoyed making something, but there simply wasn’t time this weekend! Luckily, there was a plethora of desserts available at BJ’s, so Chris & I went the pre-made route with a white chocolate mousse cake.
It was quite good, but also super rich! I couldn’t quite finish my slice, but Chris happily gobbled it up for me!
This evening, Chris & I are headed up to his parents’ house & then it’s time to settle in for another work week. At least it’s a short one (& only 9 more days to go until summer break!).
What’s your favorite kind of cake? As far as boxed mixes go, I love funfetti! If we’re talking bakery/homemade, I’d probably go with red velvet!