Saturday, October 10, 2009

A Fantastic Saturday

Today has been the best and most relaxing day.  I'm so glad the Lord rearranged our schedules, and we were able to clear our calendar(for the most part) for the month of October.  It's been nice to just hang out with my boys here at the house.  Today we watched the Bama game(of course, we do that every chance we get), and then Chad and I cooked dinner. 

So, I'm gonna brag on us for a minute(it's my blog, I can do that).  We made real, southern, from scratch, fried chicken.  It was so good.  With some help from my 'rents, I found a recipe from Alton Brown(the nerdy chef on the Food Network) that looked easy enough.  I gathered all of the supplies, including buying an electric skillet.  After heating about 15 pounds of Crisco, we were ready to fry.  I seasoned, but Chad did the hard part.  He fried.  And did a fantastic job, if I do say so myself.  Our chicken was cook perfectly brown on the outside, but moist and juicy on the inside.  Great job babe!!

Clayton was so amazed by our(mine not Chad's, he's been our main chef for years) new found cooking abilities that he ate an amazing amount of food.  He ate an entire(large) chicken leg, an entire biscuit, half of his green beans, half of his potatoes, 2 mini cupcakes for dessert, and washed all of that down with a Capri-Sun Lemonade.  Chad and I were seriously impressed that he was able to consume that amount of food.  He went right to sleep when he went to bed.  He must have been coming down from his carbohydrate high.

That was our Satuday in a nut shell.  It was truly a great day.  Tomorrow's Sunday, and that means church day.  It should be a great day.  And only 12 more days until D-Day.


Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Sounds like a great football day.....I have a great giveaway on both my blogs that will be given away this weekend....and all you have to do is hope you will stop by.

Kelly said...

Wow, great job y'all!!! I fried chicken for the first time ever a few months ago. Mine turned out well too and was much easier than I ever thought possible. I grew up in a family that didn't fry much, but Jacob's mom frys all the time, so I figured I'd better learn. lol!
I'm glad you had a relaxing day too! Have a wonderful Lord's Day! I'm praying for you!

Allison said...

Mmmm that sounds so good! Happy Sunday!

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Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

Real homemade fried chicken? Oh, my favorite meal indeed!

Praying for you all my friend. Glad you had a great weekend.

Emma and Company said...

You're killing me....we are doing The Biggest Loser at work and everything I read or see on TV says something about a food that I just love!! Haha, but seriously, don't you feel like you accomplished something so great when you cook a great meal?? I am glad yours turned out so good! Glad you had a great weekend and like always, we are praying for you!

BTW--I saw your comment on my blog about becoming a Colts fan and you loved Peyton Manning...I knew you were smart, but this just re-confirmed it!! I do love this team, but they just seem to earn the respect people give them, they are so nice in person and really help out in the community, plus the whole organization has a pretty strong Christian following. I hope they continue to show a good name for Indy! Thanks for stopping by my blog, hope you do again soon! :)

Pam said...

Thanks for stopping by this morning. Sounds like you had a great day and a wonderful time. I know ya'll are on a count down to D-Day!!!!!!
I see you go another cool is that!!!!!!
Doula Mama Pam