Saturday, January 9, 2010

If You Walk Without Rhythm You'll Never Learn.

Don’t you hate sitting on a toilet in winter? It’s actually quite shocking when you think about it; you wake up in your cozy, warm bed because your insides are telling you “it’s time”, you stumble into the bathroom and clumsily find the light switch. Well, if you hadn’t awoken yet on the walk to the bathroom, you surely were awoken quite rudely by the fierce chill of that porcelain chair on your bare bum. A real eye opener, right?

By A Show Of Hands, Who Else In Here Is Faking?

Now compare that rude morning situation to a “friendship”; you wake up thinking it’s time to hang out with your friends because it’s just that type of day. You clumsily stumble around to find where your friends are, and at this point your eyes are at half-mast...not fully seeing the real picture. Well, if you weren’t awoken by the chill of their gossiping whispers, then you surely were quite wide-eyed at the end of the day when the whispers of gossip turned into screams of truth.

…No More Monkeys Jumping On My Bed.

SO! fabulous you’ve been to me so far! I can only hope you become more and more generous as the year progresses. Unfortunately, most of us are wishing farewell to our last weekend of Winter Break as classes resume this week. Although, I am hopeful of one day becoming a college graduate, this never ending cycle is just something I have yet to get used to. Ugh. So, I’ll definitely be lying low this weekend, preparing for classes on Monday and deciding what I’ll be wearing to wear to Kel & Jeff’s Winter Wedding. I’m finding it difficult to put together something practical, cute, and warm.

January 16 couldn’t come soon enough for these two.

We finally gave Dunes and Panama Hattie’s a rest and a few of us ventured into historic downtown St Augustine. It’s always so much of a better time over there because it’s more laid back and “mature”… to say the least. To start the night I cooked a tasty dinner for Ash, Katie and I. I was craving a spicy chicken so I decided, “Hey, I’m going to make my own spicy chicken!”

[I’ll post the recipe below just incase anyone is inclined to cook! It’s super easy!]

After dinner, Chrys, James, Jeff, Ash, Katie and I played an eventful game of Power Hour chock full of an intense 80’s Power Hour mix. We thought it'd be a nice "pick me up" before we went out. (not to worry, James was our D.D. You can't see it, but his weapon of choice for the night was cream soda!) Power Hour Mix found at

Afterwards, we made our way over to JP Henley’s for a mature night of bonding and brewskies. This night, I must say, was very much needed; complete with Kesha’s “TiK ToK” and Hank’s “Country Boy Can Survive” playing on the jukebox.

Spicy Peach Chicken

3 boneless skinless chicken breasts

½ clove of garlic

1 lime

A few shakes of garlic salt

2 peaches

2 tablespoons of dry chopped red pepper

Your choice of hot sauce (I used Texas Pete)*

Preheat the oven to 420

Coat the bottom of a baking pan with canola oil and garlic salt and just smear it around with your hands. Lay the 3 breasts on the oiled pan.

Peel half of the garlic, chop one peach into chunks and put them in a Magic Bullet (or whatever food processor you own). Add some oil, the red pepper and hot sauce. *Add hot sauce to your preference of spice level. Blend all together until it makes a thick puree.

Using your hands (obviously I’m a very “hands-on” person) smear the puree upon the upside of the chicken. Peel the rind of the whole lime in bits and toss it on top on the chicken. Also, use all the juice from the lime and squeeze it all over the chicken. Chop the other peach into chunks and toss it as well on top on the chicken.

Bake for about 35-40 minutes. Around 30 minutes, slice a bit of it open to make sure it’s not still pink. If it’s not, it’s ready, if it is, let it bake for another 10 minutes or so. Just keep checking.

When it’s done, if you have extra lime juice, you can sprinkle some more on top on the chicken. You’ll have a spicy chicken with sweet baked peaches on top. Enjoy!

*Remember NOT to eat the lime rind!

** I added rice and broccoli as sides.

*Title courtesy of The Sophomore Attempt - Get Me An Exit

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