15 September 2008

2 down, 3 to get finished

Two exchanges are out the door as of today.

My schoolbox exchange was sent priority mail at lunchtime. Beth in Kentucky should have it in 2 days. I am proud that I managed to get it out on time. And it's nice. I hope she likes it.

All I have to do for SS is send my reveal card. I ordered her silks on Friday. I haven't gotten the confirmation that the floss shipped out, but Vikki is great about that, so it will go out in the next few days. So I am doing good.

I forgot to mention what little chart I was stitching for the quilt square. It's Sanman's Snow Peas, only I took out the snowmen and changed the colors to be a little brighter. I think it works pretty as just the little peas. I spent all weekend stitching on it trying to get it done quickly. It's almost finished, I just have to finish the backstitch. I really hope she likes it, there is just something so endearing about peas!

Not much else is going on. With my shopping moratorium on, no new S.E.X. for me, and that really is OK. I mean, it took me all weekend to stitch two little peapods. As long as I get to keep my magazines, I am set for a while. I finally managed to watch one of my all-time favorite movies, "The War," with Kevin Costner and Elijah Wood, which I bought on DVD six months ago, and can't watch at home because our DVD player broke. (I just realized, stuff breaks a lot in our house . . . hmmm). It was as good as I remember it being, and it's sad that that movie is NEVER on TV. Elijah Wood was super-good in it. And that was probably the last really good Kevin Costner movie. It was funny and sad, and the music was good. Good movie to stitch to!

SO grilled out yesterday--this is his new football game day tradition. He's made this chicken for me before, and it's so good. If you like North Carolina barbecue, this is wonderful! This is the style from the Eastern Shore of Maryland, very flavorful and kicky. And, if you want a really yummy dip for it, mix a little bit of yellow mustard into some mayonnaise and dip bits of chicken in it. Oh MAN is that good.

BTW, this isn't his family's exact recipe--I'm not sharing that, I know what side my bread is buttered on, LOL--but it's close enough that you won't be disappointed. I am starting to collect Maryland recipes and this is worth adding!


2 beaten eggs
5 tsp. poultry seasoning
1 tsp. black pepper
2 tsp. salt
2 c. vinegar
1 c. vegetable oil

Mix together. Marinate chicken pieces. Baste with marinade while grilling.


Meari said...

I love marinades so I copied it to use in the future. Your exchanges sound like fun and you got them out the door. Yay for you!

Pumpkin said...

That's awesome! Good for you :o) The peas sound adorable.

Thanks for the recipe even though it's not the original ;o)

Daffycat said...

Ooo, I love peas too. Um, unless I have to eat them~blech! I love stitching peas...they make such sweet, cute faces!

I've never seen The War...must rent soon!

Annie said...

Congrats on getting your exchanges ready. I like the way you put so much thought into each one.

And thanks for the recipe. I don't cook much, but I do collect recipes, just in case!

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls