It is after dinner as I write this and I am full and I am happy. I donned my old green checked apron tonight and made the most deliciously simple meal.
And afterwards, my husband cleaned the whole kitchen and put everything away. I think he fell in love with me again after this dish.
The dish I had tonight is called Parmesan Crusted Chicken. I found it on Pioneer Woman's cooking tab but it actually came from one of my favorite blogs: Kayotic Kitchen. You remember me talking about the Dutch girl, don't you? She's the one who seasons her ground beef with nutmeg. This chicken dish was absolutely succulent but I wouldn't have it too often. I'm sure it's packed with calories because what you see spread (a little too thickly, I think) on top of each breast is a mayonnaise mixture. I'm sprinkling seasoned bread crumbs on top. But oh, my stars, was it ever good. I served it with zesty fries and some sugar snap peas.
I also wanted to address some of the questions that you've asked me in many of my posts. I try to answer them directly in the post but sometimes I forget.
In almost every picture I've seen of your husband it's taken behind him- usually . . . is it the only way you get a picture of him? Camera shy is he?
I swear, after doing this post, I decided to write an entire story entitled "From behind my husband's back". He always walks ahead of me and it's probably because he walks faster but it's also due to the fact that I'm always stopping to take pictures. And yes, he's a bit camera shy. I think it is because he's afraid he'll end up on my blog in cyberspace, or that his surgery scar will show. There are pictures of him all over the place but the most recent are in the sidebar to the right under "VIDEO: A Picture A Day". There's a bunch of him in the center of the video.
I'd love to see more of your house! Will you show us more and tell us about it?
Well, that's a problem because this is not our house. We live here as 'caretakers' of this estate, in a manor house that was originally built around 1769 with an addition that dates from 1810. It's on a big hill, and according to history, George Washington and his party were here in the summer of 1777 watching British troops make landfall down on the river's edge which is about 8 miles away. I don't think he stayed in the house from what I've read, but I'm sure he must have come inside.
I don't want to say too much about something that is not mine. And I'd like to respect the owners' privacy. From time to time, I've showed some views of the property. This is what it looked like when I first saw it, before we moved here. These photos were taken right after we moved in. My husband had just had surgery and it was late October. I also took a couple of pictures from inside the house, like here and here. Oh, and here as well. There are many things in this home that don't belong to me and I won't photograph things that are not mine.
Did you know that you swallow at least five spiders in your lifetime- while you are sleeping?
No. I didn't know that. And now that I do, I'm afraid to fall asleep for obvious reasons. It's not that I don't like spiders. I love daddy-long-legs and that, in fact, was my nickname when I was in elementary school and on the track team. I could run like the wind. And I thought I'd be able to run like that forever . . . which just made me remember something my youngest son said when he was about two or three. Someone had said that they laughed so hard it made them pee. And he looked up, sweet as can be, and he said, "my mom pees when she runs." I was mortified. And I have digressed so far off the spider eating, but I feel better now that I've purged that information.
Hope this has answered some of your questions. Thanks for visiting.
Until tomorrow, my friends . . .