TRACY: “I’m gonna make you a mix tape. You like Phil Collins?” JACK: “I’ve got two ears and a heart, don’t I?” (–from 30 Rock)

The only reason I started watching the show Property Brothers was because I thought Jonathan Scott was the most hideous good looking person I’ve ever seen.

              Jonathan Scott and Andrew Scott of HGTV's roperty Brothers.

It’s how he does his hair and his facial hair. It reminds me of the “makeover” in Team America:


Of course, what started out as a gross fascination with hideous hair has now turned into me regularly watching the show which makes Ben and GSP grumble. Every show starts out with a couple looking for a house so the Property Brothers show them a house that ANYONE would love. Then, they tell the couple the price (which is always double their budget) and laugh in glee as the couple sobs. The solution is to buy a house and then renovate it to have all their must haves. (This is the point where GSP grumbles about how the brothers are a-holes.)

2. “Run like an ax murderer is chasing you!”

This is what my trainer yelled at me during a session to motivate me to run faster. Unfortunately, that isn’t how my mind works. If an ax murderer were chasing me I’d zig zag around some fatties running on a treadmill. Easy pickings!

Of course, this last week my trainer broke up with me. Or, rather, she broke up from the gym and I was one of the casualties. So now I have a new trainer who seems pretty cool. She has a Rosie the Riveter tattoo so so far so good.

3. I’m also enjoying Zumba which is really a surprise to me. I’m the only white girl in the class, and am surrounded by all of these hot Latinas who know how to shake it. I’m not even sure which it to shake. Unfortunately, I end up looking like Keith Apicary:

(Start this video 30 seconds in to skip the lame introduction.)

4. Tax Season just started a little over a week ago, and I’m trying to get a handle on things so it doesn’t overwhelm me this year. I thought pre-planning meals for the week might help me out. I frequently do this, but last week I wrote it out. On Sunday night, I made my lunch (bbq chicken thighs) and Monday night’s supper. Leftovers (if there are any) will be my lunch for the other days.

Monday: My favorite Chicken Salad recipe. This is similar to my mom’s famous recipe. Like her, I add garlic to it and make it the night before so the garlic has a chance to seep into it. This time I ran out of mayo – oh noes! Thankfully, my mom is on-call so I was able to get her advice and save it.

Tuesday: Sundried Tomatoes and Feta Steak. This is a frequent request of Ben’s (even though he can’t eat the feta which he loves so much), and is an easy crockpot meal.

Wednesday: Rotisserie Style Chicken. Another crockpot recipe. I just don’t have that much time in the evening to cook since I get home last so crockpotting the main dish is really my only option unless I want to cook the night before (which I don’t.)

Thursday: Chicken Tortilla Soup. I haven’t made this one in forever. I forgot how good it was.

These are all recipes I’ve tried before, we love, and which we regularly eat. I’ll have to think of some new ideas for next week since it worked out so well this week.

2 comments to TRACY: “I’m gonna make you a mix tape. You like Phil Collins?” JACK: “I’ve got two ears and a heart, don’t I?” (–from 30 Rock)

  • Cicely

    Make the Peperoncini Beef! Love that stuff!

    I feel like my crockpot cooks too hot, my chicken always turns out rubbery. Ever have that issue?

    • I made that last week. I love it too! I feel that if I just had another week’s rotation of recipes that I would be set without duplicating the same thing over and over. I need to find some more classics.

      What part of the chicken do you use? The lady at the 365crockpot site says she tries to not to use chicken breasts in the crockpot because of that issue. (She prefers to use thighs or whole chickens.)