Tuesday, March 15, 2011


Not much happening today... Had a great dinner last night..Grumpy cooked chicken on the barbecue after he had marinaded it all day with a Tequila Lime Marinate he made... Of course there was some Tequila left so Danny made Marilyn and I "Margarita"s and they were pretty good.. Played Mexican Train last night and the girls lost so now we are down 3 to 1 but Marilyn and I have decided that we are going to change seats tonight. Here is the recipe for the marinade that Grumpy made last night..



1/2 cup gold tequila
1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (5 to 6 limes)
1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice (2 oranges
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon minced fresh jalapeno pepper (1 pepper seeded)
1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic (3 cloves)
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 whole (6 split) boneless chicken breasts, skin on


Combine the tequila, lime juice, orange juice, chili powder, jalapeno pepper, garlic, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Add the chicken breasts. Refrigerate overnight.

Preheat your barbecue or you can do in the oven at 400 degrees If you are using your barbecue brush grills with oil to prevent the chicken from sticking. Remove the chicken breasts from the marinade, sprinkle well with salt and pepper, and grill them skin-side down for about 5 minutes, until nicely browned. Turn the chicken and cook for another 10 minutes, until just cooked through. Remove from the grill to a plate. Cover tightly and allow to rest for 5 minutes. Serve hot or at room temperature


Step 1: Wipe out your dishwasher with a washcloth removing any excess food or grime.
Step 2: Place a glass or mug on the top rack of an empty dishwasher and fill it with white vinegar.
Step 3: Run your dishwasher through an entire cycle.
Step 4: When the dishwasher has completed it's cycle wipe it out again with a clean washcloth.  If there is any grime left that you want to tackle use a sponge and straight white vinegar to scrub off the tough spots.

Before running your dishwasher  let the water in your kitchen sink run until it gets to it's hottest.  This way when the dishwasher starts it's cycle it's starting with hot water instead of cold water.  Who wants there dishes to be pre-rinsed with cold water?  Gross!
Well heading back to the pool side with a good book and good friends for this morning then will decide what to do or not do for later on today.. What a life....Decisions, Decisions

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