Thursday, May 15, 2008

What Am I Loving Right Now?

Really just a couple things. First off, Zappos.com. My little guys have been needing some new shoes, but sometimes I feel like it takes all I have to take the two of them shopping since that isn't their number 1 idea of fun/entertainment. Also, it feels like it takes at least takes a half hour to drive anywhere to look with no guarantees of finding anything I will like. So yesterday I shopped myself right over to Zappos.com and found what I was looking for. Great selection, very organized, gas efficient, time efficient, no screaming kids... seriously, is this shopping heaven? Did I mention free shipping both ways? That's right, have them send all kinds of shoes to try on and send back the ones you don't like... at absolutely no cost to you. And let's look at things how they are, driving to the mall anymore can cost a good $10. It's a no brainer. I have shopped at Zappos before, but I don't think I appreciated it as much as I do now. Oh yeah, and did I mention I ordered them yesterday and already have them today? Yeah baby!



I wish the picture showed how small and cute these little boxes are. Serious, everything that is miniature is ten times cuter... even shoe boxes.

And what else have I been loving? Let me tell you... Honey Baked Chicken with American Basmati Brown Rice. So good and so easy! I cooked it tonight for my little fam but used 6 chicken breasts b/c I also absolutely love the leftovers. Those flavors get to mixing and they aren't messin around. Claire sent me this recipe sometime back and it has been a show stopper (is that the right saying? Who knows.) when we cook for others and is definitely a family favorite. I serve the chicken with Basmati brown rice and it is G- double O- D good! And I will probably cook it for you if you ever come over to my house!

(The tweeks I make to the recipe are the following: I take the advice given at the bottom of the recipe and use 1/2 tsp garlic salt and 1/2 tsp regular salt. Add a bit of cayenne pepper and a little extra curry. Use about half the butter recommended. I use boneless skinless chicken breast. I cut them up in about three pieces so that the chicken is flavorful throughout and moist.)

In all fairness to my husband, I should add an appendage. I'm guessing that if I were him he would say the thing he is loving in life right now is going to Jazz and Lakers play-off games. He was there for game two, and then this week game 5. Oh and did I mention his seats for game 5... center court, 14th row. Yeah, I think that is what he would say he's loving right now!

4 comments:

Anneli said...

Two posts in week, how lucky are we??? Look at the time of this comment, what am I doing with my life.....

Laura said...

really, 2 posts in a week is pretty amazing. and i also love that honey baked chicken, and it is super easy.

English Garden said...

Glad your still liking the chicken, shoes are super cute. Eric tried on a pair of shoes at DSW but they didn't have the color he wanted in his size, home I came and looked on shoebuy.com and found the shoes, his size, cheaper, plus I also found a coupon code on line.

Vacation - I've always wanted to go to Bermuda, Grand Cayman is awesome too.

Cami said...

Gay you make me laugh! I love reading your blog! I really wish you guys could have been on the cruise...we will have to plan a little vacay to make up for it! You tell us when and where and we will be there! (I love vacation....I wish I could be on one every day!) Someday right?!