Today is my Mom’s birthday- HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOMMY 🙂 Love you!!
I wish I could be home to spend it with her, but we are going up next weekend. 🙂
Last night we did a LOT of wedding stuff. We figured out how our ceremony is going to go. We wanted to figure out the order of things & also discuss our vows & the ring exchange. My vows to Craig are still not finalized- I still have a few things that I am going to change, but for the most part we have a good understanding of the flow of the ceremony.
We also added in a few ‘special’ things to the ceremony- just a few ideas that we wanted to make the ceremony more personal. I really like the ideas & I can’t wait to see how they turn out on the BIG day 🙂
Whenever we have any guests in town, I like to make a special dinner for them. I was browsing all of my favorite recipe blogs this week & happened to stumble on one from Liz’s blog that just sounded SO good! I needed something that I could prep early & then just throw in the oven when it was time for dinner. Normally I like to do really fancy meals that take a lot of preparation to make, but last night I needed something that wouldn’t take a lot of time so that we had plenty of time to talk .
The recipe that caught my eye was Lemon Brown Sugar Chicken. The sour from the lemon combined with the sweetness from the brown sugar sounded just right!
I copied the recipe right from Liz’s blog & did not change a thing!
30 Minute Lemon Brown Sugar Chicken
- 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1/4 C lemon juice
- 1 T lemon zest
- 1/2 cup flour
- 2 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1.5 T canola oil
- 2 T brown sugar
- Preheat oven to 350. If needed, pound the breasts with a meat mallet until thin.
- Combine the flour, paprika and sea salt in a shallow dish. Coat each chicken breast in the mixture and toss until coated completely.
- Heat the oil over medium high heat in a large skillet. Place each chicken breast in the oil and brown on both sides. Remove chicken breasts and keep warm on a plate.
- Pour the lemon juice in the pan to deglaze. Place chicken breasts in a casserole dish and cover with juice. Top with brown sugar and lemon zest.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 165.
With the chicken I made onion roasted potatos. You only need 2 ingredients- SUPER easy recipe!
With the chicken & potatos I also made some broccoli. Gotta get the greens 😉
The chicken was SO good! It is definitely going to be added to my ‘go to weeknight meals.’ It was so quick to make & like I said, you can prep it before & just keep it in the refrigerator until you are ready to bake it.
It was a great night! The three of us just sat around talking about the wedding & just different aspects of how we want the ceremony to go. We are ready for this wedding to be here 🙂
Not sure what is on our list of things to do today. I might make some more centerpieces, like I did last weekend. But I know one thing on the list is to watch lots of Dexter episodes 🙂 We just got all of Season 3 on DVD, so it’s time for a Dexter marathon!!
Oh, before I go- just wanted to let you know I am going to add some workouts & running workouts to my workout pages today 🙂 Let me know if you try any of them!
Have a wonderful Sunday! Hope you have a nice & relaxing day!!