I'm Just a Working Girl

Quick post today! I just wanted to stop in and say "hey!"

I bet you're going to see variations on this picture/angle a lot in this blog - it's my "good" side. 

I bet you're going to see variations on this picture/angle a lot in this blog - it's my "good" side. 

First, I wanted to share two of my favorite things that happened this week. 

Where is that pretty baby?

Where is that pretty baby?

Ahhhhh there she is! This is one of her new favorite games...sorry about the blurry picture. 

Ahhhhh there she is! This is one of her new favorite games...sorry about the blurry picture. 

One of my coworkers and I have found that we have a witching hour every day around 4pm. After working away all day long, we both need to blow off some steam, and this usually ends in shenanigans. 

After sending that picture to Justin (my son, who's 13), the only response I got was "Y?". WHY NOT?!? Everything comes back in time and planking is easy for everyone to do. 

So you heard it here first, folks. Planking is back. You're welcome.

To finish things off, some of you who know me pretty well probably know that I always meal plan and meal prep every single week. This is key to eating healthy throughout the week and keeps me from eating pizza/chicken nuggets/mac & cheese/chicken wings/cereal for dinner all week long. I plan on doing an entire post on my meal planning process soon, but here's a little tidbit. One of the most important things that will ensure your meal planning is successful is to make sure the meals you are planning are simple. All of those awesome meals on Pinterest look amazing and delicious, but I can tell you that on a Wednesday after being up at 5, working all day, and dealing with a cranky, snotty toddler who just wants food right now, the last thing I'm going to do is make a recipe that involves more than a handful of ingredients. 

So here is one of my absolute favorite weekday recipes: 

Weeknight Chicken Thighs

  • Pack of boneless/skinless chicken thighs (I usually get the 2-2.5lb pack)
  • 1/4 cup melted butter (I just eyeball these ingredients, so I'm guessing on the measurements)
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce (I highly recommend Franks)
  • A whole bunch of minced garlic (I have the stuff in the jar and usually do 3-4 heaping tablespoons)
  1. Preheat your oven to 425; you might want to make sure the bottom isn't covered in grease first so you don't burn your house down. Just speaking from personal experience
  2. Mix the melted butter, hot sauce, and garlic together
  3. Place chicken thighs in a 9x13 baking dish and then cover with the hot sauce mixture
  4. Bake for 20 minutes or until the internal temperature of the chicken is 165
  5. Shove in your face hole 

I typically throw a cup of rice in our rice cooker after I throw the chicken in the oven, steam some broccoli, and serve with a side of sauerkraut to get those probiotics in my belly as well. The leftovers are great for lunch too!

Do any of you have any quick and easy weeknight recipes you'd like to share? I'm always looking for something new to add to my rotation. 

Oh and look, I DO have a picture of a poke bowl that I've eaten recently. This one is from Bento UCF and it's SO GOOD. Especially after I throw some spicy mayo on top #moderation

Have an awesome weekend!