Well it finally happened last weekend after I got up in the morning I just happened to be looking out the window when I noticed that it seemed that all of the cars going by my house were slowing down as they went by. So I went outside to investigate and noticed my garage door was up and it is really in need of a good cleaning there is so much junk piled in there from last summer and stuff I’ve been tossing in over the winter
Then it dawned on me after seeing all the stuff in the garage they thought I was having a yard sale! I probably should have just stuck a sign out there right then and there to save me the trouble of having one later. I should have invited everyone into the garage and have them name their price. But of course that’s not what I did. Instead I’ve been trying to get motivated to clean out the garage, cellar and house to have a yard sale but I find them to be very frustrating even though you can make some money by having one. So this coming weekend I’m going to begin by hauling everything I don’t use, need, taking up space etc. and set a target date of the end May or first week of June. Obviously I don’t like to get ahead of myself so I’ll give myself a little time to get it all together. I’ll keep everyone posted on my progress and the exact date so you all can come and help me unload my junk I mean collectibles! So now since I’ll be busy getting this together I’ll need some nice meals to keep me going!
I finally have a new grill and have been trying to cook on it more. It really feels like summer is coming when you can grill more outside. I try in the winter but sometimes it’s just too darn cold and my old grill blew out with any tiny gust of wind. So now with the nicer weather it’s been fun trying some new and old recipes which I’m going to share this week but as usual I’ll need a really good cocktail to get me through these next few weeks to keep me relaxed while getting ready for my yard sale! You can also invite some friends over and try this really great punch that you can make ahead and serve at a Barbeque.
Cosmopolitan Punch Recipe
3 cups vodka, I like the orange flavored vodka such as Absolute Mandarin
1 1/2 cups Cointreau
1 1/2 cups cranberry juice
3/4 cup fresh lime juice
1/2 cup water
Mix and chill your punch in the refrigerator several hours before you will need it. When you’re ready, just ladle in to your glasses and garnish with a lime and enjoy!
Easy Chicken Shish-Kabobs
1 Package chicken breast (or more or less depending on how many you’re feeding)
Your favorite vegetables: Onions, tomatoes, green peppers, mushrooms, pineapple and more.
A really easy marinade is about a half bottle of Italian dressing, 2 tbls minced garlic, 2 tbls honey mix together.
Cut up chicken in chucks put on dish pour the marinade over the top, cover and refrigerate overnight. Cut up your veggies alternate them with the chicken on your skewers. Grill until chicken is done and enjoy!