Is this an actual thing I’m doing now? I don’t know. If you do something once, does it become tradition? Maybe.
Truth be told, I just liked the way Thursday Things sounded because alliteration.
Life here has been busy with all the usual things like soccer and traveling to speak and finding things to cook for dinner and changing out all the plastic hangers in my closet with those velvet huggable ones. I’ve barely even had time to watch Netflix and feel like I’m the only person on earth who hasn’t watched some version of the Fyre documentary.
Anyway, here are some things I thought I’d share.
My friend Edie posted this on her Instagram stories a couple of weeks ago and then sent the actual recipe in her email newsletter. I’m normally opposed to most chicken, but this sounded so good that I had to try it and it didn’t disappoint. My whole life is basically asking myself “What would Edie do?” Except Edie does Crossfit and I’m drawing the line at that.
Edie’s Slow Cooked Chicken Thigh Recipe
Family Sized package of Chicken Thighs (bone in and skin on)
Salt & Pepper to coat
Trader Joe’s 21 Salute Seasoning (optional but so good!)
Almond or Einkorn Flour (Melanie’s note: I just used regular flour because I don’t even know what Einkorn flour is.)
Clean and pat chicken thighs dry.
Coat with Salt & Pepper and 21 salute seasoning.
Dust chicken thighs with almond/einkhorn flour
On your stove, grab your Dutch oven and heat olive oil on high
Brown both sides of the chicken for 2-3 minutes
Cover the Dutch oven and place thighs in oven that is headed to 300*.
Cook at 300* for 2 – 3 hours. At 2-3 hours, check to see if chicken needs liquid, if so, add 1/2 c chicken stock
Cook at 250* for 2-3 more hours. Right before serving add 1/4 – 1/2 c of heavy cream if you want to live your best chicken thigh life!
2. Trey Kennedy’s video on Moms
You know how sometimes you watch something and you just know that you’re seeing yourself? That was me when I watched this video. And then Caroline totally agreed. Especially the part where he says, “Who else was there? Name them all individually.”
Whatever. That’s my job.
3. Butterscotch bars
This is a recipe I got from P’s mom many years ago and then I totally forgot about them until earlier this month when I needed to make a dessert and had butterscotch chips that I bought during Christmas because I had big plans to make haystacks and then that never happened. Anyway, these are delicious and the recipe makes two 9 x 13 pans which is a plus.
1 cup butter
12 oz package of butterscotch morsels
2 cups brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
Melt butter and butterscotch morsels over low heat. Stir in brown sugar. Cool five minutes. Add eggs and vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add to mixture and stir until mixed together. Spread in two greased 9 x 13 pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
I was addicted to this a few years ago and then fell off the tea wagon. But I ordered some from Amazon a few weeks ago and am thoroughly enjoying having a cup of hot tea before I go to bed at night. It’s the perfect amount of sweet and spice and I don’t have to add any sugar.
This has become one of my favorite products. It’s basically a moisturizer that just gives your skin a little bit of a glow and it’s perfect for days that I don’t really want to wear makeup but I also don’t want to look like a pale old hag. It goes on gray and then just seems to adapt to your skin tone so it’s like your natural face but better and more glowy.