Monday, May 30, 2011

Chicken Tacos

Alex and I have been married exactly one month today, and man, it FLEW by. It's funny, you spend all this time (10 months in our case) planning for one day and often it seems like it will never come. But once the day is over, time just disappears. I've been trying to keep myself busy post-wedding. I got the PWC (post-wedding chop) on Saturday.  See!



And Alex and I have been working slowly on updating the living room. We got new furniture a few months ago, and just last weekend Alex and his dad hung our new can see them behind me in the 'after' picture. Alex actually picked them out himself. Next chore to tackle is painting that wood paneling you can also see in the background. Why was that ever popular? Alex's parents owned this house before he bought it from them. They hung that paneling when Alex was an infant. He's now just a few months shy of 31. I initially planned to bring it down and repair the drywall, but I think that I prefer the ease of painting over it for now...and our savings will appreciate that as well, leaving us more to spend on updating the kitchen....which we will come to in another post.

We still have a lot to do around the house, as I see it, but the small changes we've made have had an impact. We had a bbq this weekend and several people commented on how good it looks. That makes me feel optimistic.

I meant to make a post about our bbq, but I was having so much fun I forgot to take any pictures. We had tons of yummy food, the weather was actually nice and cool....and I had, like, 5 Bud Light Limes...which may be why I forgot to take pictures?

Tonight we'll be celebrating our 1 month of marriage with chicken tacos. We still have TONS of taco shells (soft and crunchy) leftover from the wedding. I pulled 2 chicken breasts out of the freezer and put them into the crockpot with a can of rotel and 1/2 packet of taco seasoning, where they've been slowly simmering since this morning....and it smells SO good.

I take it out of the crockpot when it's fall apart done.
Then take two handy forks
and shred.

I put tomatoes, onions, salsa and sour cream on mine. They look a little bland, but they were delicious. I served with a green salad, and damn it, Weight Watchers, I only got to eat 3 and cried a little when they were gone.

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