Wednesday, January 11, 2012

What I'm Loving Wednesday

This whole post-holiday back to work grind is for the birds. I can't put my finger on it exactly, but have just felt in a bit of a funk this week. Am stressed out about a few things and finding it really hard to just unwind/relax. Hoping that some down time over the upcoming holiday weekend will be just the ticket to un-funk-ing myself.

But no matter the mood, it is ALWAYS a good idea to take a little break and link up with with What I'm Loving Wednesday.

I'm loving....plans for lunch on Saturday with girlfriends. I love any chance to see them and catch up -- especially when one that I never get to see happens to be passing through town.

I'm loving.... this recipe for Crock Pot Buffalo chicken from My Kitchen Apron. MVP and I gave it a try on Sunday and it could not have been easier or tastier. MVP, who considers himself a conneseur of all things buffalo chicken, said it might have been the best buffalo chicken sandwhich he has ever had. I cannot tell you how freaking tasty it was and I can see using the leftovers for all sorts of things -- nachos, salad, maybe mix it in with some mac & cheese. This is seriously going to become a staple in my rotation.

Speaking of delicious...I'm loving.... another recipe I tried a few weeks back that I am going to call Pub Chicken. It had first piqued my interest when I saw it as a pinterest find by Jenn over at Going The Distance. You can find the recipe at Taste and Tell and I promise you, you will not be dissapointed. MVP helped me fix this up and we seriously had no words for how delicious this was. The Mustard Cheddar sauce really sets the whole thing off. I served it with some roasted potatoes and steamed broccoli and drizzled a little of the sauce over the sides too....heaven. I'm almost drooling on my keyboard right now just thinking about it.

I'm loving....that my favorite night of the year is just a few days away....The Golden Globes! Seriously, I enjoy the red carpet arrivals and this award show like you would not believe. You mix TV Stars with Movie Stars and give them unlimited drinks...I mean, how can that NOT be entertaining?!?

I'm loving....that my new pajamas arrived in time to wear on Sunday. I buy myself a new pair every year to wear for the Golden Globes. So freaking corny, I know. But it's my own little tradition and I love it.

I'm loving....coming up with my menu for Sunday night's viewing party. I always say "party" like I'm hosting people at my house. I'm not. It's only ever me and maybe L or someone else watching with me. But for every awards show viewing party, I like to have a spread of different tasty appetizers for dinner. Again, my own little tradition and I love it.

I'm loving....that MVP doesn't make fun of this tradition. In fact, back in the fall when I had a late afternoon meeting I had to go to the day of the Emmy's, he recorded the show for me so I could watch later at his place, and even had a spread of appetizers waiting for me when I got there. That's when I knew that he really *got* me ;)

I'm loving....that I have off on Monday so I can stay up as late as I want watching all the post-show interviews, and maybe even enjoy an extra glass or two of champagne.


  1. I've had a few friends over for the Golden Globes the past few years! I'm off Monday too! What a cool MVP!

  2. Yay for the shoutout!! I still haven't tried the Pub Chicken, but I need to, pronto! (Thanks for reminding me!)
    The buffalo chicken looks awesome too!
    I'm totally with you on the back to work funk. Wanna work together to find a job that requires little work and lots of fun?? :)

    1. That chicken looks good! I will have to try...

      And not a huge fan of the GG. I don't even know who is nominated!

  3. I'm with you. It sucks taking time off work and then having to return but something about the weeks after the holidays just blows!! I'm trying so very hard to get back into my routine again. Have a great rest of the week!!