Friday, January 27, 2017

George's Hot Chicken, Frank's Hot Sauce, IPhone and Alexa


George fixed his own version of "hot chicken" last night.  He took chicken thighs and used a rub of spices on the them - a recipe from a new cookbook he had.  The spices were curry, smoked paprika, a little red pepper flakes, and salt.  George said he wasn't trying to make it hot and he was surprised that it turned out to be.  I was struggling to calm my mouth down from the heat - he said "oh did I get it too hot?"  Sometimes I think he knows what he was doing!  He likes it hot.  I do like heat but I like to be prepared for it and not too much heat.  It was almost a little too much for me.  But I had Caesar dressing to dip it in which calmed the heat tremendously.  We did not have Ranch nor Blue Cheese dressing but the heat was so strong that you couldn't even tell that the Caesar was NOT Ranch, lol lol lol.  So that worked.  He swears even this morning that he did not even mean for it to be hot and that he was surprised himself.  It was good though!  

Before I reached for the Caesar in the fridge, we were using this new sauce we bought.   Frank's Red Hot Sweet Ginger Rajili.  That stuff is good!  We have found that Frank's is one of the hot sauces I can handle, and George likes it too.  This will be fabulous for plain boring chicken but I could not handle both of them together.  It was delicious.  But the chicken was HOT ENOUGH!  Despite that, I'm taking my other chicken to lunch today.  And yes, plenty of Caesar is going with me.  We also had orange rice.  We had a box of oranges to come in through one of George's gifts from a vendor.  So George put some in rice.  It went great with the chicken.  Oh and you see onions on my plate also?  Those were cooked in the oven and were very tender and buttery.


So last night I was very surprised about an iphone update.  I hadn't known this was a thing.  But apparently now the iphone helps you determine when you need to go to bed.  And it will send a reminder to go to bed and the alarm will go off in the morning. It's all different.  But the old way seems to be on there too.  You can look at the line below and tell that I didn't quite meet my 7 hours of sleep quota.  I didn't go to sleep until at least 10:20 or so.  


The night was very short and I wanted some time to do a few things.  I worked til 5.  Traffic was a nightmare and it was 6:00 before I got to Publix to do the shopping.  And then I sat in the car and finished listening to the new audiobook for about 7 minutes or so b/c it was at a really good part.  lol  Then I went inside and opened my Alexa app and there was my grocery list.  I ended up buying a buggy full of food.  They had a good sale on chicken and I stocked up!  George was impressed and said "good job on scoring that deal".  Publix rarely has sale on meat that we can afford.  We usually have to go to Kroger or order from Omaha steaks.  I was in there shopping til about 7 and checked out.

I wanted to pick out Valentine's stuff but I was in there so long already.  I'll have to sneak and get George's Valentine card at some point.

Finally at home, I drove up to the front porch and backed up and rang the door bell to drop off the groceries.  I don't like lugging them all up the stairs from the garage.  So George took them and I drove around and put the car in the garage and came up the stairs w/o the groceries in hand, having been handed off.  lol

Then I helped George to unpack the groceries.  He had already started.  He looked up at me quizically with the frozen yogurt ice cream in hand, and the snicker bar bites.  lol The snickers were only $3.00 something and perfect for me to keep around for when I need them.  And I wanted smoothies.  I don't normally have a lot of milk.  I like cheese though and I do have milk with cereal once a week.  However, after the hot chicken, I did fix myself a bowl of frozen vanilla yogurt.  But tomorrow or sometime soon, I'm going to fix a banana berry smoothie!  ;-)

Oh guess what!  I FINALLY got the two sand dollars I needed to buy some property in Farmville Tropical Paradise!  Yay!  And there is another property I am looking to buy but need compasses for that.  The compasses are pretty easy to get.  But they take a while.  That made me happy!

I'm so glad the weekend is coming on.  I need a change of scenery and agenda.  I am making homemade meatballs tonight.  I will go ahead and get the sauce going so it can simmer and then make the meatballs up and cook those.  At least I think this is something I can do tonight.  If it is going to be too involved I'll wait til tomorrow.  But I plan on doing it tonight and I'll get to enjoy Alexa's music while doing so.

I also just placed a household Walmart order.  On that order, I bought some Glucerna.  It seemed to be pretty cheap on there.  I think this will be good for me to have on the drive in sometimes.  And it will have vitamins and not too much sugar.  I ordered both vanilla and chocolate.  It was only $5 and something for 4 cans.

I forgot to buy my cranberry juice though at Publix but I'll put that on the next list.  I'll tell Alexa.

Alexa News: 
Oh something funny happened.  I had told George if he thought of anything else - just tell Alexa and it will show up on my app.  Or so I thought.  lol  He told her to add scallions.  And then he decided to mess with me and added duck feet, pig fat, giraffe toes and I don't know what all else - just messing with me. Only when I got home, he said - "Did you not get the scallions?"  I said, "What scallions?"  He said, I told Alexa to put it on the list.  I looked and it wasn't on the list on my phone under the Alexa app, but then when my phone connected to wifi at home - there it was.  I said "I'm sorry, I think I have to be home too before Alexa can put it on my list".  lol  Oh well, live and learn.  So your spouse CAN add groceries to the list, but your phone has to be at home to sync with Alexa before you can see it.  It doesn't just go through the airwaves (the cloud) to find your phone across town.  I guess I thought it was really really smart and could do that but apparently not.  So George didn't get his scallions, and I didn't get the thrill and amusement of seeing Duck Feet on the list at the grocery store. lol

Well, I better get off of here and scoot out!  Soooo glad it is Friday!





4 comments:

  1. Your dinner looks delish! Having a man that can cook is plus.
    I find Alexa to be super human. Isn't it amazing how these things can simplify our lives, once we figure them out!!
    Happy Friday to you,
    Monica

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  2. I love your stories about your Alexa....makes me want to get one, but I'm sure I would never be able to fathom how to work her.....I love hoe good George is at making up such fun recipes. I would have a problem though if I ever visited as poor George would have to make non hot or spicy food for me...that is just one thing that I cannot eat,...it's a pity cause everyone else seems to enjoy a good curry.....well I'm away to,bed very soon so I will say. Night night xxx

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  3. This is why I like reading your blog. You guys always remember each other for holidays. Like Valentine's Day. Me and my hubs have been married for 16 yrs now and we never remember ! I forget the last time we even remembered out anniversary. I mean, I remember but we just buy our own things!
    And the hot sauce...? We don't have that here. Looks so good!

    have a good weekend!
    R

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  4. Seeing DUCK FEET added to the list definitely would have taken the boredom out of shopping, that's for sure. But we are all so dependant on technology these days we do expect it to do MORE than it does, don't we?

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