Saturday, July 21, 2007

awwwwwwwwww. you guys are just the sweetest. it warmed my heart to know that some of you missed me and even worried about me. I am so the same way,lol. My dh just doesn't understand how you can become friends and feel like you know people that you only talk to online. I feel that you get to see their most true self (in some cases...I know that there are people out there who play games and pretend to be who they aren't)....with me...what you see here is who I am (though I am a bit sillier irl,lol).

So..thank you.

and for the positive thoughts regarding our home situation. I just don't know what to do. Sometimes I just can't get over the wanting to just pack up and relocate and start a new life if you will. I have never gotten to do that...pick where I want to live and build the life I want. I have always just been a participant in other's (mom and dads and husbands) and just try to make my way in it. blah blah blah, lol

my bud Brooke wanted the recipe for the yummy chicken my dh made me the other ya go babe!!!

2tsp cipotle chile in adobo sauce (they have it at Raley's and winco)
3 tbsp lime juice
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp chopped cilantro
1 1/4 tsp sugar
salt and pepper
3 med garlic cloves minced
1/4 c tequila
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts trimmed

1. Whisk together adobo, 2 tbsp lime juice, 1 tbsp olive oil, cilantro, 1/4 tsp sugar, salt pepper. set aside

2. in another bowl, whisk remaining lime juice, olive oil, sugar, salt and pepper, garlic, tequila. poor over chicken in gallon sized ziploc bag.. toss to coat. press out air and seal. refrigerate at leaset 30mins. flipping a couple times.

When time to grill:

3. remove chicken letting excess marinade drip off. place on grill. cover w/ disposable pan or tented tinfoil and cook until bottom of chicken just begins to develop light grill marks and is no longer translucent (6-9mins). Flip chicken and rotate. cover and continue to cook.6-9 more mins

4. move chicken to hottest part of grill and gook uncovered to get dark grill mars 1-2mins. flip and repeat until all the way done. remove from grill aand keep covered for a couple mins. slice and transfer to plate. drizzle reserve sauce over. garnish with cilantro and lime slices (we love a pretty plate ;)) )

oh yeahhhhh baby! I like mine a tad I would use a bit of hot sauce. just me though.

we served it with grilled mango, onions and pineapple (w/ jerk sauce and brown sugar sauce) and some grilled yellow and green squash w/ cinnamon.

so...I finally put together Tracy's Tool Box I and II. I had done one for a prize while at DF and have had requests for it to be released. So I doctored that one up and created a whole second one. Full of all the things I turn to time and time again for layouts etc. I have a commercial version as well as non commercial version available at SDK and they are 40% right now!!

And...if you run over to the sdk blog...I have a little bonus for ya ;)

I also promised you square scrappers my pirate qp resized just for you! so here ya go :))

click here to download. no selling, claiming, linking, burning, drawing ransome notes to be paid in chocolate, jotting down grocery lists to be left in car etc.


Krista said...

Oh thanks for the square one! Hang in there with homes:-)

Jen said...

This is beautiful! Thank you!

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LVMommy22 said...

super stuff tracy! thanks!
:) M

Anonymous said...

love the qu. fun...thanks.

Maria said...

Thank you so much for the gorgeous freebie! This blog post has been added to the freebies list at

Brooke - in Oregon said...

Yeah!! That sounds soooo yummy :) I to am 'once again' trying to do the 'd' word. YUCK :) I am down 6 lbs but if you are anything like me, I go up and down a few lbs all the time. I feel like I should be down 20 by now!! lol

Hope you have a great week and I hope the house thing works out for the best for all of you!

- PRACTiCAL CHiCK said...

Uhh... I don't know you but I'll chime in and say I missed you...even if it is my first visit. LOL

I wanted to say that I guess I'm blessed because my hubby does understand. He plays WoW so he makes all kinds of "friends". BTW I love your disclaimer about no ransom notes demanding chocolate.

Anonymous said...

Yea!!! We were a pirate family for Halloween last year, so this will be a great add-on layout. Thank you so much. I'll pray about your home situation. Janet

Anonymous said...

Too cute! I don't have any boys, but I have a "pirate" girl! Thank you for sharing!

Anonymous said...

I used this pirate QP. Check it out: