Friday, February 18, 2011

Ready for the weekend & a yummy recipe

Ohmylanta! I thought the weekend would NEVER get here!
Monday was great, Tuesday was ok, Wednesday is when it all started going down hill - I've had an emotional latter part of the week, but I am in full belief that this weekend holds much happiness

I'm hoping to visit this baby girl after work
You might rememer her from here - she was still in her mommy's tummy :)
Welcome to the world Iyla Vonn Sas <3

After that my best friend Kelsy - who you might remember from here and here, is coming to spend the weekend with me. I love her more that Harry loves Ginny.

AND we will be going out for some pomegranite margaritas with a few amazing co-workers who you might remember from here and here.

Ahhhh yes, just what I needed after a crazy-busy-hectic-tearful week!

But before I depart to spend a weekend relaxing and with good company, I had to share this recipe with you! I've made it before and Bryan and I absolutely love it and I hope you do too! I tweaked a little bit since it calls to grill it (which I'm sure would be delish) but it was in the 40's here last night I decided to stay inside. Serve it over rice or with some garlic toast, either way it's a crowd pleaser :)

Mock Lobster - from

1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp garlic salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 packed TBSP brown sugar
1 tsp dry powdered mustard
2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 cup pineapple juice
6 skinless, boneless chicken breasts (I use the filets)

1. Preheat oven to 400degrees F
2. In a saucepan, combine the soy sauce, oil, garlic salt, pepper, brown sugar, mustard powder, ginger and pineapple juice. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Boil for about 5 minutes, then remove from the heat and allow to cool completely. When cooled, place the chicken into a large resealable bag and pour the marinade over it. Press out as much air as you can, seal and refrigerate for at least 2 hours to marinate.
3. Place chicken and a little bit of the marinade in a glass baking dish and bake at 400degrees F for about 30 minutes, flipping the chicken over after 15 minutes. Cut into the chicken to make sure cooked all the way through and the juices run clear.

My two cents:
-Again, I put in the oven instead of grilling it and it turned out really nice. Just keep an eye on it, since there is soy sauce in the marinade the juice tends to burn a little if you leave it too long.
-The chicken is nice and tender after sitting in the marinade, try and leave it in longer than 2 hours if possible so it soaks as long as possible. I try to use thin filets as opposed to thick breasts, I just like the taste better.
-The marinade is pretty salty so no need to add additional salt.

What are you doing on this fine weekend?
Making any yummy recipes?
Going somewhere fun?
What ever you do or make  I hope it's wonderful


    1. So sorry to hear you had such a rough week...hope this weekend is just what you need to recharge!

    2. Ok that babe is ADORBS! Hope you have a fantastic weekend lovely!

    3. I can't believe that Joel was ever that small. They grow so fast! I wish we lived in a coastal city and could eat more lobster! :(

    4. oh my word! she is just beautiful!! :)

      <3 ash

    5. What a gorgeous baby!

      Hope you are having a better weekend-thanks for the recipe:-)