Success is not final, failure is not fatal - it is the courage to continue that counts.
- Sir Winston Churchill

Monday, September 5, 2011

Labor day weekend

As I'm sitting here, it is raining and it looks like it'll be raining for the rest of the day. It started raining off and on yesterday and we couldn't be happier. We didn't have a single drop of rain for over 3 weeks and this is badly needed.
We did enjoy our days though, had fun and got a few things done as well. I finished my sister's socks a few days ago, but hadn't gotten around to taking a picture. It still bothers me that the colors are off, but my sister said she didn't mind.
Waehrend ich hier sitzte und dies schreibe, regnet es stetig vor sich hin. Ich hoffe, es wird den Rest des Tages weiter regnen, denn wir brauchen den Regen unbedingt. Das letzte mal hat es vor ueber drei Wochen geregnet und alles war am vertrocknen.
Wir haben unser langes Wochenende aber trotzdem genossen, miteinander Spass gehabt und auch einiges fertig gemacht. Die Socken fuer meine Schwester waren schon vor ein paar Tagen fertig, hatte bisher nur noch kein Bild gemacht. Mich aergert es immer noch, dass der Farbverlauf nicht stimmt, aber meine Schwester meinte es sei ok. Ich hoffe das stimmt immer noch, Ines?



With the leftover yarn I crocheted a potholder for my sister. I didn't want to keep the yarn since it wasn't going to match anyway...


Mit der uebrig gebliebenen Wolle habe ich noch schnell einen Topflappen fuer meine Schwester gehaekelt. Da sie ehe nicht den gleichen Farbverlauf hat, wollte ich sie nicht unbedingt aufheben.


I made a quick and very yummy chicken dish. Nadia's exact words were "I'm mad at you for not making this sooner."


Ich habe ein schnelles und leckeres Haehnchen Gericht gemacht. Nadia's genaue Worte waren "Ich bin sauer auf dich, weil du das noch nie gekocht hast."

Pickled some jalapeno's and while I was at it, decided to pickle some peppers as well. Very quick to make: Chop the peppers, put in the microwave for five minutes and put in a clean jar. Add about a tsp salt, half a cup vinegar and half a cup water. Keep in fridge, done.

Habe Jalapeno's und Paprika eingelegt. Geht ganz einfach: Die Jalapeno's und Paprika klein schneiden und fuenf Minuten in der Microwelle kochen. In ein sauberes Glas geben, einen Teeloeffel Salz, halbe Tasse Essig und halbe Tasse Wasser dazu geben. Im Kuehlschrank aufbewahren, fertig.

Saturday was a gorgeous day and the girls enjoyed some pool time with friends.

Samstag war ein super schoener Tag und die Maedels haben den Pool mit Freunden genossen.


Afterward we had a bunch of kids out front playing. Some were trying to do tricks on their skateboards,

Danach hatten wir eine Horde Kinder vor dem Haus. Manche haben versucht verschiedene Tricks auf ihren Skateboards zu machen,


while other's played games with each other. It really was a fun day for everybody.


waehrend andere miteinander Spiele gespielt haben. War wirklich ein schoener Tag fuer alle.



Chicken dish:
I had three large chicken breasts, that I cut in half and salted. I browned them all over in a little olive oil and them removed them from the pan. Into the pan I added some chopped celery and chopped onion and sauteed until tender. Then I poured in about a cup of chicken broth and added about 1/2 cup of pineapple jelly. (You could probably use orange or apple jelly as well.) Season with thyme, or whatever herbs you have on hand, add chicken and simmer for 30 minutes. We served it with rice and a tomato salad. Yummy!!

Haehnchen Gericht:

Ich hatte drei grosse Haehnchenbrueste die ich in der Haelfte durchgeschnitten, und gesalzen hatte. Diese nun in Olivenoel rundherum anbraten und aus der Pfanne nehmen. In die Pfanne nun gehackte Zwiebeln und gehackten Sellerie (nicht die Knolle) geben und anbraten. Jetzt ca. eine Tasse Huehnerbruehe und ca. 1/2 Tasse Ananasmarmelade (man koennte auch Apfel oder Orangenmarmelade nehmen) zugeben. Mit Thymian oder anderen Kraeutern abschmecken, Haehnchen wieder zugeben und fuer 30 Minuten koecheln lassen. Wir haben dazu Reis und einen Tomatensalat gegessen. Lecker!!




















8 comments:

  1. Thanks for the recipe...sounds great! I have to tell you...I use the little potholder that you sent to me every morning when I cook breakfast. It is just the right size to hold the handle of hot pans on my gas stove. As for rain.....here, too. We are supposed to have an entire week of rain starting today. Ugh! I suppose it is a good time to do some Fall housecleaning!

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  2. Looks and sounds like you're having a good time with family and home...das Huehnchen Rezept wuerde ich gerne mit Orangen Marmelade versuchen weil ich ganz verliebt in Orangen bin...schoen, dass ihr ein Schwimmbecken habt - das sollte jedes Haus oder Apartments in Sued Georgia haben (wie in Californien)...ich moechte gerne schwimmen.

    Have a lovely Labor Day and have fun! Those peppers look good. I love Jalapenos ;-)

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  3. Raining here too! Those socks made me smile, I think it's the color and striping, love it!

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  4. Oh, I'm so glad you're finally getting rain. We had the same thing here and have gotten close to an inch in the past few days. Relief!!

    And I still love the socks-despite the problems you had with the yarn!
    :)

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  5. Aw man, why didn't you send that chicken dish to me too? That looks so good!
    m.

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  6. I'm mad at you for not making this dish sooner too. :)
    I had no idea your area was dry...we have had rain almost daily for a few months!!!
    xoxo

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  7. Oh, how I wish we had some rain, here in Texas. We really really need it to put out the fires!! That chicken dish sounds soooo good. I might try it.

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  8. Hello, thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Deb

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