Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Pre Birthday Bash

Today is the day before Matt's 27th birthday.  Since we have volleyball on his acutal birthday, I decided to make him a special dinner tonight to celebrate.  The whole meal I found on Pinterest of course! The main dish was Key West Grilled Chicken.  Matt and I got engaged in Key West so this caught my eye right away.  My plan originally was to grill it, but it was raining, so I ended up cooking it on the stove and adding some brown rice to soak up the yummy sauce. 
3 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
2 tbsp honey
1 tbsp vegetable oil
2 tbsp lime juice
1 tsp minced garlic

Cut chicken into small peices and marinate for at least 30 minutes.  Cook whichever way is most convenient.
Nice and tangy. 

For a side I made these sweet potato skins.  I didn't follow the recipe exactly because I didn't have all the ingredients, but I did base my recipe off of it.  I started off by baking the potatoes for 45 minutes at 350 degrees.  Then I scooped out the flesh and transferred it to a bowl.  I added some black beans and corn to the mix along with a spoonfull of light sour cream and light cream cheese.  Then I put the mixture back into the skins, topped with a sprinkle of cheese and stuck it back in the oven until the cheese melted. 
Umm hello how good does that look?? Super filling too. 

Matt loved his meal. He devoured it, always a good sign.  I tried to devour mine, but it was way to much lol.  I'll be having the leftovers later this week.

And of course for any birthday there has to be cake right?? Well not this one.  Matt's not a huge fan of cake but he sure loves him some rice crispies.  He's such a cheap date lol.  I whipped up a batch and put my own spin on it.
I have talent, I know.
Doesn't look to happy about turning 27 now does he?? But he sure loved eating it. The entire 27 was eaten while we watched Smash from last night haha. 

I pretty much took the day off from working out today. My thighs and shoulders are hurting from yesterday, but I did sneak in about 15 minutes of ab work after dinner, which almost made me hurll...oops. 

In wedding news: Matt and I went yesterday and got our marriage license!! Just another thing that we cannot forget on the wedding day!  Today we also sent in our final guest count (124) and table chart to our venue.  The last big thing we have to do is make our escort cards.  We're going to tackle this task this weekend.  Then it's smooth sailing...I think.  Can't wait!!

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