Lying to Dan and the case of the KILLER marinade.

Lying to Dan and the case of the KILLER marinade.

Heidelberg33Happy Easter weekend, friends! I’m so excited to welcome another round of visitors to Heidelberg tomorrow. We’ve got a full day of sightseeing in store for Saturday and in a very nontraditional fashion, we’re spending Easter at a beer festival “Spring” festival in Stuttgart. Joy!

As part of my weekly Peaks of the Week series, I wanted to take a second to reflect on the highlights of my week. As reported by The Huffington Post, happy people are mindful of the good, which is exactly what peaks of the week is about. I recommend you take some time to do the same!

1. I went bananas in the kitchen this week. Every night this week I made a full meal that turned out pretty darn yummy. I think it’s all the fresh Spring produce has really kicked up my creativity over the stove. On Tuesday I made up a marinade for chicken that I think might be brag worthy. While concocting my favorite flavors Dan walked in and asked what I was up to, in fear that he might be nervous about my homemade recipes, I lied and told him it was a marinade I found on Pinterest. I waited until I tried it -and loved it – to claim due credit. It really was the yummiest, tastiest, wonderful-est, chicken I’ve had in a longgg time.

Killer Sauteed Chicken Salad Marinade

For two raw chicken breasts sliced into 1 inch strips:

1/2 c. Soy Sauce

2 tbsp Brown Sugar

2 cloves Garlic (minced)

1/4 c. good Olive Oil

-Marinate for at least 1 hour before sauteing

-Serve over fresh green leafy lettuce (anyone else in the anti-iceberg club?)

ALSO: My cute sous chef kindly juilanned red pepper and zucchini, I threw the duo in another skillet with lots of pepper and EVOO for 5-8 minutes and tossed it all on top of the salad. Hello, yummy!

2. Wednesday brought lots of sunshine allowing the forest to show off it’s bright green buds. I love seeing everything spring to life and have even contemplated exchanging my favorite season for Spring instead of Summer. What an honor. I’ll keep you posted (with baited breath, I’m sure) on my decision.While Dan was working away at Starbucks, I hit the trails with Stuart and had an absolutely perfect 6 mile run. We covered serious ground and the temperature was jusssst right (Goldilocks runner here). 

3. I’m loving the blogging community lately. When I first started blogging last year, I was clueless as to what I was getting myself into. Now I eagerly look forward to reading posts from fellow bloggers and sharing my own AND am even learning things. Had Jamie of Gunter’s Abroad not posted about rapeseed I would have been clueless about the bright fields of yellow around Heidelberg. Thanks, Gal! It’s the little things. 🙂

  • Heidelberg!! One of my favorite cities in Germany. It’s such a beautiful city!

    I did some serious cooking in the kitchen last night, too. Well, not really “serious” but I’ve been slacking in the cooking department lately so last night I made an AWESOME stir fry. I made so much that I have leftovers to eat for lunch at work today – bonus!

  • So, Dan and I go to Heidelberg a lot, we should most definitely arrange a blate for the next time we visit! I expect it’ll be around June time.
    Well done on perfecting your own recipe! I really which I was the kind of woman who is good in the kitchen… but it’s not for me :(.

  • Anti-icebergers unite! What’s even the point of that stuff? It’s basically crunchy water 😉

  • That chicken sounds really good! I may have to try that this week!

    As a new blogger, I feel very overwhelmed by the blogging community! I’m really enjoying reading out everyone’s adventures and projects (and oh my gosh the wonderful photos!!). I still have a lot of learning to do, but your post is very encouraging!

    Talk soon,
    Jen

  • you’ve become SUCH a great blogger! I always look forward to reading your posts! kisses! xoxox

  • Yay!! We aren’t clueless anymore 🙂 🙂

  • Ha! Hooray for us! Happy Easter Jamie!

  • You’re the sweetest. Thanks for all the encouragement and love. Can’t wait for June! xoxo

  • Thanks so much Jen! Welcome aboard! If you have any blogging questions (though I’m no expert) I’m happy to help. Have a lovely Easter! 😉

  • Amen! A waste of time, I say!

    I just checked out your avocado cookie recipe – that sounds/looks phenomenal! I’m definitely giving that recipe a shot soon.

  • I’ve never blatted (is it a verb?) before, so that sounds fantastic. Dan and I are heading back to Virginia for two weeks in early June for our wedding but we’ll be in touch. 🙂

  • That IS a bonus! Pretty please send me the recipe (that is, unless you ad-lib like I do)! I love a good stir fry!

    I love your blog! I actually just moved from Arlington (Courthouse, if you’re familiar with the orange line) and will always have a special place in my heart of DC. What a fantastic city. Have a great weekend and go ahead and gorge on a giant shake from Good Stuff for me. 🙂

  • Reading from Daily Diaries. Love that you lied about the marinade I do that too when Im nervous about my cooking creations and deviating from a recipe 🙂

  • Yes! So good. You’ll have to let me know if you do 🙂

  • I love getting creative in the kitchen, that marinade sounds delicious!

  • Yeah – give it a shot when you get a chance, of course, feel free to deviate from my recipe because that’s what I’d do. 🙂

  • Ha, well I’m glad that I’m not the only one! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  • that marinade sounds seriously delicious – going to try it out ASAP! x

  • That marinade sounds tasty…P always gets suspicious when I go off recipe and is usually pleasantly surprised.

  • I’m still thinking about that brunch your hub’s put together. Seriously. My little marinate is peanuts to what you guys are whipping up in your kitchen. Please open a restaurant, pretty please!

  • Perhaps if I were a baker then there’d be problems. I say, so long as it’s on top of the stove and not in it we’ll be just fine. Plus isn’t it just more fun when the creative juices are kicking?