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. 🙂