Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Sticker Shock

Why did no one prepare me? I was completely unaware that a middle school band instrument cost roughly the same as a small used car!!!! That saxophone should come with wheels and a rearview mirror. At that price, he'd better still be playing it when he's in the nursing home! But this is an investment in his education, right? Enriches his development? It won't be just a phase, like soccer...t-ball...guitar lessons... Eek, I feel the grey hairs popping out all over.

Let's talk something a little more pleasant, what's for supper tonight. I figured we'd go out on a limb (since I'm already dangling there) and try something new. We'll be guine pigs together. This came from that free magazine you can get from Kraft Foods. It sounded good, and easy, and I could use a little of that. Anything that calls for grilling pineapple is worthy of a shot to me. Let me know what you think of it.

Sweet BBQ Chicken Kabobs
Don't forget to presoak your wooden skewers so they won't burn or you can cover the exposed ends with aluminum foil.

1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut in 1" pieces
2 c. pineapple chunks (1 can or 1/2 a fresh pineapple)
1 each, red and green pepper, cut into chunks
1/2 c. bbq sauce
3 Tbsp. frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed

Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Using 8" long wooden skewers, (2, side-by-side for each kabob--this makes it easier to flip and keeps it from falling in the grill) thread chicken alternately with peppers and pineapple onto skewers, to create 4 kabobs. Mix barbeque sauce and juice; brush on kabobs. Grill kabobs 8-10 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through, brushing occasionally with remaining sauce.


Anonymous said...

Just wait until it IS a car they want instead of an instrument. If you think listening to saxaphone practice is rough, it is nothing compared to waiting for that young driver to come home. So as rough as it is now, just know, these are the GOOD times. God bless you and your sweet family. I enjoy your blog.

Kelly Mac said...

I'm already holding my breath about the car thing and that time keeps speeding closer...less than four years until his learner's permit!