Chicken stuffed with oranges

Tonight I thought I would try my hand at a scratch recipe for chicken.  Typically things like roast, whole chicken, etc. is not really my area.  I can cook veggies, casseroles, and chicken breast with the best of them, but whole cuts of meat or a whole chicken I typically don’t cook much. I thought…

Socks for Christmas

For the past few years I’ve analyzed the change you go through from childhood to adulthood in regards to Christmas presents.  As a child Christmas (non-religious) is all about Santa Claus coming to visit.  Naturally you start behaving better from about Thanksgiving on, the list is prepared with way too many things, and you compare…

Chronicles of a new gym: Day 1

Well, I tried every route I could for 24 hour fitness, but got nowhere.   I called to see if they had any special offers for a long time member – and they did.  However, their “special offers” were completely unreasonable.   I also contacted my health insurance to see if they offer a discount, they do……

Spider dreaming

I may have an irrational fear of spiders.  It started with the movie arachnophobia.  I checked my bed for months after that movie to make sure I wouldn’t have any creepy crawly visitors.  I’ve also had a few super terrifying moments with them – at least for someone who is terrified of spiders. When I…

Impromptu beef stew

In light of all this cold and rainy weather, it seemed that a nice stew cooking in the oven would help warm things up. So off to my pantry and refrigerator I went. I had a pound of stew meat, some veggies, and various other stew items to put together something hopefully delicious. As I…

Sorry mom… that I hit you in the head with a rock

Imagine this: You’re out with your family on a day adventure in the woods.  You’re very young, under 5.  You think that throwing rocks in the river is a thrilling experience.  You continue searching and picking up the biggest rocks you can handle – the bigger the splash, the more satisfaction.  Finally you see it. …