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Down For The Count

by Courtney on November 13, 2011

Hey everyone! Sorry it’s been so long since I’ve been around. I sort of decided to just enjoy the day today and give the camera a little break.

Jay and I had a nice little Sunday, complete with a delicious breakfast, some coupon clipping, an afternoon of football and snacks spent with friends, and then a delicious dinner…which was ready and waiting for us in the crockpot as soon as we got home.

Gosh, I really, REALLY love my crockpot.

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Tonight’s recipe for Balsamic Chicken came courtesy of my latest semi-addiction, Pinterest. I don’t really know how I came across it, but I do think I may actually be starting to get a hang of the whole “pinning” thing. I was also pretty impressed with the fact that I decided to actually make one of my “pins” so quickly. Usually I just end up bookmarking recipes and then forget about them…

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The recipe came from Skinny Crockpot, which may also now be one of my latest obsessions. I swear, I’m going to start putting this contraption to use more often. I followed the recipe almost exactly, but I substituted 3 tsp. of minced garlic for the garlic cloves.

The chicken was not only full of flavor but was so moist that it practically fell apart with the touch of the fork.

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I served our Balsamic Chicken over some whole wheat thin spaghetti, which made for one heck of a delicious dish. Plus, it’s healthy, too…it’s a win-win!

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(And we’ve even got leftovers, too. Saweeeet.)

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Not long after we sat down for dinner (in the living room at our TV trays, because we’re super fancy like that) somebody wanted to play.

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I’m telling you, his special radar is always right on target with our dinners, especially if we’re eating in the living room.

We played fetch a couple of times, which I figured that would be enough to keep him happy, but he was relentless tonight.

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And definitely would not take “no” for an answer. Can’t you tell?

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So we played a bit more, and had a few good laughs as he was flying through the air.

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But I think we must have tired him out…what do ya think?

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Cody is down for the count right now.

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Awww, my little buddy. Smile

It’s almost time for my JETS to play…fingers crossed for a win tonight!!

Question for the Evening:

What was the best part of your weekend?

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1 Cait @ Beyond Bananas November 13, 2011 at 8:12 pm

My fiance is all set up for his Jets game!! It is fun because I am a Giants fan.. so we’ve got that rivalry going on all the time! Although I am hurtin’ after todays game. Better luck to the Jets.. I am a pure New York fan at heart.. and as long as the Jets aren’t playing the Giants… I will root for them!
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2 Mallory @ It's Only Life November 13, 2011 at 8:28 pm

cody is too cute. he just reminds me so much of my cat at home ( miss him! )

delicious-looking dinner. my mom just got me a crock pot but i have yet to use it!
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3 Lindsey November 13, 2011 at 8:29 pm

3 birthday celebrations! I am checking out that recipe right now :)
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4 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey November 13, 2011 at 8:31 pm

The best part of my weekend was not doing a thing. For real – we had no plans. I took the time to catch up on housework, blogwork, and couch time.
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5 Lauren November 13, 2011 at 9:00 pm

This reminds me that I need to start bookmarking more crock pot recipes. Especially now that it gets colder and darker, I have little motivation to come home and cook.
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6 Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn November 13, 2011 at 9:13 pm

Awwweeeee your kitty makes me miss my puppy like it’s not even funny. Slash I skyped with my dog tonight….yeah I have issues. Mwahhh
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7 Haley B November 13, 2011 at 10:02 pm

I think I pinned that exact recipe and put it on this week’s menu! Groceries are bought for it and everything. Haha. Glad to know it turned out delish!

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8 Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile November 13, 2011 at 10:24 pm

I miss my crockpot! My brother took it to college, I need a new one. I have relaxed this weekend too. The best part was probably getting a mani pedi. I was waaay over due!

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9 Colleen @ Jimmy Choos on the Treadmill November 13, 2011 at 10:29 pm

Celebrating my mom’s birthday on a tropical island has made a pretty awesome weekend! :)
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10 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles November 13, 2011 at 10:39 pm

Watching the Jets game.right.now! J-E-T-S Jets,Jets,Jets,JETS! :)
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11 Khushboo November 14, 2011 at 12:13 am

The best part of my weekend was brunch on Sunday…and when I say brunch, think day-time clubbing, too much booze and basically the funnest day I’ve had in a while!
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12 Erica @ For the Sake of Cake November 14, 2011 at 7:54 am

Ok, now I’m going to start searching for crock pot recipes on Pinterest! I seriously love my crock pot… I use it at least once a week!
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13 Hope November 14, 2011 at 8:13 am

That chicken looks great! Thanks for posting that crockpot website. I’m definitely checking it out. I love using the crockpot especially in the fall/winter. :)

The best part of my weekend was baking peanut butter banana bread and just relaxing.
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14 Jodi November 14, 2011 at 9:27 am

I took it easy this weekend, too.

My mother-in-law recently gave me a crockpot that I’ve been dying to break out. It is so nice to have dinner just waiting on you! Your chicken dish looks YUM!
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15 Andrea @ Andrea Out Loud! November 14, 2011 at 10:56 am

aw! hes so snuggly!
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16 Shannon November 14, 2011 at 4:26 pm

That chicken looks so good! :) I may just have to print that recipe and give it to my mom.

I didn’t really do anything special this weekend. I didn’t get a chance to go to TCBY. :( I guess sometimes it’s a good thing to just relax, right?
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17 Holly November 16, 2011 at 1:28 pm

Thanks for the link to Skinny Crockpot- that is AWESOME :D Totally stalking it now for new recipes!
Hope studying is going well for you- I was JUST thinking about you the other day- totally meant to comment..but I haven’t been reading ANY blogs lately (let alone writing anything)- I have just been SO busy studying that I have ZERO free time..& no social life- haha :) Thank goodness it will all be over Monday night..and i will be a very happy person :) BUT I just wanted to say that I admire your ability to study, work & blog all of the time- you are a rockstar!!
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18 Courtney November 16, 2011 at 1:41 pm

Aww, thanks for taking the time to comment, Holly! I know you’ve been super busy, but like you said, ALMOST there!!
I’ll be thinking of you too, girly!

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