Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Chicken Recipe and Lisa's Birthday Giveaway Goodies

Hello everyone! I hope you all had a great Mmorial Day weekend. Here in Ohio the weather was absolutely gorgeous - sunny and mid 70's! We got so much done and yet had plenty of time to relax and just enjoy the beautiful weather. It was just fabulous!

We cooked on the grill everyday, which I love, because my hubby does the cooking (although I'm the one that makes the marinades that give them the flavor!). I want to share a great recipe for Tequila Lime Chicken. It is definitely YUMMO! I just want to make a note that sometimes I don't get the full amount of fresh juice called for in the recipe, so I always have concrentrate on hand to make up the difference. I also grate the lime and orange peels and add to the marinade because they add a lot more flavor. This is one of our favorites to cook on the grill and I hope you enjoy it!

Tequila Lime Chicken
  • 1/2 c. gold tequila
  • 1 c. freshly squeezed lime juice (5 to 6 limes)
  • 1/2 c. freshly squeezed orange juice (2 oranges)
  • 1 T. chili powder
  • 1 T. minced fresh jalapeno pepper
  • 1 T. minced fresh garlic (3 cloves)
  • 2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

Combine all the ingredients and add chicken breasts. Refrigerate overnight. Cook on the grill.

A great side dish is to thinly slice up yellow squash, zucchini, carrots, onions, red and yellow peppers and put in a shallow disposable foil pan. Drizzle with olive oil and then season with salt, freshly cracked pepper and about 2 T. Italian Herb seasoning and toss all together. Cook on the grill or bake in a 375 degree oven for 40 minutes. YUMMO!


I also want to share with you the great goodies I got in the mail on Friday from Lisa's (Prims From Above) birthday giveaway. I absolutely love everything!! Thank you so much, Lisa!

I apologize for the pictures. They're not that great - I couldn't get the lighting right and I wanted to hurry and get pictures posted to show you all the wonderful goodies.

She gave me a cute towel holder with a gold cotton dish towel.

I hung it in the corner of my living room above my "prehistoric" television along with a Family Heirloom Weavers table runner and a couple of hand dipped candles. I changed the lamp on top of the t.v. with this one, but I don't think it's staying there. I absolutely love the lamp, but it's kind of awkard to decorate with because the lamp shade is offset and, to me, looks funny wherever I put it.

Another thing Lisa sent was this cute little "FAITH" sign. I tried to take a picture with the candle lit to create a warm glow, but that was NOT a good idea! If you look closely, you can see a little spot above the candle where the flame scorched the paint.

And last, but definitely not least, is this wonderful sign that Lisa made. I will always treasure it, Lisa! Again, thank you so much!

I placed it on my bench in my front entry way so everyone will see it when they enter my home.


  1. Wow everything looks fabulous! How exciting to have won Lisa's giveaway! She did a wonderful job on everything, and you found the perfect homes for it.....have a great day!

  2. I love the Ohio weekend weather also...but what the heck?! It is suppose to rain for the next three days! UGH!
    You won some awesome goodies from Lisa...you lucky lucky girl!
    I love grilled chicken and I can't wait to try this recipe. Do you have a special brand of Tequila that you use?

  3. Mmmm, that chicken sounds tasty!! I just might have to try it. Your goodies look great and that sign looks especially nice on that bench...everything ties in so nicely!! So happy you like it all.


  4. yum that chicken recipe sounds mighty tasty! and I love how you've displayed your new prim goodies! have a wonderful Tuesday! Janet

  5. That recipe sounds delicious! I know my son will like so I am passing it on to him as well.

    Your giveaway treaures look wonderful!!

    hugs, Linda

  6. Kris, you sure were the lucky winner! Lisa does things so nicely, doesn't she? And you have them displayed so well.

    I am going to try that chicken. It would be great to have something different. Thank you.

  7. Hi Kris....I love all your new goodies and how you have them displayed in your beautiful home. I love your home inside and out! thanks for the comment on APP, appreciate it! I'm just new there and not quite sure of my way around. blessings, kathy

  8. Really7 great blog...love all the goodies!


  9. Thanks so much Kris!! I had checked there for my friend but didn't see them. I really appreciate your help!!


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