I'm starting to feel a bit stressed. I left school as soon as the students did yesterday, planning to wrap a bunch of Christmas presents and write out my Christmas cards, but felt overwhelmed by what I have and what I have left to do. Yikes.
I did actually make some of the salt scrubs over the weekend and they smell delicious. I also mixed up my holiday "stew" for the stove top, (there has to be a better word) to make the house smell all Christmasy, and I had music playing too. But I could feel my neck tightening up and I wasn't feeling the joy. I think it's the decision making that makes me tired. (Either that or the aching tooth that probably needs a root canal. Happy Christmas!)
Tonight I came home and threw together a delicious supper, if I do say so myself. I had an open bottle of Chardonnay from Sunday, so I poured myself a glass, then marinated some chicken breast tenders in a cup or so of the wine while I cooked a cup of orzo with some garlic cloves. When the orzo was done, I drained it, added a little olive oil and some sun dried tomatoes I had bought from an olive bar in the grocery store on Saturday and covered the pan. I browned the chicken tenders in some more olive oil, with paprika, salt, and pepper. When they were good and sizzly, I added the wine and let most of it boil away, then dumped in the orzo. I added some Parmesan cheese to it, and yummy! It was delicious!
I ate it out of one of my thrift store bowls.
I love thrift store dishes and I'm not entirely sure why. Any ideas?