Thursday, June 3, 2010

Memorial weekend and recipe

For the long Memorial weekend, we went to Hilton Head Island! It was so great getting away for the long weekend! Friday, we arrived late because we drove up after we got off work. E did pretty well on the car trip, I was pleasantly surprised! She would just get a little fussy when she lost her paci but never had a meltdown so that was great! Saturday was a pretty lazy day. E didn't sleep well and I was up with her 2x during the night being in a new place, I guess, and she has had a stuffy nose. We grabbed lunch at our favorite Italian place on the island and came back only to get ready to go to dinner and Coligny Plaza! We ate at Bonefish Grill and walked around Coligny, had custard, and listened to a guy sing and play the guitar there. It was fun and E did SOOOO good while we were out!! Sunday, we got more sleep and woke up rested. Me and mom went to the outlets while the guys stayed with a sleeping baby. We were able to get some shopping in all while she slept and made it back in time for some yummy wraps. We took E for a walk around the campground then came back to get ready for dinner and Seapines. We ate supper at Mellow Mushroon and took a ride to Seapines to walk around and enjoy live music. Adam definitely came within centimeters from backing my NEW SUV into a tree. It was so packed at HH that we had to squeeze in where ever we could and when he realized that we couldn't squeeze into a particular place, he began to back up and I just happened to turn around and saw the giant pinetree he was about to hit! I yelled "STOP, THERE'S A TREEEEEEEEEE!!!" It was more like a screach than a yell!! I think I scared everyone except E. She was too busy knawing on her little fists to care about my screaching haha! Ahhh, praise the Lord he didn't hit it! I would have beat him over the head with that tree hahaha!! We had a great time after laughing so hard it hurt about the incident lol! Monday, was a sad day because we left. Mom and I got up early and headed to the Fresh Market to get some yummy pastries and fruit. We packed and enjoyed the outside before heading back. We had a super fun weekend and I look forward to many more HH trips this summer...we will be headed back this coming weekend!! What can I say?...It is our happy place :)
I also wanted to share a yum, quick summer recipe that would be great for the grill:

Honey Balsamic Glazed Chicken and Asparagus

Ingredients: 4 chicken breasts, 1 cup balsamic vinegar, 1 Tbsp honey, 2 Tbsp butter, 2 Tbsp olive oil, 1 bunch asparagus

Preparations: Simmer vinegar until it has reduced by two-thirds. Add honey, stir until thoroughly mixed. Then add butter, stir until dissolved.

Brush chicken and asparagus with prepared glaze, reserving some glaze. Grill chicken and asparagus using a stove top griddle or outdoor grill. Cook 4-5 minutes. Serve chicken and asparagus, then drizzle with remaining glaze.

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