Project Wifey Wife Back in Action

Ok, let me explain myself. I've been busy. Like, really, really busy. Not my "I'm really on the couch and taking a nap" busy, but "I've been doing things" busy. I guess turning 28 comes with responsibilities. Why was I not informed of this? Who do I complain to?

I'm sad to report that my summer vacation has come to an end. I lived, I laughed, I was the best summer of my life. Sike. It was a good summer though, filled with food, friends, pool time, and a grand total of ONE beach trip. I can't complain. I feel well rested. I start back at school this Friday... EEKS! So much to do still!

This week I moved into my new classroom, put up my bulletin boards, and got my curriculum. More on that next week. I also hosted my first Pampered Chef Party with my favorite PTA mom, Minda. More on that when I get my order in. Holy checkbooks! I got $300 worth of free stuff!! Can't waaaait to show you! I had to really whip the house into shape because I was expecting about 20 family members and friends to come!!

I need to snuggle back into my routine of cooking, bloggin, living, and being a productive member of society again. So, here I give to you the easiest recipe that I made this summer. I literally threw it together in no time at all! You're welcome. Hubby went bonkers for this one!

Project Wifey Wife Week #19: The Savory
Breaded Lemon Curry Chicken

4-5 chicken breasts (no skin)
2-3 cups of breadcrumbs
2 whisked eggs
1 Tbs of curry powder
2 Tsp of salt
2 Tbs of Olive oil
juice of one lemon (use to your liking)

About 5-7 minutes on each side depending on thickness

I paired it with coconut rice and some veggies. HOLY MOLY! Delicious.

If you've never tried curry, I encourage you to step out of your comfort box and try it. It's not as powerful as you may think it is. C'mon now!

  • Are you a curry fan?
  • I missed you.

Part II: Stuffing My Face in Solvang

Contrary to popular belief, I did not go to Europe for the weekend. Unfortunately, I do not live the life of a rich person. It's ok... I am rich in love, life, and food. ::cue the strings:: I traveled 3 1/2 hours North to Solvang, California and I STUFFED my mouth hole with sweets of all kinds, meats of all kinds, and I threw in some vegetables  for good measure. Here are just a few things we did up in this little Danish town.
We arrived at our Hotel on Friday night. It was very simple and IKEA-ish, with a dash of a Hostel sort of feel. Sure, I wanted to slap myself for not booking a hotel, say, with amenities and a room a bit bigger so that doo-doo smells wouldn't attack the WHOLE hotel room when someone is in the toilet room, or a place that offers more than two pillows. But hey, it was decent enough for showering, sleeping, and other bed activities.
The best part of the hotel was that it came with complementary bikes...
We rode them with pride around the town, showing off our Danish filled guts.
And the other great thing about our Hotel was that it was a matter of steps to the best eatery in Solvang. That's not just my opinion, that's a FACT! Look it up on Wikipedia in about an hour.
Their Danish pancakes were LEGENDARY!! The service was impeccable, the line was out the door, the place was clean, and the bacon was thick as fruit leather. If those aren't true stamps to a good place, I don't know what to tell you.

After we ate the best meals of our lives, we moseyed on over to spend about a good hour in this odd spot.
This store reminded me of my childhood in Germany. I had a wonderful nostalgic feeling and I didn't want to leave. Good thing Hubby kept himself busy by finding the only pair of Boobie Stein glasses in the store.
And, the lady at the counter thought we were billionaires and kept trying to sell us one of these $500 clocks. She should've looked at our Hamlet Inn bikes.

The rest of the trip consisted of food... because that was my main goal after gain a ridiculous amount of weight in my buttocks area.
I ate real food, too.
 Day two, we rode our bikes again. Do you think a few hours pedaling cancels out all this food?
Don't worry, I was in fact wearing shorts under my dress. I don't know how the Danes feel about Hello Kitty Chonies and I wasn't about to find out.

Back to the eats...
Chipmunk Cheeks courtesy of all the sweets....glorious glorious sweets. 

And lastly, I searched for my childhood fav, Weinershnizel. It was sadly a disappointment. Not as good as I remembered it. The little fat girl inside me wept. 
While in my food depression, Hubby enjoyed his AMAZING Chicken Fried Steak.
I gave him puppy dog eyes the WHOLE meal and all he gave me was a measly 4 bites! Can you believe that? And he vowed to be with me through good times and bad.... pshhh.... lies. (Love you, Hubs!)

It was the best birthday I've had all year. wait... yeah... best one.

  • How was your weekend?

I'm Trippin'!

Birthday Trip time!

Good Bye for a few days. I'm off to this place...

With this Hunka-Hunka Burnin' Love...

Staying at THE cutest IKEA hotel....
Our Main Goal is to...



Maybe burn off some calorie monsters by...


  • What are you plans for the weekend?

Part I: Birthday Spa and Spaghetti

I'm so rude. I forgot to mention a certain some one's birthday. Can't believe I forgot! Sonic celebrated his 4th birthday this month. Call us crazy, but we took him out for his birthday. We took him to Molly's Souper, which I've been meaning to do a California Eats on because it's sooo delicious and cheap!

It's nice because they have a little patio area specifically for pets! The waiters even serve the pups ice cold water! And best believe that have a menu full of yummy treats! Sonic was in heaven! He is a spoiled Mamma-Jamma! If you're wondering what he ordered, you're strange, but he had the Chloe's Chicken Catch-a-Catori. He gobbled it up in seconds. He would've eaten anything, seeing he eats weird things on his spare time...but who are we to judge other cultures.
Ok, so back to my birthday! I'm also a spoiled Mamma-Jamma! My actual birthday (Monday) was filled with texts and calls ( I love how Hubby's side of the family all sang happy birthday on our machine!) and literally over a hundred FB posts and Twitter wishes. Blessed is an understatement! Felt like the luckiest girl in the world! My friend Christine also went out of her way to make a fantabulous funfetti cake just for ME!!

 No no, you don't understand...this is a HOMEMADE Funfetti cake from scratch. If that's not friendship, I don't know what is. It was insanely good! No lie!

I also followed my tradition, which was started 4 years ago and went to Glen Ivy Hot Springs Spa. Sounds indulgent but I only go because You get in FREE for your birthday! How the heck can I NOT take advantage of that? That's what I'd like to know!

This is the Disneyland of Spas!
My favorite person to go with is my mommy, but she couldn't get the day off. Boo for having a birthday on a Monday! So, my lovely friend Irish came with. We had a blast talking for hours, reading for hours, sitting in the pool for hours, and of course eating!

We shared a Salmon Salad and Chicken Nachos! I realize that Nachos aren't a Spa food but it's a birthday food so leave me alone!

After a whole day at the spa, my hubby took me out to dinner to one of my favorite places. Old Spaghetti Factory! I was craving Mizithra! (I hope this is what I crave when I'm preggos. That would be cool) We are going to leave our fancy dinner for this weekend on my birthday trip!
My Kuya, Katrina, and Sebby came along, too!

It was a perfect way to spend my birthday! I didn't even know what to wish for because I feel like I have all I can possibly want in life. Good family, good friends, and good food.

So, I just wished for more Mizithra.... DARNIT, I told you, that means it wont come true. Oh welps!

Birthday Celebration Part II coming soon... My friend/co-works will be taking me to a special lunch!

  • How did you spend your last birthday?

Good-Bye 27!

Well, here we are, Ms. Twenty-Seven at our last few hours together. I hate to sound cliche (actually, I don't really hate it) but we had some amazing times togetherYou treated me real nice....real nice.

I'm getting a little misty-eyed thinking back at my year. I think this year has been fabulous and will really go down in the books for me...or in this case...the blogs. Being 27 is an odd thing. I'm not quite an adult yet, I have bills that say otherwise, but I have yet to let go of my young, naive self. It's like, I love to go out and party, but not too late, I have my bedtime, you know. It's like, I am independent, but Mom and Dad, I miss being under your watchful eye. It's like I'm limbo. This year has tested every part of my being and truly helped me grow inside and out. God, can I be anymore cliche in this post?

Let's walk down my memory lane....

7 Great moments of 27

1. My year started off with preparations for our wedding. Right away, my amazing family and friends threw Hubby and I a surprise wedding shower at the park. We were so happy to see our loved ones gathered around to support our love, showered by an insane amount of lovely gifts, and elated by all the fun activities that were planned. And...ummm... Mexican and Filipino Buffet of Food that put everyone in an euphoric coma.
This is the face of Surprise!


Surrounded by Love and Food
 2. Shortly after, I was whisked away by my wonderful Bridesmaids and we headed off to Vegas for my Bachelorette Party. I couldn't have asked for a better time. We partied, we danced, we took lessons of some sort, and watched some nice....shows.

3. Then, it came. My DREAM wedding to my DREAM guy. It wasn't how I was BETTER. I love being married and this was the best thing that happened to me this year. It was and is magical.
4. A challenging thing that happened to me this year was in my career. I was shifted from teaching first grade to High School. I was so draining and extremely hard fo me, but I'm stronger because of it.
**I'm posting this again because it truly inspires me and reminds me that I am making a difference**

5. Running has been a true test of my mind and my body. I never thought I'd be a runner and I can't quite accept the fact that I might very well be one....almost. I went from being a Baby Runner to a Toddler Runner to whatever you want to call me now. But I ran my first two 5Ks and feel like a strong person for doing so.

6. Blogging has been a great blessing to me. It's a place where I can be creative and test out my sad attempts to be funny. I've met some amazing blogger friends and continue to be blown away by this great community of people. I'm in love with it.

7. Lastly, my dream to one day be a chef became a reality for a bit when I got accepted to Le Cordon Bleu. Although I wont be able to go, just knowing that it'll always be there for the taking is good enough for now.

Here's to a fantabulous 28! Or better's to ME making it a wonderful year. It's going to be GRAAAND, DAH-LING.

"This life is what you make it."- Marilyn Monroe

Can't wait to share with you what my birthday week has in store!!