Sunday, August 19, 2012

Recipes, Birthdays, and Lake Trips, Oh My!!!!

Got a lot to cover today! ER's BD, another great recipe from Diva Donna, and a trip to the lake! Better get started!
First off, the recipe:


Ingredients(serves 4)

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 small zucchini, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 onion, cut into wedges and separated
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 10 cherry tomatoes


  1. In a shallow dish, mix together olive oil, cumin, chopped cilantro, and lime juice. Season with salt and pepper. Add chicken, and mix well. Cover, and refrigerate for at least one hour.
  2. Preheat grill for high heat.
  3. Thread chicken, zucchini, onion, red bell pepper, and tomatoes onto skewers.
  4. Brush grill with oil, and arrange skewers on hot grate. Cook for approximately 10 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through, turning to cook evenly.

Footnote: you have to provide your own skewers!!

And now, the Birthday Party for Elizabeth Raines!

Wow! Two birthdays this week!

Since I've already used them for Lisa's birthday, I hope Elizabeth doesn't mind that I didn't give her the Birthday Buns. Still, I'm sure she'll have fun popping the balloon!

Happy Birthday, Elizabeth!

Me and my hospital gang are leaving for Dale Hollow Lake this morning. Will try to check in later if Suzie's internet phone wifi thingy works.

I am SO looking forward to this trip! Drifting on the lake has been sounding really good for some time now. I usually get too cold laying out on the lake on my float, but something tells me that won't be a problem this year.


  1. Have fun Cheryl! Happy birthday to Elizabeth!

    Yum chicken....And yum hunky skewer! LOL.

  2. Kabobs AND a hunk---couldn't be better!! Happy Birthday to Elizabeth!

    Cheryl--take your time at the lake, rest and get your head together---we're hoping for another spate of writing on the CSC stories!!

  3. Happy birthday for all the ones I've missed. Hope to have my PC by the weekend although I like the touch screen for the pics LOL.

  4. Happy birthday for all the ones I've missed. Hope to have my PC by the weekend although I like the touch screen for the pics LOL.

  5. I'm going to OD on 2 weeks worth of pics.

  6. I LOVE my birthday present!! Thanks so much!! And thanks for all the messages! Love you ladies!! :)

  7. Good morning, Yah Yahs! Getting ready to head out to the lake. Will check back in ASAP! Have a great day!

  8. Hey Guys long time to talk to....just to let Cheryl know I finally got my copy of Virgin...Catfish, ROFL! Really, Cheryl, I loved the book. Waiting impatiently for Hero! Thanks for all the good times.

  9. Happy Birthday, Elizabeth!

    Enjoy, enjoy your holiday, Cheryl! Nothing beats a lake vacation!

  10. Hope you find some wonderful scenery at the lake, Cheryl :D

    Happy Birthday, ER :)

    The kabobs sound yummy!

  11. Have a great time Cheryl! And Happy Birthday Elizabeth!!!

    Recipe looks good Donna! My kids love anything on a stick! :)

  12. Have fun Cheryl!! Happy Birthday Elizabeth Raines!! I hope all your sexy dreams come true. And let's put this Workers Stick to work. Fixing Computers and anything else that needs work.

  13. Happy Birthday, Elizabeth R! Enjoy your day!

    Have a great trip, Cheryl! Spend your vacation relaxing on the lake and enjoy your time away. You deserve it!

  14. We're here! Feeling better already!

  15. Thanks so much for all the birthday wishes!!! :D