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Skillet Chicken Dijon A+

January 31st, 2013 at 08:08 pm

Spondulicks/Paulette posted some recipes that looked tasty. I printed them out and put them with our recipes but never said anything to dh. I would have said, "These look good, we should try some time." But he interpreted as, "I want you to make these now."

So, I came home to skillet chicken dijon. YUM!.

I had to share because though my dh is a very skilled cook (& I am not half bad), my 7yo exclaimed, "This chicken is so juicy!" HE later exclaimed, "This is so well done!" Meaning, done well.

So, thanks Paulette - the 7yo approves. We all thought it was tasty. Reminds me we should probably make our citrus chicken - has been a while. Another juicy chicken recipe.

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Today was deadline day and I just squeaked by. 1099s and W-2s are done for all my clients. Don't have the tax forms/software updates to do any tax returns. But no matter since I have the weekend off.

I finished the kids' returns a couple of weeks ago - may be able to file tomorrow. They had some capital gains so I always have to file when they sell investments. I am hoping we get our software updated tomorrow so I can file those and be done.

Last I looked my tax due dropped by $300 and I have *no idea why.* I think the software had just assumed tax rates (pre-12/31), which seemed to be about spot on. So, I am not quite sure what changed. But can't remember if I mentioned, looks like we will only owe $600 instead of $900. Woohoo. {I did change my withholding to more breakeven, but it's hard to say. We got some big refunds for 2010 with all the medical bills. But I don't want to potentially owe more than $1k next year with lower mortgage interest, less medical deductions, and such. Deductions can be somewhat unpredictable. I can always pre-pay some property taxes or make a tax donation though to help manage less deductions the next couple of years. But I also think it is good to get used to more withholding}.

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I can relate with Thrifty Ray. Dh really wanted to go away for a weekend, but this week has been brutal. I spent the evening cleaning house and grumbling under my breath a bit. I will need a vacation after this week. Cleaning house because in-laws will be staying with the kids here. Which has taken most the fun out of it for me. I don't generally clean house before we vacation, otherwise.

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We haven't spent enough money this month apparently. Taking cat to vet tomorrow - she has been sick. Was going to wait until next week. She has been messing all over the house which also means many hours cleaning up. Considering I usually don't spend much time cleaning and I HATE cleaning, has made me grumpy.

But, the weather looks to be GORGEOUS this weekend. Holing up inside and being totally lazy will probably be supplemented with some fresh air/sun/hiking, after all.

I have been on a "good weather" vacation streak FOR SURE!!

7 Responses to “Skillet Chicken Dijon A+”

  1. mjrube94 Says:

    I'm just the opposite. I have to have the house cleaned and every speck of laundry done before I go away. I hate coming home after a relaxing vacation to housework! Have a great time!

  2. MonkeyMama Says:

    @mjrube - I just generally never do housework - I wouldn't do it when I got home either. LOL.

  3. MonkeyMama Says:

    P.S. I suppose the month is over, but my credit card cycle closes on the 4th, so this will be a "January" vet bill. My fiscal February starts next Monday.

  4. PauletteGoddard Says:

    Yay! Now I will have to try the Skillet Dijon Chicken. BTW, I have secured our lodging in Sacramento, in the lettered streets of downtown.

  5. creditcardfree Says:

    Sounds yummy! I hope your cat is going to be okay.

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I hope your cat is okay!

  7. Looking Forward Says:

    Hope the vet can make kitty feel better.
    Enjoy your time away. I bet you'll be glad you went once you finally get there. Smile

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