Monday, April 30, 2012

Totally Tubular

She's getting married!

This past weekend I ventured out to Palm Springs for NotMya's bachleorette party.  It was my first weekend away from Thatbaby, and it was totally worth it - even though I had to leave the action to pump every few hours.

Reason #1: Since NotMya's favorite movie is "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" we all dressed up for the occasion.  We were blinding in our neon and everyone was a great sport and went all out.

Reason #2: Even though I didn't get to bed till 2am, I got to sleep in till 10:30am.  10:30 AM.  I can't tell you the last time I've slept in, the last time "sleeping in" meant later than 8am, or the last time I got over 8 hours of consecutive sleep in a row.

Reason #3: Leaving Thatboy home alone with Thatbaby made him eternally grateful for everything I do.  One of the first things he said to me was "I don't know how you do that every night!"

I know it's a silly thing to say - since this is what teamwork is all about, but I'm so thankful that Thatboy was cool with me taking off with the girls for the weekend.  I feel really lucky that I have a husband competent enough to handle the rigors of parenthood on his own  (even if he did go running for the hills moments after I got home).

No matter way to show my gratitude than a quick, easy dinner that is sure to make him happy.  Grilled chicken in a sweet sauce with some pineapple.  On a great crusty roll.  Because even though I got some extra sleep, an easy dinner was totally what I needed as he handed me a baby and ran out the door.  (Don't worry - he came back.  You would too if you had this waiting for you for dinner!)

Hawaiian Chicken Sandwich
2 chicken breasts
2 pineapple rings
2 Tbsp terriyaki sauce
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
2 slices provolone
2 rolls
  1. Pound the chicken breasts until it's flat and thin.
  2. Place pineapple, terriyaki, mustard, and chicken breasts in a large ziplock bag and marinate overnight.
  3. Heat the grill pan and grill the chicken and pineapple until cooked through.  
  4. Add the cheese slices to the chicken breasts and place on buns with the pineapple.


  1. This sandwich reminds me of my beloved pineapple pizza. Maybe if I Can get my husband to eat this sandwich I can get him to split a pineapple pizzs with me.

  2. looks like you had a blast! looks like a simple, delicious sandwich!

  3. Nice neon! But that sandwich ... OMG. That looks amazing! I love pineapple and chicken together.

  4. Love the pictures of you girls - looked like a blast!

  5. I dream of a weekend away...! (Although at this point, I'll take 30 minutes).

    It also never hurts to have the Husband realize exactly what it is that you DO do each and every day!
    That sandwich looks excellent. Dinner tonight = sorted (thanks)

    Keep on... keeping on :)

  6. Girls weekends are so good for everybody! So glad you allowed yourself to get away and enjoy. Looks like you have totally rad friends.

  7. OK, I am drooling. Your husband sounds like a doll. I have one like that too. He helps and I appreciate it.

    Your party looks terrific. Glad you had a night out.

  8. That is one awesome husband you have. (and one awesome outfit in those photos! LOVE IT.)