Thursday, August 19, 2010

Two Good Books

I just finished two really good books!  They are very different so maybe some of you will enjoy one or the other. 

This is your typical thriller/suspense/mystery.  I have read several of Lee Child's Jack Reacher books and this is the best by far.  This one I finished in two days.  I can't wait for the followup in October!

Not my normal fare but I really enjoyed it.  I picked this up on a whim at a bookstore's BOGO table.  This book really intrigued me and told the complete story of Lincoln's murder and the hunt for JWB.  Here are some random facts: JWB was a famous actor, the plot was to kill the VP and Secretary of State that same night as well, etc.  There are many others but I don't want to ruin it. 

I am finally getting back to reading after a busy summer so there will be more to come!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Chicken with Yellow Rice

Cooked a family favorite tonight. I forgot how good and easy it is!!

Chicken with Yellow Rice

3-4 chicken breasts

1.5 cups yellow rice

2 cups water

1 cup tomato juice

1 teaspoon salt

1 clove garlic, minced

1 bay leaf
Chopped onion and green pepper (optional)
Dump dry rice in the bottom of a casserole dish. Lay uncooked chicken on top. Mix all remaining ingredients together and pour on top of chicken. Bake, covered, until chicken is done (about an hour) at 350 degrees.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Megan & Adi

So, the engagement I hinted at below is Megan and Adi's!!!
They were in Bosnia visiting all his family that Megan did not know so I wanted to wait until their return. He popped the question while they were in Croatia after the family visits. They have been together since high school!!
We are so happy for them. They move to Chicago next week for Adi to start the MBA program at University of Chicago. We are already excited about going to visit!
No wedding details yet. They are just enjoying the engagement!