My Real Life

October 23, 2012

Thoughtful Tuesday

Filed under: Uncategorized — Amy @ 6:00 am

1. I’m a frugal girl, but I am also all about anything that might make my life a little easier.

So, when I found sliced apples, pre-packaged, I was thrilled.

My monkeys love apples, but rarely will finish the whole thing.

Pre-packaged and sliced, they go nicely in their lunchboxes and we’re good.

I posted awhile ago about having found chopped onions and chopped peppers and how happy I was.

It may sound lazy to you, but time is at a premium over here, so I buy it, freeze it and pop it out when I want to make dinner.

Anyway, one of our favorite meals is chicken primavera, which I’ve previously said that Baby calls “chicken bra.”

It’s cubed chicken, chicken broth, broccoli, brown rice and seasoned to taste.

However, I despise making this meal because the cubing of the chicken is so labor-intensive and takes so freaking long.

Chicken cubing – 15 to 20 minutes

The rest of the prep – 3 minutes

Cook time – 15 minutes

As long to prep as it is to cook?

No thanks.

And then, I found it.

Perdue Short Cuts.

Pre. Cut. Chicken.

And, again, I realize you all probably have known about this stuff for years.

I haven’t.

Now I have.

And there’s no turning back.

2.  In thinking about my upcoming hair chop, I’ve been looking at different styles.

However, I wasn’t really sure of how the cuts would look on me.

Then, it dawned on me.

Why not check out Reese Witherspoon’s short do’s?

She’s the celebrity that people tell me I look like, so, it’s gotta be a good place to start.

Currently, this one is in the lead:

I kid…I kid.

This is the one that is actually in the lead:

It’ll be a little shorter, but I’m a wash and go girl and this looks fairly go-able.

Of course, if someone slips with the scissors, I might wind up as Michelle Williams:

3.  I came across this list, the other day, while browsing the news.

It’s that time of year, and I am definitely looking for some scary.

So, I was pleased and excited to see a list about the scariest movies you haven’t seen.

Except I had already seen six of them.

Still, worth a look at the other two!


  1. I hate chopping chicken too! I always get annoyed whe the recipe calls for “1 cup precooked chicken.” Because, you know, I just have precooked chicken sitting around waiting for a recipe! Lol! I enjoyed your blog post. Good luck with the hair cut!

    Comment by Woman in the Middle — October 23, 2012 @ 7:27 pm | Reply

  2. I know, right? Pre-cooked chicken…hah! Thanks for stopping by!

    Comment by abozza — October 23, 2012 @ 7:42 pm | Reply

  3. I always freeze leftover chicken and turkey, just for that reason. Now to remember it when the time comes to use it.

    Comment by Carla — October 24, 2012 @ 7:44 am | Reply

    • That’s my big issue. Remembering what I have saved for use next time. Last night I made roast beef for dinner. I made fresh gravy and in the middle of dinner, Real Man stood up, went to the fridge and pulled out the Tupperware container full of leftover gravy from last time. Oops.

      Comment by abozza — October 24, 2012 @ 8:57 am | Reply

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