Listening…a definite skill
Its 5pm, bordering on the evening time when your baby is holding on to you like it’s going to be tossed overboard like last weeks cruise buffet. You begin to realize you have a very small window in which to toss the little chickens into the bath so that daycare does not find them offensive.
Chicken number one is only 6 months old and truly has no say or choice in the matter. Chicken number 2 is four, a rascally four…and often cries deaf around this time of night. The first thing I do is tell Chicken 2 that it’s time for a bath. Chicken 2 remains glued to Team Umi Zoomi…I mean their counting shapes dude and this causes ear blockage for parental voices.
Try number 2 involves you letting the 4 year old know that the 6 month old is about to have the time of their lives in the fabulous bath tub. Chicken number 2 turns her head just the slightest but is distracted by a long lost Barbie boot under the couch….plan foiled.
Try number 3 is where you pull out the big guns..want to know what a toddler can hear over cartoons and finding long lost Barbie boots…Go upstairs..tip toe…now use your best actress voice and say “Mmmmmmmmm this chocolate milk is soooooo good!”
5..4..3..2..1 Your toddler has now made her way up the stairs.
5..4..3..2..1 Your toddler now realizes you have tricked her, there is NO Chocolate Milk.
5..4..3..2..1 Grab toddler, disrobe her..toss her into the tub
Delightfully borrowed from Slender Kitchen
1.5 lbs of chicken breast tenderloins
1 red pepper, diced
1 onion, chopped
1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
juice of 1 lime
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/2 tbsp cumin
1/2 tbsp coriander
*Soba noodles (cooked)
Add the chicken, red peppers, and onions to the bottom of the slow cooker.
In a small bowl, whisk together the peanut butter, soy sauce, lime juice, chicken broth, cumin, and coriander. Pour over the chicken.
Cook on high for 4 hours or until chicken is cooked through. Break into smaller pieces with a fork and serve over soba noodles.