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Exploring Historic Grimsby Beach

A couple of weeks ago I took the kids on another little adventure. I stumbled on this blog post from In Search of Sarah about these fabulous colourful houses in a town not too far from where I live.  I packed up the kids and recruited my parents to come with us. We've lived in this area for decades and never knew this little historical area existed. So, I had to share the cuteness with them.  I won't pretend to be a historian and tell you all the amazing things about these houses but suffice to say, they were just as cute in person as they are in the pictures.  You can learn more about these houses here: Grimsby Beach - Visitor Info History and Heritage - Village of Grimsby I LOVED the colour of this home and it was just as fresh looking in person as it is in the photo. This home was stunning in person, the picture doesn't do it justice.  The kids wanted to sit on these stools so bad but I wouldn't let them! I had to remind them we were the too look not touch. But I

Recipe Review: Skinnytaste Lemon Chicken and Brown Rice Pilaf

I'm always on the lookout for new and easy family friendly recipes and I really hit the jackpot when I bought copies of The Skinnytaste Air Fryer Cookbook and Skinnytaste One & Done....you can check them out on her website here (no I'm not an affiliate, calm down).

I've tried a few things from the air fryer book, but hadn't really dug in to the other one so last night I tried her "Lemon Chicken and Brown Rice Pilaf" recipe. OMG. It was so tasty. This one was made in a skillet on the stove and the ingredients were all things I (mostly) had at home. 

I say mostly because I had to substitute a few items. I left out the vermicelli, swapped peas for chopped carrots, and didn't have brown rice so I used white parboiled rice, and lastly, no fresh garlic so I used garlic powder and hoped for the best. Sometimes swapping out ingredients can really kill the whole vibe of the recipe, but in this case, I found it worked and I didn't feel like it was missing anything. I truly loved it. Adrianna (pickiest eater ever) loved the chicken and said she would eat it again. The boys didn't love it as much as I did, but they're not big lemon fans so I take their opinions with a grain of salt lol. And really, since I am the cook in the family, they have no choice but to eat what I make. I always say, if you don't like it, there's always toast or cereal. Deal with it bitches (I usually mutter the 'bitches" part in my head so they don't hear me...it makes me feel pretty badass lol).

Before it went into the pot

This recipe will definitely make it into my recipe rotation.

Tonight I'm going to try her American Goulash recipe in the Instant Pot - I'm determined to get along with that thing...it's been a love/hate relationship from the moment I bought it. But that's another post for another day. 

What's your go-to one pot recipe?

The chicken was hiding but it's there, underneath the lemon slices

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