The nice, expensive trail mix, with twelve kinds of nuts and the big sunflower seeds and dried fruits, the kind Tony only rarely left sitting on the common floors for everyone to get at, was gone.
Clint had been looking forward to that stuff all morning.
All the way through a hellish morning “jog” with Steve, all through Nat handing him his ass on the training mats, all through firing the same batch of misweighted arrows over and over so Tony could take scans and fix the design, he’d been thinking, when this is done I get to go upstairs and hang out on the couch and watch Dog Cops and eat the good trail mix, guilt-free.
And it was gone.
Clint was gonna shoot somebody.
Just as soon as he figured out who’d taken the trail mix.
yesterday i saw a sad duck in the park who kept getting picked on by the other ducks so today i brought some trail mix and we had a nice lunch together. also i think he might be the duck who pooped on sam last week. if so, he is officially my new best friend.
It has just occurred to me, while I flip through my old Scottish recipe book me mam gave me, that my confirmed allergy to all things red meat—including pork and lamb—means I’ll never be able to eat haggis again. Not even my da’s haggis which he’s been making since he was fourteen year auld and used to make for us weans every Rabbie Burns night. I cannea even enjoy veggie kind cause of the spices and my sulfite allergy.
So recently I got very sick, and had to move back in with my parents. This was disruptive in a lot of ways, not the least of which being that I had to move across the country (from Ohio to Arizona) to move back in with them. It’s also very disruptive to our lives. I’d been living on my own, and have developed my own habits and living style. It clashes with theirs. Still, I want us to live together in some sense of harmony, so for dinner tonight, I made this: my “Harmony” Honey Garlic Slow-Cooker Chicken!
- two pieces of chicken (some people use thighs; I used breasts cause it’s what we had)
- honey (your binding agent. It’s thick and sweet, and is the product of a lot of hard work. Channel that into your meal)
- teriyaki or soy sauce (soy if you want a little more of a kick to it, teriyaki if you want it sweeter)
- 4 cloves of garlic (every relationship, no matter how smooth, will have some element of bitterness to it. Combining the bitter garlic with the honey helps to bring both sides of it into your meal)
- onion salt (to taste)
- a dash of basil
- the tiniest bit of rosemary (for a little power-up)
Place the thawed chicken in the bottom of the slow cooker, and turn it to “low”. While the slow cooker is warming up, combine the sauce ingredients in a bowl. Stir together the honey and teriyaki/soy sauce first, either clockwise or counter-clockwise, depending on the intent you would like to put in it. I stirred clockwise to bind. Add in the dry spices, and crush the cloves of garlic into the bowl and stir it all together, then pour over the chicken. Cook until the chicken is cooked through (5 hours on low, 3 hours on high), turning the pieces over occasionally.
Serve with whatever side dishes you would like! I’m serving it with long grain rice and steamed veggies, cause I try to stay healthy, and I like rice and veggies :)
hello loves! so i decided to combine these two requests because i still have 25 to go through and they work well together! but this imagine is back at being really sad, so brace yourselves. anyways, keep sending in requests! hope you enjoy!
warning: mentions of death, so viewer discretion is advised
Friday nights had always been your favorite. When you were younger, it was because you would go home, relax, maybe get some homework done if you really wanted to, and then watch an episode of Friday Night Lights rather than going to an actual football game. As you grew up, you would go to bars sometimes with you friends, but still enjoyed your time alone. But finally, once you met Harry, Friday nights had a whole new meaning. It was your date night, no matter what. Date night didn’t change after you got married, it probably made date night more necessary with how crazy your lives have been.If you didn’t feel like going out, you would just cook at home, which turned out to be most nights. Usually you would do all of the cooking, while he would just stand in awe of you. He enjoyed watching you do things with determination, mainly because you would always have a furrow in your brow and a crease on your forehead. It was so adorable to him.
imagine noctluna’s kid refusing to eat their veggies cause ‘dad doesn’t eat his!” and luna just glances across the table at noctis and she’s not glaring or anything but he feels a chill run down his spine and starts shoveling veggies into his mouth
will you do something about you and Harry getting stuck in a power outage? Like it's a summer storm that knocked the power out. Thanks! 😘
Being afraid of thunder and lightning had always been a thing for you. Stemming from a particularly bad storm one night that ended up almost blowing the roof off of your house while your dad sat upstairs and watched it all out the front window. You could still hear your mother screaming at him to get downstairs.
He wasn’t the brightest man.
Even now, being far and away over the age where thunderstorms were scary they still set you off a bit. Something your boyfriend found highly amusing.
He snickered as he stood next to you chopping veggies for dinner after a particularly loud crack of thunder caused you to almost his the ceiling.
You continued to stir the pasta, shaking your head,
“Don’t make fun of me.”
He finished chopping, scooped up a handful and dropped them into the pot. He stopped to give you a quick kiss on the cheek,
Oil-free baked chips and chili 👌 Yes please!
This chili was super basic: mushrooms, red bell pepper, yellow beans, kidney beans, tomato paste, oregano, bay leaf, black pepper. No chili powder 😅 but it’s still chili to me.
I had a feeling chili flakes or paprika were causing stomach troubles when we were in Torremolinos so I cut all of them out completely. The other day I added a teaspoon of sweet paprika to our veggies since I figured only the spicy one caused problems, but I had the same gut-wrenching reaction. I’m lactose-intolerant and it’s the same immediate reaction (within 10-15 minutes), as if I consumed dairy. 😑 So now I can’t have any paprika, sweet or spicy!
I used to eat so much spicy food so I don’t know what changed. Has this ever happened to you?
This woman around my age (20s) came up to my register and before I started the transaction, she picked up one of her things and said she wanted it left out.
I thought it was kinda weird cause it was like an instant steam veggie pack but I’m a cashier… people are weird… nothing phases me anymore. So I say ok.
And people leave things out a lot to begin with… heck I’ll even ask them. “Do you want your drink/snack/chapstick/small item left out or do you want it in a bag?”
So nothing weird there at all despite what the actual item was and even then like… whatever, don’t care.
Anyways, I scan things and I scan the package, and place it in front of her on the counter and bag the rest of her things. Let it also be known that we have a large monitor that faces the customer at our registers, so they can see what’s being rung up and the price.
Well, she pays and everything is fine, but when she starts walking away I see she’s forgotten her veggie packet. So I say, “m'am, don’t forget this!”
She turns around and says she didn’t want it.
It was anticlimactic because I apologized like 3 times and she said it was fine and just ended up taking it. I feel really bad… but I also feel like it’s not my fault.
There were so many opportunities to see that I misunderstood her and to clarify… starting with saying “I decided I don’t want this.” Instead of telling me to leave it out? Idk.
It honestly wasn’t that big of a deal but something that I kinda felt bad but mostly confused about. Please, be clear and pay attention to what’s going on when you’re checking out if you can!
Would you have any tips on going off of wheat, eggs, and dairy? I'm on an elimination diet and it's sorta going ok, but I'm having trouble getting enough salt.
If you’re still able to eat rice (sometimes grains in general don’t work so well for some of us) I replace the boiling water with broth or stock, either vegetable or chicken. You can also do that for rice pasta (any pasta really) to add flavor. I do this to make a savory oatmeal dish too, which I’ll then chop some veggies into and eat instead of rice dishes cause rice is one of those things that hurts me sometimes.
A regular stock cube would work fine if you don’t have the means to make your own.
I will also just have a broth drink in place of tea during winter, and I make a lot of soups with chunky veg and large oatcakes to fill the void of bread, it’s one of my main staples these days.
If you can eat corn I also make a lot of wraps using corn tortillas, using leftover veg and other stuff in my fridge.
I also season everything I eat with fresh sea salt rather than table salt because I also don’t get enough salt in my diet.
I’m running on empty spoons right now but I’ll dig through my recipes for you in the morning and send you some 💖