Sunday, November 21, 2010
We went to our local Pepboys Auto Store, despite our previous negative experience. This was the closest and most convenient parts store. You'd think we'd have learned our lesson from all the other things that have gone wrong since living here, but alas, we just went to the store expecting to get what we wanted.
We looked around for a few minutes and then I went to the help desk asking for chains. The salesman told us they don't carry chains because this is a "low impact snow zone." Are you kidding me? Philadelphia? The same city that by February 10, 2010 broke its snowfall record with a whopping 70.3 inches? The salesman proceeded to tell us we wouldn't need them. He's lived here a long time and has never needed them. What happened to trying to sell product to your customer?
I understand the city has plows, salt, etc. . . to help make the roads safer, but really, no chains? Not to worry though, my in-laws found some on Amazon for us so we will be good to go out and brave the roads. Hope you enjoyed the photo at the top, taken during Philadelphia's Snowmageddon of 2010.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Southwestern Chicken Soup
- 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite size pieces
- 3 quarts water
- 12 chicken bouillon cubes
- 2 cups salsa
- 1 box Spanish rice (I used Rice-a-Roni)
In a large pot mix the chicken, water, bouillon, salsa and Spanish rice. Bring to a boil. Boil 3 to 4 minutes. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Serve hot.
Suggested side- corn bread
A 1 cup serving has 110 calories, 4 g fat, 30 mg cholesterol, 10 g carbs, 13 g protein and 1088 mg sodium.
Enjoy and let me know if you have any tasty, quick recipes to share.
Monday, November 15, 2010
Here is a picture of the chapel and then down to the left, the library. The weather was gorgeous, pushing 80 on Saturday.
We spent Friday taking a self guided tour of the campus. So much had changed, building-wise, but in way, it was just as we left it. I have so many fond memories of my time there.
Here is a picture of a cross in the courtyard with one of the education buildings behind it.
Milligan's mascot is a buffalo, so here we all are posing with "Buffy." From left to right is: Laura, Rachel, me, Mara and Nancy.