I love Math. It was my favorite subject in school. I love doing simple computations in my head, I love figuring out an algebra or trig problem and I am intrigued with math story problems.
I was working in the garden this morning. It rained here a few days ago, so a new crop of weeds began to show through once the hot weather hit. As I have said before, timing is everything when weeding your garden. I was smiling to myself, thinking there must be 5,000,000 weeds in this garden.
Then a brilliant (well, brilliant if you are a math nerd) idea popped into my head! I wanted to estimate how many weeds there might actually be in my garden. I went in and got a ruler and proceeded to measure a square inch in the garden. Hang on with me here. This is a REAL math problem and one anyone could do . . . of course, no one else wants to know the answer, but I do!!!
With my measured inch, I counted how many weeds were in that inch. Getting the picture now? I then measured the dimensions of my garden. From that I found the square footage of the garden and then the square inches in the garden and … from that I estimated how many weeds were in the garden.
I was so pleased with myself!! Armed with this great knowledge, I was now very satisfied knowing the estimated number of weeds I was killing today. Isn’t knowledge powerful!?
Since I was in the garden most of the morning and Kim and I are catering an event tonight, I thought I would roast some fresh veggies, pull out some grilled chicken from the freezer and have dinner ready!!
I always have grilled chicken in the freezer. My dear, sweet husband grills a huge batch of chicken, flat iron steak, and hamburgers for me about every other week. Then, I have instant dinners that I add veggies and fruit to, and life in the kitchen is good.
I thought you might enjoy the marinade I use a lot on my chicken. It is one that has been in my recipe box for more than 25 years. Give it a try and see what you think … and remember to do a big batch and put some in the freezer for easy weeknight dinners.
- 1 cup Soy Sauce (I use low sodium)
- ¼ cup lemon juice ( I use either fresh or bottled – depends on what I have in the house)
- 1 tablespoon spicy mustard
- 1 clove garlic, chopped
- 1 teaspoon powdered ginger or 1 tsp. ginger juice if have
- Marinate chicken in sauce at least 30 minutes. A couple hours is better!
- You can broil the chicken instead of grilling, but I think grilling gives a better product.
We’ve linked this to Thursday’s Treasures hosted by Recipes for my Boys.