I’ve done this blog for a year and a half and just realized that unless you are one of my readers who knows me personally (hi mom), you probably know absolutely nothing about me. So since I have no witty story to write about today, let’s go ahead with semi-pointless facts about the famous (?) Piccola Italiana, shall we?
Contrary to my about me picture, I don’t have a rectangular body, I don’t walk around with a spoon in one hand and an Italian flag in the other, and I stay away from high heels, especially bright red ones. I am pretty average, to tell you the truth. Brown hair, brown eyes, kinda short, and according to Wii Fit I’m at risk of being obese. Unfortunately, the Wii lies. I’m a perfectly normal weight, you wonky electronic stupid technology thing.
I still am and forever will be scared of the dark. If I stay the night at a friend’s house I’m always like “Hey, could we leave on a light…or 5?” Once when I was little I got so scared that in the middle of the night I put on my friend’s winter coat and snow boots, thinking they would protect me from whatever Norman Bates was hiding in her closet. Needless to say weird looks were exchanged that morning. Oh and when I say I was little I mean it was about 2 years ago.
I pass out when I get my blood drawn. Well actually, I don’t pass out pass out. I just feel sick and I go all pale…aannnddd last time it happened I couldn’t see or hear anything and fell to the ground. It’s a wonderful characteristic I possess. Ha.
You could put Toy Story or the Disney version of Robin Hood on repeat, stick me in front of the tv, and I’d be watching it all day.
I’ve played violin since I was 3 1/2, piano since I was 7, and I took organ lessons for about a year. I also really don’t like Mozart or boy bands. Just in case you were wondering…
I’m homeschooled. When I tell people that, I quickly follow it up with BUT I’M NOT A DORK. I’m one of those rare homeschoolers who actually has social skills. And, no, I don’t do school in my pajamas and I do have friends. Shocker, right?
Once I get out of highschool my plan is to major in Philosophy, then do a 1 year nursing program to get my BSN. Afterwards, I want to move to New York and work in the emergency room of a pediatric hospital. Because kids are adorable and adults aren’t.
And those are pretty much all the important facts about me. I’m much more interesting on the internet. Although, aren’t we all?
Spicy Tequila Lime Marinated Chicken
Adapted from tastykitchen
1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (about 4 Limes). I made the mistake of using key limes and had to juice 21 itty bitty limes just to get 1/2 cup of juice. NEVER AGAIN…
1/2 cup Tequilla
2 ounce, fluid Triple Sec
3 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 Serrano pepper
1/2 teaspoon cumin
3/4 teaspoon chili powder
8 chicken thighs
Place a grill pan over medium high heat and sear the chicken on each side. It should take about 4-5 minutes per side. Reserve excess marinade.
After both sides are golden brown, remove chicken from pan. Put the chicken onto a cutting board and slice chicken into strips, about 1/2 inch thick.
Return chicken to a sauce pan type thing. I’m not sure what they’re called…I used a wok…and add the excess marinade. Stir everything to combine, cover, and let simmer for another 5-6 minutes, or until chicken is cooked all the way through.
I served the chicken in tortillas with lettuce, tomatoes, and homemade guacamole. I don’t use measurements in my guacamole – just avocados, lime juice, and sea salt. Just experiment with the ingredients until you want to eat the entire bowl right then and there.