"Your greatest contribution to the Kingdom of God may not be something you do, but someone you raise." ~Andy Stanley

July 31, 2007

Can an obsession with Martha be hereditary?!

I wish my mother in law was still alive. I wish that often because she was one of my dearest friends. But now I'm wishing it because she would get such a kick out of this latest phase of Joy's. When she died, Joy was only six. Back then she was into Madeline books and dolls and soccer.
But now, she is 10 and she's all about Martha Stewart! And it's pretty cute.

My mom in law and I went through our own major "Martha phase" back before she was born. Did we ever! We were always swapping our favorite recipes and making them for each other when we came to visit one another. How I ever had the patience to make those complicated recipes with toddlers running around is truly beyond me! She owned all her books and watched her show. I used to get her magazine as a gift from her sweet cousin who was another Martha fan.

During our last school year, Joy stumbled across Martha's show on TV when she was suppose to be watching Mr. Demme (Math U See) explain fractions and really fun stuff like that... But Joy really wanted to see Martha poach eggs instead! Imagine that! Ever since then she's been interested in Martha.
Here she is even getting Andrew excited about her recipes. She checked out MS Living at the library!
"Grandmum" would have loved this picture!
An exciting thing happened at our evaluations. When I mentioned her love for Martha over Mr. Demme ; )
to our evaluator she said that I should let her watch it. "Missionaries have to be creative," she said. And that's Joy's goal in life, to be a missionary. Well, she was thrilled. Of course she still has to do math! I'm sure missionaries need math!
So after we jog, Joy reminds us that "It's time for Martha!"
Today, we were watching her make her spaghetti squash recipe. I told the kids they'd had it before because "Grandmum" used to make it. They didn't remember it. But since Randy Jackson loved it, they were all for it. (He was "blowing it out the box" by getting my kids to want to eat more veggies! "You rock Dawg!") ; )
I went online and printed out the recipe and accidentally printed out two copies.
Those who knew my mom in law will enjoy this...
Just like her (but purely by accident) I said "Oh Joy, do you want your own Martha Stewart recipe file?" (she had a file for everything and she made files for every body else too and then she'd mail clippings to you to put in those files she made you..)
And then she sounded just like I used to! And she said "Um, I'm a little busy right now..."
And I laughed so hard and so much that I couldn't finish my sentence which was, in "Then I'll make a file for you." Just like she would have said. Which I did, because I couldn't resist. All this Martha stuff is a "good thing" because Joy will be an awesome homemaker and missionary someday. And Grandmum would be so proud. Mom sure is!

July 30, 2007

Saltwater stress relief

When life gets crazy, busy or stressful, which it often does during a kitchen remodel :)

then we go ...

to the beach! We pop in a fun book on tape and off we go!

This summer we have listened to How to Win Friends and Influence People, (for the second time because we love it! Great historical stories and guidelines on how to 'love your neighbor.') The Boy who became President (sequel to the Boy who Ran for President, -It's funny and educational) and now we are on Eldest. (sequel to Eragon)

In only 40 min. we are splashing in warm salt water! We know that because we are weird enough to time it!

I've mentioned before that my hubby enjoys leaving the beach more than he does arriving but that has all changed now. The key is that we don't go until after dinner or around 5:00 or 6:00 pm. Then it isn't beastly hot or crowded. Now he loves it and he's the one saying we should go twice a month! It's a beach going miracle!!!!

When we arrive, we all go straight for the water and play around. Nobody does any relaxing on the blanket....

Joy found this last time and it is truly the best shell any of us have ever found. It's huge! It might have been considered 'live shelling' because there was certainly something ALIVE in it. But we didn't see any signs prohibiting live shelling at this beach... and so we kept it. So, don't tell the beach police! And when 'IT' died, our whole street could just about smell it. Lovely!

Maybe it's time spent enjoying God's creation that does it, but by the time we leave, the cares of this world seem a lot smaller. The wind and the waves just seem to wash all that other stuff from our minds and we see more clearly what is important in life, like loving and obeying our Creator and focusing on time spent with our kiddos.

After taking in a gorgeous sunset, my hubby and I feel all blessed and stress free! : )

It is definitely worth the drive!

July 29, 2007

Nathan and chess

Nathan used to really love chess. He took chess classes for a couple of years and even went to a state meet and did pretty well for a first timer. We never got into ranking and all of that but he did play against some kids who were ranked and had personal chess coaches.

Then he decided that his life was "not all about chess" and he got serious about Junior Bible Quiz. For three years that was his thing and he didn't play any chess.

Last weekend, he and I went to a free chess exhibition at the library. This grand chess master was going to play 25 people at once! No one had a chance at winning of course, but the fun part was to stay in the match as long as you possibly could before he inevitably beat you.
It really was fun to watch even though I know next to nothing about chess. (even though Nathan has passionately tried to teach me on several occasions)

The chess master would go up to one person and they would do their move and then he would do his move. Then he walked away and went to the next game. (You couldn't do a move while he was gone) Fifteen people (and not 25) showed up to play against him. He was a very sweet spirited, humble man. The librarian said he didn't think "there was a person or a computer program that could beat him." But he still made all the competitors feel like they were doing a really great job and I appreciated that to no end, since most of them were children.

After about 20 min. or so, the chess master started beating some people and their games were done but Nathan was still in.

Then half the competitors were eliminated and Nathan was still in.

Then all the grown ups were eliminated and Nathan was still in...

He ended up staying in the third longest or I guess you could say, he came in 3rd place out of 15. I thought that was really amazing! (especially for a guy who hadn't played in 3 yrs.) .

It turned out that every person playing (minus Nathan and another girl) were either students of the his or were one of their fathers. The chess master knew everybody. Which gave you the feeling that their life "is all about chess" and that made Nathan remind me on the way home,
in case either of us had forgotten that his life "is not all about chess."

This year, he's decided his life is all about traveling and memorizing scriptures. (emphasis on traveling) So, Teen Bible Quiz is his thing this year. Which is a pretty cool thing.
You can't loose if you have the Word hidden in your heart. : )

July 26, 2007

The winner of something yummy at Starbucks is...........

Here is my sweet "random number generator"

And the number is.....

(I never dreamed we'd have over 300 people enter!)

And this number belongs to: Laura at My Quotidian Mysteries!
Hurray!!!!! You are the winner of a $10.00 gift card to Starbucks! Thanks to all who entered! It was fun hearing from you all and reading what you love to order at Starbucks!
I'm sure I'll remember the Dog Days of Summer Giveaway, everytime I go in there. : )

Slow Cooking Thursday

When I decide to make this recipe my kids get really excited. They love it.
It's a spaghetti sauce that I think is 'fancy' enough for company too. Go and visit Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom for more wonderful recipes.

Italian Beef Spaghetti Sauce

2 lb. beef chuck roast cut in one inch cubes
2 med. onions in chunks
1 red sweet pepper
1 can of spaghetti sauce
1 zucchini (there would be a revolt if I added this at my house, but you might like it) : )
salt pepper
whole wheat pasta

In crock pot put beef, onions, red pepper and spaghetti sauce. Cover and cook on low for 9-10 hrs. or on high for 5 hrs. Serve over pasta. Serves 4-5. I usually double this for my gang plus company.

July 23, 2007

Great lengths for floral appreciation!

As, the 'olive plants' and I were about to go and jog our mile, one of my boys came up with the most irresistible bargain to get out of running...
He offered to clean out our refrigerator. Being that he's a tall, thin teenage boy that is never full, you may wonder if he meant 'clean out' as in eat everything inside. But, no! He actually did mean take everything out and scrub it clean. And oh, what mom could resist such an offer? So, I said 'yes!' He's an organizer so I can tell you, I knew that food was all going back in a nice orderly way too. Can't beat that!

The rest of us went jogging and Oh Glory, it was overcast! That's the best!

Then I saw IT! A flower that I have never seen before!!! It was growing on a vine that had come up in someone's Lantana bush. It may be a glorified weed, I'm not sure.
I called Joy over to see it. She must have been reading my mind, because she said "Mom, you taught us never to pick flowers in someone else's yard." And I said "We aren't picking, we are just looking." (whew!) : )
Then I decided to come back later with the camera and snap a photo, it was that unusual and pretty..but that required a whole lot more exercise than I bargained for!

After the jog, I rested a bit. No one else wanted to go back out on my flower photo op. so I grabbed the camera and our golden retriever, Honey. Now, Honey was walking as slow as could be because of the jog and the fact that she is like 49 yrs. old! : ) And when we finally got back to 'the flower', MY CAMERA'S BATTERY WAS DEAD. Oh joy! So, back home we went.

I switched batteries, settled a quarrel, grabbed the leash and Honey and I were off again.
A neighbor commented that she 'does not look like a dog that wants to go on a walk.'
I should have listened because about halfway to 'the flower,' Honey decided that this much exercise should not be required of dogs her age and refused to go another blessed step.

She's cute even when she's ornery, so I took this doggy protest picture.
I walked Honey back home and then went back on my crazy flower expedition. And I finally took a picture. A crooked picture.
Two dogs that share a home with 'the flower' were two feet away behind their fence and wanted to rip my head off.
But, I am definitely not going back for what would be the 5th time, I think?
Here it is. Isn't unusual?! Humor me if it's not, People! : )

I think it's lovely.

When I finally got home, the fridge was even prettier. : ) What a morning!
Edited: see the info. shared on this flower in the comments. Amazing!

July 21, 2007

Bloggy Giveaway

My bloggy giveaway is to one of my favorite places to go with my hubby. I'm not a coffee drinker but I'm crazy about Frappacinos!!! If you'd like to enter this giveaway for this $10.00 gift card to Starbucks just leave a comment and I'll enter your name in the contest. : )
The drawing will take place on Friday morning. Winners are limited to the US and Canada.

Be sure to check out all the other fun giveaways at Rocks in my dryer this week!


Edited Monday to update: please make sure I can get a hold of you if you win. There are a few sweet ladies that I won't have a way to reach if they win, so leave an email address if you don't have a blog or enable your profile to show, if you do. Thanks for entering! This is a blast!

Edited Tuesday to update: the only draw back to doing a Starbucks giveaway is that you read 135 comments about everyone's favorite drinks and desserts and they tell you how yummy they are. Which majorly makes you start to crave some STARBUCKS! : ) And so I have succumbed to the pressure today! You guys were right, the Raspberry Mocha is awesome!
Note to self: next time you do a giveaway, make it something non-fattening like a book. ; )

Edited Thursday to update: This contest is now closed. 301 enteries! Wow! I'll be back in the morning to pick a winner! Thanks for entering and for all the fun comments!

Oh gracious!

I clicked on the blog and found out my bio had changed!
What a surprise! And so if anyone read today, I probably appeared to be one cool mom for the day or rather schizophrenic! ha ha
I was helping my son make a blog yesterday and I must have really botched it up because his bio became mine....
I don't "practice the drums while listening to my ipod." (I wish I had an ipod! And I am too uncoordinated to be a drummer)
But, I am "waiting until the end" and "looking for His appearing" just like my son is. : )
Sorry about that. All back to normal now!

Is it useful or beautiful?

This quote is going to be my inspiration today as I clean out cupboards and cabinets:

"Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be
useful or believe to be beautiful." ~ William Morris

Isn't that great?! So, if something isn't either one of those....

then out it goes!

Have a blessed weekend! ~Becky

July 19, 2007

Go here to get one of these and be blessed! : )

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Slow Cooking Thursday

Today, I am sharing a delicious stew! My family loves this! I always double it, and you may want to too. I serve it in bowls with mash potatoes on top. Yum!

Beef and Bean Stew

1 lb. boneless beef
1 15 oz. can chili beans
4 med. onions
2 cloves of garlic
1/8 of vegetable oil
1 tsp. honey
1 1/4 cups of beef broth
1 tsp. thyme
1 T. Worcestershire sauce
1/8 tsp. pepper

Cut beef into one inch pieces. Heat oil in large saucepan or dutch oven, add meat and garlic and saute until meat is browned. Add onions, beans, honey, beef broth, thyme, Worcestershire sauce and pepper. Cook on low for 6 hrs.

Enjoy! For more, go check out Diary from a Stay at Home Mom! : ) ~Becky

recipe from Leanne Ely

July 18, 2007

Fun bloggy give aways

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Have you seen this?! Doesn't, it sound like fun? Thanks to Shannon at Rocks in my dryer for hosting! I'm trying to decide what to give away. Shannon said it could be something we've made or already own. I know I own something cute that I could give away, but my house is such a remodeling mess that even if I could think of it I probably couldn't find it.

She also mentioned we may want to give away something that is significant to our blogs... That sounded really fun. So, I thought about giving away:

~an olive plant (as in literally a plant and not one of my kids!) but postally speaking, : ) that isn't going to work

~a Home Depot gift card in honor of the remodeling blessing, but I'm not sure LADIES would really enjoy that although my hubby was all for it (not that he could enter)

~ a gift card to Joanne's Fabric because I should be quilting and not blogging, but I'm not sure everyone has one of those

And then it hit me! SOMETHING that almost everyone will love!!! So, come back on Monday and enter the contest and see what it is. : )


Wednesdays in the Word

My love walk has needed some work lately.
"...the love of God has been poured out into our hearts by the Holy Spirit" (Rom. 5:5) but I seem to have let something clog up the system because I haven't been letting that love pour forth to others like I should.

Someone at church gave our class a copy of 1 Cor. 13 - "the love chapter" in which they substituted the word "love" with the word "I" because we are suppose to be love. I thought that was a great idea. It is in the Amplified version, I believe. I've been praying these verses lately and they have been a convicting blessing. : )

"I endure long. I am patient and kind. I am never envious and never boil over with jealousy. I am not boastful or vainglorious, and I do not display myself haughtily. I am not rude or unmannerly, and I do not act unbecomingly. I do not insist on my own rights or my own way. for I am not self-seeking, touchy, fretful, or resentful. I do not rejoice at injustice and unrighteousness, but I rejoice when right and truth prevail. I bear up under anything and everything that comes. I am ever ready to believe the best of others. My hopes are fadeless under all circumstances. I endure everything without weakening because the love of God in me never fails."



July 16, 2007

Some storm!

We had such a huge electrical storm today.

If this had happened 5 minutes later...

then my hubby's truck might very well have been underneath it. Isn't God good?!

This branch is from our neighbor's tree across the street. It is blocking our whole street and it knocked out our phone line. It could have been so much worse!


Evaluation day

Today we had our home school evaluations.
This is always a really big day for us. We have a wonderful evaluator that our kids look forward to seeing all year. And then we always celebrate the end of the school year by going out to lunch when it's over. We also go shopping for a group gift for my favorite students.

This is the first time Zach hasn't been evaluated. He took a standardized test this year instead. But he made a wonderful slide show for us on movie maker to show her all the activities and field trips we did this year. It's great. (want a copy Grand Dad?)

Another first is that we've never done this in July before. Our appointment had to be postponed twice so it was pretty hard to get into the school mode, after a month and a half of vacation, in which all of it has been spent on our (do it yourself) kitchen remodel. We could have all told her more than she'd ever want to know about gutting a kitchen and how many trips we've taken to the dump and what kind of flooring and counter tops we are putting in.... but she didn't ask. : )

One thing she always does ask them, is "What do you want to be when you grow up?" They said:
A missionary
An evangelist
A lawyer or an evangelist

And those answers blessed me. ~Becky

July 13, 2007

Blinkie Maker
*Edited to update:
She went to be with the Lord on Saturday. I know their family could still use prayer for some time to come. Thank you for praying.

There's a little girl we know of on life support tonight...She was found in the swimming pool on Monday. She is 15 months old. Please pray for her and her precious family.
Thank you.
"For with God nothing shall be impossible." Luke 1:37


Sisters really are priceless

One of my goals this summer has been to learn how to sell on

I finally did it! I listed an item! Hooray! And as I was doing that, I heard this funny conversation going on around me:

Older brother: "One of these days I'm going to see how much I can get for my sister on ebay. The starting bid will be $27.17."

Only sister: "I'm glad you are asking such a good price for me."

Older brother: "And I'm going to have a Buy it Now option." ; )

Have a blessed weekend!

July 12, 2007

Slow Cooking Thursday

I love using a crock pot. It's such a blessing during busy seasons of life! I'm excited about gleaning more recipes. Thanks to Sandra at Diary of a SAHM for hosting this.

These are the best Sloppy Joe's we've ever tried. And even our picky eater eats them. : )

Sloppy Joe's

1/2 lb. mild sausage
1 1/2 lean ground beef
16 oz. of tomato sauce
10 oz. of tomato paste
1 1/2 T Worcestershire sauce
1/4 c. brown sugar
1 1/2 T cider vinegar
Brown sausage and put in crock pot. Brown ground beef. Add all other ingredients and cook on low for 7 hrs.
Feeds 6 people with leftovers. : ) Enjoy!

July 11, 2007

Wednesdays in the Word

Here in Florida we can really relate to these verses about palm trees from Psalm 92:

"The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree,
he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
Those who are planted in the house of the Lord
shall flourish in the courts of our God.
They shall still bear fruit in old age.
They shall be fresh and flourishing,
to declare that the Lord is upright;
He is my rock and there is no unrighteousness in Him."

I was sharing with our kids this verse about the righteous flourishing like a palm tree and they were really surprised to find out that our palm used to be this little wispy thing...

Because now, it is this big, huge thing ....

(these are my guys hanging Christmast lights with my hubby last year)
I guess you could say that the house did some 'flourishing' too, because we put on an addition, but that is still the same tree and it is a great word picture for us! : )


July 9, 2007

Because everyone needs a quilt in the middle of summer

I really enjoy quilting. I love to piece quilts together on the machine and do the quilting by hand. It's just so fun and relaxing.

I made my sister a quilt during all the hurricanes we had three years ago. (but I don't have a photo of it)That was a fun one with some funky fabrics.
Last year for our 15th year anniversary, I made this one for my sweet hubby. You can't see it but there are hearts quilted on the squares. I couldn't find a dark blue chenille so I had to make it in light blue. I guess it was meant to be a throw for someone of my small stature because it really isn't long enough for him, but I promised him a better one for our 20 yr. anniversary. : )

By the way, I don't claim to be good at quilting, I just enjoy it.

I've made about 10 baby quilts for friends and relatives having babies. That was back when mine were babies and I wasn't a full time home school mom yet.

Here is the one I made while pregnant with Joy. This was before I found out she was a girl, or there would of been no end to the pink fabrics I would have used. : ) It has bunnies on it. It has been really loved on over the years which makes it even more special.

This one I made just for fun to match our living room a few years ago. Joy asked if she could have it and so I gladly gave it to her.

I've found that when patterns say that "you can make this over the weekend," they are lying. ; ) Not really, but if somebody or should I say, everybody, can make it in a weekend then I now know that I can make it in a month!

So, I fell for one of those patterns again and made my largest quilt ever made for Carlos as a Christmas gift.

I thought a bachelor would enjoy a homemade quilt as long as it looked masculine, that is.

By Christmas morning I had it pieced and basted together with the batting...
And I gave it to him just like that! Then he had to give it back to me so that I could quilt and bind it. Tacky, I know.

I thought I would have it done for him by New Years. Oh, am I ever an unrealistic quilter. I was planning to quilt it by machine to get it done fast, but my peddle seems to be broken and I've finally just ripped out the machine quilting and I'm quilting it all by hand. Here it is July, and it isn't done yet. He teases me that 'I am going to milk this gift for all it's worth' and give it to him again for the next holiday too. ha ha - Not a bad idea! But, really, he's been very patient about it.

Since it is flannel, it is one mighty warm quilt. I was sweating bullets with it on my lap last night. And ya know, it is going to be bitterly cold here in FL in AUGUST when I finally finish it, so it will really come in handy! ; )

Dog sitting

We've been keeping Gabby our Holiday Dog, all week. We call her that because she's spent Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Easter and the 4th of July week with us.
She's a sweetie! Honey really enjoys having a buddy.
It must be some Alpha Mom female thing, but I'm the one they follow around every minute. I don't notice it so much with one dog, but I really do with two. When I look behind me this is what I see. All day long. : )

Her family stopped off on their vacation in Nashville, TN to attend The Call on 7/7/07 with 100,000 other believers to fast and pray for a revival in our nation among the youth. I can't wait to hear all about it!

July 6, 2007

Kitchen remodel

Here's a little update on the kitchen remodel:

This curtain which is really a sheet and a drop cloth, were my hubby's wonderful idea to keep the construction dust out of the rest of the house. I had to smile the other day though because I got into a bit of trouble with the library over construction dust. (during the pre-curtain era, that is)
Their computer said that I "turned in dvd's with dirt and a strange white substance in them" and that I need to be more careful with their materials. Oops! That goes to show that we had dust absolutely everywhere.

Last week we had a set back. A gust of wind came up and blew over this gorgeous window and it broke into about a million pieces. It was a blessing from my hubby's company. They weren't going to use it and it was a $600.00 window that they let us have for $60.00. What a deal. It was pretty sad to see it in pieces. But now, in hind sight, I think it was a little extreme for our little house. It has all worked out for the best because God has provided us with another smaller one. And I think I like it better! : )
It's really two windows.
Well, we have a long way to go but we are well past the scary part.

We now have a solid floor (of plywood) and a solid foundation! (no longer sagging)
Another big thing that has just happened is that our water filter is now hooked up inside of the house. No more going out of doors to fill up our water jugs. That was interesting... We had that 'go to the well for water' feeling going on for the last couple of weeks! : )
So, the kitchen is coming along! Carlos is one amazing friend and this is one incredible gift!

July 5, 2007

Cravings for Key Lime Pie

I remember that I craved something different with all four of my pregnancies but I don't remember what I craved while prego with Zachary. I do remember going to a Checkers one evening really late, for some fries....And they had either run out or their fryer was broken, I don't remember which but I was so devastated (aka hormonal) that I CRIED...literally. My poor hubby.
Then with Nathan, I craved ice cream. And ate it faithfully, every night!

With Joy, I craved McDonald's chicken sandwiches and fries and my sweet hubby made lots of late night runs over there.

With Andrew, it was key lime pie!!!!

Yesterday, I found out that I can make an easy one for a lot, lot less $ and it tastes just as good as the ones from the bakery we used to buy.

Here is the recipe that one of the members of our home school group shared.
It's a good thing I didn't have this recipe back then or Andrew may have weighed more than 10 lbs and 8 oz when he was born at home and if he did, I wouldn't be here today. ha ha ; )

Easy Key Lime Pie
1graham cracker crust
1 14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup lime juice
2 cups Cool Whip

Mix milk and lime juice until combined. Chill until set. Top with Cool Whip.
Serves 8
And sure to meet any key lime cravings! : )

July 4, 2007

Try the green sauce! It rocks!

I decided to try this recipe for green sauce for the 4th and is it ever a hit!!!

And since it is raining and we can't yet venture out and grill my hubby's chicken, that's all we've eaten so far and it is enough! YUM!!!!!!!! Next best thing to guacamole from San Diego!

Thank you Big Mama and Boomama for sharing!

The dangers of taking your wife with you to Home Depot

I think it will be a very long time before my hubby and I go in a Home Depot together without laughing, that is, if he'll take me with him again at all....

Home Depot is just about my hubby's second home... While we were there this morning, I squealed in delight at finding this obscure item that I wanted and it startled him. (which means he must not shop with me very often) : )
Well, I must have really flustered him because a couple seconds later he starts talking to one of the employees and saying "Do you smell...?" But he meant SELL! : )
And if that wasn't too funny, then he said "Of course, you do!"

(but when he said 'of course you do!' in his mind he was thinking of smell as in ya know, does your nose work? Because he's been having really bad allergies and his doesn't)

But, the way it came off sounding was "Of course, you do!" As in, 'We all know, that you Buddy, have body odor!') Then he got out the "Do you sell nylon ties?" And even though this guy was looking at us weird, he did politely tell us where to find them and not send us on the wild goose chase we probably deserved.

And I laughed out loud and could not contain myself for 4 aisles!!!

Maybe you had to be there because our kids didn't think this story was very funny when we told them and you might not either, but it WAS and we are still laughing about it.

He is such a sweetheart and would never offend anyone on purpose ever! And so, when he felt so bad about it, that he wanted to finish our shopping at a different Home Depot, I had to laugh all the more. : ) He is so cute!

(and it was very sweet of him to let me blog it)
Happy 4th!!!

July 2, 2007

My hubby's bbq chicken

This recipe is so good!!!!!

It's my hubby's speciality and he makes it for all our loved ones who come to town and on special occasions. We LOVE it. He's making it for the 4th of July, so I thought I would share it.

BBQ Apricot Chicken

1 jar of apricot jelly
1/4 c. of honey
2 T. of mustard
Crystal hot sauce (whole bottle)
chicken thighs and legs

Marinate the chicken in Crystal sauce for at least an hour. (longer the better) Then grill the chicken for 10 min. per side and turn them over 4 times.

For the sauce- mix jelly, honey and mustard together in a bowl. When chicken is cooked place it in the bowl and coat with the sauce. (he puts the sauce in a large Tupperware bowl, with the chicken then puts the lid on and shakes it that works to coat all the pieces)

We like it with bbq beans and Ceasar salad. Serve extra sauce on the side.
It is fabulous. You will love it! : )

Happy 4th of July!!!