Weekend Without Words

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Let me preface this with I had a very relaxing and quiet weekend. It was perfect and very needed. Sorry there aren’t many pics, but I really didn’t do much.

ONE :: Pan-Grilled Halibut with Chimichurri, Charred Vegetables with Rice and Chardonney. Great kick-off to a relaxing weekend!

TWO :: I traveled about 40 minutes west to Bluemont Vineyards to meet with a lovely couple. We will be coordinating their 30th wedding anniversary party in October at this vineyard. This is the view when I stepped out of my car. On a clear day they say you can see all the way into DC. Hands down this vineyard has some of the best views in Loudoun County.

THREE :: I bought these adorable jammy pants at the Old Navy outlet. Being almost six feet tall, they aren’t quite pants as much as they are high-waters. So I whipped out the sewing machine and gave them a quick hem.  Now they’re capris…perfecto!


Chicken Salad

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a recipe, and in honor of my friend Daidra, who is leaving my company to start a new job I thought I’d post her Chicken Salad.

I’m a planner and need to have my lunches scheduled out for the week, otherwise I end up eating out, which isn’t good for my wallet or waste line. What I love about this recipe is that it’s very simply to make and makes enough to last throughout the week.


  • 1 store-bought rotisserie chicken
  • 2-3 celery stalks; chopped finely
  • Red grapes; halved
  • Mayo
  • Salt & Pepper


  1. Pull and chop rotisserie chicken and place into a large mixing bowl
  2. Finely chop celery stalks, cut grapes in half and place in with the chicken
  3. Add mayo (any amount you like, I think I did 2 tablespoons to start) and salt and pepper to taste
  4. Serve on crackers or pita bread

I’m always looking for something new to add to my mid-day meal routine. Do you have a recipe that you like to make for lunches?