Broken Computers and Chicken Kabobs with Tzatziki Sauce

by Meri on May 29, 2013

I haven’t written a blog post in awhile and the above photo is my excuse. Birdie has taken a liking to plucking the keys off the computer as she learns her ABC’s. She quietly takes the keys upstairs and exclaims, “p p p is p!!! p p p for puppet!!!” This is the 4th time she’s destroyed the keys even though we try diligently to keep the computer out of her reach. She has the gift of being stealth and incredibly resourceful with her actions which is why our stairwell has ballpoint pen drawings and the entire front of her dresser is scratched with an etch and sketch pen. She is creative so when we don’t see or hear her Mark and I start running!

Before I had a chance to get a new keyboard my publisher asked us to do some recipe chapters for a new derivative book based off the Mediterranean Diet Cookbook for Dummies. Typing new recipes into publisher templates with a half broken keyboard pretty much sums up life with little kids doesn’t it?

Since the last few weeks have been busy with family and last minute work projects, I was happy to stumble across this recipe for chicken kabobs from my colleagues book, Hypertension Cookbook for Dummies. This recipe is so simple and perfect for everyday grilling during the summer months, which is precisely what I needed during the last few weeks since my time was consumed trying to do what I now coined as the “double reach”.  This is the reach your fingers have to make to find the small button where the key used to live on your keyboard.

Serving food on a stick made my kids so curious they all tried it out. As usual, Birdie and Mr. ate all of their kabobs and Poppie opted out. She has rarely ever eaten animal protein so the fact that she tried it was a huge step! I tell you…sometimes the trick to getting small kids to try new foods is how you serve it.

Get the recipe and follow Cindy’s video tips for this easy and tasty version of Chicken Kabobs.


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Christy May 29, 2013 at 6:38 pm

The picture makes me laugh. We have two laptops that look very similar!


Meri May 29, 2013 at 7:17 pm

haha! So you also have tried to type with the “double reach” method!


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