May Day Mayday!

May Day is defined as a traditional spring holiday in many cultures


Mayday is an emergency procedure word used internationally as a distress signal in voice procedure radio communications





As I head into what could possibly be the busiest month of my life there will be a lot of May Day (celebrations) and a few Mayday calls for help : )  Every weekend this month is packed.  It started Sunday with the first of two bridal showers for my future SIL.  Next weekend, we are back volunteering at Beer Fest and then spending a special day with my mom.  The weekend after that, I need to figure out how to fit the second shower, a 1st communion, and the BOY’s law school graduation into 24 hours.  And rounding out the month is a jam packed Memorial Day complete with the Soldier Field 10 Miler and Bike the Drive.  It’s exhausting (and exhilarating) just thinking about it.


Needless to day, I used this weekend to take care of a lot of little things and get myself prepped for the weeks to come.  It helps that the BOY is elbow deep in books studying for finals.  That left me more than enough time to shop, make returns, workout, and tie up loose ends.  I also got a meal plan pulled together.  This week, we bought lots of meat since the BOY will have extra time to grill up dinner.





I also used my trust crockpot to make yet another delicious pulled chicken recipe.  This one with an awesome sweet and tangy flavor.  Don’t miss the recipe below!!!


What are you most excited for this May?


Meal Planning 5/05/14

Monday: Chicken Parmesan Burgers (lunch)

Going to the movies tonight so popcorn for dinner : )


Tuesday: Tilapia and Veggies


Wednesday: Grilled Mango Shrimp Skewers (cookbook recipe)


Thursday: Leftovers


Friday: BBQ at our house


Lunch: Crockpot Orange Chicken

Snack: Date Bars




Crockpot Orange Chicken

From Six Sisters’ Stuff



4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts

1 cup Orange Marmalade

1 cup of BBQ Sauce (I used Sweet Baby Ray’s)

3 Tablespoons of Soy Sauce



Place chicken in the crock pot.

Mix the marmalade, BBQ sauce, and soy sauce together.

Pour over the chicken and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.

About a half hour before, then shred the chicken.  It should fall apart easily.  Store in an air tight container in the fridge or freeze for later.

11 thoughts on “May Day Mayday!

  1. Wow!! Busy!!! But sounds like it is all fun stuff!!!!
    I am excited about another big build in Ironman training and a training camp in Bend Memorial Weekend. I am also hoping for some better weather!! 🙂

  2. Wow! And I thought I had a busy May ahead of me….you have definitely got me beat!! Happy (early) Graduation to the boy!!

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