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Monday, February 9, 2015

Another Mod and A Recipe

Location: Avon Park, FL (High 77, Low 56)

Here is the recipe for the meal that I made yesterday…

Southwestern Chicken with Spinach and Mashed Potatoes


  • 2 tablespoon Brown Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup grape tomatoes
  • 8 cup spinach leaves
  • 1 pounds potatoes pealed, quartered
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoon scallions thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

(I included the recipe and instructions here as given, but I did not use any salt when cooking it.)



Combine brown sugar, salt, and spices for chicken. Coat on both sides with rub. (I pounded the chicken first to flatten it out a bit.)




Boil potatoes in salted water until tender, about 15 min. Drain and return pan to dry over medium heat.




Off heat, mash to desired consistency, then add the buttermilk, scallions, butter, and salt. Keep warm over very low heat.




Heat 1 T. oil in a skillet, add chicken and cook until done, about 5 min per side. Remove and keep warm.





Heat 1 T. oil in a skillet, add tomatoes and saute 1 min. Add spinach and cook until wilted. Season with salt and pepper.


Combine sour cream, lime juice and salt. (I used just plain sour cream.)



To assemble, place potatoes on plate, top with sour cream, put spinach and tomatoes on potatoes and top with chicken.


This recipe was really good, and we will definitely be having it again.

Now, for the modification. We have been pretty unhappy with the faucet in our bathroom. A few weeks ago, one of the handles even broke off. So today was faucet replacement day.



Harry trying to fit himself into the teeny space under the sink…






The old piece of #$@% faucet…




IMG_3380Because nothing can ever be simple, especially “easy” jobs…the angle of the red pipe did not allow Harry to connect the fitting to the new faucet.



So Harry had to pull out his trusty box of plumbing supplies…









Took a little extra doing, but finally it was all put together!







The finished product looks awesome!


  1. nice work on the 'small plumbing job'!..sometimes you need to be a contortionist to get under those sinks!

  2. That recipe looks good! May have to try it :) Those sinks don't give much room to work. I'd like to replace our kitchen faucet some day.

  3. I think the RV companies go "el cheapo" on faucets and sinks. Had to replace the shower parts when they broke and replaced the bathroom sink and faucet before they broke.

  4. Everything is about weight and cost when they build RVs. But they really cheap out on faucets. After the handle broke off we had no chose but to replace it. The new one operates so much smoother and looks much better.