Wednesday is the usual Bagel Day! We are still riding for breakfast. It was in the low 50s and that is perfect for breakfast riding.
Mileage sits at 2139. 😀
Keni asked a question the other day about the Prius.
Could you do a little review on your Prius now that you’ve had it awhile. I am considering one and like you I like to be very mindful of my pocketbook and utility usage.
How do I love the Prius? Let me count the ways! We adore this car. I have dubbed it the “stealthmobile” because it is so quiet.
Also keep in mind that we had our other car for 13 years (and counting), so this was a big leap as far as technology and such. It is almost too much technology. I found myself wanting to look more at the display than the road at first, 😯 , but that has subsided.
The gas mileage is great! John uses the car for trips out of town about every other weekend. I think most times we average 50+ miles per gallon, which is about double what our Saturn gets. It rides really smooth and we don’t have a problem with acceleration or going up hills or any of those things you hear about a hybrid.
It also feels very, very safe. It has a million air bags and it just feels nice and solid. The interior is really nice and we can do hands-free talking on the phone if needed (the law in NY). We can also plug in a music player through the USB drive and bring all our tunes along. It has a CD player, but we haven’t even used that yet.
Things I don’t like? When the car is in reverse, it beeps until you put the car in drive. When we are backing out of our driveway, it can take a while since we live on a busy road and it beeps the entire time we sit there waiting. It doesn’t seem to bother John, but it drives me nuts.
I also don’t like the small back window. I don’t feel like I get as good a view out the back as with the Saturn, but that is a wagon, so only another wagon would feel like that, but it does seem smaller anyway.
I also find that the finish of the car seems to be made of tinfoil. The Saturn has dent resistant doors (basically plastic) and they can take a beating. The Prius not so much. There have been a few dings and scratches put in it by just breathing on it, I swear. Of course, *I* have not put any of these marks on the car. I won’t say who has, but you can probably guess 😀
Those are pretty small things, though, and I would get a second Prius in a heartbeat! (Are you listening, Toyota??)
Now on to some eats!
For dinner, I had a recipe pinned for a grilled coconut sticky chicken. Hooray for actually making a Pinterest recipe!! I fiddled with the proportions and spice mix, but the basic gist was the same.
2 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1 can lite coconut milk
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons oil (I used macadamia nut)
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoon fresh grated ginger
2 tablespoons hot sauce
1 tablespoon cajun seasoning
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon chili powder
It’s pretty easy. Just mix all the ingredients except the chicken. Then add the chicken and marinate for 4 or more hours. I mixed this up at lunch. Then cooked it on the grill.
I basted once and had a ton of marinade left over. This actually makes a lot of marinade and you could probably cut it in half. Or use more chicken…
Served with plain rice, although the original recipe makes a sweet coconut rice to go with, which I bet would be yummy!
I think chicken thighs are just made for grilling, don’t you?
Stats would be about 160 calories if you have a 4 ounce chicken thigh (raw), plus about 50 calories for the marinade. This was quite tasty. Not really sticky. I had cut down on the heat because I didn’t want it to be too hot for John, but I certainly would double the hot sauce and more black pepper and it would still be fine. I like the heat 😀
Pink item of the day!