Drop The Slipper, Pug.

You know what? Tuesday night TV sucks. Wednesday night, on the other hand, I am looking forward to… Pushing Daisies starts back AND Project Runway is on (did you see all of the tears on the preview?? It’s going to be sweeeet)!

Today started early @ 5:45am with a track workout. 3 x 1600′s, and we did each between 6:30-6:40 min. Afterwards I fought the strong urge to go back to bed and went for a walk with my mom instead.

For breakfast- another burrito creation with 1 egg, 1/4 cup egg whites, a chopped Morningstar Farms Garden Veggie Patty, jalapenos, reduced fat cheddar and ketchup, all wrapped up in an Ezekiel Tortilla:

Wow… what a long and narrow photo.

I babysat most of the afternoon and didn’t plan ahead for dinner, so at 6:30 I was racking my brain to come up with something to cook. Weirdly enough, Brian was not excited about the prospect of a pasta wrap- which was basically all I could make with the ingredients we had on hand (tortillas + rotini = carb-y goodness, no?). So I headed over to our gross Wal-Mart Grocery and grabbed some chicken breasts. I kind of improvised on a decent marinade we used to make with salsa, plain yogurt, lime juice, and dijon mustard. Sounds weird, but it’s good.

But first I had one of our new Spooky S’mores Z-Bars:

Pretty good! I would say that this one ranks ahead of Chocolate Chip, but behind Chocolate Brownie. Brian wants to buy a bunch of these and hand them out on Halloween to our (4) trick-or-treaters. Would that set us up for getting egged?

Anyway, back to dinner. Baked the chicken at 375 for about 45 minutes and then thickened the sauce up on the stove:

We tried that Kashi Fiery Fiesta Pilaf on the side:

I like the chewy texture and how EASY it is to prepare (90 seconds in the microwave), but the flavor reminded me of the spanish rice they used to serve in our school cafeteria on nacho day. Kashi makes a few other varieties (Target was out) so maybe I’ll have to hunt those down.

Whenever I’m not paying attention to Chloe- when I’m blogging, for instance- she does really annoying things to redirect my attention. One of these is scratching at the pantry door. I just screamed at her to stop doing that, so she moved on to Plan B: Jacking Heather’s slippers.

She wedges her fat pug self into my closet, seeks out my beloved UGG slippers, and then drags them onto the couch. Awesome.

(Inspired) Survey Time!

What is your go-to dinner when you don’t have time to prepare a “real” meal?

Mine’s a Boca Chicken Patty on a wheat bun with Texas Pete and light blue cheese dressing. Unfortunately my darling husband is not a huge fan- or I’d probably end up eating this at least twice a week.

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0 Responses to Drop The Slipper, Pug.

  1. eatingbender says:

    So jealous that you tried Spooky S’mores! I bet I would think the same way you do – 2nd place behind the delicious chocolate brownie. And I’m ALL FOR you handing those out on Halloween! That is such a great idea, even if kids are skeptical at first. I know that personally I used to want to buy those Snickers energy bars and Powerbars all the time when I was little because I thought they were “cool” :)

    Chloe is the best!!

    My go-to dinner is usually breakfast food – cereal, oatmeal, eggs, etc. Or else, like you, something that heats up fast in the microwave like a Quorn cutlet over some salad!

  2. Christie says:

    Great work out!

    I would say my go to meal would be a veggie burger on wheat bun with soy cheese and ketchup with a side salad or steamed brocolli

  3. runjen says:

    You need to start watching The Rachel Zoe project. Totally shallow and mindless but makes Tuesday night TV fabulous! :)

    My go to dinner when I have nothing else is tuna salad (a can of tuna, light mayo, mustand, onion powder, pepper, splenda) on Ezekial.

  4. Ange C. says:

    Yay for PR! Looks drama-filled for once. Few things…

    Pumpkin Ale- the dogfish one is REALLY good…probably not worth the $10 for 4, but worth a splurge to put you in a fall mood.

    My go-to meal (loving your involving questions)- Home-made quesedillas; just heat a wheat tortilla on the stove in a pan, throw some cheese on it (i like reduced fat sargento mexican blend) then black beans, spinach, mushrooms, (or whatever veggies you like)

  5. Do you like the Honey Graham? I am just trying to gauge how I would like the S’mores to see how hard I should try to look for them!

    My go to meal. If I am starving and in a rush – something frozen.

    If I have time – maybe a sandwich like hummus with tomato or grilled cheese or PB. It depends on if I am in a rush or if I am just really hungry.

  6. Erin says:

    I think that marinade sounds really good actually! :) Zesty and cooling and spicy all at once!
    My go-to dinner is a huge salad with whatever veggies I’ve got in the fridge, plus a piece of toast or Ezek muffin. OR I have breakfast for dinner. :)

  7. Sammie says:

    Sorry I am late to answer.
    My go to dinner is always eggs – can’t go wrong, plus I can add my veggies and cheese to round out the meal.

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