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.