Today was a normal October Tuesday. I began with a cold breakfast of cinnamon raisin granola.
Plus some chai on the side.
I had 2/3 cup granola, 6-8 Kashi Island Vanilla Wheat Puffs, a handful of frozen blueberries, 3/4 cup of lowfat milk, and a sprinkle of ground flaxseed.
As I have been the past two Tuesdays, I attended a workshop away from my school campus. Again lunch was provided. I chose the roast beef on wheat. It came with chips, a cookie, and an apple.
I also had some milky way bite size chocolates. The apple was saved for a snack when I got home.
With some peanut butter in the middle for dipping. I was having a bit too much fun practicing my photography skills using the corner of one of hub’s garden boxes for scenery.
After unloading the dishwasher, folding laundry, and a bit of Oprah I got started on dinner. At the grocery on Sunday I picked up some chicken breasts since they were buy 1, get 1 free. I also purchased a jar of Peach Salsa and Gouda cheese. That is where the Mexican comes in. I simply baked the chicken at 350* after topping it with salt, pepper, and the salsa. After 35 minutes I added some thin strips of Gouda (some went in my tummy on spot) and stuck the chicken back in the oven for five more minutes.
For a side dish, I roasted some butternut squash by cutting it in half, scooping out the seeds and pulp, and baking at 400* for an hour. In keeping with Mexican, I used a spice common of the culture for flavoring—cumin. In addition to cumin, I seasoned the squash with salt, pepper, and cinnamon after basting it in olive oil.
Dinner was delightfully flavorful although the salsa lacked in the peach department. I couldn’t hardly taste any peach, just a slightly sweet flavored salsa. The squash was tender and flavored well.
The squash tasted much like a sweet potato.
As for the chicken and being a cheese lover, it was cheesy and tasty, but it was somewhat overcooked. I always worry about undercooking poultry so often tend to overcook it causing dryness.
My belly is full after eating the majority of this (and sharing a few bites of chicken with the pups)! It was simple to put this meal together, but it does take some time to cook so I got other chores done in the meantime.
Now I’m relaxing watching Biggest Loser and about to get back to washing and folding the massive amounts of laundry I desperately need to catch up on. I don’t get to watch too much TV lately, but have some shows I like including CSI, 48 Hours, Biggest Loser, So You Think You Can Dance, and Real Housewives, and of course all things Food Network. 🙂
What are your favorite television shows?