So, I bought this big hunka chicken bag at Whole Foods with individual chicken breasts in it for like eight bucks.
In theory, a great idea. But….the back of the bag said to microwave the frozen chicken for 8 minutes and then flip over and micro again for another 3 minutes. I followed the directions perfectly and my chicken turned into a shoe. Seriously. It was like eating chicken jerky, as gross as that sounds. I sat chewing on one piece for like five minutes. It could have been really really yummy—with roasted garlic marinara sauce and real buffalo mozzarella broiled on it….but it was as tough as leather. I’m stubborn, didn’t want to spend time to make a whole other dinner and hate wasting food, so I tried to eat as much as I could anyways. I couldn’t finish it because it was just too tough though . Oh well, I guess I know next time not to follow the directions and keep temping it throughout the micro process. Meh.
Other than the leather shoe (which is now a rock at the bottom of my stomach and I’m now popping Tums), my dinner was amazing because of the leftover sweet potato risotto. Seriously, I had been thinking about this risotto all day long and it was just as good today with a quick reheat. This has gotta be my new favorite risotto recipe ever. Very very yumm! I also had a salad with some carrot sticks drizzled with balsamic vinegar. And…….I made it up to myself with a piece of dark chocolate for dessert.
For a snack (I’m and I’m sure I’ll need it because I didn’t finish my dinner) I’m bringing a drool-worthy banana Balance bar. LOVE this flavor!
And major props to my lentils and rice, which was anything but boring today for lunch! It was very satisfying (and spicy with all that cayenne and sriracha!!) and kept me feeling good all afternoon. The almond butter packet worked like a charm as well, except I couldn’t get the last bit of it out on my apple so I resorted to sucking it and just eating it out of the tube. Hopefully no one saw that.
I’ve got a strict timeline for the night and plan to stick to it. Lots of intricate detail work tonight as I cut, ice and decorate my petit fours and glaze my opera torte. I also have to bake off my madelines and bake and fill my linzer cookies. It will be a full night for sure!
oh—and my butt is so incredibly sore today from my lower body workout yesterday that everytime I sit down, I cry a little inside. Those deadlifts really get ya. Everytime.