Good morning! How’s your week going so far? I’ve been ridiculously busy with school this week, so it’s been going by fast. No complaining though, I’m definitely counting the days until Christmas vacation!
Yup…it’s definitely Wednesday. Thanks to Jenn for hosting! These are my eats from yesterday:
Kind of an unusual one for me, but it worked really well.
I figure sweet potatoes are sweet enough to be a breakfast food, right? I made one up quick in the microwave, added a scoop of peanut butter and threw two sunny-side up eggs on top.
Sweet potato, peanut butter and eggs….is that weird? Whatever, it was delicious and it will definitely be a breakfast repeat.
I love Tuesdays because I don’t have to be at school until 1. This means I actually get to eat lunch at home, as opposed to packing something to take to school with me.
I had a veggie burger on a sandwich thin with a side of steamed broccoli and cauliflower.
The burger had romaine, tomato, banana peppers, pickles and honey mustard.
When I was a kid, I absolutely hated pickles (as well as a lot of other food…I was a picky eater, to say the least). Now they’re a burger must-have; so good!
after-lunch palate cleanser:
Werthers, you are fabulous.
The packed snack to eat during class:
An ambrosia apple and a cheese string. I’m pretty sure this was my most-frequently-eaten afternoon snack during the last two years of my undergrad – felt nostalgic bringing it back!
While I was in class today, the main dish for dinner was cooking away at home. Yup – the slow cooker. Love of my life, that thing.
So, you want to know the absolute easiest chicken recipe ever?
Here you go:
1. Buy a whole chicken that’s already tied and had the gross bits removed.
2. Season chicken with whatever you like. I went with salt, pepper, and roasted garlic – keeping it simple.
3. Place chicken in slow cooker. Set on low. Walk away for ten hours.
And there you have it – the easiest chicken recipe in existence. It makes for a flavourful, fall-off-the-bone chicken. In fact, it was so tender I couldn’t even pull it out of the slow cooker in one piece (hence why there’s no after picture – a pile of chicken parts does not make for a pretty photo).
Since that part of dinner was taken care of, I went right to work on the sides when I got home.
Remember that spaghetti squash I bought last weekend?
I figured it was a good night to try it out. Of course, cutting a squash is terrifying – especially one that’s this shape. The goal: cut the squash. Avoid fingers and other body parts.
I brushed the squash with a mixture of melted butter and maple syrup, then sprinkled on salt and pepper. It went into the oven face down for 30 minutes at 400 degrees.
Looks tasty to me.
The “forking” process (cue uncontrollable giggles here) was actually pretty fun – this stuff has an interesting texture, doesn’t it? I mean, I would never mistake it for spaghetti, but as a side dish it’s pretty tasty.
I steamed up some green beans on the side to round out the meal.
I went back for a few more bites of chicken and squash – both were delicious!
I’m determined to reinvigorate my love for tea. I’ll drink it daily for a few weeks, but then I’ll stop and I don’t care less for a while. It’s tasty (especially with a few drops of liquid stevia thrown in) but maybe I’m just lazy? I have a tea press, maybe I should start brewing up some loose leaf tea something…although that means someone would have to tell me how to actually use the thing properly.
The before bed snack:
Strawberry Banana Chobani with some Trader Joe’s Cat Cookies. The day that my container of Cat Cookies becomes empty will be a sad one indeed – I’ve been eating at least a few daily. Easily one of my favourite snacks right now!
And…back to the school-related grind. Have a good day!
<— Lunch: eat it at home, pack it, buy it? I don’t mind packed lunches, but I much prefer having complete access to my kitchen come lunch time.
<— Current snacktime favourites?