I am so technically challenged! If there were a sign I could post on this blog that said "Techno Idiot", I'd have to do it. Many of you have told me you wanted to post but couldn't get it to work. I think I fixed the problem, but I can't guarantee it. Some brave soul is going to have to try and post a comment again and then let me know how it works.
Apparently this is going to be a week full of challenges. When I hopped on the scale this morning it said I'd GAINED two pounds. Needless to say, the scale and I are no longer on speaking terms. I promise I didn't eat any leftover Easter candy or dive into a box of doughnuts. Oh no, I refrained from all those things. And this is my reward!?! The only thing I know I did differently was to eat out more. It was a crazy week where we ended up eating out a lot more than usual. I tried to make good choices but there was a little flour involved in the pizza I ate from Pizza Hut, although it was a thin crust veggie pizza. Somebody needs to give me a break. Do you hear that scale? No more flour, no more flour, no more flour.
On to happier topics. I did manage to get some new flowers and get them planted (bye, bye procrastination). I'll have to get some pictures of them to show you. I need to get some more pinestraw down in the bed first. That sounds like a job for later today. Home Depot had some really nice looking plants in yesterday. I got a couple of Fireworks dahlias that are so beautiful. I've never planted them before, hopefully they will survive our hot weather.
It is Monday, so that means a new list of menus. I personally am behind on last week's and still need to cook that beef tenderloin. Here is what's cooking at my house:
Monday--Fiesta Chicken, Yellow Rice, Salad
Tuesday--Grilled Hamburgers, Oven Fries, Fruit Salad
Wednesday--BLT Sandwiches (sorry it's a quickie, I've got PTO), chips
Thursday--London Broil, Western Potatoes, Carrot Coin Casserole (you know I've got lots of carrots to use)
Friday--Grilled Sausage, Pasta Side, Green Beans
Sunday--Pork Chop Casserole, Brown Rice, Leftover Vegetables
Here is the recipe for today's chicken dish. I don't remember where I got this one, but I've had it for years. I need to start keeping track of that better.
You'll probably want to use the mild Rotel if you have little kids or someone with stomach issues, otherwise it's a little spicy. If you don't like spicy at all, you could use diced tomatoes instead. The chicken breasts are boneless and skinless.
1/4 c. flour 2 cans Rotel (undrained)
1/4 tsp. salt 4 green onions. sliced
1/4 tsp. pepper 1 (2 1/4 oz.) can sliced olives, drained
6 chicken breasts sour cream
1 Tbsp. vegetable oil cheddar cheese, grated
Combine flour, salt and pepper in a bowl. Roll chicken in flour. Brown chicken in heated oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add Rotel, onions, and olives; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes. Serve over yellow rice and sprinkle with cheddar cheese. Serve sour cream on the side.