Monday, April 12, 2010

Another Week & This Diet Doth Reek

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

Saturday--Homemade Pizza

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.

Fiesta Chicken
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.


Anonymous said...

See if my comment works this time.

Kelly Mac said...

Yes, it works! Thank you.