Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Half-way awake and not feelin' too well.

As sluggish as I was feeling yesterday, I'm not feeling much better today. I tried to drag myself out of bed at 5:30 again this morning and made it as far as the couch before my head was just killing me, so I went back to bed for an hour and 10 minutes. I wasn't feeling well all day yesterday, even after I got rid of my headache I just felt very blah. Again today I'm feeling the same way. I had to force myself to eat a breakfast because I'd look at what I had choice wise and it didn't sound good. Not that I was craving anything, just almost like I wasn't hungry. So I ended up eating a small thing of applesauce and a whole bottle of water and that was it. I just couldn't force myself to eat anything else. I even slept like a log when I did go to bed around 10:30, I vaguely remember the BF poking me sometime in the night to move over so he could crawl into bed but that's about it. >.>

I'm supposed to be going out to lunch for the Doc's birthday today (I work for a dentist). We're going to a nearby grill. I've never been there before so I wonder what's on the menu, but we'll find out.

I also had an awesome dinner last night. I'll post the recepie at the bottom. I personally only used half the chicken because I bought chicken tenders instead of full chicken breasts. I tend to find they're not only less fatty (even though both have no skin and bones, I end up having to trim quite a bit more fat off the chicken breasts), but they're also sold in 1 pound packages instead of like 4 pounds. Given my limited freezer space from only having a 3/4 fridge instead of a full fridge, and the freezer being almost half frozen solid, I don't really have room to put a huge package of chicken into the freezer. Plus, I rarely have chicken back to back, I usually try to spread it out a little. So until I either move into a new place that has a real fridge/freezer, or have room for a standalone freezer, or my mom moves into the area where I can put a bunch of frozen stuff into her full size fridge looking freezer, small packages it is! In any case, the only thing it really changed was the saucy-ness of the rice I think. It was still extreamly good.

Asian Chicken Rice Bake:

1tsp Paprika
2tsp Garlic Powder
2tbsp Honey
2tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
2tbsp Soy Sauce
3/4 cup of water
1 can Golden Mushroom Soup (undiluted)
6 chicken boneless skinless chicken breasts
3/4 cup dry long grain white rice (recepie calls for instant, I used regular and it was fine).

1) Sprinkle uncooked white rice along the bottom of a 12 by 8 pan. Rinse chicken and lay atop of the rice.

2) Mix together garlic powder, honey, apple cider vinegar, soy sauce, water and Golden Mushroom Soup. Pour mixture over chicken and rice.

3) Sprinkle Paprika over the chicken and cover with tinfoil. Bake in oven at 375 degrees for 45 minutes or until chicken is done.

It's extreamly simple to make, and oh so good. It's got this...tangy, yet sweet taste to it and I'm not a big fan of trying new recepies but this was awesome. If you're on WW, it's 6 points per serving. I think next time I may add some veggies to it, like broccoli, so I can get in my veggie portion as well.

It was good enough that I had 2 servings of it, some applesauce and later in the evening I had a WW ice cream bar thing. Still had 4 points left over but I fell asleep before I could use them. I have a much harder time using up my points during the week when I work, than I do on the weekends when I can plan it a little better and kind of throw some good stuff snacks like fruit and such into my day at home. Yes I could bring fruit and snacks to work but I rarely have time to munch on them. There's a no food or drink in the front rule, and the chances of me slipping away for more than a quick drink of water is pretty slim most days. But I'm also not getting all my fruits and veggies in during the day either so I dunno what to do :/

Anyway I need to get doin' some work. I want to work on my assignment that's due on Monday a little today while I have the time but boy do I not feel up to working on it. I'm so tired :(



  1. sounds like a easy recipe. Ill give it a shot.

  2. It is! It's mostly a mix and bake and forget. I prepped it when I got home last night, took about 5 or so minutes to get everything together and throw it in the oven, then the 45 minutes to have it bake. It was really moist too, I'm going to have to remember to start covering things when I bake them, so they don't dry out. :)