I have to think that January and February are my least favorite months of the year. It’s days like today that I think back to our days in the summer of me and Tony hanging out under our gazebo with a couple beers watching the Sox game. Spring cannot get here soon enough (and I think the White Sox are going to have a great year!)
And it’s days like today that I am so happy I don’t work in downtown Chicago anymore! The last law firm I worked at was on north Michigan Avenue, almost to Water Tower. So when I left my house at 7 to catch the 7:15 train, I would get into the train station at 8:25, then it was a good 25 minute walk from the train station to my office! Brrr!! Although, in the nicer months, I did enjoy taking the water taxi to Michigan Avenue – it was like planes, trains and automobiles just to get to my desk!
Do you get Cuisine at Home? I’ve never subscribed to it, but every once in a while I get a free copy. They had a recipe for chicken apple breakfast sausage that looked really good. Although I changed it up quite a bit with what I had on hand, and of course left off the onions! 😀
Chicken Apple Sausage (printer friendly version here)
Course: main meals
PointsPlus™ Value: 3
Preparation Time: 5 min
Cooking Time: 10 min
Level of Difficulty: Easy
12 oz uncooked boneless, skinless chicken breast
1 medium apple(s), cut into quarters and seeds removed
1 Tbsp dried parsley
1 tsp caraway seeds
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (or Cajun seasoning like I used)
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
2 tsp olive oil, (for pan frying)
Toss all ingredients (except olive oil) in a food processor.
Pulse until just combined. I weighed this mixture, and it came in at exactly 16 ounces, so I measured out 4 ounce patties.
Heat olive oil over medium-high heat, and cook until each side is browned, about 4 minutes per side.
Serve with a fried egg on top and fresh fruit.
These make pretty big patties:
I am submitting this to Christina’s Friday Firsts. 😀
I don’t know if it was all the protein or what, but this kept me full for hours! I had a work obligation at lunch time and wasn’t sure I would be able to work out. I usually don’t like to eat before working out, and I thought it may be too late, but I was fine. I walked for 45 minutes (still got a stuffy nose!) and didn’t end up eating my lunch until 2:30!
One serving of my Buffalo Chicken Chili with a serving of tortilla chips (which I have to remember are 4 points, not 3!): 10 Points Plus.
And since I had 51 points yesterday, and I had to make sure I paid attention to my points today. Dinner was 4 ounces of grilled chicken over a bed of mixed greens with a tablespoon of light balsamic dressing – 5 Points (+7 points for wine during the evening).
- 33 points, 1 flex point remains and 11 activity points earned (you don’t earn very many just walking!)
- 45 minute walk, 2.8 miles
- average blood sugar 113
And now onto the winner of the variety pack case of Chobani!
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Lucky you! I love Chobani, especially straight up with granola. Hope you are felling better today!
I used to think if I was first or second on a giveaway, I never had a chance to win – congrats to Jacky who was the second commenter out of 106! 😀 Send me your mailing address at email@example.com and I’ll forward it onto Chobani.
Have a great Friday and Weekend! And thanks for all your well wishes about Tony’s medical results – we’ll hear back either today or Monday at the latest – keep your positive vibes coming our way!
p.s. Can you stop by my brother Charlie’s blog and leave him a Happy Birthday message? His birthday is tomorrow – HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHARLIE!