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Archive for October 28th, 2010

Hello! I hope you are all having a great Thursday. It feels like Friday to me, even though I know it is not 😦 Oh well, we are close enough, almost at the weekend.

The Dean in my department bought a whole bunch of Halloween candy for the officer yesterday. She is a chocoholic, not to mention completely sweet and adorable! I had two dark chocolate mini reeses, I have been dying to try the dark chocolate version. They are pretty awesome.

After work, I headed to class for a cheery lecture on child abuse. Actually, it wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be. Although it was not a fun subject it is important because educators are actually the ones the report the most cases of child abuse, followed by law enforcement.  While in class, I sipped a grande skinny vanilla latte.

After class I took the bus home and then started dinner. This is the first “real” dinner I had made in a while. By “real” dinner I mean a nice, non-quicky meal made for both Adam and I to enjoy together. I can’t remember the last time I made a nice dinner and we sat down and ate together. Guess that is the consequence of having two equally busy people.

I made amazing an healthy baked chicken, here is the recipe:

You will need:

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 T of cracked red pepper
  • 1/2 T of water
  • 1/2 T of garlic powder
  • 1/2 a cup of whole wheat flour
  • 1/8 of a cup of whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 1 T of Eathbalance “butter”

What you will do:

  1. Preheat the oven for 400
  2. Coat a cookie sheet with olive oil spray
  3. Mix egg white and water in a bowl
  4. Mix 1/4 T of red pepper, 1/4 T of garlic powder, and 1/8 C of whole wheat bread crumbs
  5. Place the rest of the spices and the flour in a ziplock bag
  6. Shake each piece of chicken in the ziplock and shake, shake, shake
  7. Dip the chicken into the egg white and water mix
  8. Coat the chicken the breadcrumb mixture
  9. Place chicken on the cookie sheet and top each piece with 1/2 T of Earth Balance
  10. Cook for 9 minutes and then flip and cook for 9 more minutes.
  11. Enjoy!

One the side I made some parmesan couscous and steamed fresh green beans.

Adam and I got into a huge couscous debate last night. I made it for dinner a few weeks ago and he didn’t like it. I thought maybe he just didn’t like the flavor. So this time, I made it parmesan flavored. He still hated it 😦 Direct quote, “It tastes like cardboard.” I actually really like it.

Have you tried couscous? Do you like it? Do you agree with me and think it is yummy or do you agree with Adam that it tastes like cardboard?

Are you on Team Ali?


or Team Adam?

Dessert was Pumpkin Bread:


We spent the rest of the night catching up on Glee and How I Me Your Mother. Two of my favorites!

Breakfast this morning was kind of a repeat of yesterday.  I have been soooo into oatmeal lately. I had hemp oatmeal with 1/2 of a banana topped with cinnamon and brown sugar. Adam polished off the half and half yesterday and didn’t replace it, which is pretty much a mortal sin in our house. However, he is amazing and redeemed myself by offering to run to my favorite coffee shop and get me a medium medium roast coffee with vanilla syrup and half and half. Have I mentioned I love this man, even if he does hate my couscous?

Lunch was eaten at a normal time today- hooray! I had a turkey, mustard and spinach sandwich on whole wheat tuscan bread with an apple (from apple picking) and baked salt and vinegar chips.

Today’s Outfit:

Khaki wide leg pants (H&M), Green T-shirt (Target), Floral Scarf (Target). Sorry it’s blurry.

Shoes:

Brown Suede Flats.

In Other News:

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