Friday, February 5, 2010

Grapefruit and tupperware are a few of my favorite things!!

WARNING...This is an extremely random post!!

You guessed it...our Internet is still down. We steal it from someone who lives by us and they must have cancelled their Although I do like that it gives Chad an excuse to go to a coffee shop with me :)

I have had an EXTREMELY busy week...classes started up again at Hamline last night...yippee! I do love going to school again but it is hard to go to class from 5-9 after working a full day. It is also hard to pack snacks, a lunch and a dinner for the whole day.

So I have been trying to get my husband to make a guest appearance on the blog and show some of his handiwork in the kitchen...he has dodged every opportunity to have a picture of him on the blog, but I have tried none the less :) Here is a picture of his fantastic egg dish...eggs, vegetables, cheese and salsa on top. Good job honey!!
He even let me take a picture of it :)

I couldn't get a picture of him though...:(

With my new weekly meal plan, I was trying to get rid of stuff we have had in our kitchen for a few months. Spaghetti was one of those things. I bought whole wheat spaghetti a few months ago and had a few jars of Spaghetti sauce. Of course, Chad was not happy with the plain taste of the spaghetti sauce so he made MAJOR adjustments to it...

He added diced tomatoes, green peppers, onions, red peppers, and many different seasonings...

And the verdict?
It was fabulous!!

In other news...
I roamed the Container Store last weekend...which is one of my FAVORITE stores!! I found these Mini-tupperware and just HAD to have them. I should have gotten more...4 is just not enough!! I was super excited to use them when packing my planned lunches this week...

I found a jar of apple sauce in the fridge that I bought a few weeks ago. I had totally forgotten about it..but I bought it because someone told me that a cup of applesauce with cinnamon is a great night-time snack. So Chad and I decided to try it...yummy! Perfect sweet tooth treat!

Have I mentioned my new obsession with grapefruit? I feel like I could be a grapefruit-aholic. When I am done with one grapefruit, I am thinking about when I can have my next one. When I run out of grapefruit, and try to finish the oranges in my fridge, all I can think about is buying more grapefruit. I am never satisfied with just one half...I could probably eat 3 in one sitting. Chad is a bit worried about this obsession and is concerned I may make some bad decisions to get my next "fix" of grapefruit. Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers :)

I can eat grapefruit at breakfast, for lunch and after dinner...
I also LOVE Amy's Fire-roasted Southwestern Vegetable soup...

I also made a killer salad for lunch this week...Notice the repeat appearance by my favorite drink...La Croix!!

On my meal plan for the week, I decided to make a new recipe from my Weight Watchers cookbook...Chicken with Feta Sauce.


  • 4- 4 oz. skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 2 Tbs. balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. ground thyme
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbs. plus 1/2 teaspoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. oregano
  • 1 cup fat-free milk
  • 1 cup frozen broccoli, carrots, and cauliflower medley, thawed
  • 1/3 cup feta cheese
  • 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cups hot cooked rice


  1. On a sheet of wax paper, sprinkle the chicken with the vinegar and thyme
  2. In a large nonstick skillet, heat the oil
  3. Cook the chicken until browned and cooked through, 4-5 minutes on each side
  4. Transfer to a plate
  5. Sprinkle the flour and oregano over the pan juices
  6. Cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute
  7. Gradually whisk in the milk
  8. Cook, whisking constantly, until thick and bubbling, 2-3 minutes
  9. Stir in the vegetables, cheese and lemon juice (I didn't use vegetables because we were out...I thought I had broccoli and pea pods when I chose this recipe...)
  10. Reduce the heat and simmer until the cheese melts, about 2 minutes. (Looks kind of gross right?? )
  11. Place the rice on a large platter, then top with the chicken
  12. Spoon the sauce over the chicken and serve
This is one of those times that I wish the cookbook had a picture. I had no idea what this was supposed to look like, and the sauce did not look very appetizing. I was a little nervous to serve it to Chad.
Still trying to get Chad to make an appearance on the blog, I tried to snap a pic of him making the side salads. Since I didn't add the vegetables to the chicken recipe, I asked him to make the salad...great addition to the Greek chicken recipe!

I wasn't crazy about this recipe. The sauce was a little too "balsamic-y" for me. I am easing my way into liking balsamic vinegar and this was just too much for me. Chad did like it, though.

I had to make a yummy dessert to follow this gourmet meal...warm cinnamon apples with vanilla ice cream. My new favorite easy!!
I chop the apples and cover them in cinnamon/sugar. I then cook them in a sauce pan until they are soft. I add a little water to help create a "sauce-y" mix. I then poured it over vanilla ice cream that I had also added a little cinnamon/sugar mix. Tasted just like a dessert I would order at a restaurant!!

Well, I finally feel caught up from this week. Chad is going to try to get Internet for us this weekend because he is taking an online class and he has to have internet for that. I miss blogging and sharing my recipes/pics with all of you. I don't like leaving it all until the weekend and making a huge post...

What is your favorite go-to recipe that you LOVE to make??

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