Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Evil Girl Scouts, 7 miles, New Recipe, Sicky…

Long time no type! Eek! Here’s why…

Monday I woke up feeling sick. You know, runny nose, sore throat, burning eyes, etc. Grrrr. I tried to push it away and walked 4 miles at work, and even went wedding dress shopping with Stacy and her mom, future MIL, dad’s girlfriend and another BM – then when I got in at 9 p.m. it was like full on sickness. Benadryl and bed for me! I ended up at 1,893 calories, 237 carbs, 53 fat grams and 92 protein grams. Here’s what I ate. Yes, girl scout cookies were delivered that morning. Evil cookies. And Stacy’s sweet BM brought champagne, brownies and TJ’s dark chocolate hearts. Evil girl. J

Tuesday I woke up feeling sicker. I tried to push through, walked 3 miles at lunch, had lots ‘o meetings but just felt crappy! I headed straight home after work, making a few pit stops along the way – Party City for some St. Patty’s supplies, and Sears for a folding table and new cooler! Then I got home and passed out… woke up, made stuffed shells and packed Wednesday’s lunch bag/gym bag, then out again. I ended up at 1,616 calories, 209 carbs, 49 fat grams and 78 protein grams. Here’s what I ate. Damn those thin mints.

We got this - but in a graphite color. We were torn on getting stainless vs. something more 'outdoorsy.' We looked around and decided this may be best for leaving outdoor, no rust, etc.! I'm happy about it!

Today I woke up feeling like a total Benadryl zombie with the nastiest cough. I told myself to go in and just make it until lunch, then if I don’t feel good I’ll go home. Well, it was raining, so it took me over an hour to get in. Then I got to work, got lots done, had lunch but couldn’t make it anymore! At a little after 2 p.m. I forfeited, got gas, and hit up the doctor’s office. Sinus infection fo sho. At least nothing more. So off to the pharmacy for antibiotics, prescription cough syrup, steroids and afrin. Then back home to bed for water, rest and Gossip Girl/90210/Melrose – the usual suspects are BACK!

I HATE being sick. I seriously get angry when my body makes me slow down! I feel behind on my cooking, workouts, etc. – but what are you going to do? I have to heal and get better… GRRR.

So to not leave you with a boring, pictureless post – here is the new recipe I made on Sunday night (which by the way – I ended up at 1,403 calories, 171 carbs, 43 fat grams and 79 protein grams – here’s what I ate.). Another from Gina’s Weight Watchers Kitchen – just adapted a bit and I used chicken instead of shrimp! Here goes:

Garlic Chicken in Coconut Milk, Tomatoes and Cilantro for FOUR

1 pound chicken, defrosted
1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
1 red bell pepper, finely diced
4 scallions, thinly sliced, white and green parts separated
1/2 cup cilantro, diced
3 tsp minced garlic, jarred
sea salt
1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (to taste)
14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
14 oz can light coconut milk
2 tsp lime juice

close up shot - love how CREAMY it was - nom nom nom

In a medium pot, heat oil on low. Add red peppers and sauté until soft (about 3 minutes). Add scallion whites, 1/4 cup cilantro, red pepper flakes and garlic. Cook 1 minute. Add tomatoes, coconut milk and salt to taste, cover and simmer on low about 10 minutes to let the flavors blend together and to thicken the sauce. Add chicken, put lid back on, and cook 10 minutes. Shred chicken into medium-size chunks. Add lime juice. To serve, divide equally among 4 bowls and top with scallions and cilantro. Serve over rice. (I used basmati rice – 1 1/3 cup rice; 2 2/3 cups water). Nutritional Information: 432 calories, 8 fat grams, 56 carbs and 31 protein grams.

It was REALLY good you guys! Very soupy and “restaurant-like” per Austin! It tasted like a panang curry sauce, we added extra red pepper flakes and a little salt before eating! Definitely a keeper, although I feel like it could have done without the green onion? (just to simplify it?) and I felt like I could easily add more chicken and make this SIX servings as it was pretty soupy. Austin LOVES his soupy - i'm on the fence - but that's definitely an idea to make it less caloric.

So... did you buy any girl scout cookies? I bought thin mints and samoas - i'm pouring through them - eek!

R U sick? seems like everyone is. I blame part of it on the constant weather change - snowing last week, sunny this week, heavy rain today. Glug. Who can keep up?


homecookedem said...

You poor thing! Sorry you're feeling sick. :( No GS's asked me to buy from them this year, so I managed to avoid them. Although I do looooove samoas!! So, so good!! Have you had Edy's samoa ice cream?? Omg. That stuff is dangerous for me!! ;) Feel better soon!!

That chicken dish looks awesome!! I'm 100% sure I would LOVE it!!

Big Pissy said...

I'm sorry you feel so bad, Kel. :(

Glad you went to the doctor, though.

Now get some rest!


Anonymous said...

I hope you feel better soon!

I ordered Girl Scout cookies and then gave up sweets for Lent so they're just sitting in my cabinet...calling my name! TORTURE!

That chicken looks to die for!

Anonymous said...

My entire office is sick. It's totally the weather. I hope you feel better soon.

When Jason and I were in MD, we bought some Samoas but we didn't eat them all and we accidently, or maybe accidently on purpose, left them at my mom's house.

Joelle (The Pancake Girl) said...

I hate being sick too, uuugh. I hope you feel better!

I want some girl scout cookies REAL bad after you reminded me it's that time of year! Looove the pb ones! I think someone in my office is selling them.. may have to track a box or two down. ;)

prettyface said...

*knock on all the wood in my house* I'm not sick....I'm surprised because it seems like I always am.

Hope you feel better soon!

And boy do I LOOOVE me some Samoas!! Have you had the Special Edition Somoa Ice Cream? OMG. TO DIE FOR

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry you are sick! I have major sinus issues all the time and it's annoying and it's frustrating. Do you ever use a neti-pot? Helps with sinuses so much!

You always have the BEST recipes. Im copying one soon!

Mom on the Run said...

I am so sorry you are sick. It is the worse when you get on a "good" streak and than bam it hits you.

That dish looks so good. I love all the flavors.

Gabriela said...

Hope you feel better soon! No cookies for me, since I gave up sweets for Lent, but you better believe I have a box of Lemonades in my parent's pantry for easter morning!

Pam said...

I didn't buy any cookies but somoas are the bomb!

I am sorry you are so sick. Sleep, sleep, sleep. I hope you feel better soon.

The recipe looks and sounds delicious!

laura dishes said...

Ugh... girl scout cookies are the devil! I haven't bought any (yet), but my co-worker "gave" me some of his samoas! He didn't really have a choice... I saw the box on his desk and had to have some!

Feel better soon!

Anonymous said...

We didn't get any Girl Scout Cookies this year. Last year they weren't as good as I remembered so we saved the money this year. And I save the calories for other treats ;) Like a serving of lowfat icecream at night :D

I was sick like that for two weeks recently. What a pain!

Staci Dombroski said...

I hate sinus infections and the Benadryl coma. I hope you feel better!

Anne Marie said...

I hope you feel better! I've resisted girl schout cookies so far, but I don't know how much longer I'll be able to!

Therese said...

Ick I hate how Benedryl makes me feel! It just knocks me out then I wake up super groggy!

I seriously run away from the Girl Scouts like they are evil posessed little gremlins! DO NOT TEMPT ME WITH YOUR THIN MINTS!

SmallStepsForLola said...

I know EXACTLY how you are feeling right now. I have a sinus infection, but dr says it's now full blown yet. So he just told me to take Sudafed with some Ocean Nasal Spray. If it gets worse, I can come back next week. I still don't feel better, it's been almost 2 weeks and I haven't had a decent workout since last Monday :(

Feel better girlie and get some rest!!

Anonymous said...

I get a flu shot every year and I think that I just assume I won't get sick, so I don't! Hope you are feeling better by the weekend!

I love that cooler!! Love that it doesn't rust too and you can push it around!

*Naomi* said...

i am currently not sick but i was! I blame it on the time of year completely!! that dinner loosk SO good girl!!!

haute.teapot said...

I hope you feel better soon! :( And, how funny, we just had Edy's Samoa ice cream in my freezer and just finished it the other night. I was tempted to buy the Thin Mint version last night but got Strawberry Cheesecake instead.

*Naomi* said...

i am currently not sick but i was! I blame it on the time of year completely!! that dinner loosk SO good girl!!!

Staci Dombroski said...

I hate sinus infections and the Benadryl coma. I hope you feel better!

Anne Marie said...

I hope you feel better! I've resisted girl schout cookies so far, but I don't know how much longer I'll be able to!