Friday, September 24, 2010

10K Training, 7 Miles, New Comfort Food Recipe, Cooking Fever, 3 TV Pilot Reviews

Thanks, friends! The breakfast really was yummy! Sounds like bagels get a lot of love too, and am so glad i'm not the only one out there loving on Modern Family (well clearly not the "only" one - they won a shiz load of emmys - but you know what I mean, in the blog works!). Moving on! haha Yesterday was a great day! I popped up early feeling wonderful - and hit the grocery store at 7 a.m. for a few more items for new recipes! Then it was on to work at 8 and get stuff done! During lunch I headed to the gym - I walked 1/4 mile at 4.0, then ran for 3.5 miles straight at 6.3 mph, then walked for another 1/4 mile. GREAT workout! I did all of this in a little under 41 minutes. Then I just stretched, headed home, and worked more. At 5, I headed back to the gym for a 3-mile walk at 4.0, taking my total miles today to 7 miles.
Then it was time for a cooking marathon. No, I didn't need to cook, but I wanted to! So I made some stuff that could be frozen. hehe Here's a pic of my prep meals: LOVE IT!
4 chicken enchilada casserole, 4 egg soaked ham & bacon breakfast pizzas, 6 brunch pizza squares, 3 cheesy slowcooker chickens, 5 poppy seed chickens, 6 taco soups and 6 southwestern cream of chicken soups

We had new recipes for lunch and dinner! Then we watched some more TV pilots. The Undercovers -meh - wasn't feeling it. Was only able to watch about 20 minutes. Not for us - we didn't buy the actors who were playing spies. Then we watched Lonestar - it definitely caught us early on. Great beginning, interesting story (man in TX leading a double life) and it was nice to see Jon Voight! It got a little lost in the middle but we're going to give it a chance. Lastly, we watched My Generation - being a class of 2000 graduate myself, I TOTALLY loved it, especially the year 2000 references with music, events, and seeing where people ended up - so cool! I'm going to watch this for sure. K - here's what I had for lunch - GOOD!

Adapted from Real Mom Kitchen
Poppy Seed Chicken
Makes 6 Servings

20 oz. diced cooked chicken
1 (10 3/4 oz.) can fat-free cream of chicken soup
1 cup fat-free sour cream
20 reduced-fat Ritz crackers, crushed
2 tbsp light land o’lakes butter melted
1 tbsp poppy seeds
3 cups white rice, cooked

In a bowl, mix together soup and sour cream until well blended. Stir in diced chicken.
Spread creamy mixture into a 9 x 9 inch baking dish. In a small zipper bag, crush crackers. Then add poppy seeds and butter to bag and seal. Toss to coast. Sprinkle cracker mixture over chicken. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Serve over cooked rice.

yummy 6 servings!

My serving

Nutritional Information: 390 calories, 52 carbs, 6 fat grams and 24 protein grams.

Review: Awesome. It was super creamy and flavorful. I did have to add a bit of salt to mine, but other than that it was yummy, filling and creamy southern comfort food (without all of the extra calories!).

SIDEBAR: This song has been making my runs fly - LOVE IT!

Q: What song has been pumping up your workouts lately?

Q: What's your favorite comfort food?

I'll post a new recipe tomorrow for the soup we had for dinner (LOVE), and I finished Jane Green's The Beach Trip during my afternoon walk - i'll post a review!


Tami said...

I love all the cooking ahead you do.

Comfort food can be so many things for me. As the weather gets cooler it would be soup, oven roasted squash and stuffed potatoes. Yum!

Tyler said...

I love MGMT! Listening to them reminds me of Ryan's R&R last deployment. I'm excited for My Generation. I'm going to watch it in a few! I hope I love it!

Mica said...

Wow, that's a ton of prep-cooking!

I don't listen to music when I run most of the time. If I do, it's just whatever OLD stuff I have on my iPod shuffle.

Joanne said...

I love all of the cooking that you did! Everything sounds SUPER tasty. I wish I had room in the fridge for that much stuff but I think my roommates would kill me.

Great workout! I love finding excuses to get in exercise where I walking to the store.

Cass said...

That is a lot of food! I love that MGMT song. I find that Fergie is also really good to keep the run going, specifically "London Bridge" and "Labels or Love," her song from Sex In the City.

Lindsey said...

Awesome run girl and all those meals look yums.

My favorite songs of late are oldies but goodies think T.I. "Motivation" and "ASAP" :)

dehumidifier said...

this has been my favorite song to run to, lately:

and my favorite pilot so far has been running wilde, but I've heard good things about boardwalk empire.