Tuesday, February 8, 2011

New Recipe, 4 Miles, Meal Plan (in Photos)

Happy Tuesday, friends! And thanks for your comments on the coupons! I'm so addicted - I can see how this will just really save us some serious money. And I feel like i'm very loyal to these stores so why not?! Heart! In other news, I'm 99% certain i'm getting sick. AWESOME! :( I felt awful on Monday and even though i'd rested, still felt exhausted. I just worked, walked 4 miles during lunch with Stacy, worked more and then headed straight home to my PJs, a bit of dishes, a bit of clean up after the puppers, a hot shower and a relaxing in-bed-by-8 evening. Austin even brought me dinner up. Granted, I'd pre-cooked the dinner, but still. He heated it up and put it on a plate and I appreciate that! I was asleep by nine. NINE. Unprecedented. I woke up today at 6:30 - yes, NINE hours, but I still feel bad, my throat hurts, I have a major headache and my face hurts. Hola, sinus infection! Oh well - hopefully today won't be too rough at work and I can go straight home again to some medicine!

On another note, I've neglected to post a recipe in a while! Here is a recipe for Chicken Curry in a Hurry, I made this last week and loved it! Here is a photo (pre-stirred- that yellow sauce went a LONG way).

Chicken Curry in a Hurry
Recipe adapted from Cooking Light
Makes 4 Servings

Nutritional Information: 464 calories, 60 carbs, 8 fat grams and 30 protein grams.

Review: YUM! This one wasn't as good as the tikka masala I made the other night, but hello - it was 'in a hurry' so obvi a lot less went into it. Also, they're so different, this is a yellow, curry powder-based sauce whereas that was a red/tomato-based sauce. I did think this has a lot of flavor - the onions came out nicely at the end and the sauce, while there wasn't a lot, was thick and easily covered all of the rice and chicken once stirred. I will definitely have this and won't change a thing - i'm also so glad I was able to use heavy cream, but still have the recipe around 450 calories - YUM! Check out the recipe on Healthified Kitchen!

In other recipe news, here is what is on tap for us this week:

Burrito Casserole - I truly can't get enough of this beast.
Brunch Pizza Squares - big surprise, these are our favorites!
Slowcooker Chicken Mac & Cheese - yes, i'm taking a new picture of this one! LOL (not in tupperware!)
Guacamole Chicken Wraps - YUM, although something about guac makes me long for the summertime. And a mojito.
The rest, I hope will be NEW recipes. I have so many more to make that it's almost (but not really!) overwhelming! :)

Q: I'm going to start cooking snacks. I was hoping to get some ideas from you all on snacks that make like 6-8 servings that I could then divide for me and Austin. Do you make a batch of any snacks you love?!

Q: How many hours of sleep do you strive for? How many do you get? I always go for 8.. I usually get 7.5 or 7. I'm trying to get back in the groove of getting 8. I know I have a better day afterwards when I do!


Jess@atasteofconfidence said...

I strive for 8, but I can get as low as six sometimes :(

*Naomi* said...

nice food you got here!!! yummmm

I always strive for 8! anything under 6 and im a zombie lol

One Healthy Apple said...

I love all your pre-cooking. How many millions of storage containers do you own?

I make snacks like almond baggies, chopped veggies, and I used to make muffins that we could grab and go.

I try to get 8 hours and usually end up with 7.5.

Kacy said...

I hope you feel better love! All of that food just made my mouth water!

I try for 8 but usually end up around 6. On the weekends I usually get a solid 7-8 though, which is awesome!

Lee said...

I am not very creative when it comes to snacks. I eat a lot of yogurt. I also strive for at least 8 hours of sleep but usually get more like 7.

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

Awesome meals! As always.

I've been having some real sleep problems lately. Sadly, I sometimes only get 5 hours of sleep, which is way too little for me.

Hope you are feeling better!!!

Kelly Olexa said...

Girl- TAKE ZICAM. Works every time.
And sleep is key. I have to get 8 hours or I get soooo run down.
;-) Not pretty.

Heather (Where's the Beach) said...

Oh no, sorry you're not feeling hot. Hope you feel better soon. I do try to make my own snacks when I can.

Kerr said...

yum all your food looks great. avacado makes me think of summer too. I wish it would hurry up!

Tyler said...

I'm in love with the burrito casserole! It's so tasty and EASY!

I seem to function best on 7 hours of sleep. Although, I would like to sleep 10, there just isn't enough time! Oh to have no responsibilities...

I would LOVE to see some snacks up in here! Since starting school, I've been struggling with getting snacks in my life. I've been rollin' with two dinners and go to bed with a food baby. Not cute!

Samma said...

Oh, all of that looks so good! I am on an insane diet right now (all these weddings coming up call for actual dieting, boo), and would kill for some burrito casserole!

I really like to get 8.5 hours of sleep!

Val said...

Holy Cooking Batman!! You rock. I hope you feel better soon!

Anne Marie said...

I strive for 8 hours but I'm lucky if I get 6.

haute.teapot said...

I don't currently bake any snacks, but my sister makes granola when she visits, and biscotti (it's actually healthy!). My mom makes these killer Mighty Muffins (small bran muffins with raisins). And I make Kale Chips, but nothing really sweet (although I definitely have a sweet tooth!).

Oh and I LOVE 9 hours of sleep but usually get around 8! :)Um, and your food looks so good, can you send some here?!? Drool!

Mica said...

I aim for 7.5-8, but I'm getting closer to 7. It ends up catching up with me, and then I FREAK OUT! Rawwwr!

Tami said...

Sorry you are getting sick! Your food looks amazing. I will have to try that curry recipe.

I don't make a lot of snacks. I usually eat popcorn, fruit and easy stuff like that for snacking.

I do make an amazing granola though.

Here is a link,


Anne Marie said...

I strive for 8 hours but I'm lucky if I get 6.