- Slept in until 8:30
- Had cookies and milk for breakfast (I know, I know, I’m supposed to be eating healthy - but this is a VACATION day!)
- Sent a couple of emails
- Caught up on some blog reading
- Worked out for an hour and did not feel guilty for even 1 minute about the other things I could have been doing
I’m now off to shower and pack. I can’t wait to get up to the cabin. Justin & Kira are already en route and my parents will be coming up in the morning. We’re hoping to do one or more of the following this weekend: snowshoe, cross county ski, ice fish. If we do none and just hang out in the cabin drinking tea from my Grandma’s old teapot and watch movies, I’ll be fine with that.
Before we go I wanted to leave you with another healthy recipe. This one came from Fix-It and Forget-It Lightly.
Makes 8 servings
(Ideal slow-cooker size: 4- or 5-quart)
8 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 2 lbs)
½ cup water
1 cup fat-free mayonnaise
½ cup grated fat-free Parmesan cheese
2 tsp. dried oregano
¼ tsp. black pepper
¼ tsp. paprika
Place chicken and water in slow cooker.
Cover. Cook on high 2 hours
Mix remaining ingredients. Spread over chicken.
Cover. Cook on high 2-2 ½ hours.
My variations: I use shredded parmesan because I don’t like grated, it reminds me of eating sand. Blah. I cut this recipe in half or even a quarter when I make it. And lastly, I cook this while I’m at work so I don’t use the two step cooking process. Instead, I put everything in the slow cooker in the morning before work and cook it on low all day. It works just as well.
Nutrition information: per serving – 180 calories (35 from fat), 4 g total fat (1g saturated, 0g trans), 75mg cholesterol, 400 mg sodium.
Wow, that there is a large picture of a chicken breast. Oh well, this computer takes too damn long to load pictures for me to re-do it. Enjoy your weekend!