Happy, Happy Wednesday! How are we all doin’ today??
I’ve been a little on the tired side all day, which has me confused because I actually got a decent amount of sleep last night. Who knows…?
Despite a little extra grogginess, I powered through my Jillian Michael’s No More Trouble Zones workout this morning with “power and intention!” <—Total Jillian talk right there. I’ll tell ya, I’m really likin’ this workout…
…and it sure works up an appetite!
For breakfast, I cooked up another creamy catch of buckwheat, using the same ingredients as I did last time.
The granola definitely helped add that little extra “crunch” I’m always looking for. So good!
Today’s lunch was pretty much an exact replica from Monday’s lunch, so I’ll spare ya the details, other than the fact that it was just as yummy as before.
Before leaving for work this morning, I took a couple pieces of chicken out of the freezer to defrost for tonight’s dinner, not yet knowing what to make with them. After rummaging through the fridge, I came across some of this…
A couple weeks ago, I was sent some POM Wonderful juices to sample and had yet to give them a try. I figured tonight would be as good a night as any!
But before getting anything started, I made sure to change into my cozies. Cooking in cozies is a necessity; I love my cozies…I also love that little glass of wine you see there next to me while I’m cooking in my cozies. Oh yes, and I also love being kinda goofy.
(After sneaking up on me with that one on the right, hubby’s response was “Oh boy, THAT’s a good one…” Yeah, I’m classy…and thought you’d all appreciate it.)
Perhaps this little bugger is rubbing off on me?
Cody’s always always there to keep me company while I’m cooking. He does a wonderful job of finding himself right underneath my feet no matter where I go. And, of course, he’s always got to be right in the middle of the action.
Case in point: Tonight I did a great job of spilling quinoa all over the floor…
Let me tell you, quinoa is not fun to pick up. Not at all!
Cody, on the other hand, didn’t seem to mind and was more than willing to scope out the scene.
“Ummm, ok I’m not sure what the heck this is Mom…?”
“But I’m gonna sniff it and play around in it anyways!”
Gotta love him!
Finally, the kitchen was picked up and dinner was served! I used a recipe from the POM Wonderful website for POM and Balsamic Glazed Chicken. It was fairly easy to make and the glaze had amazing flavor. Jay and I both decided that we’d make the glaze again but probably put it over some grilled chicken rather than cooking it in a skillet as the directions called for.
On the side we had some super-snappy garlic green beans, which were tasty, but apparently not cooked quite long enough.
AND I made some POM quinoa! I cooked up the quinoa using half water and half POM wonderful juice. It’s awesome, and I think would be even more awesome if incorporated into some sort of breakfast dish…?
That other little side you see there are some baby carrots and onions which were cooked in with the POM glaze. They were super tasty, too.
I’ve now got a sweet tooth that is running rampant, and I’m not exactly sure what I’m going to do to cure it…
Perhaps a mug of hot chocolate and some PB + graham crackers will do the trick tonight? I think that sounds mighty tempting! Especially while watching some Modern Family.
Question for the Evening:
What are your cooking essentials??