Blogging takes time. More time than you think. Each picture needs to be uploaded from my camera, resized, edited, uploaded to photobucket, and then added to blogger. Then there are words. Pictures may be worth a thousand words but I can't get away without a description.
The husband and I were talking last night about my blog. I miss it. A lot a lot. I love taking pictures... I miss taking pictures and I miss reading blogs.
But where does it fit into my schedule? I may not work but good grief these kids keep me busy. I don't have time to sit for an hour and edit pictures. And to me if they aren't edited they aren't worth posting.
We've figured it out though. So here we go.
Dinner last night was amazing. I've got my husband to give up most red meat... Yep you aren't going blind. We aren't buying red meat anymore. However, since my husband is pretty much a carnivore I've got to get creative with chicken and turkey.
Chicken Stir-Fry from allrecipes.com
4 (4 ounce) boneless skinless chicken breast halves
3 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
3 tablespoons cooking oil, divided
2 cups broccoli florets
1 cup sliced celery (1/2 inch pieces)
1 cup thinly sliced carrots
1 small onion, cut into wedges
1 cup water
1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
1. Cut chicken into 1/2-in. strips; place in a resealable plastic bag. Add cornstarch and toss to coat. Combine soy sauce, ginger and garlic powder; add to bag and shake well. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
2. In a large skillet or wok, heat 2 tablespoons of oil; stir-fry chicken until no longer pink, about 3-5 minutes. Remove and keep warm. Add remaining oil; stir- fry broccoli, celery, carrots and onion for 4-5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Add water and bouillon. Return chicken to pan. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly.
I followed the recipe exactly but doubled the veggies. We need to eat more veggies in this family! I also tossed in soba noodles. Soba noodles are ahhhhhmazing. This is the first time we've used them and they will be a staple for sure.
Guess who else liked it...
She's easy though. The kid will eat just about anything. And she's a big fan of chinese food.
For dessert I had a lentil cookie. Great recipe by the way...
Breakfast is starting to get boring. Kashi cereal, bananas, almond milk.
I had planned on going to the gym and it was sprinkling when I loaded the kiddos in the car. We drove through a monsoon but check out the gym:
See that rainbow? It was worth the trip!
For a mid-morning snack the squirrel and I shared these:
Another new staple in this house. We like shelled edamame but unshelled is way more fun!
And lunch was leftovers from two nights ago.
BBQ chicken, brown rice pilaf, over spinach.
Plus a seltzer water.
Is the rain demotivational for you?