It’s Wednesday, so you know what that means! I was up raring for a bike ride. If only it could be outdoors. It was 2 degrees out this morning, so that just wasn’t happening LOL! I hopped on the trainer for 10 miles and read. I have to say I am loving reading while on the trainer. The time goes by so fast, and I don’t lose speed (which is what I was worried about). I just have to be careful not to drip sweat on my reading material. 😳 Then we were off to bagels! Carb up day today. I had a wheat bagel. These are made locally and tasted very fresh. Nummy. I was sad when it was gone. We also stopped afterward at the county building and are given the go ahead to start on our laundry room remodel! I am so excited to start ripping it apart. 😈 We are walling off this portion to a separate room and adding a toilet and sink. Then this part will become a pantry with doors so anyone who comes to visit doesn’t have to look at all my oat products. Of course, things could possibly come to a screeching halt once we open up the floor and see what has to be done to put in the waste pipe. With a 100+ year-old house, you just never know. But I shall be optimistic. 😀 This should make for some good blog fodder, at any rate.
Lunch time! Laughing cow egg/egg white omelet.
I split a pear with John. He asked if I wanted half, so I decided to have that. I should have had a whole one because I wanted more 😀 Then I had some nuts. I am starting to crack out on these. Must be careful.
<insert whine> I got stuck with one of the worst dictating PAs for work today. I am not sure why, but I judge the quality of their work based on the quality of their dictations. I figure if they consistently dictate sloppily, rushed, or just poorly – then that is someone I will avoid going to them for medical care. Isn’t that weird?
Two of my favorite things for a snack today: Only a few more months until I can pick my own!
John set up to make coconut chicken curry for dinner tonight.
From this recipe. Changes are lined through.
Coconut Curry Chicken
1 ½ cups white rice brown rice (ours was already cooked and frozen)
2 teaspoons curry powder
One (13.5 ounce) can coconut milk
4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into strips
2 teaspoons five-spice powder
1 jalapeno, chopped (seeds removed for milder flavor) didn’t have
½ large white onion, finely chopped
In a medium saucepan, bring 3 ¼ cups salted water to a boil. Add the rice, bring to a simmer, cover and cook for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until translucent. Stir in the curry powder and cook for 1 minute. Add the coconut milk and jalapeno and cook until reduced by half, about 7 minutes. Toss together the chicken, five-spice and ½ teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon pepper. In a large, heavy skillet, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium-high heat until shimmering. Increase the heat to high and stir-fry the chicken until just cooked through, about 6 minutes. Stir in the coconut sauce.
I had mine with sauteed brussels and no rice. Sprinkled with a few cashews on as well. Easy and tasty!
Now I am off with my mom for a lecture at the library (not the library!!) on perennials. Should be fun! thinkspringthinkspringthinkspring
Question: Are you handy around the house?