I never did the Shred today :( Time slipped away from me as I cleaned my bathroom (including the toilet—lovely!), vacuumed, and then picked up the pottery I painted last week. Morgan and I also made dinner for her family. I know there really is no excuse for not completing a 20-minute workout, but I just didn’t do it. So… I’ll call tomorrow Day 7, and not take this Sunday off so I’ll be back on track. Life moves on, right?! ;)
I was craving an egg this morning, so I scrambled one with a tbs. goat cheese. I also had a chopped banana on the side. This tasted even better than I had hoped.
After breakfast, I scrubbed my toilet *yuck* and vacuumed upstairs. Maybe I’m just a wimp, but vacuuming always makes me break a sweat. Can I count that as exercising? ;)
Then, I also gave into my craving of a baked sweet potato at lunch time.
And I had a small bowl of leftover pasta with chicken and broccoli on the side. That’s right, the sweet potato was the star of the meal!
After lunch, I got ready to pick up Morgan so we could pick up our pottery. Hers turned out really cute! I should have gotten a picture. Here’s mine:
I found the cute little bowls on sale at Kroger today, and they just happen to match the colors of the birds on the plate perfectly.
Morgan also gave me a great decorating idea for my dorm room that involves these:
Pretty colored tissue paper. If the decorations turn out well, I’ll show you pictures and give you a link to Martha’s tutorial.
Let me preface this next part by explaining to you all that Morgan and I are not stereotypical girls of our age group. We like painting pottery, doing crafts, and taught ourselves to knit about a year ago. So on Friday nights when we’re bored, we don’t go out partying, and we don’t head to Underground Atlanta. No, we cook dinner.
Since we were going have to buy everything for the meal, and since Morgan and I are really not experienced cooks, we stuck with something simple:
Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole. The recipe is so easy:
2-3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (boiled and shredded)
2 cans cream of chicken soup
16 oz. sour cream (we usually substitute 2 c. plain nonfat Greek yogurt)
1 sleeve Ritz crackers, crushed
1 stick butter, melted
1 tbs. poppy seeds
Preheat oven to 350*. Combine first 3 ingredients and pour into a casserole dish. In a separate bowl, combine the crushed Ritz crackers and sprinkle on top of chicken-soup-sour cream mixture. Sprinkle poppy seeds on top. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes.
How much easier could you get?!
We also roasted some potatoes in a little Olive Oil and seasoning.
And I chopped up some Romaine lettuce, carrots, and tomato for a salad.
And after all that chopping, I noticed my finger was soar. I’d gotten a blister :( Oh well, at least Morgan’s family enjoyed the dinner, which of course made me happy :) I had actually never made the chicken casserole or roasted potatoes, so it was really great practice for cooking meals at college. I think I passed my first test amazingly!
And now it’s officially the weekend! My big plans for tomorrow include cleaning up my room and possibly going college shopping. Do any of you have any fun plans for this weekend?