I simply could not get around to blogging last night.
Because I looked like this after watching The Bachelor Finale:
I have never been so overwhelmed with emotion by any TV show in my life! Brad’s proposal to Emily was so beautiful, they’re so beautiful, it’s all SO BEAUTIFUL! I was a mess!
THEN…I watched the “After the Final Rose” show immediately after ending of The Bachelor, and my sobbing turned into pure heartache after hearing all the horrible things Emily and Brad had to say about their relationship post-proposal.
I HATE WHEN SHOWS MAKE ME REALIZE THAT REALITY TV ISN’T REALITY!
Why couldn’t they let me just go on believing that Brad would reel in the moon for Emily, and that Emily’s brain is filled with rainbows and unicorns?! Ugh. Needless to say, I went to bed sad, deceived and betrayed by my friend, Reality TV.
Ok, I’m done being pathetic…onto the real purpose! FOOD!
Into the blender went:
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1/2 cup Chobani 0% Vanilla Greek Yogurt
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 1/2 cup sliced strawberries
- 1/2 scoop Muscle Milk Chocolate Protein Powder
- handful of ice cubes
I ran out of my Biggest Loser Protein, so I decided to use just a tiny portion of Corey’s Muscle Milk. Muscle Milk is loaded with calories, but the serving size is for FOUR scoops- I figured I would be OK with just a 1/2 a scoop. Since I’m in the market for a new protein powder, any suggestions out there?
Lunch came in the form of good ol’ broccoli slaw, topped with tuna salad and Kraft Toasted Sesame Dressing:
I think I need to invest in some regular lettuce for my salads- the slaw plus the crunchy veggies in my tuna salad made my jaw hurt from chewing so much!
I made my tuna salad with:
- 2 cans Chicken of the Sea Solid White Albacore Tuna
- 1 1/2 tablespoons light mayo
- 1 1/2 tablespoons yellow mustard
- 2 celery stalks, diced
- 2 medium carrots, diced
The amount I made should last for about 4 servings.
Before I left for class, I decided to get a head start on dinner. I got out the slow cooker and added
- 4 chicken cutlets
- 3 cloves of chopped garlic
- 1 can of Progresso Low Sodium Vegetable Soup (just the liquid, I strained out the veggies and threw them away)
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
That was it! I placed it on Low for 5 hours, and when I got home, I removed the chicken breasts and shredded them using two forks:
When I was visiting my parents this weekend, my dad gave me some packages of fresh veggies, including a package of brussel sprouts and a package of yellow squash. When I got home from class, I sliced all the veggies, layed them on a cookie sheet, sprayed them with non-stick spray, sprinkled them with garlic powder and salt, and popped them in a 425 degree oven for 25 minutes until they were nice and browned:
This is my favorite way to cook vegetables!
I used a jar of Thai Kitchen Yellow Curry to bring this meal together:
I brought the sauce to a boil in a pot, and then I threw in the cooked shredded chicken and roasted veggies. I gave it a stir, and dinner was ready!
I served our curry dinner over brown rice. I used a packet of Uncle Ben’s 90-Second Ready Rice, which made this dinner even easier.
Little did I know that I would soon be sobbing like a 5-year-old into my chicken curry, hence, the title of this post.
If you watch The Bachelor, do you think Brad and Emily will make it?!