Monday, December 04, 2006

Monday blahs...

Monday sucks.

Not much to report since yesterday. I avoided the scale this morning, so yay me! I'll try to hold out til Friday.

Knowing that I was having cereal for breakfast literally got me out of bed this morning. Mmmmmm! I didn't even like cereal that much before SBD, but it's so much yummier than eggs!

I was just browsing the SBD Forum for a different chicken recipe for dinner. Here's what I'm having:

Chicken with Feta, Basil and Balsamic Vinegar (P1)

2 whole chicken breasts, boneless & skinless
8-10 garlic cloves
10-14 basil leaves
10 ounces of reduced fat feta
2 Tbsps + 1/4 c. balsamic vinegar
3 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp. butter substitute
Salt and pepper

Cut the chicken breasts in half. Brush them with 1 Tbsp of olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Cook in a skillet for 6 minutes on each side, until they are cooked through.

Meanwhile, chop the garlic. Brown it in a skillet with 2 Tbsp of olive oil. In a bowl, combine the browned garlic & its cooking oil with the feta. Chop the basil leaves and add them in. Add 2 Tbsp of balsamic vinegar. Mash with a fork.

Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. When the chicken is done, remove to an oven-safe dish. Spoon the cheese mixture onto each breast. Stick in the oven to melt the cheese while you make the sauce.

Return the pan that you cooked the chicken in to the stove. Don't clean it first, you want the flavor of the chicken. Add 1/4 c. balsamic vinegar and cook on medium heat until it reduces by about half. Then, add the butter and turn off the heat. Swirl the butter till it melts. Pour the sauce over the chicken and serve. Enjoy!

Can't wait to try it!

The Husband and I are going ice skating again tonight at 9, after we visit our friends at the hospital (baby on the way so soon!)... and that is all for today.

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