Hannah was working again yesterday morning at the coffee shop.  I told her that I would probably be getting a breakfast sandwich and when I got there, she had it already bagged up and ready to go.  The last time I got it I ate the whole thing, and figured out the calories after the fact.  It’s a big sandwich and I calculated it to be around 525 calories.  So before I cooked it up in my panini maker at work, I cut it in half and saved half for this morning.  So I cooked up half and had half a banana on the side.  When I reached in the bag to get the sandwich out, Hannah made me a note!  She’s so sweet – I love seeing her face every day.

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I love when part of the cheese oozes out and it gets all crunchy.  Yum!  I love Wednesday’s because it’s a low cardio/rest day.  After doing strength and cardio on Monday and Tuesday, I look forward to the Wednesday break my trainer gives me.  It also reminds me that I am almost 47 years old and my body needs that day to recover.  I did an easy 2.2 miles at lunch on the treadmill.

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It was more leftover chili for lunch – I have to tell you that it’s even better after sitting in the fridge for a couple days.

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When I got home and checked the mail, I got one of Louise’s Valentine’s Day cards – she had a giveaway on her blog and I won a hand crafted card – she’s so talented – thank you Louise!

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So I had every intention of making pork pot stickers for dinner.  I pulled out my ingredients and when I opened the package of ground pork this awful smell wafted up to my nose.  Now I really don’t have a good sense of smell at all, which is why I think Tony agreed to marry me – he could fart all night long and I would be none the wiser.  What sucked is that I looked at the sell by date and it was just the day before yesterday!  So I went to Plan B.  I had one lone 6 ounce chicken breast in my freezer, so I switched up my game plan and made sesame chicken pot stickers.

  • 6 ounces chicken breast
  • 1.5 cups broccoli slaw
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon stir fry sauce
  • 1 teaspoon hoisin sauce
  • 1 teaspoons sriracha
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds

Throw everything in the food processor.  No need to cook the filling because it will cook when you pan fry the pot stickers.  I ended up getting 20 pot stickers out of that filling above.  My store sells wonton wrappers for $1.99 for a package of 50 – I once tried to make wrappers from scratch, but it’s a lot easier to buy them!  Hannah was my sous chef – she used a fork to bind the pot stickers together. 

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I just pan fried them about 1-2 minutes per side in just a shimmer of oil.  I ended up making broccoli slaw brown rice on the side.

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So delicious!  Light and crispy, and just the right amount of spicy sriracha.

I ended up with just over 10k in steps yesterday.

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Last night I realized that Tony’s shows are being deleted because they have been on there too long.  His Jimmy Kimmel show is about to erase the episode that aired the day before Tony died.

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I should just erase them all because I don’t watch that show, but I can’t bring myself to do it.  Not gonna lie I cried myself to sleep last night.  Again.  It’s just another reminder that he’s not here anymore.