I actually haven’t minded our cool mornings lately. The only bad part about it is that I don’t want to get up in the morning because it is such perfect sleeping weather. I woke up yesterday morning, grabbed my phone and saw this “Congratulations, you won the Illinois State Lottery!” I won $6. Jacob asked me what I would do if I won the lottery and I told him I would move to Seattle, buy a food truck and get to business. My Bizzy Kitchen sounds good for a food truck, no? I’d be open for breakfast and lunch only. Homemade biscuit breakfast sandwiches, kick ass hash browns, and soup and sandwiches for lunch. Somehow I am going to make that a reality, just not sure how unless I win the lottery!
I ended up having another one of my bagels yesterday morning for breakfast, only open faced with fresh fruit.
My friend and I walked at lunch – while still a bit chilly we will take a sunny day over warmer weather any day of the week. I discovered that the Map My Run app shows you the splits of your walk. I guess we picked up the pace for the second mile!
Over the weekend I poached a couple pieces of chicken breasts that I had to use up. My chicken, black bean and corn quesadilla was so good from the day before yesterday I made it again.
Here is the set up at my office kitchen. The only thing that’s missing is a stove!
I had every intention of going to the gym after work, but when I went to check my blood sugar, it was only 139. I guess I gave myself a bit too much insulin at lunch – gah.
My store had chicken legs on sale for .59 cents a pound last week. Jacob loves fried chicken, so I made my copycat KFC fried chicken.
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
Mix all those together with 1.5 cups of flour and mix well. In a separate bowl, add two eggs and 3/4 cup of milk. Whisk until combined. Dip the chicken in the egg mixture, then the flour mixture, then repeat. I did this step yesterday before work and left the chicken in the fridge all day. When it was ready to fry, I just tossed the chicken in the seasoned flour one more time. I fried at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
I think by sitting in the fridge all day (or overnight) that it helps the coating stick to the chicken, so you get a bite of that crunchy goodness in each bite. Oh, and season them with a touch of salt as soon as they come out of the fryer.
You will note that these are not greasy – having the fryer helps maintain the correct temperature so that it sears the outside without absorbing any oil. I ended up only eating one – I am sure Jacob will eat the leftovers cold!
Is it Saturday yet?? No? Well then I guess I better get dressed and go to work.
Question of the Day: Can you eat meat off a bone?
Make it a great day!