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.

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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!

PicMonkey Collage - walk

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.

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Here is the set up at my office kitchen.  The only thing that’s missing is a stove!

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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.

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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.

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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!