Nick

Kara

2.08.2011

Apricot Chicken & Getting serious

I'm proud of myself this week because I've made 2 new and delicious dinners :)  That is probably it for the week, haha.  Last night was Goat Cheese and Zucchini Frittata - no picture because we devoured it. Tonight was apricot chicken.

Goat Cheese & Zucchini Frittata
4 egg whites and 2 eggs
1 zucchini, sauteed and fully cooked
1-2 oz goat cheese
Salt and pepper

Combine all in a pie plate and bake at 350 for 35 minutes or until brown.
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Chari inspired me and after making Kara apricot baby food, I made this apricot chicken for dinner. Nick and Bill loved it!  I only made it using 2 pieces of chicken - see my measurements below.

APRICOT CHICKEN adapted from Rachel Ray
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 pieces of chicken
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup apricot puree
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat orzo

Directions

Heat a large skillet with a lid over medium high heat. Add oil and chicken. Season with salt and pepper. Lightly brown the chicken a few minutes on each side and add onions. Cook 5 minutes. Add vinegar to the pan and let it evaporate. Add apricot, stock and orzos.  Cover pan, reduce heat to low and slow cook for about 30 minutes or until all liquid is absorbed.

GETTING SERIOUS
Um... I have to get on the bike. First I need to get a road bike.. and then I need to get on the trainer and get moving. In talking about the Philly tri this weekend and thinking that I'll be on a bike for 2 hours, I think I need to not downplay it and start training by the beginning of March, or at the very least, April. Step one: get to the bike store and get fitted. Step 2: decide what to do about a bike!




As far as running, it has been disappointing. Today for the hill workout  I just felt run down and congested ( I can't kick this thing!) I couldn't go all out and was at the end of the group. I HATE that! I hope that I can get it together for this spring as I had planned.  I have to decide whether or not to run with a fast group on Thursday morning. While I'm not at 100%, I feel like I need to get out there and HURT.


Swimming is going well. Besides dealing with a few douche bags in the faster lanes (pulling my foot to make me stop warming up, taking too much rest and BS'ing, etc), I'm getting faster.  My sister wrote an article about swimming drills for anyone who is looking for some ideas. She was a collegiate swimmer now turned triathlete. Check it out here.

9 comments:

  1. Hang in there with the cold... i faught a nasty fight for a week and now im feeling better! :) ive been stalking you on daily mile.. keep up the great work!

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  2. Yum I love fritattas they are so simple and always turn out good! the chicken looks delish as well, i'm always looking for chicken ideas for Dutch.

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  3. your chicken beats mine! I'm going to have to try that recipe next time. I really like it when I try one new recipe a week with chicken. Most the time hubby doesn't like it and rakes everything off of the chicken.

    hmm, that's strange that you still aren't getting well. sorry if this is a stupid question, but are you taking a good multi vitamin still?

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  4. The recipes look good!

    Perhaps you should start taking your HR every morning. If it is 5 beats per min faster than normal you should do an easier workout than planned. If it is 10bpm you should rest. Elevated HR - immune system working to attack illness. I personally wouldn't recommend a thrash session if not 100% as it is a strange on your body and leave you struggling to kick the bug. An easy workout might be what you need to tick over.

    Good luck on bike shopping. Love the expression douch bags! LOL'd!

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  5. I'm just coming down with a cold. Our whole family seems to have it. And, after a cold, I always seem to remain congested for awhile even after I feel better in every other regard.

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  6. I need to fry that frittata recipe.

    My leg has an involuntary reaction when an @$$hole pulls on it - it kicks the offender as I get near them for some reason.

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  7. these recipes sound and look delish!! you will not be on the bike for 2 hours in philly - more like an hour and a half maybe less :) big difference!

    and who is the dbag who pulled your foot to stop swimming. jacka**

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  8. Running with faster peeps is the best way to push yourself!

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  9. Um... both of those recipes sound awesome!

    Hope you are feeling better! Did you get out with the fast group today?

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