Some people say that buying new things won’t bring you happiness. To those people I say: phooey. Buying new things always makes me excited and happy!
Even if it’s something small and trivial, like a meat tenderizer:
I can’t believe I have never owned a meat tenderizer. When Christy pointed out in my chicken post last week how helpful they are for cooking chicken, I decided that I needed to own one if I was going to get through my freezer full of blah chicken breasts. So today, in anticipation of making chicken parm tonight, I picked one up at Whole Foods.
One large chicken breast, tenderly tenderized with my new kitchen toy:
It’s also very helpful for making cracker crumbs!
And did I mention how fun it is to beat the crap out of your food before you cook it? It is very fun. Note to self: tenderize meat at the end of a stressful day!
Today’ EAT: A slightly modified version of this Baked Garlic Chicken Parmesan recipe – thanks to Janine for pointing me to it! I made a homemade tomato sauce for the top and served it over a tiny bit of whole wheat penne with a big salad:
The hubs and I agreed that it was a delicious and filling meal – not to mention healthy and very inexpensive to make.
Today’s DRINK: Exciting news today! We have a full wine rack!!
Thanks, mom and J for shipping our Christmas wine! This is a great Christmas present that we’ll enjoy for a while. A couple of weeks at least! Haha.
I needed just a splash of red for my tomato sauce, so I popped a bottle open and had a glass with dinner, too:
Today’s RUN: I never made it out today. Not to the gym, not running, nothing! I didn’t even shower today – ew.
It’s okay though, I worked my legs and back pretty hard yesterday and I’m sore today. My body kind of just felt like it needed a rest day today.