Good Monday morning to YOU! It seems everyone really enjoyed my Remember When post from yesterday! It was definitely fun seeing what you guys remembered from the 80’s too! I hope everyone is now ready to ease back into the work week! I had a NICE 14 mile run this morning averaging 8:40 pace. Take that Monday morning! 🙂 As predictably as always I am drinking slurping my coffee, enjoying my egg white scramble and my protein brownie. Which I did slightly differently this morning…1 scoop vanilla whey protein, dash of baking soda, 3 T. liquid egg whites, and a drop of coconut extract…another HIT! So good!! 🙂 Then I am off to work! 🙂
Dinner last night was a new experiment! I made Mustard Maple Chicken in the slow cooker! (JENN…are you reading?!?!) It was excellent…both Keith and I enjoyed it very much and it will be another make again! Basically, on Sunday morning I could already tell I wasn’t going to want to put a whole lot of effort into dinner that night so I raided the refrigerator and pantry to see what I had!
MUSTARD MAPLE CHICKEN
- 1 lb chicken pieces (I used chicken thighs because this was all I had)
- 1-2 cups chicken broth (I think I used probably 1 1/2 cups total)
- 2 medium (or 1 large) sweet potato, peeled and chopped
- 1 onion, sliced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 Tbsp mustard (either Dijon or stone ground…I used stone ground because, again, this was all I had)
- 3 Tbsp maple syrup
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 tsp thyme
- salt and pepper, to taste
Put chicken in bottom of slow cooker and toss with thyme, maple syrup and mustard.
Peel and slice the sweet potatoes and add to pot. Next, add the onions and garlic.
Pour chicken broth on top (enough to cover) and add the bay leaves. Cover and cook on LOW 6-8 hours or HIGH 4-5 hours.
258 Calories; 4.6g Fat (1.4g saturated fat); 87.8mg Cholesterol; 640.3mg Sodium; 29.9g Carbohydrates; 2.7g Fiber; 9.3g Sugar; 22.3g Protein
Next, I really need to give a shout out to Nicole for giving me the Sunshine Award!! The sunshine award is awarded to bloggers whose positivity and creativity inspire others in the blog world so I was very excited to get this!
So I am passing it on to a few of the bloggers who inspire me on a daily basis! Thanks to all of you for being the sunshine in my life!
Pen of Pen At Peace
Kate of The Eggplant Executrix
Lily of Lily’s Health Pad
Lee of In My Tummy
Lindsay of Goodies Galore
Katie of Making Food and Other Stuff
Anna of Newlywed Newly Veg!
Finally, tell me what the BEST part of your weekend was? Mine was definitely Sunday afternoon with the temperature topping out at 75 degrees! Woot Woot! Keith and I washed our cars…which means it will probably rain today, huh?
What was the best part of your weekend?
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