|Started with some pre-chopped onion and green peppers...|
|Got them sizzling in a pan that with some cooking spray...|
|Cracked my fresh eggs on top of the veggies and cooked them gently...|
|Plated up my "over light" eggs (4pp) with some fresh honeydew for a great, filling breakfast.|
While I had the energy, I chose to get started on some of the prep work for meals I had planned for the rest of the week. I already shopped for the groceries for my "Week Two Menu". For those of you reading my blog for the first time, there are several weekly menus saved on this site with links to recipes and its grocery list (or you can find them in the menu tab above). It can be helpful to use these as short cuts to get started on your WW journey. They come in handy when you have a horribly busy week and just don't have time to plan, too. Just choose one, print it out, and go for it!
I had a busy weekend, and little time for planning or shopping. For convenience at home, I pre-printed out each menu and have them in sheet protectors in a white binder (each week has its own tab). Inside the sheet protector is the menu on one side and the grocery list facing the other side. This makes it easy to 'grab and go' with the list when its time to shop. When I get home I simply put the sheet back into the binder. The recipes for that week are in separate sheet protectors behind it. It also makes it pretty easy in the morning to see what's for dinner and to put out any meat to thaw, and to pre-assemble any sides I plan to make.
Today's offering is Oven Fried Chicken with Baby Red Potato Salad. While I already had eggs out from breakfast, I decided I'd also hard boil some for my favorite egg salad wraps for lunch later in the week.
I love the makings for this Baby Red Potato Salad...especially the real "babies" that came in the sack...
|Hated to cut this little cutie in the middle of this shot!|
|While all THAT took place, I used some cooking oil to treat the wooden handles of some steak knives, spoons and other utensils...very productive morning...and only took a few minutes to clean up.|
When I got home at the end of the day, Justin and I made quick work of putting the dinner together. We combined the potatoes with the dressing and set it aside while we made the chicken. We basically had a little assembly line - I brushed the mayo-dijon mustard mix onto the drumsticks and he coated them with the crumb and seasonings mixture. Onto an oiled rack and into the oven - and 40 minutes later we had this:
My friend, Danica (a.k.a. DanicasDaily.com) is hosting another give-away! Hop on over to her site to enter to win one of 4 autographed copies of Rocco DiSpirito's new book: 'Now Eat This!Diet'. In case you are wondering who Rocco DiSpirito is...he was a guest chef on the Biggest Loser...so I'm sure he has a lot of great recipes to share with those of us looking to change our lifestyles and eating habits. Check out Danica's photos of the inside of the book - there are some awesome recipes that are just begging to be made. I love the photo of the Rocky Road Oatmeal...I've just got to make that one! What looks good to you?