This is getting ridiculous. And today was especially strange.
I woke up at 5:30 since I had to be at school early for a department meeting. Following breakfast, I got a text from my cooperating teacher. The text was about how there was going to be a late start to school because of the icy road conditions and that we should get there around 9. Since it was not yet 6:30, I decided to get in my 3 mile run for the day. I slipped and slid my way to the work out center and, after successfully not falling, I got in a nice run. I returned home, showered, and then got dressed in an adorable dress with tights. Then, I saw my phone. I proceeded to freak out because my phone had a text about the department meeting being at 8:15...it was 8:20!!! I grabbed my coat and called my cooperating teacher. I apologized and told her I was on my way. She then said: Wait, don't leave, they just cancelled school.
I was out of my tights and dress within seconds and into my leggings and oversized sweater. Then, I got my baking supplies and headed to the kitchen to make some cookies! I was so excited!
Now, it is finally the afternoon and I have already baked not one, but TWO treats, gone over lesson plans for tomorrow and next week, cleaned my room, worked out, and finished laundry! I love that I have had so much time to get everything done and now I get to tell you about a yummy meal I made for the superbowl this past weekend!
For the superbowl, I watched with the only two people who get me remotely excited about sports: Tamara and Courtney. We all got together and had my Light Baked Spinach and Artichoke Dip, Veggies, other snacks, Cookie Dough Dip, and for our main course, Baked Crispy Chicken Fingers. We wanted to have "sporty food" but also "healthy food." Baked Chicken Fingers were a great idea and super yummy. And, those dips use non-fat greek yogurt in place of sour cream or butter! It only took a few ingredients and very little time. This was a really yummy dinner that I will definitely be making again.
|Skillet Baked Spinach and Artichoke Dip|
|Strawberry Dipped in Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip|
Baked Crispy Chicken Fingers (adapted from Fitness Magazine)
24 oz chicken strips
4 cups corn flakes, crushed
2 tbsp honey
2 tsp mustard
1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
2. In small bowl, mix the eggs, honey and mustard.
3. Place corn flakes in a separate bowl.
4. Dip chicken strips in the egg mixture and then roll in teh corn flakes until coated. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 12-18 minutes depending on how thick your chicken strips are.
5. Serve with various dipping sauces! We had BBQ sauce...mmm!