Another chilly day here so the dogs and I only went for a short walk during my lunch break. Tomorrow is going to be even colder but I will driving to Peoria, Illinois for an All Hands Tax Department meeting for all of the Central Illinois offices. It will take up most of the day including the hour and a half drive each way.
Dinner was a classic comfort food in our house, chicken parmesan. I make a dipping station of bread crumbs in one bowl and egg whites and a little almond milk in another.
Then dip the chicken in the egg mixture then bread crumbs then repeat (for a thicker crust). Place the chicken in a greased baking pan and bake for 20 minutes at 400 degrees. Then remove from the oven and top each piece of chicken with pasta sauce and some mozzarella cheese and parmesan cheese and bake for another 10 minutes.
Played some indoor fetch with the dogs since it was so cold out and we couldn’t go for a walk like I had hoped. Days like these it’s really hard to not have a yard for the dogs to play in….someday puppies we will have a yard again. I promise!
I also prepared some Salsa Chicken Soup for tomorrow’s dinner. Since I will be out of town for work tomorrow, it will be nice to come home to dinner that’s done already.
I have not tried this recipe yet so I am excited to see how it turns out. I could literally eat Mexican food everyday of my life if given the choice. I just love all the foods and flavors of avocado, tomatoes, olives, pico de gallo, black beans, corn and of course margaritas! Not making those to go along with my soup but maybe next time 😉 I wish we would have bought another bag of those Trader Joe’s Quinoa chips because they would have gone perfectly with the soup.
For my workout this morning I overslept a bit but I needed it so I ended up with 3 miles on the treadmill. I ran 1 mile to warm up then 2 miles (1/2 @ 8:00 pace followed by some abs and bicep work) I repeated that 4 times and headed home to get ready for the day.
We decided to end the evening with all of us (yes me, Steve, Noah and Kenda all on our couch) watching Home Alone II: Lost in New York while I wrote out Christmas cards and wrote my blog. Only got a picture of Kenda….if I moved I would have disrupted their sleeping. Such a sweet face!
Have you sent out Christmas cards yet if you do?