Friday, February 09, 2007

rough day yesterday

I spent a sleepless night on Wednesday and lot of yesterday crying and worrying about a stupid problem that I think is finally solved. So yesterday I went around all day looking and feeling like someone with the flu. The cold snap hasn't helped with that feeling. The one bright spot in my day was weighing myself on my home scale and seeing the magic number of 160.0 -- probably lost a couple of pounds in tears, though, just water weight.

I was going to run yesterday at the gym but decided that it would be self-abuse to do a hard workout when I was feeling so crummy. I took a shower instead and cooked some homemade chicken fried rice. Here's my approximation of the recipe (I don't do recipes well) in case you'd like to try this at home:

1 onion, diced
2 ribs of celery, diced
2 carrots, diced
1 red pepper, diced
1 egg
1 leftover chicken breast, skin removed, diced
1 1/2 c. leftover cold rice
soy sauce to taste (I used about 1/4 c.)
1 tsp. sesame oil
1 T. canola oil

Heat canola oil in pan over medium-high heat, add veggies and cook until crisp-tender. Remove veggies from pan. Scramble the egg and cook until just done. Add rice to pan and break up into small pieces. Add chicken and veggies and drizzle with soy sauce. Cook, stirring until everything is heated through and combined. Remove from heat, add sesame oil and mix in.

Next time I might cook the egg first and then add the veggies so I don't have to take them out. I was afraid the egg would get overdone if I did this. It was very good and this recipe makes a lot. I had about a cup of the finished product and my husband had the rest. It was sort of a comfort food for me, soft and warm and salty.

Of course I got hungry later and had to have my popcorn!

I'm down to three of my Weekly Allowance Points for the week. I haven't exercised as much as I would have liked because of the cold and that always messes me up because I count on having a lot of Activity Points to use. I plan to go run today at the gym and do a Spinning class tomorrow.

4 comments:

  1. Yummmm - this looks very tasty, Jen! I'll have to give it a try. Soft and warm and salty makes for a good comfort food concoction. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. This looks good too! I might save my rice that I don't eat with my takeout Chinese and do this.

    I'm glad today was better and let's hope that you had the psychic scale.

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  3. I make nearly this same thing for my family - except they all like different things (or don't like some of the things - might be a better way to say it) so I make everything separate and then then mix in their own bowl. I have started putting the soy in the rice water when I cook it - I don't know if that is good or bad - but it seems like a little goes a lot farther that way . . .

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  4. congrats on your last 7 pounds to go!!!!!!!!

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