Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Merry Christmas Y'all!

Is everyone in the Christmas spirit yet? I am, too bad I have to wait until Friday by working and getting errands finished. Oh well, Friday will be here soon enough and my family and I will be off to Chattanooga for the day and then back here in Tuscaloosa for Christmas day…it should be a fun time. This will be my last blog before Christmas since I’ll be gone Friday so I wanted to use this blog to wish everyone a very merry Christmas or if you have another set of celebrations, Happy Chrismahanakwanazakah…or if you celebrate Festivus, Happy Festivus, or if you celebrate nothing, Happy Winter Solstice. Before I do a Christmas send off though, I wanted to share my weekly recipe with you…

These little nuggets were called Chicken Poppers. You are supposed to take an uncooked chicken breast and cut it into one inch cubes but as always, I tried to make things a bit easier and I used the pre-cooked fajita strips and cut those up…they worked just fine. In one bowl you put egg white substitutes and then in another bowl you mix together corn meal, bread crumbs, salt, pepper, garlic powder and chili powder (or cayenne, whatever spice you like that has a little kick). You dunk the chicken in the egg whites and then roll it around in the dry mix and then you bake them on a cookie sheet for about 5 minutes on each side. I dipped them in salsa and they tasted great. I of course ate two servings because you are only supposed to eat six and I added some green beans so it would be a filling dinner. I counted all of the points though so it’s all good. They were a pretty tasty treat and are a good substitute for fried chicken nuggets.

Next week I should have some pictures from Christmas and maybe a report on my weight. I plan on weighing Friday morning just to see where I’m at…I’ve been doing a good job since Saturday so I’m hoping it’s not too bad. Whatever the outcome of my weight is will be OK though because I will make up for it because I’m going to be crazy good starting in January. My next immediate goal is to lose 20 pounds by May…I don’t want to be a liar anymore on my driver’s license! I think it’s totally doable if I work really hard…I don’t have any excuses until my birthday really so I can do it! Well, I hope you all have a wonderful week and holiday weekend. Be safe and happy! Bye!

“O Holy Night! The stars are brightly shining,
It is the night of the dear Saviour's birth.
Long lay the world in sin and error pining.
Till He appeared and the Spirit felt its worth.
A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices,
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.
Fall on your knees! Oh, hear the angel voices!
O night divine, the night when Christ was born;
O night, O Holy Night , O night divine!
O night, O Holy Night , O night divine!” O Holy Night-Placide Cappeau de Roquemaure

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