The BBQ chicken burger recipe comes courtesy of Mrs. How Sweet and was a perfect fast and easy dinner on Tuesday night after Eric and I went to spin class. (Which I can also do one-handed. Sort of. The thing about working out with a bum hand is that you can’t use your arms to support you as much. So everything becomes much harder workout for your legs and abs.) I took a few shortcuts (no carmelized onions this time around) because I was ready to gnaw my other arm off due to my post-spin hunger, but they were still delicious.
Foodbuzz sent some of its publishers Nature’s Pride new flax bread to try, so I decided to use it to make The Pioneer Woman’s grilled chicken and roasted red pepper panini. (Well, a shortcutted version of her panini. I used leftover grilled chicken and bottled sun-dried tomato pesto and roasted red peppers.) I was already a big fan of Nature’s Pride bread from my past experiences turning it into garlic bread soup and garlic bread croutons and healthy mac & cheese, and turning it into a panini was another win. The bread aisle can be a nightmare if you’re trying to eat healthy, but I know I can grab anything from Nature’s Pride without having to block the flow of grocery store traffic while I read ingredients.
As I said last week, all I bought was a doughnut pan when I first went shopping for the apartment. I put it to use on Saturday morning making these beauties from the Eat, Live, Run glazed cake doughnut recipe. They were so unbelievably fast and easy to make! Oh, and they are baked, so they are relatively healthy too! I recommend forgoing glaze and sprinkles on half the batch and instead rolling them in melted butter and then cinnamon and sugar. You won’t be sorry. And if you don’t have yourself a doughnut pan yet, you can get one at Crate & Barrel or hit up Amazon.
I’ll be very happy when all of my extremities are working again. Right now, most of my pain is actually coming from my elbow and I’m now wondering if a bad slam to my funny bone last month (yeah…hurricane moment) caused all these problems. I need to go back to the doctor to find out. Until then, I’m just sticking with my brace and trying to type/text/work out/give HJs as little as possible.