Blogging with pictures.

Sadly, I’m just not up for a long blog. I’ve been in the mood lately, but now that I actually have time to sit down and write I a) can’t remember what I initially wanted to blog about, and b) I’m too tired to think up something off the top of my head. So how about some pictures?

 

Cellular respiration. Isn’t that fun? I’m holding A’s in all six classes still! At least my lack of sleep counts for something. yawwwn!

  Despite the windy weather here, I finally found a way to get the curls to stay relatively unfrizzy (read: diffuser and a lot of product). Wind is every curly girl’s nightmare, but we’re fighting back. Haha!

I made apple cinnamon muffins using this recipe and altering it based on the comments. I made them to take to one of my classes last month — and they were delicious. 🙂

Based on the comments, here is the recipe I used:

1/3 C Applesauce

2 t ground cinnamon

1/2 C whole wheat flour

1 C white all-purpose flour

2 t baking powder

1/4 C brown sugar, packed

1/2 C white sugar

1/2 t salt

1 egg

1/4 C water

2 generous T sour cream

1 large golden delicious apple, cored and diced

(the water and sour cream were added because I didn’t have any milk)

This yielded 18 muffins when filling the muffin cups 3/4 of the way. I believe I cooked them for about 20 minutes at 400.

I did two batches, one with a peeled apple and one with the peel, and I didn’t particularly notice a difference. They were delicious both ways.

Next photo! I found bone-in chicken breasts on sale for $0.97/lb, and I ended up buying two packages which gave me six breasts of roughly a little over a pound each. They were gorgeous. I decided to marinate all of them, and here are the recipes I came up with through various pinteresting and googling … and not having things on hand so ending up with recipes that didn’t have that much in common. To be honest, I could only find two links going back through my pinterest, and I’ve linked those. Bad person. If I find the recipes I will come back and give credit. =/

Italian Chicken Marinade (PIN IT)

Others were..

1 T olive oil

1 1/2 T Honey

1 1/2 T soy sauce

1/8 t black pepper

(I also did another one similar to this, adding 1/4 t of red pepper flakes)

1/4 C olive oil

1/3 C orange juice

1 t sugar

1 1/2 t powdered garlic

1/4 C white vinegar (what I had on hand — a balsamic would be nice)

1 t oregano

1/2 t black pepper

1/2 T paprika

1 1/2 t onion powder

2 t chili powder

1/2 7 oz can of chipotles in adobo sauce (instructions were to take out half of the can, and use the sauce only — this was messy)

1/4 C olive oil

1 1/2 t garlic powder

1 1/2 T oregano

2 t cumin

1 t black pepper

1/2 t salt

and lastly:

This one is from this recipe (PIN IT). Below is the recipe as I used it:

6 T orange juice

3 T olive oil

1/3 C brown sugar

1 t chili powder

1/2 t cumin

1/2 t onion powder

1/4 t red pepper flakes

water to dilute it down

 

This was delicious, and I’ll definitely use it again!

 

 

 

 

 

When I bought the chicken, beef was also on sale. A taco night ensued! Unfortunately, I didn’t get to all the beef before it went south on me, but as my mother wisely said: throwing it away is better than dealing with food poisoning.

Those are the homemade tortillas from the last post. 🙂

 

 

A lightbulb clicked on at some point and I decided it was time to make freezer breakfast burritos. I’m always running out the door to my morning classes and I usually end up skipping breakfast because of it. This provides a fairly good balance of proteins/fats/carbs, and I’ve noticed my blood sugar holds pretty steady with these suckers.  I didn’t really follow a recipe with this one; heated up the tortilla for a few seconds until it was pliable, and put cooked-and-cooled tater tots, an egg mix I made with leftover taco meat (beef mixed with onions and green bell peppers, and chili and garlic powders), and mexican cheese. After reheating (defrost for a minute or two because of the tater tots), I opened this burrito up and put in some salsa. I had one without the salsa and it was still okay.

 

 

(Yes, mom, I’m still eating!)

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