I realize now that I don't like eating chicken. All we have in our freezer is chicken breasts, and I am practically gagging thinking about how much I don't want to eat it. Here's what I think my problem is: they are skinless, boneless chicken breasts. So, if I just cook them with salt and pepper or whatever, they will be so bland and dry that I want to gag. I put Jonathan on a mission to find a good chicken sauce. But then the problem becomes "do we have the ingredients to make the sauce in our house?" The answer about 85% of the time is no. Because when we're down to just a bunch of frozen chicken breasts, that means we're pretty much out of everything. And if I go to the store, I will buy a bunch of groceries that I will eat instead of said frozen chicken breasts, and then all I will be left with at the end is a bunch of frozen chicken breasts. It is a vicious cycle.
We are trying to make an effort to be healthy before we go on our cruise. I have never been on one before, but from what I hear, cruises are a constant food-fest. I'm assuming this food-fest comes in buffet form. I can pretty much control myself at buffets as far as portions go because I think buffets are gross, but I'm not so good with making healthy choices. I'm much more likely to just eat the pizza or the fried whatever instead of braving the possibly bacteria-infested grilled vegetables that have been sitting there all afternoon because everyone is eating the pizza.
Anyway, if any of you know of a good chicken sauce that doesn't have a lot of complicated (ie, perishable) ingredients, please send the recipe to me. You would be greatly assisting me in my efforts to 1) actually eat all of the frozen chicken in my freezer instead of just going to Taco Cabana and 2) be a healthier person in general. Thanks!
Thursday, May 29, 2008
J and I just got back from the Bahamas, and boy, was it fun! We got there on Sunday afternoon, and I was very excited about our oceanview suite. It certainly had an oceanview, but unfortunately the whole ambience was rather marred by the fact that our room was stuck between the elevators and the air conditioning unit for the whole building. So, while we could technically see the ocean, all we could hear was the air conditioner hum-hum-humming and the elevator dinging. I had to wear ear plugs at night because it was so loud. Disappointed in the value for our money, we asked the hotel if they would let us switch rooms, and they put us in an oceanfront room for the next two nights at no additional cost. THIS, my friends, was a vacation! The view was gorgeous, and much relaxation was had! Here is a photo of 75% of my vacation:
That's me sitting on our new balcony, reading a trashy romance novel. Paradise.
Our trip was great until the end when our plane broke, our flight was canceled, and we were forced to stay an extra night, meaning that J had to take an unplanned extra day of vacation. I know, I know - poor me, I had to stay an extra day in the Bahamas. Boo hoo! But, really, when that extra day is spent sitting in the airport, it's just not that fun.
Anyway, we are back in Dallas now getting ready for our cruise to Alaska in two weeks! Yaaaaay! I love to travel. I think I am going to start a travel blog in addition to this one. Yippee! Here is another picture of us dressed up for dinner. We have been taking good pictures lately - must be the new camera!