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Pineapple chicken

Posted Feb 19 2013 7:08pm

I should have the Healthy Heart recap post up tomorrow.  It is just taking a little longer than I thought to get it put together.  Then I will draw the winners!  Along with some personally roasted coffee (which I just did today – fresh!), there are 2 other prizes that will be given away.

One is a one-handed water bottle (BPA free). Cat not included, sorry!


The other is Cranberry Body Butter and Bath Wash by Boots. 


So, stay tuned tomorrow to see who won those!

I tell you, I will be so glad when John comes home from his Vegas poker trip tomorrow because I have been running around all crazy.  He really can be a very good stabilizing force in my life. 

Last night I hit a really frustrating spot with the rehab. I was working on the plumbing and it just wasn’t going together right. I really wanted the sink water back on and then I found out I needed one more part -  a 98 cent part, to be exact – before I could get the drain in place. Plus I was getting some leaks from the connections and it was really pissing me off.  So, I decided to take a break and do the trim (chair rail and base molding). The last 2 things to do in the room are the sink hook up and the trim.  Anyway, I have done miter cuts with baseboard before, but not with chair rail molding and I cannot for the life of me get the cuts right with my miter box. I so wanted John’s brain to help me sort it out. I ended up with tears of frustration and I decided to just stop for the night.  I really wanted to get this project done before John got back, but I am supposed to be *enjoying* it and I wasn’t. So what does a girl on the verge of tears do? Watch the season finale of Downton Abbey. Crying 

*** Spoilers in italics, so scroll through that if you haven’t watched it yet ***

I was not surprised at the ending as I knew the actor playing Matthew wasn’t going to be back and there was no way he could be out of the picture without dying. That wasn’t so sad to me.   For me, the saddest moment of the whole episode was when Branson was crying over Sybil and how he couldn’t go on without her.  So, so sad.  And I yelled at the maid to get her hands off him LOL!  And does anyone else feel like Rose is the Cousin Oliver syndrome from the Brady Bunch?

***** end spoilers.

I am having to be my own barista with John gone, too.


Pixie getting her warmth on the dishwasher! The coffee sphinx.


I made the best single serving dinner tonight. You know how sometimes the easiest  thing is the best?

Teriyaki Pineapple Chicken

  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1.5 cups broccoli florets , cut small (I use my beloved frozen baby broccoli florets from Bird’s Eye)
  • 1.5 tablespoons of bottled teriyaki sauce of choice – or any stir fry sauce, really.
  • 1 cup  (165 grams) of fresh pineapple chunks. (really makes the difference)
  • 4 ounces of cooked chicken breast, diced.

In a small saute pan, melt the coconut oil and add the broccoli florets. Since mine were frozen, I slapped a lid on there and cooked for about 10 minutes. You just want the broccoli cooked through. I cut up the pineapple while the broccoli was cooking. Add in the teriyaki sauce, chicken and pineapple and stir to heat through.  I should have used a bigger pan! I had food go overboard trying to stir this.


Look at this big plate of food!


365 calories for this plate and it was soooo tasty. I love fresh pineapple. You calories may vary depending on the sauce you used. I used House of Tsang brand.


After I get my chores done, I think I might do a little relaxing tonight and some flower shopping online for the garden since the weather is crappy rainy/snowy/cold outside. I need thoughts of spring.  And John comes home tomorrow! Yay!

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