Good morning friends!
I know some of you love to hear baby reports and others of you could care less and find them distracting, so I’ll refrain from giving sleep status updates until things get a little better (optimism!) It’s so hard not to set the tone for my post based on how rested I am.
So I’ll set the tone with… French toast for the win!
Cville Crunch bread cooked in egg with seared banana, peanut butter, chia seeds and coconut. Loved every single bite!
And I might do it again tomorrow because Matt brought me some whole wheat Apple Scrapple. It’s my favorite FT bread!
We use our Chicco iFeel rocker all.the.time. The arm is great for hanging toys.
I made my bed and got back in it twice today. It was one of those cozy winter days where it was fun to be under the covers for nursing and things.
After breakfast, I was so sleep deprived I drank a beer.
Just kidding!! I was making dinner actually : )
More on that after lunch:
I was happy to have a piece of leftover halibut that I served on a big salad packed with ingredients:
- Goat cheese
- Olive oil
- Smoked salt
- Cava spicy hummus
- Cville Crunch croutons
- Halibut + its crumbs
I think I hit all of my macronutrients there!
Maze and I rallied this afternoon for a lovely 3.5 mile walk up the Monticello Trail. I’ve been organizing a weekly walk with my mom group and today’s turnout was our best yet! (We had about 10 in total) Mazen looks thrilled to be there doesn’t he ; )
Back home I warmed up with an oatmeal snack. This kind of just happened: I poured 1/4 cup oats in a bowl with some milk and microwaved it just to heat it a bit – and duh, that made oatmeal! Added some sliced banana and sunflower butter for maximum deliciousness.
I absolutely love it when I use the crockpot and rice cooker to make dinner for me! Girl’s best friends.
In the crockpot was a Beer & Bone Suckin’ Chicken with Sweet Potatoes, Parsnips and Mushrooms.
Beer & Bone Suckin' Crockpot Chicken
Yield 6-8 Servings
This recipe uses a jar of Bone Suckin' Sauce and a dark beer for flavor. It doesn't get much easier than that! Serve over rice or with cornbread.
- 2 large chicken breasts
- 2 large sweet potatoes, sliced or chopped into bite-size pieces
- 10-ish cremini mushrooms, quartered
- 5 parsnips (or carrots)
- 1 jar of Bone Suckin' Sauce
- 12 ounces of a dark beer (basically anything that isn't yellow in color)
- 1 tbsp smoked paprika
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- 1 tsp dried rosemary
- 16 ounces of broth or water (or enough to just cover everything)
- Layer in veggies
- Put chicken on top
- Add liquids and spices
- Stir everything to combine
- Set for low for 8 hours
- Shred chicken into big chunks with a fork
- Spoon over rice or cornbread
Served over brown rice with a dollop of Greek yogurt on top. Loved it!! The sweet potatoes were pillows of sauce and the chicken was perfectly tender.
I dined alone because Matt was out at a guys night’s out, but he ate when he returned and raved about the dish. Slow cooker gets a pat on the back!