Honestly, life gets in the way of life. Do you get that? I am not sure I do either.
Ed has always said, you need to have goals, because if you don’t have any, then what are you really trying to achieve? I remember when I had those three goals, way back when (maybe 2013?). One new recipe each week, try one new thing each month and be happy. Goals keep you on track. They keep you moving forward, learning and experiencing life.
I recently said to my MC (male companion), I feel like I am not doing anything, I need to do things, we are only young once, we need to experience things.
What have I been doing recently? Well, working, getting my masters in nutrition and training for a triathlon. I think it is important to have big goals, as well as little goals, monthly goals, or even weekly or daily goals. Whatever works best for you and makes you the happiest is best. I often feel like I am happiest when I workout before work, pack my lunchblox the night before work and bring healthy options to eat to work. Food and physical activity are key to life. Have we talked about my lunchblox yet? That will come later, oh the excitement.
My goals: start blogging more, start taking more pictures and start cooking more.
Hillary came over on Tuesday night for dinner.
On the Menu: chicken kabobs with peppers and onions with grilled corn and salad.
Chicken kabobs: 3 chicken breast cut up into 1 inch chunks. Place in large plastic bag and throw in any balsamic vinaigrette, I believe I used Wishbone. Let marinate over night, 8 hours or 30 minutes prior to grilling. Cut up onions, red peppers, yellow peppers and orange peppers into large chunks. If you are using wooden kabob sticks, make sure to soak them for 30 minutes prior to grilling to avoid them burning up. I would suggest getting metal ones, I am going to invest in them this weekend. Alternate chicken, peppers and onions as you like. I did onion, pepper, chicken, onion, pepper, chicken and ya get it. Place the grill on medium-high, turning every 5-7 minutes until cooked through, about 20 minutes.
Corn: shuck the corn. Butter the corn. Wrap the corn in aluminum foil. Put one side of the grill on medium and cook for 20 minutes or until the chicken is done. Turn every 5 minutes. So easy, so delicious.
Salad: use the leftover peppers and onions to add to the salad, add tomato, any other vegetables you like. Add cheese. Use the balsamic vinaigrette you used on the chicken.
For “dessert”: pineapple. I was watching tv at the MC’s house the other night, not really paying attention to what was on tv, just looking at Instagram. In the background I see QVC is on. They were selling a pineapple slicer. If any of you try to slice pineapples yourself, you know it is kind of a pain. After watching for five minutes, I had to have it. I said to myself, if I can purchase this online rather than calling in the number, then I am in! Well, you could. For $15, I got one. You can see the pictures below. It actually works! I suggest it! (Props to Hillary for capturing those photographs).