Monday, November 14, 2011
To quote the old song by Meatloaf, 2 out of 3 ain't bad...The good: (1) I did run a little yesterday, and (2) tried a new recipe that the whole family liked. The bad: the injury to my right leg from last Friday is still keeping me from running the entire time I am scheduled. I thought it was better and tried to run on it yesterday evening, but after 3 minutes I felt that stabbing pain in my outer right calf about halfway between my knee and ankle. Hubby says go to an ortho and let them check it out as this is the ankle that I broke years back (1993), and still injure fairly recently due to its weakness.
On the good side, I did finish my 2.2 miles, just not running. I'm going to rest the leg up for a day or two and try again. I was really hoping to be able to run my entire 1st 5K scheduled in January, but this leg thing makes it seem like that won't be possible. I am depressed about that!
My crock pot (slow cooker) recipe yesterday was a hit...i found it on the SP site and also another frugal living website that I check out from time to time. Here it is:
Bacon Ranch Slow Cooker Chicken
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 Tbsp. bacon bits
1 pkg. Ranch dressing dry seasoning mix
8 oz. low fat (or fat free) sour cream
1 can cream of chicken soup (I used the 99% fat free)
Rinse chicken and add to crock pot. Combine all other ingredients in a mixing bowl, and pour over chicken. Cook on low for 4-5 hours until chicken shreds easily with a fork.
Shred chicken in crock pot.
I added some cooked elbow macaroni. You could also eat as is, or serve over brown rice. I added a nice salad on the side. The kids devoured it!
Wishing everyone a happy, relaxed Monday!