Sorry for not posting in a couple of days. I have been distracted by work, life stuff, and the color pink.
Not this type of pink:
But this type of pink:
Oh. My. Gosh. Pink Eye is spectacularly not fun. Especially when you are not in second-grade. And even moreso when you are a contact-wearer that cannot function in glasses.
Just as I thought it was clearing up, I woke up at 4am to see that my OTHER eye is now pink. I guess Mr. Left Eye was feeling left out of the pink party.
And, to add insult to injury, the battery of my car died. Then, after I had these nice USAA auto men jump it, I promptly locked my keys in my RUNNING car.
Guys, this has most definitely not been my week. 🙂
However, me venting over my litany of mini catastrophes accomplishes positively nothing, so we shall promptly switch the focus, okay?
Today I have a wonderfully simple, easy, CHEAP, and healthy recipe for y’all. I made it earlier this week, had some for dinner and then and promptly divided the rest into tupperware containers for quick lunches.
Chicken & Broccoli Saute
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken tenders ($4.50)
2-3 Broccoli crowns of broccoli (chopped) ($1.50)
1 onion (chopped) ($. 50)
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp pepper (divided)
1) Coat a saute pan with 1 tbsp oil and saute onion for 2-3 minutes.
2) Add chicken and 1/2 tsp pepper, and a couple dashes of salt
4) While the chicken is cooking; steam broccoli in a pot for 5 minutes (almost like a blanche). You want it to be BRIGHT green, and still a bit crunchy
5) Drain water off broccoli and then drizzle it with 1 tbsp olive oil and add it to the chicken and onion mixture
6) At this point, I HIGHLY recommend adding a couple sprinkles of this magic ingredient:
It adds a wonderful kick!
7) Saute the broccoli with the chicken mixture for 5-10 minutes and then plate and serve!
After dinner, go right ahead and put the leftovers in individual tupperware to take to work the next day–you will NOT regret the decision.
True Fact: I like to eat this cold! I just love eating leftovers cold…I have no idea why!
This meal cooks 4 servings, which ends up being $1.62 per person. Add a couple sweet potatoes and you still are eating a meal that is well under $3. You cannot even eat at McDonald’s for that price! Plus, total cooking time is less than 30 minutes. Holla.
In other, completely unrelated news, has anyone watched this TV Show:
Well, after hearing all kinds of buzz about it, I put it on our Netflix Queque. I watched the first five episodes the last few nights and I just cannot get into it. I actually found it VERY frustrating because the main character (played by Laura Linney) receives a terminal Stage IV cancer diagnosis and DOES NOT TELL ANYONE in her family. The show is a dramedy, so it has this odd blend of sheer tragedy amidst comical situations. It is strange because I feel both pathos for Laura Linney and frustration at her because she isn’t being honest and almost being flippant about the severity of the situation. Am I allowed to be angry at a person (imaginary as they may be) who is dying of cancer?!
Ok, so here is my question for you, dear readers:
Have you seen the show? How do you feel about movies and TV shows making cancer and other diseases comical? Is it a refreshing and honest new perspective, or problematically insensitive?
I feel very ambivalent about the concept. A part of me feels very bothered by the way in which we, as a society, feel entitled to and entertained by these very private and personal struggles. If, by being a voyeur to these experiences helps people better understand and gain a larger degree of imaginative empathy, I think it is worth it. However, if it leads to people creating rigid stereotypes and paradigms regarding the experiences of illness and disease, I think it can lead to more harm than good.