Not Boyfriend-approved


Curried chicken salad with zucchini "fries"

Today’s lunch would not have been Boyfriend-approved — and that’s a shame, because it had the trifecta that always gets a nod from me.

What are the three points? I’m glad you asked!

  1. Fast to fix
  2. Flavorful
  3. Filling

This recipe had it all. The most time-consuming part was grilling the chicken breast on George (my trusty George Foreman Lean, Mean Grilling Machine). While it cooked, I chopped up a few veggies, then mixed them with some mayo and a pinch of curry powder — and voila! A lunch star is born.

It was delicious and filling. Was it ever filling. This chicken salad was so satisfying that I seriously contemplated putting the rest away for later after I’d eaten about half of it. Of course, common sense prevailed and I continued eating. I’m glad I did, because the whole bowlful had only 2.1 Net Carbs.

The recipe (just something I threw together):

1/4 cup cucumber, chopped

1/4 cup mushroom, chopped

2 T red bell pepper, chopped

1 T mayonnaise

1/4 – 1/2 tsp curry powder (I used McCormick red curry powder)

Chicken breast (seasoned on both sides with salt, pepper and a sprinkle of the curry powder)

Grill the chicken breast. While it’s grilling, chop veggies. Mix veggies with mayonnaise. Add cooked, diced chicken breast and enjoy.

The Boyfriend most likely would have hated it A) because it had too many veggies and B) because he doesn’t like spicy food. Even the lightly spiced curry powder would have put him off.

To make the zucchini fries, I cut them into fry shapes, tossed with 1 tsp olive oil and seasoned with garlic sea salt. Bake for 10-15 minutes, until done. Delicious! The only thing that would make them better would be if they crisped up … but I have no clue how to make zucchini crispy without some kind of breading.

Any ideas?

On the car front, I needed brakes — badly. The guy at Brakemasters said the rotors aren’t supposed to be thinner than 0.9-something … and mine were 0.8-something.

$350 later, I have new front brakes (pads and rotors) and rear brake shoes. However, they said the rear brake drums really could use replacement, too.

No way could I have afforded that. I had to borrow $130 from the Boyfriend’s mom to pay for what I did get — and I not only had to deplete the $30 in my “buy a MacBook” fund but also maxed out my credit card … and I won’t be able to make much more than the minimum payment until I have her paid back.

Bleah. It’s always something, isn’t it? Powerball, where’s my jackpot?


One response to “Not Boyfriend-approved

  1. Pingback: Not Boyfriend-approved | Adventures in weight loss, cooking and life | George Foreman Grill·

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