Ethnic Chicken

Nothing Ethnic, Maybe some Chicken, Mostly Nessa

Instant Pot Love

It has been too long but I just got a new toy and I think blogging will be mandatory. I’m not very good at it but what the heck… let’s go. My son got me an Instant Pot for my birthday and I jumped right in. I made STEAM first. Then I made a pancake cake… out of pancake batter… that came out pretty good… Next step was Ribs. They came out TOO tender for our taste. I cooked RAW ribs for 9 minutes under pressure. the let the NPR. Now NPR is a radio station to me. But in the world of Instant Pot, it means Natural Pressure Release or in this case.. MAKE NESSA WAIT. After they were released from the Instant Pot Prison, I sauced them and 5 minutes each side in a 450 Breville Convection Toaster Oven We will continue to attempt ribs… the outsides were good..inside not flavorful enough.

After Ribs I made soup. What we call in my family MOMMY Soup… Split Pea and Barley Soup. EASY. and Yummy…

Last night I attempted Brats with onions potatoes and peppers. FAIL. Potatoes over cooked. Brats under cooked. Hubby is being a GEM and letting me play and experiment. It’s costing us less to throw out my mistakes and try again than it was for all the carry out we were eating.

Today.. CHEESECAKE…. I am following this recipe. Next post will be to document that. Fingers crossed.

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shirts and sadwiches

Today is a momentous day.

Today I wore this outfit:  (it’s a horrible picture but folks requested so I tried at work with my cell)

and then I ate a Sandwich for lunch

arnold whole wheat sandwich thin




spinach leaves

ETA:  I ate HALF of the sandwich.

today I go see the ortho… wish me luck…

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Weird Weird Weird.  The New post toolbar is missing my fonts and sizing.  Oh dear.  At least I have my colors.  This is what I get for tweaking.  I did find a message board for wordpress and will be installing it.  Ethnic chicken will have its own message board… how cool is that???

News:   we lost girl child last night, I found her. Sleeping in her room.  Oy.  She never even told me she was going to bed. Or if she did I did not hear her.

Brian got home around 11:30 from race practice.  Not a good practice.  He’s already gone for today.  Since I’m going out tonight I won’t see him till later.

Tummy is a tad upset…  I made a new casserole for dinner last night and it sucked.  Gummy, flavorless… and appears to have not agreed with me.  UGH.  Oh well live and learn.

I’ve put in a load of laundry already

I’ve called the Baltimore Sun to have them send out a new Sunday paper that was delivered last night (Friday) and is soaked. It never came.

Still looking for someone to take the table and hutch.  I think we are going to have to move it to goodwill ourselves.

My wrist hurts (right).  I think I pulled a muscle or something yesterday.

The dogs are being restless and annoying but it’s raining so they have to suck it up.

Tomorrow we are gaming with Norman.  Amy has something to do.

Tonight I’m going out with girl friends.  OY!  Must stop and get some cash before I go.  I’m excited.  I don’t go out with the girls all that often.

Oh well not much to really say today.

I could talk about my lack of control food wise but I am not sure I want to.

Did I mention that I put the gym membership on hold?  I was going to cancel but she told me I could put it on hold for 3 months (April may and June) and then I can get a doctor’s note till after my surgery and recovery to put it on medical hold till I am ready to come back.  With Brian.  So I’ll try that for 3 months it’s only 25 dollars a month for the hold.   Gives me time to think.

I kept thinking I should get on the bike this morning but I did not.  Oh well.  Maybe I need to push myself harder.  I know I need to tighten up on my food….


Food has been very carby today

Fluids light

Exercise non-existent (I’m going out tonight I plan to dance some)

I’m home alone today that’s always a bad thing for me.  I really need to discuss this boredom eating with the nut. At my next visit.

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