Friday, January 30, 2009

Yes, I'm still sick & Lime Broccoli Rotini Chicken

Remember how I said that I got sick when O made mac n' cheese last week. Wow, did I ever get sick. The yuck turned into a lung infection & double ear infection. I won't go into details how mac n' cheese can cause these things to happen, I'm sure if you really want to figure it out you can use your imagination. Needless to say, a course of Zithromax later & I'm on the road to recovery.

This has however meant a more aggressive approach will be taken with my new-found allergy. I see the specialist at Asthma & Allergy Assoc. on Tuesday. It will be another 3-4 hour day of pin-cushioning. Hooray for easy mindless sock knitting.

The knee isn't a happy tale either. I'm mostly not using crutches anymore, although with Wednesday's latest ice storm I'm not really going outside the house anymore either. If the knee is not back to 100% on Tuesday then I have to go to the ortho doc. Booooooo. I have a feeling that it's inevitable. Again, I say, Booooooooo.

Tonight's dinner, was a goodie. I did not get a picture, although I might try when Sparky gets home and warms a plate.

For those of you who don't know, I am the Princess of Semi-homemade. Of course, Sandra Lee is the Queen, but I was doing semi-homemade while she was still playing with curtains. Given my current knee issues, I'm all about super fast & easy in the kitchen, especially since I'm doing the no dairy thing and almost all carryout around here is either pizza or subs. Tonight's dinner features one of my favorites, Knorr Sides Plus Veggies (2 full servings of veggies per plateful!)

Lime Broccoli Rotini with Chicken

2 packs Knorr Roasted Garlic, Olive Oil & Broccoli Rotini
1 can white meat chicken (the big can)
1 T. margarine
2 T. lime juice

Make the rotini following the package directions, omitting the olive oil. Meanwhile, smash up the canned chicken (I'll share my favorite tool for doing that in my next blog post). When the rotini is finished cooking, remove from heat, add the margarine, the chicken and the lime juice. Serves 4.

That's it! How simple is that. I substitute the margarine for the olive oil to give it a bit creamier texture. It would be sensational with some Parmesean cheese, but yeah, whatever.


1 comment:

marciamenendez said...

Thanks for posting this I look forward to making it. I hope you are back to your old self soon!