Football Fanatic

I know today is only Wednesday, but I totally feel like it’s Thursday!

Why?

Because football is on  :)  Muahahahah….I’m going to watch so much football this week, I may break some sort of record.

There was a game last night (that I didn’t watch).

There’s a game tonight.

Tomorrow night.

Friday night.

And ALL day Saturday.

and this game is about to start, so I better hurry!

I ended up not having a snack with me today at work and I was starving!!!

I couldn’t believe I forgot to pack a snack…I made it home and was able to make dinner without snacking and ruining my appetite, thank goodness.

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I thawed some chicken in the fridge overnight, then seasoned it with:

  • salt
  • pepper
  • garlic powder
  • thyme

I cooked the in a pan with a little grapeseed oil until it was cooked through.

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For the grain side dish, I wanted to try make something a little fall-flavored.

I cooked some bulgur, and added:

  • diced apple
  • 2 small boxes of raisins
  • 2 Tbsp almonds, sliced and quick toasted in the microwave
  • parsley
  • thyme
  • rosemary
  • salt
  • pepper
  • drizzle of olive oil
  • few tsps apple cider vinegar

I loved the crunch of the almonds and the crispy apple bites in this! Definitely a keeper.

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For our “green”, I just roasted some broccoli while the chicken was cooking on the stove top.

I was still kind of hungry after dinner, so I also just got a bowl of that Ben & Jerry’s Gingersnap Ice Cream.

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I know it’s only in the 40s here right now and is gloomy, dark, and rainy, but I just couldn’t resist this  :)

 

Off to watch football – nite!

 

17 comments

  1. I love your bulger recipe.

  2. Oohh ginger snap ice cream — yum!

  3. B&J’s never fails! enjoy your football filled night :)

  4. YUM, all around! THe bulgur looks awesome

  5. The bulgur side dish looks awesome!! And I loved your oats from this morning!! Have fun watching football!

  6. ben and jerry’s ginger snap – aw snap! that sounds great.

  7. We have a gloomy night here too. Enjoy the football!

  8. Gingersnap IC?? Holy yummy!

    How do you cook the bulgar?

    • I just took 1 cup of bulgur and put in a heat proof bowl.

      Boil 1.5 cups of water, then pour over the bulgur.

      cover the bowl with plastic wrap (or be lazy like me last night and just lay a napkin over the bowl to keep the steam in) and let sit 15-30 minutes or until the water is absorbed. Easy!

  9. yay for football on a wednesday night right!?

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  10. we’re going out of town this weekend, and my fiance is already pouting about missing watching all the games…
    that bulgar looks tasty!

  11. ginger snap icecream!!??
    YUM

  12. Apple and raisin in bulgur! Cool!!!

    I’m a Trojan yet I’ve never ever been to a football game in my life!

  13. i don’t think i could have resisted that ice cream either!

  14. Wow, that bulgar looks awesome!! I’ve never actually had bulgar before. I love putting something sweet into savory salads. Just adds a whole other dimension.

    I had some Gingersnap last night too :D

  15. Great idea with the bulgar. I watched part of that game but didn’t see the end. Yay for football!

  16. I just printed this post so I can make this recipe. I never have any good bulgur recipes but I love the fiber in it.

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