|My mom and I walking into my new house for the first time- June 17, 2008|
Have you ever been sitting at home, staring at your pantry, wondering to yourself, 'What in the world am I going to have for dinner tonight?' Of course you have. Then you start weighing your options. 'Should I go pick up something? No- that costs money and I have to get in my car and drive. Too much effort... Should I order in? No- that also costs money, and I'd have to order more than I need to make up for the delivery cost... Do I need to really eat? Maybe it isn't worth the trouble. Yes, my stomach is grumbling- bad idea.' This was a conversation I had with myself one too many times when I was single and living on my own.
|Walking into my new house! -June 17, 2008|
I stared, and I stared, then I started pulling out cans. A can of corn, a can of beans, and a can of chunky tomatos. 'Surely, I can make something with this. I've made it as a side before. But I need something to add to it to make it more filling than just a side dish...' Aha, I knew that jumbo bag of boneless, skinless frozen chicken breasts would be needed someday! Seriously- grab one from the store next time you're there, you never know when it'll come in handy. Before I knew it, wam bam, I had dinner for one and leftovers for three, all from the comfort of my pjs.
|Junior Year Roommates from Villas Nueces #317- |
Marissa, me, Hayley, and Erin- Halloween 2006 at the SAE house
Living alone and cooking for one isn't all bad. I remember the day I moved into my house. I had my Jeep Grand Cherokee loaded to the brim, and my parents followed in their Highlander, and we went to sign the papers at the title loan company. I actually got lost on the drive from the title loan company to my house (took a wrong turn- whoops). Then, when we got to my humble abode, I turned around for a quick pic, all ready to triumphantly enter my new house. Triumph-ness killed, moment spoiled. My key didn't work. Terrific, day one, and I'm already going to have to shimmy through the window. After much trial-and-error, the key I had unlocked the door from the garage to the laundry room. I was inside and doing cartwheels in the living room in no time. Living in the same town as my parents (but at a different house) took some time to get used to. I was used to my loved ones being three hours and a highway away. I talk to my parents at least once, if not four times, daily, and it's very comforting to know that they're a quick 15 minute drive away these days. Plus, they're nearby in case of emergency, like my oven catching on fire.
|Senior Year Roommates at The Windsor House-|
Fran, Lauren, Erin, and me- Halloween 2007 at our house
|Erin and I lived together for two and a half years in college!|
Red River Rivalry, UT/OU Weekend- October 2010
|I got a new roommate in January of 2009- at 4.7 lbs, she doesn't take up much space.|
Mexican Chicken Mashup
Servings: 4; Weight Watchers PointsPlus Value: 6
|Mexican Chicken Mashup|
- 12 oz boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked & cubed
- 15 1/4 oz (28 g) canned black beans, drained
- 15 1/4 oz (28 g) canned whole corn kernels, drained
- 8 oz canned tomatos with or without green chilis
- Mix chicken, beans, corn, and tomatoes all together
- Serve in bowls