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WIAW: 10/2/13

 Hey there. I am getting over a little bug that I caught Sunday night so all week I have been craving comfort food!

Spooky Snacks and Healthy Halloween Treats

Breakfast:

IT’S BACK! My favorite pumpkin oatmeal is back at Trader Joe’s and of course I STALKED UP! (4 boxes. 🙂 ) I topped it with what else, but pumpkin granola, also courtesy of TJ’s.

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 I had never tried this granola before and I am sooo glad I bought it! It’s got a great pumpkin flavor and the raisins mixed in give it a nice fall sweetness.

 LUNCH:

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Nothing says comfort food than grilled cheese and tomato soup. I recently came across this new Arnold bread that I am totally in love with.

I love the heartiness, flavor, and nutritional perks of Arnold bread but each slice is about 100 calories so when I make a sandwich that’s already 200 calories before I load it up! Their new Bakery Light bread has the same perks of the standard loaf, but there are only 40 calories a slice!! They are obviously smaller slices, but the size to thickness ratio is on point. They are the perfect size for my lunch meat and toppings, and the thickness supports my food without getting soggy or falling apart when you pick them up. Very exciting.

DINNER:

A little chicken and rice casserole!

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Ingredients:
2 cups mixed vegetables
1 Rice Side or 2 servings of rice
2 Chicken boullion cubes
¼ cup American cheese
2 boneless chicken breasts

The first thing I did was hammer the daylights out of the chicken breasts to flatten them out as best I could. This gives it more flavor and allows it to cook quicker (more surface area) I simmered them in a skillet with about ½ cup of water and the 2 bouillion cubes. After about 6 minutes on each side, they were done. Meanwhile, I made a Lipton Rice Side in the microwave. I added the frozen veggies to the rice to allow them to cook together. After 12 minutes they were done and piping hot. I added about three quarters of the cheese to the rice and veggies and stirred until the cheese melted. In a casserole dish I spread the rice mixture onto the bottom, and then placed the chicken breasts in the middle. I topped them with the remaining cheese and popped them into the oven at 350 for about 5 minutes, allowing the cheese to melt and the ingredients to come together.

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I took an immense shot of cold medicine after dinner, so dessert was not on the day’s menu, as I was passed out on the couch by 7:30. When I woke up the next morning I was feeling much better, so I think it was worth it. 😉

What things are you most looking forward to in October?

Do you have a favorite comfort food?

 

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