Well, I’m officially back to being a working Mom. The new job is really great. I’m working with an amazing group of people and I already look forward to seeing them the next day… so that is a good start! I am enjoying it, but it is also an adjustment. My husband has been picking my son up from daycare at the end of the day, as I bob and weave through traffic in order to get home. I’m still trying to find “the” way to get home. The commute can be anywhere from about 37 minutes, to 1 hour and 15 minutes like today… all to go about 14 miles. Gotto love Chicagoland. I do miss my son. He is adjusting well, however, and he is moving to the preschool room at daycare!
I would like to announce that I have made dinner both nights when I got home! I planned out meals for Monday through Wednesday that were healthy, quick, and easy, (I have pre-arranged days off this week for our anniversary), and have stuck to them. I also joined the at-work Weight Watchers group so I will be now going to meetings instead of just doing it online. I even joined the gym at work so that I can squeeze a workout in at lunch.
Last night I made a favorite chicken dish from Weight Watchers. I also through in some McCann’s roasted potatoes (frozen) to go along with it. It was about 5 minutes of prep, and 40 minutes of unattended cooking time.
Chicken Cordon Bleu
courtesy of WeightWatchers.com
points: 7 per serving
4 spray(s) cooking spray, or enough to coat chicken
1 pound(s) uncooked boneless, skinless chicken breast, four 4-oz pieces
3 oz Boar’s Head Smoked Ham, or other brand, four 3/4 oz slices
3 oz low-fat Swiss cheese, four 3/4-oz slices
1/4 cup(s) all-purpose flour
1/4 cup(s) honey mustard
1/2 cup(s) seasoned bread crumbs, Italian-style
Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat a baking sheet with olive oil cooking spray.
Place chicken breasts between two pieces of plastic wrap and pound to 1/4-inch thickness; remove plastic wrap. Arrange 1 slice of ham and 1 slice of cheese on each chicken breast.
Starting from shorter end of chicken, roll up breast into a tight pinwheel. Tuck in ends. Secure with toothpicks.
Place flour, honey mustard and bread crumbs in 3 separate shallow bowls. Add chicken to flour; turn to coat. Transfer chicken to honey mustard; turn to coat. Place chicken in bread crumbs; turn to coat.
Transfer chicken to prepared baking sheet and coat with cooking spray. Bake until chicken is golden brown and cooked through, about 40 minutes. Remove toothpicks and serve.