Showing posts from June, 2015

Garden Progress

I planted this garden a little over a month ago.  Since planting, I've been tracking the progress of my plants.  The picture above shows how all the plants look now.  We are experiencing a little growth here, folks.

I try to keep the plants watered well.  It has been raining fairly regularly here, so I haven't had to water everyday to keep the soil moist.  Lately, I have started to notice that some of the leaves are yellowing.  This happened before with my tomato plant a few years ago.  Either the sun is burning the leaves or my plant is having water issues.  I'm still trying to figure this one out.

My first attempt at a solution will be to address the water issues.  Although we have had almost daily rain, I will try keeping it more watered and see if that helps.  I've also been considering installing a drip irrigation system to assist with keeping the soil moist enough.  We will see how this works out.  Of course, if I do, I will document it.

Currently, I have one b…

Chicken Parmesan

This is one of the first meals I ever cooked for my husband years ago.  Back then, I used to bread the chicken, first dipping it in an egg wash and then coating it with bread crumbs.  Rather than cooking the chicken breasts in a skillet, I would bake them in a baking dish.

Now, since I am counting calories, I try to do whatever possible to cut down on some of the calories.  So, instead of breading the chicken, I grill it without any breading.  I feel like I'm getting a bit ahead of myself here.  Let me start at the beginning with the ingredients.

6 or 8 Chicken breast, thinly sliced (depends on how many servings you want out of the dish)
Cayenne Pepper
Garlic Powder
Onion Powder
1 Box of Penne pasta (I use the Barilla Protein Plus pasta)
1 Jar of spaghetti sauce of your choice (I like to use the Prego Traditional or Roasted Garlic sauce)
1 Small bag of Parmesan cheese

I always start by washing the chicken in a colander.  After washing it, I leave …