this year, rather than make one over-arching new years resolution, i’m going to improve myself in small bursts with monthly resolutions.
they say it takes 28 days to make a new habit, so hopefully these will stick!
i kick things off with jumpin’ january:
i’ve racked up a number of livingsocial deals to different yoga and spinning studios in my neighborhood which should make it easier when i don’t want to venture out into the freezing january weather.
the remaining monthly resolutions of 2013 are yet to come, so stay tuned!
Olives are my fav. For those of you who are also HIMYM addicts, the “olive rule” is one of the cutest story lines ever:
On Lily and Marshall’s first date, Marshall got olives in his salad. Lily asked if he likes olives and Marshall said he didn’t, and let Lily have them. Marshall says The Olive Rule says that makes them a perfect couple, because he can let Lily have all his olives.
Turns out Marshall actually loves olives, and just pretended he didn’t to make Lily happy.
1 jar Spanish olives
A few capers
A dash of garlic (powder), salt, and pepper
A splash of olive oil
A bit of ground mustard
Combine in food processor. Eat with pita chips (or spoon).
I’ve been working on going off recipe more when cooking. Mainly, I’ve been glancing an a recipe and then flying by the seat of my pants when it comes to ingredients and measurements.
So tonight, I tackled a homemade chicken marinade. I couldn’t find the recipe I went off of, so apologies to the original chef. But here’s what I came up with, and it turned out pretty awesome:
3 splashes of apple vinegar
A few squirts sriracha
3 spoons mustard
A bunch of salt (I love salt)
Garlic (I used powder, but fresh would be good)
Lemon pepper powder
A squeeze of lime
3 splashes olive oil
Whisk together and pour over chicken breasts. Marinade for as long as you want (the longer the better, I’ve heard).
Broil chicken breasts, 10 minutes on each side