Monday, November 16, 2009

Muddling through Monday

Today just seemed like one of those days that I muddled through. I have been sick for over a week now. Despite going to the doctor and getting a diagnosis of "Eustachian tube dysfunction" I've gotten no relief from my Sudafed and Flonase. I woke up in the middle of the night last night hacking and coughing, only to wake G up. I took some cough medicine and went to sleep in another room, which made me purely exhausted today! And to top it all off, the doctor told me that if it continues to happen (where my ears aren't draining properly), I might have to get tubes in them (for the fourth time!)! I can't imagine doing that as an adult...but a couple days off of work wouldn't be so bad...

After work, I went to visit my friend (fellow-infertile) Kelli & help out with her twins (8wk old!). They are adorable and oh-so-sweet! It was good to get my baby fix (and no, I'm not germy and contagious...just some sort of nasally drip making me cough)!

I also called to make an appt. to have my RPL screenings done on Wednesday & I'm getting a haircut tomorrow! Yay!

Since I've got the next 2 weeks off of cheerleading, I'll most likely be trying out a few new recipes! Tonight, I typed "what can I make with 2 chicken breasts?" into google & came up with this recipe, which we both gave two thumbs up!

Dijon Chicken

3 boneless, skinless breasts (I used 2)
1/2 cup butter, melted (I used 1/2 stick and had more than enough!)
1/2 tbsp dijon mustard
1/2 tbsp worcestershire
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1/8 cup parmesan cheese

Combine butter, mustard, worcestershire and garlic.
Combine bread crumbs and parmesan in a dish.
Dip chicken in butter mixture, then crumbs. Bake 375° 45 minutes. (I pounded my chicken on the thinner side & only baked for 25 minutes!)

I served the chicken with mashed potato pancakes (made with last night's mashed potatoes). I simply mixed the potatoes with an egg & dropped them by the tablespoonful into a hot skillet until they were brown and crisp on both sides! Don't make them much bigger than a tablespoon or they will fall apart as you're turning them!

I'll keep you posted about the results of my RPL...please pray...