Today was quite the interesting day. For breakfast, I had my usual smoothie with frozen strawberries, 1/2 banana, and almond milk with a granny smith apple. I wasn’t able to have my usual oatmeal for lunch because I was asked to dine out with my direct supervisor and the head of our department. We went to the Marriott hotel and I ordered a delicious Caprese sandwich on poppy seed bread with a side of French fries. I normally don’t carry my camera with me when I go to work, so unfortunately, no pictures of my scrumptious lunch. : (
But on the up side, I am getting a raise and a promotion! Eeeek! I didn’t even expect it!
: )))) I have only been with the company since last August but they really know how to treat their employees. I JUST got my 2011 raise and bonus a few weeks ago too. And this as well? This is the icing on the cake. I’m very excited about this new opportunity. : )
For dinner, I made a simple chicken chili. I heated a big wok with some olive oil and put in about 500 grams of ground chicken. After browning the meat, I threw in half an onion and 3 cloves of minced onion. After it simmered down for a few minutes, I dumped in a can of diced tomatoes & a can of chili pinto beans. I just eyeballed this to our taste but I sprinkled in some freshly cracked pepper, chili powder, cayenne, paprika, oregano, all spice, garlic powder, and cumin. I tossed in some cooked corkscrew pasta and put in a couple cups of water. Gave it a good stir and put a lid on it on low heat. Let it bubble away for a good 15-20 minutes. I served it with some low fat mozzarella cheese and finely chopped onion on top. Yummy!
If you have noticed, we only have one set of small to medium to large dishes. It came with the apartment soooooo why spend more money, right? : ) Have a great night! It’s Friday tomorrow! Woo-hoo!