Friday, April 30, 2010

Bacon-wrapped chicken and green beans

I love chicken. Well, I love eating just about any animal. Like the other night, I had six baked chicken legs for dinner after a heavy lifting session. That means that in just one day, I was single-handedly responsible for the death of at least three chickens. (Seven if you count the four eggs I had for lunch).
Anyway, one of the minor problems with chicken is that unless you eat the skin with it, it doesn't really have very much fat. I had a big bag of frozen chicken tenderloins in the freezer (not even remotely close to sustainably raised, but we've been over this before: I'm a college kid -- and I had a coupon for it). So, how to make skinless (thus, low-fat), industrially-produced chicken fatty and tasty? Wrap it in bacon, of course.

Bacon-wrapped chicken cooking in a frying pan

I cooked about a cup of frozen green beans to go with it, and voila, a tasty, healthy dinner.
I used 1 package of bacon and 9 pieces of chicken (some of the chicken pieces were bigger so they needed more than 1 strip of bacon)

The final product

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Crustless Spinach and Feta Quiche

Right. Haven't been updating. I really do intend to make this an actual blog, and I don't really have any real excuses this time. I've been wasting a lot of time playing Fallout 3, pretending that I understand sequences and series (Calc II), and watching TV shows on my computer (I know, I know, tres lame). Speaking of that though... what the hell is up with this year's season of like... everything?? Either I'm getting older and wiser, or TV is getting dumber.

Ok, I can't really think of much else to say right now, so I'll leave you with this:

Crustless Spinach and Feta Quiche
3 eggs
3/4 cup whole milk
2/3 cup feta cheese, crumbled
1 cup spinach, cooked (I used frozen spinach)
Half a medium onion
Salt and pepper to taste
2-3tbsp butter

Preheat oven to 350F (175 C).
Chop onion into small pieces. Sautee over medium heat in 1 tbsp butter.
With remaining butter, grease a pie pan (standard size pie pan, about 8-9 inches in diameter) or a dish with a similar volume. Defrost spinach (or steam it until wilty if you got fresh). Add cooked onions to spinach and spread mixture evenly around pan. Add feta cheese on top.
Beat eggs in a small mixing bowl. Add milk and salt/pepper and mix thoroughly. SLOWLY pour egg mixture into pie pan.
Bake for about 45 minutes.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Rugby is paleo, but you are not

The good:
I have tickets to see Iron Maiden. This is going to be THE most epic concert of 2010.

The bad:
Western's women's rugby season is NOT going well. Basically, people on the team are flaky, Chris and Greg (our club advisors) are idiots, and our coach -- though friendly and well-intended -- wastes a LOT of time. There is absolutely no need whatsoever to spend more than 5 minutes (10 at most) stretching before any kind of workout, and yet we consistently spend at least 20 minutes doing so at the beginning of every practice. Add in another 10 minutes for stretching at the end (which, by the way, is totally unnecessary and a complete waste of time), and we've wasted half an hour doing something that should take 5 minutes. As if that weren't enough, he wastes time doing stupid drills that have us do things that we are realistically NEVER going to incorporate into our actual rugby playing and do nothing whatsoever to improve our fitness or rugby skills. Finally, he holds these "team meetings" once a week ... I never go because I figured they were a waste of time, but I went to one last week and it confirmed that suspicion. Let's just say that when it comes to dragging out the end of things, coach gives Lord of the Rings a run for its money. Of all the things I don't want to waste time doing, spending an hour to discuss 10-15 minutes worth of information is pretty close to the top.

The paleo:

I don't like wasting time doing pointless shit, including listening to our coach say the same thing over and over.
I suggested doing some crossfit type workouts to help improve our fitness, and he said that they (burpees, box jumps, etc) were really good for rugby -- so why haven't we done them?