142.8…Philadelphia Cooking Creme
The nice folks over at Kraft sent me a coupon for a free container of their new Cooking Creme. I chose the Savory Garlic flavor. I love trying new products!
Last night I decided to put it to the test. I chose to make the recipe on the back of the container. It called for chicken, red bell peppers, spinach and penne pasta. For the chicken I decided to use the rest of the Tyson Grilled & Ready Chicken Breast Strips that Foodbuzz sent me to sample.
Dinner came together in a flash!
Verdict: I really liked it. I liked the sauce and loved how easy it was to use. I didn’t think the calories for the sauce were that bad….100 calories per serving (4 servings per container).
My husband, on the other hand, disagreed. He is very picky (think picky 3 year old) and hard to please. Sometimes it takes an act of a higher power to create something that he really enjoys. But I digress. He HATED the chicken. He is also very picky about chicken. When I cut up chicken breasts, I clean them up really well, trimming all fat and “weird parts.” You know…the fatty, chewier pieces. (Sorry vegetarians) Well, he encountered some “weird parts” with the Tyson chicken and was immediately turned off. He didn’t like the cooking creme either. But he doesn’t really like any form of cream sauce so I can’t count his opinion on that.
I liked the taste and easiness of the preparation of the sauce. I probably wouldn’t buy the cooking creme to make just for myself. I may purchase the chicken just to have on hand for quick meals for myself. Definitely not to serve to my husband!
Last night’s dinner was rounded out by a big salad.
This morning I woke up feeling really sore! Monday and Tuesday’s workouts kicked my butt!
Today’s breakfast was an egg beater sandwich and a side of cantaloupe.
I took the kids to school, went to the post office to mail the sugar cookie bars and then to get my nails done. Next up was a trip to Costco. I had to buy a bunch of stuff for an event at my son’s school tomorrow.
I came home and quickly heated up the rest of last night’s pasta for lunch.
Then it was off to my yearly doctor appointment. Today was extra fun because I had to get blood drawn AND have a tetanus shot. Ugh. I don’t do well with that sort of stuff. I have to lay down EVERY time so I don’t pass out. It doesn’t matter how brave and “ok” with the situation I am, I get hot and light headed EVERY time! Even after two pregnancies (both C sections) being poked a lot with needles, you’d think I’d get over it. Not.
I picked up the kiddos after my appointment and came home. I have my last and final track practice with Team in Training tonight. It is bittersweet for sure. I cannot believe how time has flown! Track practice is hard and has gotten harder each time. 99% of the time I’m freezing and it poured rain once. It will be nice to have my Wednesday evening back but I will miss meeting with the team!
Last week I didn’t eat anything before track and felt that I needed some more fuel while I was running. So today I made a snack of an apple loaded with peanut butter.
Hopefully that will do the trick!
Well, that’s all I’ve got for now. Peace out.
How do you deal with needles/have blood taken?
Have you tried the Philadelphia Cooking Creme?