Well, I went to the doctor today just to have it checked out, and I found out that I do have carpal tunnel syndrome. The doctor turned my hands over (palms up) and could tell right awa. He showed me how the nerves at the base of my right-hand thumb had collapsed. The fleshy part below my thumb on my right hand was almost flat. On my left hand, it's rounded (like it should be). He's sending me to a neurologist to test how bad the nerve damage is.
Considering I write/type for a living, this is really not good news. Still, it could be worse right?
This is all just to say... be sure that you are using proper posture and alignment when using a computer. Oh, and stop texting. It's really harmful to your hands, and honestly, who needs it?
Okay, so anywho... on to better news.
Last night, I made amazing pasta using the leftover chicken from Wednesday's chicken disaster. I made it using a bunch of leftovers we had.
Chicken Fiesta Pasta
-Shredded Cooked Chicken (I used probably 2-3 cups because that's what I had leftover.)
-1 cup light sour cream
-1 box whole wheat rotini pasta
-1/2 cup black beans
-2 tbsp taco sauce (salsa would work too)
-1 can cream of chicken (healthy request)
-1/4 cup nonfat milk
-1/4 cup 2% shredded cheese
Boil pasta as directed, drain.
Preheat over to 350.
Shred chicken in a large bowl. Mix in black beans, sour cream, soup, cheese and taco sauce. Mix well. Add in shredded cheese. Next, add the pasta. Mix all ingredients together. Spray a glass baking dish (9x13) and pour contents of bowl into the dish, patting out the noodles to fill the bowl. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 30 mins. Uncover, add in milk, stir, and bake for 5 more minutes.
Serve with a vegetable or fruit to round out the meal.
This was really good. Obviously, not that low calorie, but it's a feel-good meal that uses lower fat ingredients to create a meal that can be frozen for other nights or to feed an entire family for dinner and lunch the next day.
***Silly Survey Time***
How often do you cook meals at home?
What type of stove do you have in your home kitchen?
Where do you get most of the receipes you use?
Do you own an outdoor grill?
When shopping for food and groceries, do you use coupons?
Have you ever had any culinary training or instruction?
(My answers below.)