Oh, hello there little buttercup.
I cut this baby up and roasted it with some olive oil, salt and pepper for 20 minutes before tossing it with some thinly sliced shallot:
And while that got going, I boiled some chicken broth and a couple teaspoons of the Hungarian paprika sauce for some Trader Joe's Harvest Grains Blend and marinated some butterflied chicken breasts in a mixture of Fage 0% Total Yogurt, POM Wonderful Pomegranate Juice, minced garlic, salt, pepper, balsamic vinegar and garlic powder:
Yeah, a bit of a random combination, but we've got tons of pomegranate juice I want to experiment with and there wasn't quite enough yogurt for 1 serving and I didn't want it to go to waste :\
Once the grain blend was finished cooking, I mixed in the squash and shallot mixture:
I really do love the different textures in this dish - the baby garbanzos in the grain blend are a bit tender so it's a fun texture change from the squash and couscous. I also think that the paprika sauce is my new favorite condiment haha.
Cooked the chicken quickly in a super hot pan while I troasted some asparagus and ta daaaa! Dinner was ready in about 45 minutes!
I couldn't decide on a picture
so I'm putting all three up ;)
The chicken didn't have as much flavor as I wanted it to, but it was definitely tender. Next time around (translation: better planning), I'd marinate the chicken overnight.
I also snacked on one of these:
UM, hello! New favorite treat! I grabbed this bag because there was a buy one, get one free special and it looked interesting. It was a chewy and not too sweet surprise...plus it had these random chunks of dark chocolate...AMAZING. You should definitely track these down and give them a try!!
Speaking of trying new things...
I'm trying really hard to rest and not run...it's really hard since the weather is finally cooling down. This is my favorite time to run, but per the latest advice I've received from my athletic trainer friend, it's best that I ease up this week and get checked out by a doctor. *sigh* Back to the frozen soup...
After reading one of Paige's posts, I was tempted to try a Honeycrisp apple...YUUUHHHHMMMM! First of all, they looked a little shinier than the rest of the apples. Second of all, they are perfectly crisp and juicy! Sort of like my favorite Pink Lady apples, but not as tart. I'll be a repeat buyer! :)
Do you have a favorite type of apple? Did you realize there were so many different varieties?? I sure didn't (at least not beyond Gala, Fuji, Braeburn, Pink Lady, Jazz <-wtf is that, McIntosh, Granny Smith, Golden Delicious <-which I don't think are that delicious, and Red Delicious)...