Thursday, August 5, 2010

Day 21 Picante Chicken, Black Beans, and New Baby

So week three!!  I have long heard that anything you do for three weeks becomes a habit.  Oh, how I hope that is true!  The husband had a softball game tonight, so I got to use my smart oven again while we were away at the game.  I set all the timers and temps and came home to something delicious!  The dish was super easy.  You simply dice chicken and cover it in picante sauce with a touch of brown sugar and Dijon mustard.  Bake for 20 minutes, and it is super yummy.  I also put the beans in the oven as well, so they would be ready when we got home.  I was supposed to make rice with it, but we were too hungry to wait for rice, so we just dove in and cleaned the dish right out!

So all this home cooking and better eating has a big job ahead of it.  We recently found out that we are adding a new baby to the family!  We are super excited and happy about what this journey will bring.  Now, more than ever, I need to focus on being healthy, eating right, and enjoying our family.  I doubt the scale will be sliding backwards anymore...but that is OK. (By the way, I have lost almost 5 pounds since we began!!)  My 3 year old doesn't seem to be too keen on the idea yet, but I think he will make a great big brother.  So, the baby is due April 3, 2011.  Here's to keeping our goal 344 more days! It is going to be a crazy ride, I am sure.  Pregnant lady in the out!  I hope you will continue to join us as we try to change our habits, and as we bring a new child into the world.  I have so many high hopes for our family, and I cannot think of a better way to get us on the right course than to start with family meals.  Thanks again E-Mealz for helping me accomplish my goals!   


  1. I need to call you!

  2. I just wanted to tell you that you have inspired me to try to cook more- I made it 6 out of 7 nights this week! I let my subscription to E-Mealz lapse b/c I just can't use the oven in summer, but plan to subscribe again once it cools off.
    and, congrats again on the baby- I am excited for you!

  3. Way to go Leigh!!! Woo Hoo! If you do subscribe to E Mealz again, let me know!

  4. congrats on the new little one, Leah!
    If you get a chance, I would love to see the recipe for that past with sausage, apple, and cheddar!


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