This week was a killer for me. I have always been a half-glass-full, look at the bright side kind of girl, but sometimes I just get pulled down with stress and lose that outlook for a bit.
Nothing in particular happened, it was just an overwhelming week that made me feel out of control and too busy every minute of the day. I was crabby and negative and feeling sorry for myself. Ugh.
Piles of laundry sat unfolded on my couch. Beds went unmade. The dishes sat in the sink until the forks ran out. I just looked at all of it and shook my head. It was one of those weeks where I just wanted to stay in bed and do NONE OF IT!
Maybe it was caused by the leaves being turned and gone, leaving bare naked trees all over my yard. Or possibly that the days have gotten shorter and it's dark when I leave for work and dark again only a few hours after getting home?
Whatever the reason, thank goodness I got over it pretty fast because I don't like being around people like that, and certainly don't like to be ONE of those people. It was just a bad funk of a mood that doesn't happen very often to me.
I did almost zero cooking the entire week as well. However, I did throw together this super easy chicken recipe that was tasty and healthy. It's so easy, in fact, that it'd be a shame to not make it more often, especially if I find myself back in a bitch-mode kind of week!
I call this dish a "weeknight easy". Love those!
*I serve this with brown rice infused with chicken stock and garlic for flavor.
Quick Italian Parmesan Chicken
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast
1/2 c. low fat Zesty Italian Dressing
3/4 c. parmesan cheese
salt and pepper
1. Place chicken breast in a sprayed baking pan. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Spread the Italian dressing evenly over the chicken. Top with 1/2 c. of the parmesan cheese. Sprinkle with additional pepper.
2. Bake in a 375 degree oven for about 40 minutes, or until juices run clear. After pulling from the oven, immediately top with remaining parmesan cheese. Serve with potatoes, rice or pasta.
Please tell me you get in these moods too and I'm not the only one who could've played the Wicked Witch from the West without a costume this week?