Friday, February 5, 2010


Since I broke my ankle while vacationing in South Dakota in 2006, I had not used my cross country skis or snowshoes. To remedy that, DH and I tried our skis out yesterday afternoon. PHEW!!! I am so out of shape. With the medicines I'm on for my back injury dampening my energy (relaxants), being overweight and having asthma, I could only go short distances and then try to catch my breath and reenergize.
Note to self: You need to do more of this! So it wasn't any Olympic event by any means, but we were able to get some exercise out in the cold fresh air and enjoyed it.

For dinner I tried a new recipe I will be calling Chicken Bundles.

4 boneless - skinless chicken breasts cut into thirds (12 pieces)
12 bacon slices
Salt and Pepper to taste
Garlic Powder
Chili Powder
Brown sugar

Cut chicken breast and season with all the spices.
Wrap it with a slice of bacon
Roll it in the brown sugar
Place it in a baking dish with a bit of EVOO
Bake in a 400 degree oven for 30-40 mintues, enough so the chicken is cooked and the bacon a bit crispy.

Yummo! We'll have it again. I got the recipe from Fullbellies and they call it Sweet and Spicy Bacon Chicken. Very easy and tasty too. It would make an nice dinner presentation with out a lot of fuss. I did fix up some faux potatoes, real potatoes (for DH and for shepard pie another night) and some fresh green beans sauted al dente that had a bit of garlic and onion in it. Usually Dh does the cooking, but I want to get back into the kitchen once in a while. ;~)

Enjoy your day,


Marie S said...

Hi Jane thank you for stopping by, nice chatting with you, good luck in the giveaway.
I love the chicken recipe it looks yummy!
Stay warm and it has been so very very nice to meet you.
I am Marie OWOH @907

Lori in South Dakota said...

Oh dear--please don't tell me you broke your ankle while in SD skiing??!! I live in SD, and we have plenty of snow here if you want to snow, but it's also nasty crunchy cold right now. I much prefer the summers, and springs, and even the falls!