I finally got to see the movie today. My sister-in-law and I met in Cedar Rapids to see a 4:05 showing. It was pretty much awesome. It stuck to the book so much, and even the parts that didn’t stick to the book really added to the movie. I hate to compare it to Twilight, but it’s inevitable since they’re both massively popular young adult fiction. This movie was about a billion times better than any of the Twilight movies. They actually got good actors for Hunger Games, which makes a huge difference.
The only crappy part about the experience was that right before about 45 minutes into the movie, the picture just shut off. Took them about 20 minutes to get things up and running again and to find the right spot.
Earlier in the day I gave a wellness presentation at a business here in town…. if you were in my class today, here is the link to the energy balls I made for you.
I only have a couple pics for you today, nothing too exciting.
Here’s a giant salad that I later attempted to wrap up in some flatbread
Hubby made burgers last night
Salad tonight after getting home, kept it light because I had popcorn at the theater- just veggies, sharp cheddar cheese and a balsamic vinaigrette
I did forget to post a recipe the other day, I know that’s really surprising considering I had about 40 recipes for you over the weekend. This is a super super easy recipe, especially if you prepared the chicken and rice ahead of time. Tyler really loved this recipe- finally got him to eat broccoli without spitting it out!
Chicken and Broccoli Rice Bowl (from Cooking Light magazine)
- 3 cups small broccoli florets
- 1 (8.8-ounce) pouch precooked brown rice (such as Uncle Ben’s)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 8 ounces skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 cup chopped green onions
- 3 ounces light processed cheese (such as Velveeta Light), cut into 1-inch pieces
- 2 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted
Steam broccoli 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Heat rice according to directions. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook for 4 minutes or until done, stirring occasionally. Add onions and cheese, stirring until cheese begins to melt. Stir in rice; fold in broccoli. Cook 1 minute or until thoroughly heated. Sprinkle with almonds.
Like I said, I premade the rice and the chicken. I didn’t have any green onions so I just left them out. Unfortunately I don’t have a picture for you, we must have gulped it down so fast that I forgot. If you click on the link they have a picture there that’s probably way better than any picture I could take.
Did you buy your Mega Millions ticket today? I think I’ve maybe bought two or three lottery tickets ever, but just couldn’t resist getting a shot at $540 million or whatever it is. What would you do if you won? I know what I would do… pay off our enormous student loans. And really just pay off all of our loans. And then maybe go on vacation.