Thank you all for the sweet comments on my announcement post!! As I said, Josh and I could not be more thrilled! I will definitely keep you up to date on the pregnancy happenings (cravings included ;)).
How has your week been so far? Mine has been really nice. I did have to work on Monday, but it was an easy day. The day was made even better by the batch of Katie’s chocolate chip pumpkin squares I whipped up. Katie sent these to me as part of the December blogger baked goods exchange and I have been wanting to make another batch ever since. Delicious!
Monday night, I also made up a “fancier” dinner. I used Ellie Krieger’s herb roasted turkey breast recipe and applied it to two larger, bone-in chicken breasts. The outcome:
The chicken turned out great! I made Josh’s plate up with a baked potato and brussels:
While I put my chicken on top of a salad with an Arnold’s Thin on the side:
Frank also had a little taste.
Anything exciting going on for you this week? We have dinner plans with friends on Friday night that I am looking forward to!!
Question: I think my heart rate monitor is giving out. I have a Polar F6 and LOVED it. I need something that works well both indoors and out. What are you using this day? Any thoughts??
You can rarely go wrong with an Ellie recipe! I have an F6 and still love it. It's pretty old, but it's never failed me!
My Polar gave out a few months ago too! It lasted about a year so I guess it's time was over.
Those bars look fantastic. I'm checking out the recipe now. ;)
I am a big fan of Ellie's recipes--I've been wanting one of her cookbooks for awhile :-) Hope you're having a fabulous week!
The chocolate chip pumpkin squares are making me hungry. They look delicious!
I love Ellie's recipes! You can count on them being delicious and healthy! Congrats :)
That chicken looks great! And Frank is seriously too cute for words. :)
We have plans with friends this weekend, too. I'm looking forward to it!
I love Ellie Krieger!
I don't use a heart rate monitor, so I'm of no help there.
yum! That salad looks delicious!!!!
Thanks for posting the recipe!
Those pumpkin bars look great. I have a Polar (it's a higher end) and like it but it can go on the fritz sometimes. I guess that's how it can be with all gadgets though. If you already have the polar strap, maybe just go with another model?
Ellie always has some great recipes. The chicken over your salad looks amazing. I cannot wait for all the fun bump pictures you`ll be posting!
great recipe, love using bone-in chicken, so much more flavorful & moist! can't wait to see the next few months unfold on your journey to meet your little one - so incredibly exciting!! :)
my f6 bit the dust! i tried replacing the battery in the hrm but that didn't even work so i'm not sure whats wrong with it! i tried washing the chest strap but it consistantly says 0 and then will say my hr is like 210. i'm no i'm standing here doing nothing so i'm definitely not at 210. i just stopped using it haha it became too annoying and too much of a distraction but let me know if you figure yours out!
love your chicken salad beast :) i'm kiiind of in the random mood for chix now!
ellie has some awesome, fresh recipes!! i also LOVE chicken on the bone it makes such a different, the chicken just tastes more flavorful and moist (sorry I know people hate that word!) anyways, that dinner looks delicious!!!
I wonder how frank will take to the new little babe!!!! I am sure welcoming as ever :)
Chocolate chip pumpkin bars are the BOMB!
Love Ellie-- her recipes are so healthy and delicious!
I can't wait to follow you along in your mommy-to-be days! And see the cute bump pics, too. :-)
I have never tried any of Ellie Krieger's recipes....they always look so delicious, though!
I LOVE my F7. I think it's pretty similar to the F6, just the chest strap is different (or so I've heard?). I would highly recommend it!
i am guessing ellie doesn't put some butter under the skin...hehe...I do..I don't know how much fat and cals it makes...but OMG...the meat comes out so juicy and tasty...I just won't give up making chick and turkey breasts like this! haha
Glad to hear you are feeling well...with my first preg I craved all good for you stuff...veggies and such...and I got a kid that is super picky and hates veg...with the boys, I had serious big mac cravings...lol and they eat the more healthy than my daughter! haha
Glad you tried the bars again!!
I've never tried Ellie Krieger's recipes but I keep seeing great recipes pop up. I'll have to try that one for Ari!
I don't wear my HRM too much anymore, but I'm interested to see what you get next!
Chocolate chip pumpkin squares sound pretty fantastic...and I still have a can of pumpkin in my pantry...yay! And mmm, the chicken looks great too!
I love Ellie's recipe, and this one looks fantastic!
"Fancier" dinners make weeknights feel a bit more special which is always nice! I like how you can use the same main component to create two totally different meals!
I love Ellie - she has some great recipes! Oh and those bars look delicious! :)
I use a BodyBugg so I don't know much about heart rate monitors but I'm OBSESSED with mine!
I love Ellie's recipes. Her cookbooks are great! I will have to try this one. Have a great day!
Your pictures of Frank always crack me up! Your dinner looks great - I love putting flavored chicken on salad. Glad you stomach seems to be okay so far in the pregnancy!
that chicken looks soo good! isn't ellie amazing?
that pumpkin square looks amazing!!!
aah, i missed it... CONGRATS!!!! that is so exciting :) and i'm totally craving one of those pumpkin chip bars :) great looking roast chicken, i need to do that more often!
Are you eating meat again? I thought you were a pescatarian?
I'm going to try this! I've been wanting to make a roast chicken forever, but with just the two of us, it seems excessive. Besides, Ben only eats breast meat anyway.
The squares an chicken look great, but Frank looks SO sad. :( He's so cute, though!
I have an F4 that I think is pooping out, too. I'm gonna go read your comments to see what's been suggested! :)
I want to bite that pumpkin chocolate square off the screen!
id love to know what monitor you end up buying. i want a new one post baby!
i'm going to have to get used to seeing your plate with meat on it! isn't it amazing how well we actually get to know our fellow bloggers.
the chicken looks great, as does that delicious pumpkin square. i hope you're feeling well!
I recently made Ellie Krieger's recipe for lighter sesame chicken. Fantastic! I thought it tasted like chinese takeout, only less salty. I made it with snap peas and next time I think I would add broccoli to make it a little bit heartier.
The chicken looks awesome! Love Ellie :) And I"m glad to see you're eating a little bit of meat again. For the baby, of course :)
Frank is adorable!
Its funny seeing you eat meat again :) That chicken looks delicious! I heart Ellie obviously. I have the same HRM so I'm not sure, but I really want a Garmin! Hope your feeling great! Just found out one of my friends frmo college is pregnant too!
Going to look up that pumpkin bar recipe now!! And Frank is just too cute :)
omg you are never going to believe this but i sold my polar f6 THIS MORNING on craigslist. I used it twice. Just wasnt my thing. Had i known you were in the market, i would have lyk about it.
Omg the twist of fate?!!! Wow.
Katie's recipe and your bars...wow, i would take 2 dozen, please :)
I have a Polar F6 and love it. But mine is fairly new. I wonder why it gave out?
I love Ellie recipes. The chicken on a salad looks great!
Still so excited about your news! :)
I seriously love Ellie's cookbooks! I must have missed where you started eating meat again! I had to do a double take!
i've never used a heart rate monitor - do you do it just to see how intense the workout it?
Those pumpkin bars look amazing! The chicken too. I really like Ellie too! As for big plans ... we are finally hanging curtains, unpacking the rest of our boxes and finishing my office.
That recipe looks like it turned out amazing! YUM!!
And pumpkin bars...delish!
Yay for Ellie!!
That chicken looks great. I love Ellie Krieger, I really should try some of her recipes!
Hope you are having a nice weekend! Love those squares!
are you eating meat again? i thought you were vegetarian, so maybe i just missed a post. anyways, i don't really care at all, but am just overly curious. i blame the journalism major in me. the chicken looks AWESOME, and i love ellie krieger!
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