And I can say this as a fact because I didn't actually have any DIY hopes and dreams until I stumbled upon the e-pinboard mega galaxy. True story. Not even in my acronym vocabulary.
And now...we've got some DIY built-in bookshelves for the living room in the works. An entire wall of them. Code Red!
And while my husband was busy doing this:
I was across the kitchen table doing this:
And besides, tonight's dinner called for a quick and snappy recipe that could be made in a flash and gobbled up quickly, so as not to take too much time away from
Cue this zesty chicken salad sitch. It's fresh, it's cool, and it's got one heck of a kick!
I like my dinner that way. Just like I like my men. Man. Whatever.
Tonight we're tossing roasted chicken, fresh salad greens, black beans and avocado with a creamy cilantro dressing. And I literally mean tossing. My favorite way to prepare this salad is to combine all the ingredients with the salad dressing in the largest plastic container that I own, snap on the lid, and shake until my arms get tired or I pull something. Works like a charm.
Code red over-achiever status aside, dinner is a DIY project I love to tackle. I'll leave the spatial planning and algebra to the big boys.
Whatever makes your skirt fly up, am I right?
Tex-Mex Chicken Salad
Adapted from Cooking Light Magazine
Yields 4 servings
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/3 c fresh cilantro, chopped
1/3 c light sour cream
1/3 c plain Greek yogurt, non-fat
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp chili powder
4 tsp fresh lime juice
4 c romaine lettuce, chopped
1 c grape tomatoes, halved
1 or 1/2 avocado, peeled and diced (depending on preference)
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
1 15-oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 c frozen corn, thawed
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F, and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and cooking spray. Sprinkle the chicken with salt/pepper, and roast for approximately 45 minutes, or until cooked through. When cool enough to handle, chop into bite-size pieces.
Meanwhile, to prepare the dressing, combine first 7 ingredients (cilantro through salt/pepper) in a medium bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Set aside.
Combine the chicken, lettuce, and remaining ingredients in a large bowl.
Drizzle dressing over the salad, and toss gently to coat. Serve immediately.