I have just recently learned that I will have to start watching what I eat again before I end up diabetic. So I have started trying healthier foods like turkey burgers, grilled chicken salad and wheat bagels. I do not like bland, run of the mill, boring food so I have come up with a way to spice up my diet food starting with my turkey burgers. Which isn't hard once you master how to cook the meat itself. Turkey can be some of the driest meat when cooked that's why I recommend adding some olive oil to the pan.
I was thinking about it while I was pregnant but having a baby just reinforces it. I think being a single mother is just amazing! I can be completely and totally selfish, not miss a moment, not fight over parenting and always know that my baby is being well taken care of. Like now! My little girl just lifted her head for the first time and started cooing at her favorite blanket. Of course she cried a little before hand but she is calming herself which is all a mother can ask for.
I love having all of my focus going to her and not being questioned by some selfish, immature man. Not that every man is like that.
I went for a job interview the other day at a place I shall not name. However, it did not go as planned. The store manager had already interviewed me and we got along swimmingly. I was sent to interview with the deli manager and that is where things got rude. she asked the usual questions about transportation and child care. She then proceeded to step over the line. She asked about my marriage status and when I said I was not married she immediately got rude. She looked down her nose at me and said "Mhm okay I'll let you know". I did not once pull any punches about my being a single mother. She decided in that moment that I was part of a problem.
I am a single mother by choice. I chose to be single rather than suffer through a relationship I did not want or need. I had already lost one baby due to the stress of being in a relationship with my daughters father. I was not going to lose another one. I did it for my child's safety. I do not see my being strong enough to deny a "traditional" relationship as a bad thing. But this woman made me feel like I was something less than human, something less than a woman and something less than a struggling single mother. I had done nothing to this woman to warrant such an attitude.
I tried the best recipe the other day. It was one of those times when it seems a craving is more likely to drive you crazy than go away. So I looked up recipe after recipe and finally settled on one. Of course it was from Campbell. We all love them right! Well I got up off of my lazy butt and decided I would make it. It is quite simple. I would post the recipe itself but its much easier just to post the link. There are just a few comments to be made though. As yummy as they were they could have used more spice. I love spices from cumin to red pepper flakes so something more sweet than savory is not my usual cup of tea. I would advise adding some of your own spices to the blend and tasting as you go along. The prep was simple enough as well but if you do not have cooked chicken on hand I would recommend thinking ahead. Or buy a rotisserie chicken from your local grocer.
However, even with the sweetness of the dish it is still good for a beginner chef or someone just wanting a quick fix. Try it for yourself and let me know if I am the only one that thinks it could be kicked up a notch.