Monday, January 21, 2013

Don't Dine and Dash

Hello Lovies,
Monday is here again. (Redundant, I know).
Friday night we pigged out at Old Chicago's, I'm talking one of every app on Happy Hour, and then I was so tired that I couldn't even lift my arm to blow dry my hair. I actually fell asleep before Will and that never happens. #oldwomanstatus

Saturday, I picked up a shift to try to make up for missing three days with the flu, and this was a funny experience because I almost had a walk out. Or should I say roll out?

Roll Out (v.) - 
When customers in wheel chairs try to dine and dash.

Yep, they sho' did. It would be one thing if  they said they "forgot" to pay, but to add insult to injury they decided to complain about their food as to why they didn't pay. Too bad they have pulled this act before, so now they aren't allowed back in. Take that!

Come Sunday, we decided we needed to hang around the house, get some exercise in {I didn't get far with my post-flu lungs}, and to start eating healthy again. We figured that our fave Vegetarian Stirfry was the way to go. Super easy and yummy.


4 cups broccoli florets (or a mix of stirfry veggies)
1/4 cup water
2 tsp canola oil
1 lb. skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut up 
salt/ pepper
(omit chicken salt and pepper for vegetarian version)
1 inch knob of gresh ginger finely chpped
1/4 cup sugar free apricot preserves (Smucker's)
1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
2 tbs fresh chopped cilantro
1/2 tsp garlic-chili sauce (Huy Fung)
2 cups brown rice


Steam broccoli and/or veggies until tender.
Meanchile, heat a large nonstick saute' pan over medium-high heat. When hot, add 1 tsp canola oil and the chicken. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook the chicken until browned, about 2 minutes each side. Move the chicken to the perimeter of the pan, and then add the remaining oil to the center. Add the ginger to the oil and saute' until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the apricot preserves and the soy sauce. Stir together and bring to a simmer. Drain the broccoli and add to the pan. Toss together, and then add cilantro and garlic-chili sauce. Serve immediately with brown rice.

298 calories, 6g fat, 702 mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate, 4g fiber, 30g protein

I would have never thought to mix all of these ingredients, but now I am hooked. 
Who says healthy eating can't be yummy?


Kristine Foley said...

Looks and sounds so yummy! We love stirfry and could eat it everyday. I can't believe some people... {Roll Out} #totallysingingit #oldschool Happy Monday love!

Megan Wait said...

That does look so yum!

♥ ♥ Just a Girl in Love w/ a Soldier ♥ ♥ said...

Holly Cow that's obscured that someone would walk out on a meal. I never really though people would do that. We might have to try out your Stir-fry Recipe, it looks pretty tasty!!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Oh my goodness, I really don't understand how people can walk out (or 'roll out' as this case might be) without paying for a meal. Especially repeatedly at the same place! I'm so sorry you had to deal with that!

Also, we LOVE stir fry! It's one of our favorite go-to meals because it's easy, inexpensive, quick, and SO delicious! :)

P!nky said...

I can't BELIEVE they tried to ROLL OUT!?!?!

How rude!

That dinner looks delish!

scrapperjen said...

Oh my....

Your chicken dish looks amazing!

Jen said...

Wow people are unbelievable!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Dine-n-dashers. During my days as a waiter, I dealt with this a few times. It's sad that there are people out there that do that!

Helene said...

haha i can't believe they tried to roll out! crazy. and popcorn is my all time favorite food. mmmm!

Kristine -Heart Shaped Sweat said...

yes, "Roll Out" is now stuck in my head! Along with the idea that if I need a movie or healthy meal suggestion...I can just check in with you!

Laura Darling said...

My boyfriend's dad was just telling me about Looper - I've never heard of it but apparently it's pretty good!

The Mrs. and The Momma said...

Yummy! Looks great and how awesome that it's so healthy! Thanks for sharing girl!

The Mrs. and The Momma

Nicole said...

Sounds delish!

Rebecca said...

I can't believe people actually try and leave without paying for their meals, that's crazy.
That recipe sounds delicious, my mouth is watering just from reading it.

My-cliffnotes said...

Yum that looks delish

Jamie said...

My husband would love that chicken. Adding this to my list of things to cook for him!

Cece said...

The nerve of them...roll out!! Too funny. That broccoli and chicken bowl looks delish. It's one of our fav go too healthy dinners. Glad you are feelin' better.

Heather K. said...

Wait. How is it vegetarian with chicken? ;)

Regardless, looks delish! I'll have to repin that bad boy recipe.

cynthia said...

That's pretty bold, trying to roll out! Jerks!
I'm glad they didn't get away with it!

Amber Dominguez said...

People are crazy!! Definitely don't miss being a server when I hear stories like that.

And now I have to go get some of Old Chicago's pepperoni rolls...and their italian nachos. So yum.

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

Loved your post on Helene's blog today! Popping over from there and scrolled down until I hit your husband's bday blog!

Courtney B said...

I've been having the HARDEST time coming up with a dinner menu (I'm blaming this on the adjustment as well. That's really why I had a baby... to blame everything on her. HA!) so I am so happy you posted this! I can't WAIT to make it!

Whitney said...

I watched Looper and thought it was pretty good! It isn't my typical choice for a movie, but it had an interesting plot and definitely kept your attention!


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