Has anyone seen my motivation? No, seriously. It has gone missing.
I ran a 5K last weekend in under 30 minutes – quite the accomplishment for me, and ever since, the last thing I want to do is workout. I managed a workout yesterday, however, between the farmer’s market marketing for the hospital and serving up a recipe (that was soooooooo good it will be making it onto the blog in due time), and returning to the hospital for our last parent-child cooking class. Between the two activities, I ran home for not only that dreaded workout, but also for a cookbook recipe creation and photo shoot, as well as a quick check-in with my staff. Twas a busy day indeed and I finally hit the door for good around 9pm and with 18,000 steps logged on my pedometer (my Jawbone UP, anyways).
Dinners lately have been ready in minutes.
I don’t know if anyone else has noticed, but sadly, the days are already beginning to get shorter. The mornings are dark and the sun no longer beats me out of bed every morning. The evenings are stealing the sun away earlier and earlier every day and as much as I love fall, I just can’t help but feel a little robbed of summer. I haven’t had an actual beach day in weeks and 90 degree temperatures are a thing of the past. As in, a thing of June and none since. What’s up with that?
Pumpkin, chili, and football can hold off just 3-4 more weeks. Really. Truly. Pretty please?
Way back in the day when I was losing weight, I would often request these BBQ chicken drumsticks from my mom. I remember her somewhat begrudgingly removing the skin, as it isn’t exactly an enjoyable task…but certainly makes the chicken drumsticks a whole lot healthier. Plus, you then get to enjoy the BBQ sauciness…without the guilt of the skin. Win-win in my book.
Is this a recipe? Well, that probably depends who you ask. But it was certainly a meal in my house. Sometimes, the simplest, most enjoyable recipes are often over-looked, and that need not be the case. Simple can be absolutely divine!
- 1¼ lb (about 5) chicken drumsticks, skin removed
- ½ cup barbecue sauce, divided
- Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
- Brush drumsticks with ¼ cup barbecue sauce, coating all sides. Once grill is hot, transfer the drumsticks to the grill and cook 5-6 minutes per side, flipping once. Baste chicken with remaining ¼ cup barbecue sauce 2-3 times during cooking. Serve hot.
Today looks like a “normal” day…and I need it!