Today’s Recipe and Location: Fried Chicken Tacos
Found in: The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food From my Frontier
Page 162 - 164 Copyright: 2012 Harper Collins
I figured out that there are 244 calories per individual taco. (Please note that the calorie counts vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients that you choose to use.)
I can honestly say that I have never fried a taco shell before. Yes – that’s right – I have heated them in a pan and am the Queen of the Microwave oven but this was a new one for me. The corn tacos were warm and crispy and I actually enjoyed them. I am a flour tortilla girl myself. The chicken was very good and the rest is history. I did have a stomach all night, but I know the cause. I am a 57 year old woman whose innards really dislike fried food. I felt that I owed Ree an honest taste of her actual recipe. They were scrumptious delights even though I personally paid the price. These are really really yummy. If you have no aversion to fried food – go for it!
Today’s critics: just me
Walking! Magazines talk about it as the thing to do, the safest exercise, a poor man’s free gym. I am thinking a lot about how much I could lose if I just walked for 30 minutes a day. Walking, paired with Curves, could be the secret to speeding up a slowing metabolism.
Walking could be a really good thing for my blog, too. I was thinking how cool it could be to park in a neighborhood and walk and be extremely aware of my surroundings. I would get some new things to write about and get in a second exercise at the same time.
Good thinkin’. Now we just need the temperature to get somewhere above forty degrees.
My Gorgeous Girls
I am a bit concerned about a tumor or growth behind Willow’s right ear. It began about the size of a small pea and is now slightly bigger. We have an upcoming appointment and I really want to have it removed.
Okay I lied. I am fearful and terrified that it might be something bad. I love this dog so much and she needs to be okay. I made a tentative appointment for teeth cleaning and surgery if the vet gives the okay for the appointment.
I am trying so hard to be calm but I do not handle problems with the dogs well. I will never have any children but these dogs fit this bill for me. They give me joy and happiness and I will do whatever it takes for Willow to be fine.
For now, I will take a lot of deep breaths and say a lot of prayers that my sweet baby Willow is okay. Lord help me!