Monday? Already? Where did the weekend go? Oh yeah, it was a blur of orchestra, running, and the Superbowl.
Today I’m linking up with Tara at Running’n’Reading to share my weekend shenanigans and a recipe that I made when I finally had time to cook!
Last week was a blur of running and orchestra. I hit almost all of my planned miles, including a back to back 12 miler and 9 miler. I managed to trip at mile 8 of the 12 and I’m still experiencing soreness in the knee I landed on. It’s not bothering me much on the run, but it’s still tender. The highlight of my running week was yesterday – an unplanned 6 mile tempo run. The mileage was planned, but I went out too fast (nothing new there) and decided to see how long I could hold it. I surprised myself and held that speed (or faster – I saw a mile that started with an 8!) for the whole run.
The highlight of the rest of the week was, of course, Jones’ concert. He did great and the orchestra sounded incredible. Beer Geek insisted on sitting in the front row, so we could practically touch Jones while he played. It’s amazing what 3 days of intense practice can do!
Sunday I made my first real non-crockpot, not out of the freezer meal of the week. It was the first time I had more than a few minutes to throw together a meal. I’ve been making this Chicken Marsala meal for years, so I’m sharing it with you below.
And then there was the Superbowl! I didn’t really care who won since the Packers weren’t playing, but wow, what a game! I actually watched more than just the commercials. Speaking of commercials, I thought most of them were a waste of money, but I totally loved the #likeagirl ad. As a mom of boys, I have the challenge of raising children who will never use that as a derogatory comment, rather than the challenge of raising a girl to be confident. I’m pretty sure that I’ve taken care of the “run like a girl” aspect. ;o)
This week is calmer, thankfully. Only one rehearsal and the beginnings of braces plus a quiet weekend, so I should finally get caught up on the mounds of laundry in my house (after I kick the cat out of the basket…)
My run plan includes 13, 10, and 6, plus keeping the #runstreak alive. (34 days and counting!)
I actually made a meal plan for the second week in a row too!
Monday: Veggie burgers
Tuesday: Leftover Chicken Marsala
Wednesday: Tortilla soup
Thursday: Stuffed peppers
Saturday: Tortilla soup
Sunday: Canton pork stew (recipe next week)
- 1 pound boneless chicken breasts
- 1/2 t. thyme
- 1.5 T olive oil
- 8 oz mushrooms – crimini, shitake, or oyster, sliced
- 1/4 C beef broth
- 3 T marsala winde
- 1 T grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 T minced fresh parsley
- 1 lemon, thinly sliced (optional)
- Flatten or butterfly chicken breasts.
- Season with thyme, salt, and pepper.
- Heat oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat.
- Add mushrooms, cook 2-3 minutes, remove with slotted spoon.
- Add chicken, cook 3-5 minutes per side until slightly brown, remove and keep warm.
- Stir beef broth and wine into skillet, making sure to scrape up browned bits.
- Return chicken to skillet and top with mushrooms.
- Sprinkle with Parmesan and spoon pan juices over each breast.
- Cover, reduce heat to low, and cook until chicken is done (5-15 minutes depending on size and thickness of chicken breasts.)
- Sprinkle with parsley and garnish with lemon to serve.
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Happy Monday! Don’t forget to join us tomorrow for Tuesdays on the Run! We have our first guest host tomorrow and we’ll be talking about nutrition!
23 thoughts on “Chicken Marsala recipe, fast run, and a busy weekend”
oh you had me at the concert.
<3 <3 <3 JONES.
Congrats on getting it all in this past week! Finding time to cook a “real” meal is always easier said that done.
I made chicken marsala yesterday too!
This looks delicious! I love chicken marsala, but generally order it only when we go for dinner. I’ve never tried making it home.
Yum! I love chix marsala but haven’t made it in ages. I actually think I might have the wine too…
Good job on the meal planning. I mega suck at that. I agree most of the commercials were lame. Unless I missed the good ones.
I missed the best one – the triathlon/dodgeball race by Subway. That one was pretty funny.
Awwww! My cat has not discovered the laundry basket yet, but she does get into a lot of other things.
This recipe looks great, Erika! Thanks so much for passing it along! I’m so thrilled to hear that Jones’ concert went well and what about that run?!? Woo hoo! That’s awesome! Sounds like y’all had a really nice weekend, especially the cat – ha! They love warm clothes, don’t they? Thank you so much for linking up with the blog again this week; hope your Monday is going well.
She’s a crazy cat – always in the laundry basket or a box or on top of a jacket…
Glad to see you are finding your cooking mojo. Nice job on the run. I’m hoping to get back out there a little more this week. Hope to run with you soon
Hope your foot continues to improve!
In a house full of men, I hope I’ve demonstrated what run like a girl means! That ad makes me (almost) wish I had a daughter to impart that wonderful wisdom. I guess I’ll have to wait on a granddaughter! I’m in awe of your running streak. I guess I like my rest days way too much.
Things like that always make me a teeny bit sad I only have boys, but since I wouldn’t trade either of them and 2 was enough,I’ll be happy with what I have.
We are Pats fans and we were on the edge of our seats. I agree, the advertisements weren’t great, in fact a lot were down right depressing! Did you see that Nationwide ad with the dead kid? Uggh! So depressing, the Super Bowl is supposed to be light and fun. Loved the Run Like a Girl ad though!
Yeah, the ads were an odd choice… Bet you were happy with the ending. ;o)
Yum – that chicken looks awesome!!!
I’m crock potting dinner for tonight but maybe later in the week that will happen!!!
It’s one of my favorites, particularly if I have time to visit the mushroom lady at the farmers market and get some interesting mushroom.
oh how I remember all those concerts! We are Packers too- so I was so interested in the game-it was more about visiting with friends and all the snacks! Great job on all those miles!!!!
Thanks! We tend to stay home as Beer Geek works really early, but we did at least stay up for the whole thing this time. ;o)
Sorry to hear at your knee. But great job doing back to back runs. That chicken marshland sounds delicious.
Thanks. I’m not sure if it’s going to be ok to keep streaking or if I’ll be taking a day off tomorrow. I guess I’ll figure that out tomorrow…
That recipe sounds really good — and easy enough for me to handle. I missed a few of the commercials, but unfortunately I saw the depressing Nationwide one.