Today is my last day of medical school. I have my last class, my last discussion, my last time in the med school classrooms. These past 4 years have been both wonderful and terrible, and I cannot believe they are over. I know that medicine is my calling, and is what I am here to do, but if someone told me I had to go to medical school all over again, I don’t think I could do it. I have a whole new road ahead of me: residency at the Mayo Clinic. But before I start residency I have to (in this order) 1.) get married 2.) go to the association for research in vision and ophthalmology national conference in Orlando to present my research poster 3.) graduate medical school 4.) go to Florida to visit my grandma 5.) go on my honeymoon 6.) pack everything up and move to Minnesota. It’s going to be a great month!
Since Kyle and I already moved out of our house in Indianapolis and are staying 3 hours south of Indy with my parents, we had to get up early to drive back to Indy today for my last class. Besides going to class we have to pick up our wedding rings, pick up my wedding dress, check our old house for leftover mail, and return a few things from our party last weekend to Costco.
We got up at 5:30 this morning and I couldn’t bare the thought of getting up any earlier to workout. (Remember when I would get up at 3:30 or 4 to workout during my surgery rotation? How did I do that!?!?) I’m hoping I can get a good workout in tonight after we get back from Indianapolis. I normally wouldn’t worry about it too much, but since my wedding is in 2 DAYS I should probably workout…
Yesterday I did another treadmill routine. I was planning to stay on the treadmill for an hour but after 49 minutes I had had enough. I did some abs after my run and called it a day.
I also made some really tasty chicken to eat for the next few days. I can only eat plain chicken breast a few times before it grosses me out, but if I “bread” it, it’s so much tastier and the texture of the breading makes it more satisfying than plain chicken breast. To make the “breading” I use almond meal/flour and some spices.
For these 3 chicken breasts, I used ½ cup almond flour, 1 tbs garlic powder, a heavy sprinkle of Mrs. Dash Onion and Herb mix, salt and pepper. I mixed those dry ingredients together and spread them along the bottom of a plate.
I dredged each chicken breast in the breading and seasonings until each side was evenly coated. The chicken was sticky enough so I didn’t need to use an egg wash or anything before putting chicken in the breading.
Then I pan-fried the chicken with just a little non-stick spray. No oil, no butter, no eggs, and no white flour. This is the healthiest breaded chicken ever!
I would highly recommend it if you are feeling sick of plain chicken breast.
Would you repeat the schooling you had for your current job?
How to you spice up regular chicken?