Last night I had to get my oil changed & I knew I would need a quick dinner. Before leaving for work, I threw some chicken and chicken broth in the crock pot (4 chicken breasts & enough broth to cover the tops of the chicken breasts) & turned it to low. It cooked for about 6 1/2 hours & once I got home from my oil change I was ready to start dinner.
I wasn’t sure what I wanted..but I knew it involved buffalo flavor. Just like taco flavoring, I LOVE buffalo flavoring! The weird thing is that I NEVER used to like buffalo sauce..or anything that had buffalo flavor. But I think I figured out why. I HATE chicken wings. To me they are just gross. I think eating meat directly off the bone just bothers me. And then it’s a whole different story WATCHING people eat chicken wings…now that really just grosses me out! I’m sorry if you love chicken wings…I really just don’t..but if you do, I don’t think different of you- I promise 🙂
So once I discovered Frank’s buffalo hot sauce, I figured I would give it a try. Once I had my first bite of chicken with Frank’s on it, I discovered my true love of buffalo sauce 🙂 I guess it was just chicken WINGS that I didn’t like..and I associated the buffalo flavor with chicken wings.
Have you ever done that with any food?
So while I was thinking of how to use buffalo sauce in my shredded chicken…I thought of Ranch immediately. Ranch dressing + buffalo sauce = one WINNING combination!
Buffalo Ranch ‘Subs’
-about 4 chicken breasts, shredded (I cooked them in the crock pot for easy shredding)
-3/4 cup Frank’s buffalo sauce (you can use less if you’re not a fan of spicy things)
-1/4 cup reduced fat Ranch dressing
-about 1 tbsp. Parmesan cheese
-4 hotdog buns
-additional Ranch dressing for topping
I prefer using hotdog buns for ‘sub’ rolls because typically whenever I eat a sub I get SO full from all of the bread. I actually just prefer using hotdog buns- you can fill up on the good stuff 😉
With the buffalo ‘subs’ I made some Kraft macaroni & cheese (my FAVORITE food…& something I can NEVER give up) & some mixed vegetables.
^served on my cute Easter placemats 🙂 Hard to see them, but they are really cute!
I thought this was the perfect meal before the Men’s college basketball championship.
If you watched it, who were you rooting for??
I was SO hungry when I finally got home from my oil change & this meal hit the spot! I could NOT believe how long it took for them to do my oil change. I had even called & made an appointment this morning with Pep Boys..but it still took them a little over an HOUR to complete it. The worst part was that they were not even that busy. 😦 Oh well- now I know not to go back there.
Before I go, I wanted to share with you the leg workout that I did on Monday morning. It was awesome & I felt sore almost immediately..but the good sore!
I did this circuit style, but you could also do it in sets rather than in circuits. Each of the exercises was done with 15 reps and I did 3 circuits total.
Walking lunges with barbell on back (15 each leg)- I used a 30lb. barbell
Leg extensions on machine- I did it with 40lb.
Barbell Plie squat-I used a 30lb. barbell
Leg Curl- I did it with 40lb.
Leg press- I put 45lb. on each side (90lb. total)
Seated Calf Raises- I put 70lb. on the machine
Standing calf raises- I used 30lb. EACH hand
Inner thigh press on machine- I used 40lb.
Outer thigh press on machine- I used 40lb.
I warmed up with 15 minutes on the treadmill- doing sprint intervals. I followed this leg workout with an ab workout. Just wait until you are done with the leg portion of this workout, you will FEEL it!! 🙂
Well I hope you have a good day! We made it past Monday- yay!! Catch up with you soon 🙂