So my trip to the doctor yesterday was pretty uneventful. We did a quick physical, ran through my prescriptions, and I got referrals for the eye doctor, a dermatologist, and physical therapy for my back. Oh, and dudes, I lost 5 pounds!
Well, I didn't exactly lose them. I mean it's not as if the 5 pounds were misplaced and I want them back. They're gone and good riddance, and that's all I really care about. Yeah, that little discovery pretty much made my day. Oh, and my blood pressure, after steadily rising for my previous 3 doctor appointments, dropped to 105/78. Pretty cool and I somehow resisted the urge to celebrate with chocolate.
I made this Asian Chicken and Water Chestnut Patty recipe over the weekend, though I'm still not clear what exactly makes it an Asian chicken because there's nothing especially Asian in the ingredients. I skipped the whole skewering thing because it just seemed so superfluous. I think the patties were probably much easier to handle unskewered, and if you really want to present them skewered, I'd recommend threading the patties on after they've cooked and are somewhat solid.
It was tasty, and considering how healthy it is, I think I'd be willing to bust out the food processor again for this one. I bet it would be good with some lemongrass and basil in place of the cilantro. Now that might actually make it Asian.