Gym Jam

I went to the gym this evening! It was very strange moving my body for such a long duration. I am not used to activity. Somehow my body has retained some elasticity because I did pretty good in the Yoga class. There were very few positions that were too hard. It’s a shame I didn’t devote myself to Yoga earlier in my life because I do feel like I have a natural ability for it.

Last night I helped Pookie set up his digital receiver and antenna. I was pretty impressed with the reception and number of channels. I counted 20 stations. Not bad for a one time fee of $40.00.

Saturday night I made Chicken Tikka Masala. I was really happy with how it turned out. Compliments were received! Here’s the recipe.

READY IN 2 Hrs 20 Min


  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 4 long skewers
  • +++++

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro


  1. In a large bowl, combine yogurt, lemon juice, 2 teaspoons cumin, cinnamon, cayenne, black pepper, ginger, and 4 teaspoons salt. Stir in chicken, cover, and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. Preheat a grill for high heat.
  3. Lightly oil the grill grate. Thread chicken onto skewers, and discard marinade. Grill until juices run clear, about 5 minutes on each side.
  4. Melt butter in a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Saute garlic and jalapeno for 1 minute. Season with 2 teaspoons cumin, paprika, and 3 teaspoons salt. Stir in tomato sauce and cream. Simmer on low heat until sauce thickens, about 20 minutes. Add grilled chicken, and simmer for 10 minutes. Transfer to a serving platter, and garnish with fresh cilantro.

3 thoughts on “Gym Jam

  1. Donna Post author

    Haven’t you heard? On February 17, 2009, federal law requires that all full-power television broadcast stations stop broadcasting in analog format and broadcast only in digital format.

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