I also grabbed a small bran muffin from my freezer and reheated it in the microwave to eat on my way. It wasn't great, so I tossed it after one bite and threw out the rest. I guess they were in the freezer just a bit too long!
On my way to the barn, I stopped at Starbucks to pick up a tall cool lime refresher. I was dying to try it out and it met my expectations! It was super tasty, although a little on the expensive side. For some reason, the aftertaste reminded me of artificial dill pickle flavour for a little while!
At the barn, I spend some quality time with Ginny! She was super muddy and it was incredibly hot outside, so our riding session turned into a love and bath session instead.
Super clean Ginny! I love it when her copper chestnut colour shines through after a good bath. With such hot weather, she really loved the cool water.
I also had the chance to hop on one of the latest horses on trial for the therapeutic riding program. He was great and I had a lot of run riding him! I can't wait to ride him a little more this summer.
When I got home from the barn, it was time to make dinner. I had barbeque pulled pork cooking in the slow cooker during the day, then we also wanted to try homemade baked onion rings as well.
Baked Onion Rings
-2 peeled onions
-3/4 cup whole wheat flour
-3 egg whites
-3/4 cup nonfat bread crumbs
-1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
-1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-1/4 teaspoon pepper
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray. Slice the onions width -wise and then break them apart into rings. Put the flour in one bowl, the egg whites into a second, and the rest of the ingredients into a large bag, such as a freezer bag. Dip each onion ring into the flour, then the egg whites, and toss in the bag of bread crumbs and spices. Place each onion ring on the baking sheet and then repeat with the next ring. Bake for about 20 minutes or until crispy.
The onion rings turned out pretty good! They were nice and juicy, but seemed to harden up as they cooled. We could have possibly used stronger spices to give these onion rings a bit more flavour, but they were pretty good as they were. Perhaps next time we will experiment with stronger flavours.
That's all for tonight! I need to relax a little bit and I think watching television or reading a book will work just nicely!
Questions: Have you tried Starbucks' New Refreshers beverages--Cool Lime or Berry Hibiscus? Did you like it? Have you ever tried making your own onion rings? How did they turn out?