Thursday morning I started off with a bowl a filling bowl of oatmeal.
½ c oats
½ c soy milk
½ c water
My appetite has been kind of off since I’ve been sick, but I’ve been trying to listen to my body and give it what it wants. And it was screaming dairy.
I had a hunk [2 if you include Matt] of Monterrey Jack for a snack and then I headed back to the kitchen before I took off for work to make a STG [Smoothie To Go] which turned into a SIAB [Smoothie In A Bowl].
Jay Robb Vanilla Whey Protein
1 container Dannon Plain Greek
½ frozen banana
Juice of a Cara Cara Orange
A few ice cubes
Results? Blah! I ended up added some honey and some Special K to doctor it up and then some dark chocolate chips since I knew chocolate would remedy the situation.
I really love smoothies, but I tend to stay away from them because I hate wasting things if I mess up the smoothie. Luckily, I was able to salvage this one but it still tasted far from good! True Life: I suck at making smoothies.
Does anyone have any rocking smoothie recipes that I can try out? I’m open to just about anything – bring on the spinach, kale & pumpkin!
Snacks Part Dos
At work I chugged some water and enjoyed a Cara Cara from home. Does anyone else say Cara-Cara Orange like they say Gulla-Gulla Island?
I was still hungry a little while after [SIAB did not hold me over] so I raided the vending machine and found these tasty babies:
Matt got to work on dinner before I got home. On the menu: Brussels & Annie’s Mac & Cheese.
Ally this recipe is for you:
1 pound Brussels sprouts
½ c onions [diced]
2 slices turkey bacon
How to: Add diced onions to a preheated pan and allow to caramelize. Meanwhile, rinse Brussels well and remove outer leaves that look worn, torn, or nasty. Add Brussels sprouts to a pot of boiling water and allow them to cook and soften. When ready add the Brussels to the pan with the onions and allow them to brown up. Add sliced turkey bacon to the mixture. Season with salt and pepper.
Served with some Annie’s Aged Cheddar – it was a masterpiece.
After dinner I relaxed a little and then took another pass at this week’s free class from Yoga Today.
[Rewind to Friday]
Friday morning I woke up around noon to two barking Dachshunds who apparently had a new friend.
Say hello to Pepper.
Pepper [sans collar and owner] hung around/cried for attention and love in our yard for the majority of the morning until I finally let him inside. With some guidance from some friends on Twitter, I finally packed him up in the car and took him to the Humane Society to see if he had a microchip.
Hooray for microchips! I was able to bring Pepper home safe and sound and then I hit the grocery store for some sick essentials.
The rest of my morning and afternoon consisted of the above until I finally forced myself to eat something substantial around dinner time.
We made a pizza on a WW Boboli crust with Monterrey Jack, Parm, & zucchini.
I ended up burning some mini chocolate chip cookies that I attempted to make. But they were cookies, so I ate a few anyways!
Who am I to turn down chocolate chip cookies, burnt or not?!
Im off to do some shopping with my best! Enjoy your Saturday loves!