Sunday, February 28, 2010

The slurping horse

I've been twirling and whirling around all day like a productive tornado. Getting things done left and right with the simplest of ease. My sassy little arms and diligent hands were wielding my magic all over the place. I woke up early, tossed in a load of laundry, brewed a cup of espresso, fed the cat and started prepping breakfast.

BREAKFAST (meal #1) at 9:00am.

I decided to dabble with savory oats today. I kept reading about the HYPE in BlogLand and I could resist the murmurs no longer. I cooked the oats as usual with the following ingredients.
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened Almond Breeze
  • Salt & pepper
  • Dash red pepper flakes
  • 1/8 cup shredded cheese stirred right in
I also cooked 3 egg whites and two Morning Star Farms breakfast sausage links in a pan which I coated lightly with Pam.

All combined in a tasty bowl and drizzled with both Sriracha and low calorie syrup.

DELICIOUS! I loved the flavor combination of savory, spicy and sweet. I would totally have this again!

After breakfast I did another load of laundry, made the bed, read some blogs and started playing around in the kitchen. I decided to finally give kale chips a try. Another favorite in BlogLand and apparently extremely easy to make. I seasoned the kale with salt, pepper, Pam and Spray Butter. I avoid oil at all costs if possible. I tossed them on a cookie sheet and into a 350 degree oven for 15 minutes. I tried just one to make sure they were tasty. I can assure you that they were very good!

Next on the "to do" list was tropical tofu. Tofu and kale chips just sounded like a delicious combo to have at lunch today. I cut the light & firm tofu into cubes and tossed them in spray butter, pink salt, black pepper, shredded coconut flakes, sugar free syrup and a bit of wheat bran. I also added some pineapple chunks to the mix. I baked them at 400 degrees for 30 minutes until everything got nice and golden. Lunch was ready and smelled delicious. I packed it all up and drove to Mama & Papa Babushka's house earlier than usual. I was helping them with their taxes today. Yeah, I'm cool like that!

LUNCH (meal #2) at 1:15pm.

I'm such an AMAZING DAUGHTER. I had their taxes done in no time and then it was time to eat. I devoured my packed lunch of perfection. It was SO, so good. Sadly, the kale chips got a little less crunchy after spending too much time in my tupperware. Note to self. Next time only make them if you plan to eat them as soon as they come out of the oven. The tropical tofu with coconut and pineapple was amazing though. I enjoyed this treat with a toasted English muffin on the side.

After we feasted we played a few rounds of Parcheesi and Yahtzee. We're so ridiculous. There's not a SINGLE game out there that we can manage to play like civilized people. We get competitive, loud, and go from laughter to screaming in the blink of an eye. HA! Good times!!

I was sipping on some coffee when Ann started telling me to shut up. I guess I drink my coffee too loudly? Not even 5 minutes later my Papa told me that I slurp my coffee like a horse. First of all, HILARIOUS! Secondly, what does that even mean? Do horses drink coffee? Do they drink ANYTHING from a cup or glass that would cause slurpage? Do they do it LOUDLY? I WAS DYING!

SNACK (meal #3) at 4:00pm.

I stole a massive orange from my Mama's stash. I needed a fruit fix. Oranges are so good right now! Go get some!

After my highly amusing visit, I drove to the pharmacy to pick up a prescription and hustled home. SO MUCH LEFT TO DO! I put my productive mask back on and started cleaning the entire house. A good two hours had passed by the time I was done. What can I say. You know I love a clean house! ;)

DINNER (meal #4) at 8:00pm.

Mama sent fried chicken and rice with peas for Nick so I was on my own tonight. I decided to make a healthy burrito. Here's what went into my deliciously wrapped feast.
  • Sauteed a red bell pepper and purple onion cooked in Pam
  • 28 grams of Morning Star Farms grounds
  • 1/4 cup fat free refried beans
  • 1 tbs taco seasoning
  • 2 slices fat free American cheese
I stuffed what I could into a whole grain and flax FlatOut and seared it in a pan until nice and golden. I tossed the rest of the sauteed peppers and onions on top, topped it with hot salsa, fat free sour cream and a drizzle of green hot sauce. It was absolutely delicious!

SNACK (meal #5) at 10:00pm.

I knew it was late but I was craving something sweet. I made a small bowl of healthy pumpkin pie pudding. It was the usual mix and you can find the recipe ***HERE*** on my recipes page.

Nick is passed out next to me as we speak. I think he's got the right idea. I'm feeling tired tonight. It's nearing midnight and I think it's time to finally call it a day.

Another new and exciting Monday is almost upon us. Can you STAND THE EXCITEMENT? I can. HA!


1 comment:

Karin said...

I still have to try savory oats.. Something about them makes me think that I'd probably wouldn't like them that much. BUT I should better just shut up and give them a go ;).

Love your weekly game dates! My parents aren't very much into games but we're a super loud and chaotic family anyway. Love it! ;) Nothing's better than laughing/screaming at the same time. Hehe.

Hooray it's Monday!


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