The better question is, WHY is debby eating sugar free lime jello? Didn’t she just declare in her last post that she LOVED FOOD? Has she suddenly lost all her senses, especially her sense of taste? Those of you who read this blog with a fine-toothed comb might remember this post. Yes indeedy. This was my ‘prep’ day. And to quote Forrest Gump, “That’s all I’m gonna say about that.” Except that, after the ‘test’ tomorrow, I get to have a giant bowl of frozen yogurt at Pinkberry. Yes, I am ten years old.
BTW there were some excellent comments and discussion in that last post. Thank you all for your thoughtful input. I have some more thoughts and discussion on that whole topic, but will save that for another day, when I get to eat real food and have more brain power available…
In the meantime, I will fall back on my two favorite subjects: food and my dogs.
So I’ve mentioned a few times how very influenced I am by the food that I see and read about. Fortunately for me, my ‘food network’ channel of choice these days is Pubsgal Eats. Except today I couldn’t finish reading it. I couldn’t read any blogs that talked about food or showed pictures of food today. I’ll catch up with you tomorrow! Anyway, back to Pubsgal, here is evidence that I am influenced by her food choices:
In addition to being a confirmed devotee of the spackle, I have a pack of Trader Joe’s roasted and salted pecans in my cupboard, and nabbed a chicken leg at the latest potluck. And the other day I made myself a little quesadilla to eat with the fresh salsa that I made for the first time in my food processor. Thanks for all the new good ideas, Pubsgal!
Another recent influencee–my HealthNet newsletter had another recipe that looked very interesting to me. The last time I tried one of their recipes, it was a winner–the potato cauliflower bake over on my sidebar is their creation. This one was also most worthy. Even though I don’t like wraps that much, and even though I try to avoid wheat, I decided to give them another go. I bought the whole grain Flatout wraps to try. IMO these are the most tasty high fiber low calorie wraps around. Here’s what I made:
Doesn’t that look tasty? It was! And only 231 calories, 9 grams protein, and 4 grams fiber. Pretty impressive stats. Here’s how I really ate it:
Yesterday I went to a charity fundraiser. I know. I’m becoming quite the social butterfly. That’s two parties in less than a month with people I don’t really know. And I had fun! It was for the program that my dog trainer runs called ‘Second Chance.’ She takes in dogs from the local shelters that are considered unadoptable and socializes them and trains them and then adopts them out. It is amazing to see some of the dogs she works with. Like watching my own private Dog Whisperer.
Anyway, they had a raffle and a silent auction at this event. I bought $10 worth of raffle tickets, and ended up winning a $28 peony plant, a doggie bed that will fit in Noah’s crate (when he quits chewing on stuff, ) and 5 free visits to the new Doggie-self wash! I’ve been wanting one of these forever. In the summer its not hard to wash my big dogs outside, but in the winter its darn cold. And I’m too much of a cheapskate/control freak to pay someone to do a job that I know I can do better. Well, anyways, to me that is exciting.
In the silent auction they had two ipod shuffles and one ipod nano. I kept bidding on all three of them at different times (so I wouldn’t end up with all three) and when the auction ended I was the proud owner of a turquoise ipod shuffle. For $25–woohoo! Hope I can figure out how to get the music into that tiny little box.
Here’s some pictures of the other members of the household. And then I am going to try to go to bed.