Feeling the need to blog a bit. Even though I should be going to bed. Tomorrow is our sewing day and I am bringing the lunch. So exciting. A sewing day that is safe! You know what I mean. Not that there are explosives at sewing day. Just that there is usually WAY too much tempting food at sewing day.
So here’s my plan. First, I roasted a whole chicken last night, because whole chickens were on sale. Do you guys do this? SO easy, and so much tastier than those rotisserie chickens in the grocery store. Sometimes I stuff the cavity with lemons and onion, and squirt the lemon juice over the top of the chicken along with some garlic salt. This time I just sprayed the top with pam and sprinkled on some italian seasonings. Scrumptious. But that’s a lot of chicken for one person. So the leftovers will be shredded for the salad. Then I got some fuji apples for 38 cents a pound. So there will be some chopped apples in the salad. I got a pack of those romaine hearts at the store–chop chop. in the salad. Let’s see, got some almond slivers in the cupboard (impulse purchase from Costco) a few dried cranberries for color, some shredded carrots, and either goat or blue cheese–got both in the cheese drawer. Must use up before they go bad.
I made some microwave applesauce today. Does everybody know how to do this? Basically follow the directions for the pear spread over on my recipe blog. I peeled and cored some fuji apples (they were on sale, what can I say?) Then put them in the food processor on chop. That thing is pretty nifty. I’m still just learning how to use it. The apples take longer to cook than the pears, but only 1-3 minutes longer. I added a lot of cinnamon instead of the ginger and vanilla in the pears. This was so good mixed in with some cottage cheese and walnuts for lunch. Sometimes I don’t take pictures of my food because everything, it seems, looks a little like baby food or cat food. You gotta believe me, it tastes great! I also had some fresh broccoli for lunch. There was a method to my madness. I wanted to have some leftover broccoli for dinner. This was an excellent combination: sweet potato topped with sauteed mushrooms and onions, and the broccoli on top. That’s a little of that leftover roasted chicken on the side.
And for dessert–fage yogurt with one date chopped and a few walnuts chopped up:
Today was an outside day for Noah. The boy knows how to make himself comfortable. He drags that giant pillow out of his dog room and places it right in his favorite sleeping spot. And he brought along his two favorite security sticks.
So as you can tell, I am doing just great with my food choices since arriving home. I am tracking my food and calories, and am especially trying to wait until I am hungry to eat. I still need to work on portion size. Because once its on my plate, its very hard for me to stop eating it.
Gonna end. Will try to post something a little more informative tomorrow!