Saturday, March 27, 2010

Retail Therapy

Friday was just one of them days. I was down in the dumps, and had some problems which I won’t address here. I decided to take an early day and my mom suggested retail therapy. It definitely hit the spot.

For breakfast I had a burrito, with a scrambled egg, sharp cheddar cheese, spinach, and a baked potato chopped inside. Breakfast Burrito

It was pretty darn good. I had made too many baked potatoes the other night, so using one in this way was a good idea. I didn’t even miss that they weren’t hashbrowns.

Mom and I went shopping at TJ Maxx, one of our favorite stores, and a gardening store called Naylor’s. At TJM I got measuring spoons at a bargain priceRED! measuring spoons

and a cast iron skillet I could hurt someone with this I got a few other things, but the most fun was a book: Instructional Literature For Cat Bath

I like to think it’s about Hedwig, my cat. She’s also black and hates baths. 

After our shopping we were famished and split some leftover sushi in their fridge. It was spicy tuna.spicy tuna bite

I also had Grillers Prime burger on an Orowheat Thin, with lots of mustard, ketchup, and lettuce. Lunch of Champions

Also consumed a beer. It might’ve been from my brother’s stash. The Amber Bock was tasty. It was a dark beer, with a full taste.

My mom and I had fun, and I even got to see my dad and brother. I should leave work more often!

For dinner my boyfriend had been slaving away all day to make Greek Feast happen. He even made pita bread.Pile o' Pita

Here’s what I ate, a boneless pork chop, mujadarrah (rice, lentils, and fried onions), hummus and pita, and a square of feta cheese.Greek Feast

Hummus Glob

Today, Saturday, we had pretty much the same breakfast before school.Looking down the barrel of a burrito

After school the boyfriend and I did our usual shop, and hit up several stores. I am still holding off on buying tomatoes, cantaloupe, and a few other “summer” crops because they just don’t look/smell right yet. I am looking forward to melon though.

Pre-lunch we each had our own Green Monster. For my green monsters, I use 2+ cups of spinach, a tablespoon of flaxseed, a cup of Almond milk, and a banana. Yum.Mr. Greens reaching for my Green?

A late lunch was something different. We had tuna mixed with hummus and barbeque sauce. Oh yeah, I almost forgot to mention that I (of course) got the idea for this from a blogger. Eating Bird Food’s blog featured the “humbecue” sandwich, and she got the idea from another blogger, Eating Bender, who I will definitely have to check out. That was a good idea! It was surprisingly tasty, tangy, and sweet. I used homemade hummus and Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ sauce.mess of humbecue

Also a cut carrot and pickles.oh yeah all together now

For dinner a simple sandwich on homemade wheat bread with ham, mustard, Laughing Cow French Onion, and spinach.

After this we had Sauvignon Blanc and watched TV. Which is why I can barely stay awake to type this.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Spite and Malice

This morning I had a very flat egg, cheese, and ham sandwich. 002

Have I mentioned already that we’ve bought TWO containers of Quick Oats accidentally? One we bought at Target, and didn’t open. Yes, I am cheap enough to return them. I know from past experience that I will never use them. The other we bought at Albertson’s this week. Ugh! The only selection at the store was Quaker Quick Oats or store brand Old Fashioned. We went with store brand. This morning we discovered that they’re basically Quick Oats. Why am I so down about it? QOs are mushy and bland in comparison. Enough about that….

You’ll never guess what I had for a snack. Oh wait, it was the same thing I have every day – NUTS!014

The blend contained roasted almonds and cashew pieces.

Lunch was a small baked potato and a turkey burger.


And enrobed in cheese and salsa (how I like everything, apparently):020

The turkey burger was a little off. Maybe it was just dry from overcooking??? Like any good Louisianian, I doused it in Tony Chachere’s and kept eating. 018

Also I had carrots on the side.026

Afternoon snack was mostly mint green tea and dips into the peanut butter jar.

I didn’t really have a dinner, per se. When I came home I did some homework and we played cards. We mostly play a game called “Spite and Malice”, just in case you’re wondering. It’s a good time-filler. I’ll always remember the time we waited for my car to be fixed for ten hours, and played Spite and Malice most of the time.

So….I drank wine and had roasted chickpeas as a substitute for dinner. I guess I’m looking forward to the weekend a day early, eh?028



We started watching “Modern Family”, and I have to admit, it’s not half bad. Gotta love Ed O’Neill!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

I’m Back From My Lasagna Holiday

This should be a quick post. Mr. Greens has a few big papers to write for school, and since we share a computer, schoolwork takes precedence. Sorry I missed posting the past few days. Believe me, it was nothing huge.

Mostly a heavenly lasagna that I ate too much of. For two days it was lunch and dinner. I ain’t ashamed! The core ingredients were andouille sausage and chicken (representin’ cajun flavor -kinda) and broccoli and spinach (dark green love) and TOO MUCH CHEESE :052

The boyfriend is the lasagna maker. I made the following horrible granola bars.057

They were so bad that I condemned them to life in the prison of my stomach. I ate them all and wanted to make more, but am holding back. One shouldn’t make more than one tray of granola bars per week. Plus I’m up three pounds (temporary cheese fat, I’m sure).

Moving on to today. I had a hastily eaten egg and ham sandwich in the car on the way to work. Don’t let the plate fool you.095

When I got to work, my boss asked me to eat something out of a bag. Sure, why not? 099

Turns out, it was a smoked piece of Gar that he had caught. The picture below is not my boss, but someone holding a Gar.AlligatorGar (1)


For a snack I had almonds.103

Lunch was a burrito. Inside was a sloppy mess of black beans, white rice, cheese, salsa, and a couple of ounces of chicken. It sure tasted good though.106


Afternoon snack was one I’ve been enjoying almost every day lately: peanut butter banana sandwich.120

Today I went with bites. That looks like a huge amount of peanut butter, but it wasn’t really, I think it just smushes out the sides from the weight of the banana.

Dinner was a roasted vegetable mix. (Bad pic)125

I roasted one carrot, two small potatoes, a head of broccoli, and several brussels sprouts. The result was very good.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Saturday in the Park

“Saturday in the park, I think it was the fourth of July…” ok I have had that song in my head all day.

For breakfast I had a failure egg. I thought my omelet was cooked, but it wasn’t, so I took it out of the pan too soon.  It actually had to be returned to the pan for another minute, and became a giant blob. 002

The egg had a little sharp white cheese on it. It was accompanied by two slices of homemade white bread. I do prefer wheat bread usually, but Mr. Green’s white bread turned out a little better than his wheat. He’s still a much better baker than me. I’ve only made doorstops and bookends.

I also had a glass of fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice. 001

At school today there was an Easter Egg hunt, and lots of little children and doggies running around campus. While I waited for class I watched the children pick eggs. 004

We came home and ate a pear, and I got started on our lunch. The mister has been feeling sick,  although I think it’s allergies and not a virus. 019

For lunch I had a carrot, and a black bean, cheese, and onion quesadilla. Not the healthiest, but that’s what I was digging. 022


This grand slam was slathered with green salsa, one of my favorites. 032

I met my friend Anne and her brother for coffee. At Highland Coffees I had a granola bar and a iced mocha. For some reason I rarely think of taking pictures when I’m out with Anne or I’m out to eat. I think I’m to into the conversation and not thinking of the blog.

I wasn’t really hungry for dinner since I had a hefty granola bar. When I got home, Mr. Greens had already made himself dinner (pitiful chicken soup from a can). So I had an apple and a glass of wine. What a dinner!048

I don’t think anyone needs closeups of my gourmet dinner. The wine was inexpensive Cabernet Sauvignon, and the apple was a gala. Yum.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Friday Free Day

Today I had a day off from work! It was great. I had to do homework, and run errands, but it was nice.

I had peanut butter and banana toast this morning, with raisins on top.043

We did our grocery shopping early this morning, which was nice to get out of the way. (We usually do it on Saturday at some point, and the crowds are awful.)

For lunch I had a chicken salad sandwich and pickle, with a cranberry fizzy drink.047


I love club soda and cranberry juice. There was a pear shared for dessert.051

Dinner was from a jar. Target’s Tikka Masala sauce, to be exact. We’ve had most of their Indian-inspired sauces, and they’re pretty good.063

I made rice, and to the jarred sauce I added a shredded chicken breast, a baked potato (sliced), and stirred. When it was done I topped it with raisins and crushed peanuts. I also highly recommend chickpeas and broccoli (with rice) in almost any of the curry sauces. I was in love with the Green Coconut Curry Sauce a few months ago.

My bowl with a side of pita and roasted asparagus:082  085The boyfriend’s plate (below), looks very orderly compared to my hodge podge.076

My boyfriend made two loaves of bread today: one white, the other whole wheat. The house smelled really good. I had one piece of the white.092

He’s thinking about making pita bread this week. Yay! At least one of us is a baker…

Tomorrow’s a school day and also a run day.