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Dinner was SO GOOD.  I went to Pipa, a tapas place, and shared a bunch of things: the calamari, manchego cheese, the vegetable coca, and the stuffed piquillos.  Everything was pretty much amazing.

The only problem with tapas, of course, is that you never know how many to order and I always leave either way too full or a little bit hungry.  By the time I got home last night, I was hungry again.  Or maybe I wasn’t, I drank a lot of wine.  In any case, Chris broke out the cereal, but I knew that if I had a bowl, there would be no turning back.  In fact, after last time, I have resolved to never eat that cereal again.  So for once in my life I used some common sense and had a Z Bar for a little portion control instead.  I thought for sure I photographed it, but apparently I didn’t.

And then because that wasn’t enough chocolate, I proceeded to have some ice cream:

Did I mention the wine?

I did not feel like going to the gym this morning, but I dragged myself out the door.  The first few minutes were a little rough (especially because, for some reason, the whole place smelled like a bacon egg and cheese.  I think someone else had a long night, too) but after that I felt better.   I actually think exercise is a good hangover cure.  I must admit that this isn’t a theory I’ve tested too often, but I do believe it’s true.

After the gym, I took Jack on a walk and picked up a coffee, which was pretty much mandatory today:

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Lazy

Finally went grocery shopping. We got all kinds of vegetables, some fish, frozen shrimp, tofu, etc. All the regular stuff. So what did I make for dinner? French toast.

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Usually Chris vetoes my breakfast for dinner suggestions, but I threatened him with pasta, which I knew he probably ate for three days straight when I was out of town. Plus I threw in roasted potatoes, which are kind of like hash browns.

That weird looking patty thing is Smart Deli soy sausage, the kind that comes in the tube and you have to form yourself. It’s a little freaky because it really looks like meat and it sticks all over your hands and I don’t like that.

And then of course you need dessert after French toast so I had a Skinny Cow bar:

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Ridiculous, I know.

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I’m a little behind, sorry.  I don’t celebrate Easter but I had a bunch of stuff to get done today, most of which involved walking.  My toes are sore.  And would you believe this?  Target was closed today.  I mean, seriously.  Totally ridiculous.  We walked all the way to this fake “mall” that basically consists of Target, a DSW, and a Chuck-E-Cheese, and everything was closed.  Even McDonald’s.  It was like the twilight zone.

Anyway, back to last night.  I made falafel with the Fantastic Foods mix because I don’t have a food processor so I can’t make it from scratch (although I’m open to ideas if anyone has overcome this obstacle).  I’ve never used this mix before, and Chris had never had falafel before (I know!), but it turned out pretty well.  I baked it, but it would be much better fried, I’m sure.  Next time I might have to try a little olive oil action.  Here’s the set up:

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I made a random sauce with yogurt, tahini, cayanne pepper, some dry herbs, and milk, and it turned out okay.  That stuff at the bottom is broccoli.   We have tons of leftovers so I’m sure I’ll be having this for lunch next week.  I already had it today.

After, I had a Skinny Cow:

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And back to today – we planned to do our laundry, then got lazy (per usual) and decided to drop it off instead.  We then went on several long, wondrous walks with our brand new puppy who doesn’t pull on the leash until your hand bleeds.  And then we went on the Target excursion, which turned into a Bed Bath & Beyond excursion, and bought all new silverware and glasses for no good reason except that Chris hates our mini forks and I was sick of hearing him bitch.

After an afternoon of shopping, I was starving and had a bunch of raisins (some of them may have been chocolate-covered), an apple, a few pretzels, and peanut butter:

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That looks like an entire jar of peanut butter, I know, but it was a new jar and a little runny.  It’s really only like a tablespoon.  Or two.  Probably two.

And then we had dinner, which was good old go-to pasta:

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I made WAY too much pasta because the Bed Bath & Beyond haul also included measuring cups and apparently we have been eating well under the serving size of pasta.  My measuring instrument of old (i.e. my hand) clearly does not hold 3/4 of a cup.

And now I’m having a little wine, because it is, after all, a holiday.

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Minimal effort

I needed a title for this post so I asked Chris because he’s good at that stuff and he said, “Jeez, that’s about the minimal effort you could put into a post, isn’t it? What’s that, four sentences?”

We can’t all be a super blogger.

Anyway. This afternoon I had a headache and I thought maybe I was hungry so I had a pear:

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Turned out I just needed some Advil.

Then for dinner we had pesto tortellini with sun dried tomatoes, spinach, and mushrooms.

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And Skinny Cow for dessert:

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A few more figs were also consumed at random tonight. Three, I think. Possibly five.

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Have you seen this show?  I am hooked.  Last night was the cake showdown.  I was pulling for the “Honey I’m Peanuts About You” birthday cake.  Ridiculously dumb name, but that girl put salted peanuts all over the outside of a peanut butter and chocolate cake.  She’s my hero.

After drooling for an hour, I had to have a Skinny Cow bar:

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These totally break my Michael Pollan rules (microcrystalline cellulose?).  I’m doing my best.

I usually have an omelet for breakfast, but this morning I had oatmeal:

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It has raisins, walnuts, milk, maple syrup and cinnamon.   It was a treat because it is freezing outside and also because a crazy woman screamed at me on the sidewalk this morning.  A woman with one of those hideous corset bags.  Apparently she thought Jack was going to bite her with his ferocious puppy teeth.  And perhaps next time, he will.

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