My friend Christina, who I met through blogging, moved back to her home state of North Carolina. She used to blog at Dinner at Christina’s, but has moved on and happily I can follow her on Facebook. Check out her and her husband’s Christmas card this year!
She said her husband grew out the mustache/goatee especially for this photo. I love it! You are crazy Christina! And yes, those are their pets.
Tony and I both only ate half of our Christmas eve dinner, that left two halves of baked potatoes and two good size pieces of steak. I took one of those leftovers and made a scrambled egg, zucchini, steak mixture, stuffed it inside the potato skin, stopped with a slice of Swiss cheese, then put it under the broiler at work. On the side – fruit of Florida tangerines and blackberries.
The blackberries, while huge, were a bit on the tart side – or maybe they tasted tart because the tangerine was so sweet? I ended up eat the tangerine first, then sprinkling some Splenda over the blackberries.
I thought I might swim at lunch, but there were a bunch of day campers in the pool, so it was onto plan B – intervals on the treadmill. I am loving the HIIT app on my phone – I don’t have to pay attention to anything but the whistle to either run or walk. I did 7 reps of 3 minutes running, 2 minutes walking, with my fastest 3 minute run at 6.0 mph.
I never really meal plan during a holiday week – I buy groceries for the big meal, but don’t feel its necessary to buy more food for the week. I grabbed what I thought was roasted red pepper soup. I heated it up, and at first glance I was like “Yes, it’s soup!” Sadly, upon tasting it, it was pasta sauce – my first bite had a fennel seed in it! As much as I tried to will myself that it was tomato soup, it wasn’t happening.
So I ate my “dessert” first – Florida grapefruit drizzled with just a bit of honey – so juicy and delicious!
I thought maybe I could order food from across the street, but only one slight problem with that. I’d already taken my insulin for what I thought I was going to eat – if I don’t meet food with the insulin, the insulin works too fast and my blood sugar sinks like a stone.
I borrowed a Lean Cuisine from my boss. One word. Ick.
The package sounded good – but that toasted coconut made the dish overly sweet – I had to add some sriracha to balance out the sweetness. The package directions said to cook for 5 minutes, let stand 1 minute, stir, and let stand another minute.
Yep, I somehow burned some of the rice (who knew you could burn a frozen dinner in the microwave?!) and one piece of chicken was still frozen! I managed to eat half of this, but it was enough food so my blood sugar was fine.
I defrosted a “meatloaf” mix for dinner, not really knowing what to do with it – I could make tacos, or burgers, or meatloaf, or Salisbury steak. Salisbury steak won!
Here is another delightful florescent photo from my kitchen. I should really become a professional photographer – ha!
I love brown gravy packages – my store sells them 2 for $1 on sale, so I stock up. Each 1/4 cup serving is only 20 calories!
I wish I could work only 2 days every week! Hopefully today will go by fast, then it’s another four day weekend – woop!
Do any of you have any plans for New Years Eve? Do you stay home and have a special meal – go over to friends houses? Tony and I stay put – too many crazies on the road.
I do have a couple mini projects I’d like to get done over the long weekend. One is cleaning my desk in the basement – it’s awful – it’s probably piled a foot and a half high of old papers, magazines, etc. I need to shred a bunch of stuff I don’t need anymore. Do I really need our ComEd bill from 2007? I don’t think so!
Alright, off to get ready for work – make it a great day!