Thank you for all your comments on yesterday’s post! I have yet to respond to them personally, but I will in the next couple days. I love you guys!
In an effort to turn my frown upside down, I decided yesterday that I would pick just three things throughout the day that made me happy and smile. First off, I LOVE singing in the car. No one to care if I am slightly off key (you’re a little pitchy dog!) and it makes me happy, and it just so happened a couple songs came on that I knew all the words too and belted them out like I was on stage without a microphone. Second, some of you know behind the scenes about my job, which I won’t go into detail here, but Tony listened to me bitch, again, and calmed me down. And I ended the day with meeting Tony to get our free flu shots. I am proud of Tony because he hates shots, and had to do his weekly blood test so he got poked twice yesterday. Um, I gave myself four shots of insulin yesterday, so suck it up man! (Ha – just kidding Tony!).
On Sunday night, I made a beef roast with baked potatoes. Tony wasn’t very hungry, so I turned his half of his potato into the base of my breakfast. I put the mostly scooped out potato half under the broiler while I cooked my egg whites, spinach and ham in the microwave, to get a crispy skin. Then stuffed the egg mixture inside, topped with shredded Swiss cheese, and finished it up under the broiler. Delish! These black grapes are amazing too – no seeds and have such a strong grape flavor.
Over the weekend when Tony and I went grocery shopping, there were tons of stuff on the $1 rack. For any new readers, the $1 rack is a produce rack at my grocery store for items that are SUPER ripe and have to be bought and typically used within a day or two of buying them. My record? 18 bananas for $1! This time I got two packages of cherry tomatoes and 6 red peppers for $1 each.
I decided to make roasted red pepper soup!
I knew I wanted to take the soup for lunch, but decided that I need to kick it up a notch. It wasn’t until I saw blog reader Christine’s comment about making meatballs out of the pork posticker filling that I decided that was what I was going to do. I had leftover cooked pasta, and chopped baby spinach – a meal in a bowl was born! I simple cooked off 8 marble size pieces of the pork filling and pan fried it, just enough to brown the edges, but not cook all the way through, because I knew I’d be heating it up at work.
This was so filling and delicious, even if the picture kind of sucks ass. I use an empty office to shoot my meals and I was hungry after my 2.75 mile walk at lunch. I only took four pictures!
Last week when I was meal planning, I sent this link of Lindsday’s hoisin pork with rice noodles and said “would you eat that?” He replied “if you made the noodles crispy I would.” There is a place we go for Chinese food that has a pan fried noodle dish that Tony likes, so this made the menu this week!
I ended up using one 8 ounce pork chop for the two of us. Tony doesn’t like thick cut meat anymore, so I sliced the pork really thin.
So a few things about this recipe. I wish I would have read the comments because Lindsey suggested making more marinade, but keeping it to the side and tossing it with the pork and noodles once the dish was completed. I couldn’t add the other things she suggested like thai chili sauce, or sriracha to Tony’s dish because that’s too spicy for him. Second, I overcooked the pork. For slices that thin, a minute tops would have been plenty. But I was cooking the pork in batches, and I thought by resting the pork on the veggies would help, but they still were a bit dry.
Hello sucky kitchen light picture! I ended up adding carrots, red peppers, water chestnuts, bean sprouts, cilantro and chopped peanuts to mine. I did add sriracha to mine, and I actually LOVED the flavor of this dish, just wish there was more sauce. And no matter how I tried, I could not pan fry the noodles, so there was no texture to the noodles that Tony would have liked. I told him that we should just stick with his famous chicken fried rice! Check out his video here on how he makes it.
I was able to sync up my fit bit – glad to have a few more fit bit friends! I love all the smiles I get when I hit 10,000 steps!
I got my steps in and then some! I have to tell you, I am more conscious of my steps when wearing the fit bit. I would make several trips to the copier, etc., and with my walk at lunch, it added up!
I have to get this show on the road – I am in the process of making blueberry pancakes, I still need to take pictures of a dessert I made for a recipe contest (that Tony said turned out amazeballs!) and shower and leave the house, all in 20 minutes. No problem!
Make it a great day!