>> Saturday, January 23, 2010
Did you know today is National Pie Day?
Did you know today is National Pie Day?
I am the boring lunch girl eating my usual 3 pieces of turkey lunchmeat and nothing else.
Today we took the boys out for pizza buffet at a new restaurant. $8.50 for adults and $.50 a year for kids! The Bug ate for $.50!
I had two giant slices of pizza and a salad with everything good- egg, peas, cheese, bacon, blue cheese, little corn, chick peas, mmmmm.
It's called Beau Jo's, if you have one near you I recommend it!
I don't know why but somehow weekend lunches are harder for me than weekday lunches. This makes no sense as I'm a stay at home mom so have access to all the food equally everyday. But for some reason I graze my way through the pantry on weekends. Today I started with a can of lentil soup (it's cold outside and soup just seemed right). Then I pulled out a wedge of Wensleydale cheese with cranberries and ate the whole thing. Because I wasn't finished, I moved onto Quaker sour cream and onion mini rice cakes and finished up with Mexican blend cheese melted over plain rice cakes. ::sigh:: Not a fruit or vegetable in sight. I figure the sodium in the soup cancels out the health benefits of the lentils. Don't know why I feel compelled to do this on weekends, but there you have it. Maybe I should make Sunday lunch a cmpletely fruit and veg affair to try and counterbalance my poor choices today!
Friday I felt so low that I couldn't bring myself to eat anything more than a bag of ready-salted crisps and a large gingerbread cookie with icing.
Today, we had a birthday party in the afternoon and I thought eating lunch early would be best for everyone. I made penne pasta and mixed in a tomato and onion sauce, tuna and some frozen sweetcorn. But I wasn't hungry and only had a few bites!
Yes, I have actually eaten lunch in the intervening week. But I signed up for this and promptly forgot it existed. Now it's on my blog reading list so I hope I'll notice it every day.
Today's lunch with the whole family at home : sandwiches and clementines.
We had a little bit of leftover roast beef that I thought we'd already used up for sandwiches. I decided it was still edible (barely - just over a week old). Two sandwiches - one with microwaved roast beef, blue cheese, a little horseradish, and mayo, the other with salami and american cheese and a few tiny bits of roast beef because there was a teeny bit more than would fit on one sandwich. I couldn't decide who got which so each adult got half of one and half of the other. K got a peanut butter sandwich - she still won't eat meat or cheese sandwiches.
I had the very best kind of lunch today: one that someone else made and another someone else paid for. ;-) A friend and I went for a walk and once back at her house decided to go to the ever tasty Just Fresh for lunch. Instead of driving the two seconds down the street to get my purse, K. said she'd treat me to lunch. Yippee! I got the Dijon Dill Chicken Salad sandwich with a fruit cup and my drug of choice: diet Coke. The sandwich was lovely as it wasn't overwhelmed with mayo like so many restaurant chicken salad sandwiches are and it came with lettuce and tomato on toasted wheat bread. Yum. The fruit was because I was trying to be good. Tasty food and lovely company. Best lunch all week.
I made sure to bring something from home to work today. I got the Hot pockets sitting in my fridge - just waiting for me to grab it. I was surprised because it was delicious (though I burned my tongue a bit after the first bite!).
So I got the Chicken & Cheddar with Broccoli in a seasoned herb crust. I couldn't remember how much I paid for it but believe me when I say it's delicious for such little simple looking pocket.
I had a tuna salad sandwich on an english muffin with lettuce and a sugar free pudding cup. I ate a couple of bites of leftover cornbread casserole.
Total points: 4 pts. (plus the points for the cornbread casserole.)
I was super rushed at lunch today so I had:
A deli bread roll
about 6 bagel chips with hummus
then I packed the rest for snacking on:
carrots and ranch
Seems an awful lot like Wednesday, no?
Leftover ziti in a meat sauce- rather than my normal vegetarian one that I make.
Here we go again....
So after yesterday's massive carb (not to mention fat) overload, today I am having a HUGE salad with baby spinach, feta, yummy campari tomatoes, cucumbers and best of all Braswell's Creamy Vidalia Dressing (to satisfy the carb and fat nut in me). YAY!
I will probably be the most boring lunch eater because once I get on a kick, I just keep eating the same thing- at least during the work week. So, today, it is once again the frozen Vegetable Medley, black bean burger (no bun), and for later a 100 calorie Nutty Bar and fat free kiwi lime yogurt. Tomorrow I get to go to Applebees, which might be much more exciting.
Lunch today? NOTHING...as in nichts or niente or nada or wala...Had a busy day @ work. Now i'm dealing with a tummy ache.
My preschool son and I have a playdate with several families every week. Most weeks we go to Chick Fil A, because of the playground is indoors and the food is better than McDonald's.
Today I had my usual.
8pk of ChickFilA nuggets
small chicken soup
Diet Dr Pepper
....I might have swiped two or three of Bitty's waffle fries.
....and then I talked myself into a Kiddie Cup of ice cream.
I am on Weight Watchers and the point total was about 12 pts. (It was worth every point though.)
But it's not.
Make your own pasta bowl from cafe next door...
some peas and snow peas
slice of ham
some creamy dressing (not sure what it is)
Some grapes on the side
I had Taco Bell Nachos. I blame the shiba's chips and salsa.
OK, so I guess I've lurked long enough. Today I'm having MammawVi's Potato Soup, a la Kara...
This is leftover from last night, but here is the basic recipe:
1pkg frozen Hash Browns (I use Ore Ida... some people call these southern style or home style... they are not shoestring but more like chopped potatoes)
2 cans cream of chicken soup
1 sm box (about 30 oz) of chicken broth
1 pt sour cream
seasonings (see below)
reserve sour cream. put all other ingredients in crock pot and cook on low, stirring occasionally for 6-8 hrs (we tried 5hrs once and the taters were still a little crunchy but more than 8 and you've basically got a puree). add sour cream, cook 20 min. serve with shredded cheese, bacon bits, chives or anything else you like on potatoes.
seasonings (this is the a la Kara part)
I'm not big on measurements... so these should be to taste for your family...
1 small onion finely chopped (I add about 2 Tbsp of minced onion flakes instead because I am super lazy)
2 big dashes (heh) of minced garlic flakes
2-3 tsp of black pepper
3 tsp of salt (I use kosher salt... I'm not just lazy... I'm weird too)
some recipes call for cream cheese instead of sour cream... then sour cream on top... I think this would be good, but then you have to work to blend in the cream cheese at the end... so I skip that.
Hope you enjoy, I know I am!
Another boring lunch.
1/2 of turkey sandwich and some sweet tea.
I am a little under the weather so I am not hungry.
I am the least exciting person when it comes to lunch. I had 3 slices of turkey lunch meat and a sweet tea.
Baked cookies last week and gained 2 lbs. Not much eating going on this week.
Today, I am enjoying an Indian dish called Panak Paneer. I am having it over brown rice. It looks like a baby threw up in my bowl but trust me, it's very tasty and healthy for you as its base is spinach. It does have a rather strong flavor so I am having it with a tall, tall glass of unsweetened tea to cut the taste a bit.
It's not at all what I was in the mood for but with the biblical rain storm that Southern California is experiencing, I decided to stay in. For fun, look at our doppler:
No. What I wanted was a huge bowl of soup and a basket full of bread but nope, not gonna happen.
Same old, same old.
Everything looked good!
Leftover pork loin.
carrots and ranch
bagel chips and spicy hummus (best part)
laughing cow wedge (saved for later)
I had a buffalo hot dog with onions and ketchup. In fact, I think that is what I ate all day.
The weather reports are threatening snow for this afternoon, so I decided on a nice pasta for lunch today. Something to keep me warm. I went with penne pasta, mixed with an olive and tomato sauce, sweetcorn and mince. It's pretty good. Though it's hard to go wrong with pasta..
I am in Southern California and let me tell you...we are experiencing some WEIRD weather! We are in a tornado warning right now, if you can believe it. With the rain pouring down and the extreme weather warnings, I pulled out the following leftovers for lunch:
With all the garlic I was hoping my co-workers would stay away but I wasn't so lucky!
I had to run to the store on my lunch break so I picked up a sandwich from the deli.
They call it a Tuscan Chicken Sandwich and it has grilled chicken, crusty bread, slabs of marinated mozzarella, marinated artichoke, tomato, red onion and some oily vinegary sauce. Mmmmm.
And a wedge of laughing cow cheese, because of Janssen.
Today, the boys and I had leftovers from last night's dinner: leek and bacon pie. I loved it last night and was quite looking forward to it today. Only managed half a bowl with a lemon lucozade. Still, a 'proper' lunch. That's progress!
My sister-in-law and I were both off work today so we met for lunch at TGI Fridays. I had the BBQ chicken wrap with sweet potato fries. I ate every single bite.
I'm still Game On'ing it which has been a challenge with all of my food sensitivities but here is what I plan to eat at lunch today:
A smallish bowl of navy bean soup
A few multi-grain crackers
A handful of sauteed spinach or perhaps a spinach salad (not sure which yet)
A tall glass of iced, herbal tea (no sweetener)
I have to say that I always feel so much better when I watch what I eat, but I sometimes resent having to keep track of everything little thing that goes into my mouth. Sometimes I just want to chuck the wise choice and go with a Big Mac ;)
Despite feeding the boys a lovely smoked haddock kedgeree for THEIR lunch, for myself, I only managed a small slice of chocolate cake, a pink lady apple, a banana, a raspberry yoghurt and a mini-bag of chocolate buttons. Tomorrow, I must have a better lunch than this.
My hubby brought me some hot boneless chicken wings.
I had those and some sweet tea.
I also had a few chocolate chip cookies.
Todays lunch was much better than the last few days:)
Ha! The family went to McDonalds today and I ordered what I always order. A large Big Mac meal with a Coke. It was quite nice, really.