Wednesday, May 2, 2012

What-I-Ate-Tuesday on Wednesday

I have been busier than a one-legged man in an arss-whooping contest this week. 



Its a shock to the system after three or four months of having little work to do.  Of course, now that the summer is almost here, my workload is picking up.  Apparently, I just thought that I was going to spend all summer at the pool with the kids. 



I'm not complaining.  I have cars to pay for.  That little rant is just my way of telling you that I barely had time to fix food and eat it yesterday, let alone make it pretty and photograph it.  But here goes:

Breakfast . . . was actually quite delicious.  My kids wanted pancakes.  Since we were out of both the frozen variety and pancake mix, I was forced to get creative.   I found a promising recipe on http://www.chocolatecoveredkatie.com/ for 'Banana Pancakes for One.'  I decided that 'Banana Pancakes for Three' would feed me and the kids so I whipped up a triple recipe. 



I have a rule that a plate has to have at least three things on it to constitute a meal.  As a result, I can't just eat two pancakes by themselves - even if they have bananas inside and on top. 

To complete this perfect breakfast trifecta, I made a mondo fried egg (a.k.a. two egg whites and a whole egg).  The griddle was already fired up for the pancakes.  So, the eggs went on there, too.




Beautiful.  And, together, it was the perfect amount of food.  That and three cups of coffee were more than sufficient to pull me through until lunch.  

Lunch . . .  I was planning on spending my lunch hour at combat class but I had too much work to do to stop for an hour.  In fact, I  barely made time to get up and fix something to eat.  

In a rush, I whipped up a Green Monster smoothie.  The contents:  1 cup spinach, 1/2 cup blackberries, 1/3 frozen banana,  1.5 tsp chia seeds, 1.5 flax seeds, and 1 T cashew butter.   I ate it in front of the computer.




I know that the lighting is terrible, but even if it were better you wouldn't look at it and want to drink it.  I'm not ashamed to admit that it looked revolting.  See, here's a close-up.





Still looks revolting.  I think its the blackberry-spinach combo.  Kind of looks like baby poop.

Dinner . . .  was actually really great . . . but only because Elizabeth cooked for me. 

She sauteed some zuchinni, mushrooms, onions, eggplant, and grilled chicken together and then mixed in some laughing cow cheese.  It was delicious.  But, I was so famished that it didn't even occur to me to stop and take a picture of it.

Since I don't have a picture of yesterday's dinner, I'll show you tonight's instead because it is totally representative of my multiple personalty disorder.




You see, I had decided on lavash pizza.  With that in mind, I sauteed some zuchinni, squash, onions, and tomatos.  But, then I couldn't decide whether I wanted to be full-on Greek or some sort of Greek-Mexican-Italian hybrid. 



So, I made one of each.  The left side is full-on Greek:  pesto sauce, veggies, chicken, feta, and parmesan.  The right side is Greek-Mexican-Italian hybrid:  hummus, veggies, chicken, avocado, and mozzarella.

The verdict:  The full-on Greek is much better.  Much, much better.  But, both are good enough for left-overs tomorrow. [Do you see what else is on that plate?  Brussel Sprouts.  That is a hint for what kind of week it has been.]

And, I really can't believe that anyone could possibly have hung in this long and still be reading.  If you have made it this far, I can't imagine why . . . because I have yet to say even one interesting thing.  In fact, I've put myself to sleep.


Now, I'm going to go crawl in bed and start this book.  



Hopefully, it will keep me awake.  Word on the street is that it will. 

Jmo













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