So today I was at least with it enough to take pictures. My lunch today was the same kind of thing as yesterday – grits/polenta made in the rice cooker while we were out today. Unfortunately, today they came out a bit lumpier than yesterday. Giving it a good mix and stir for a while broke up most of the lumps, but not all. Ah well, good thing it was just food for me and not for guests.
Breakfast: a banana and a glass of water on the way out the door.
Lunch: rice-cooker grits with some leftover Italian turkey sausage. Water to drink.
Dinner: Baked eggplant (I ate eggplant!!), shredded romaine lettuce and a half of a grilled chicken breast. Dressing: fig balsamic vinegar and a splash of olive oil.
I’ve only eaten eggplant a few times before. Mainly when we hosted an exchange student from Turkey. She will agree with me when I say: she can NOT cook. Ha! Sadly, she was also my main eat-eggplant pusher and it kind of turned me off for a while. I made these baked eggplant pieces by peeling it, slicing them (1/2 inch or so), dredging them in seasoned flour, then egg wash, and finally tossed in seasoned gluten free bread crumbs. It was tasty! Thank goodness for loaves of bread that I can’t finish. They make great bread crumbs.
Enjoy you Wednesday!
Today while playing outside with the girls, I thought I would kick back for a bit. I brought my cell phone outside to check email etc while the girls played. It’s cold here in the mornings – so they were wearing sweatshirts. Not long after playing in the sun, however, they took off the sweaters. It meant a pile of sweatshirts next to the coffee. I put my cell phone on top of their sweatshirts…and not long after I heard the unmistakeable gurgle of something being dropped. O.o
I couldn’t save it. It was completely fried.
My stomach churned when I did a little reading online and saw that Verizon was going to charge us $550 for a replacement phone. (TOTALLY NOT happening.) So Plan B – bring it in to Apple Store (we had purchased extended warranty there) and get out the old cell phones to charge (just in case). Seriously? I’ve never been so happy to have purchased an extended warranty ($99/2 years) from a company in my life. Phone was replaced for $50! Thank goodness.
However, this means that I have pictures of breakfast yesterday (Saturday – Day 20) but no other meals.
Breakfast: Homemade migas (eggs, tortillas, roasted veggies, onions/garlic), a few chicken sausages (I had “help” eating mine and ended up with just one), fruit, coffee and water.
Lunch: A white peach and some water. (Breakfast was huge!)
Dinner: Bi-bim-bap and water. YUM! (Do you know what bi-bim-bap is? It’s basically blanched/seasoned (salt and sesame oil) veggies with steamed rice and a fried egg on top. Common veggies are: mung beans, carrots, spinach and burdock. I have not found any of the traditional red chile paste that is put on top that is gluten free. I can’t wait until I do! It adds so much to the flavor. And while sriracha *is* gluten free, it is not the same flavor as the traditional Korean red paste that accompanies bibimbap. My search continues.)
I now have a functioning phone, but nothing is set up and ready to go. Maybe that is the 2nd biggest pain? The first was the freak out about having to figure out replacement plan if necessary. The second? Definitely resetting everything on it. :S Alas, I did not have my phone set to back up everything. Oh well. Live and learn, right?
So these two posts (Day 19 and 20) are late. Sorry about that. I had a doozy of an ending to the week. Not only did this website get “attacked” (really, people? Nothing better to do?? B!) but on Saturday morning, I had the joy of fishing my cell phone out of a full cup of coffee. Oh yes, technology + me has not been working.
On Friday – Day 19 – we took the kids to see Despicable Me 2. Our littlest one was unimpressed but the biggest child is completely baffled by the fact that someone would give all the minions shots to make them “meanies”. It has been rattling around in her head since the movie let out and she is filled with questions. I think it’s the only movie she’s seen that she has announced that she doesn’t want to see again. I wonder if her sense of reality and imagination are colliding?
Missing from my pictures from Friday is the box of junior mints and water that I had while watching the movie. Something about snapping a photo with my cell phone in a dark theater did NOT seem like a plan – even BEFORE the movie started (as we shut our phones off during the film…unlike the man in front of me….grrrr). I will leave the idea of a chocolate treat to your imaginations.
Breakfast: water. I woke up late and wasn’t hungry.
Lunch: Cucumber slices (for my sandwich) with a dab of cream cheese and roasted chicken. I could not get this out of my head! I had a friend over with her son for a playdate – she had a piece of my “sandwich” and was hooked too. YUM! NOT pictured: a half of a peach and water.
Dinner: Teriyaki Chicken and veggies/rice. Here’s my recipe for teriyaki sauce that is delicious and easy to make! I make a batch of this and then put it in the fridge for 7-10 days to use. When I’m really organized, I make a larger batch and “can” some of it for longer storage.
Hope you are all having a great weekend!