Good Morning Friends. Hope you all had a relaxing weekend.
I spent the weekend recovering from a busy work week. I did spend part of Saturday at the hair salon. Please excuse the public selfie with the facial expression :) I have been growing my hair out for the past few months but wanted to get some color done as it grows. The stylist ended up chopping off a bit more than I wanted but she told me it would grow out better by getting trimmed…seemed counter intuitive to me but we shall see.
My stomach was feeling a bit off so I have a day of easy stomach foods for today’s WIAW. I felt okay at breakfast and had the usual oatmeal and oranges.
My mid morning snack consisted of a pumpkin muffin and a spoonful or in this case a forkful of strawberry jam. I made 2 batches of these muffins and realized afterwards that I totally forgot to add in the flax egg…hence the small size I think. At least they tasted ok and it wasn’t a total failure.
I went with a bland lunch of some leftover rice and a couple of oranges. My stomach just felt off and I although I wasn’t overly hungry I wanted something bland to eat
I felt a bit better by dinner but decided to just keep it simple. I heated some more TJ frozen rice and baked a small chicken breast in the oven. I added a few cherry tomatoes on the side.
Snacked on a few frozen strawberries while relaxing on the couch at the end of the day.
I am hopefully going to know where my next job will be by the end of the week. Fingers crossed! Hope you all have a great week.
Happy New Year! Hope you all had a nice NYE and holiday weekend. I had a low key weekend at home. I basically relaxed at home on the couch, did some crafting, and binged on some Netflix. I watched the whole season of Making of a Murderer. It was interesting to watch and if you are a Serial/Law & Order fan I would recommend. I had heard a lot about Fargo but never watched it. I decided to check it out and was immediately hooked. Time for the first WIAW of 2016.
Oatmeal with some coconut sugar and walnuts along side some larger mandarins or clementines from Costco. These oranges were bigger than the Halo ones they had last week but despite being a bit more work to peel they tasted good
I baked some muffins but was low on oat flour and googled about grinding my own. I added 2 cups of oats to the Vitamix and it grinded it to a flour consistency in a few seconds. Google said 1 cup oats equaled 1 cup of flour but I’m thinking the measurements may have been a bit off as the muffins were inconsistent. They tasted ok but some were super small and others were more normal size.
Lunch was a few of the tiny muffins, a couple of oranges, and a piece of peanut butter toast. I picked up a jar of Nuttzo at Costco the other day but when I went to open it the seal was missing. I returned it and then totally forgot to pick up another jar as I went back through the store.
In my attempt to start using up my freezer supply of food in preparation for the move next month I cooked up a few dinners with some salmon. Last night was some frozen jasmine rice from Trader Joe’s. I am not a huge rice eater but this rice is delicious and in 3 minutes it is perfectly cooked. There are 2 portions in each bag which is great to not be stuck with a ton of leftovers.
Tonight though I baked the lone purple sweet potato and topped it with a pepper seasoned fillet of Sizzlefish salmon. I am off to work today to make some money and pay for my purple sweet potato craving. $2.99/lb but worth it right ;) Unpictured raw veggies on the side.
Hope you all have a great first week of the new year. It is a stormy rainy day here today. Hope you are having some snow free storm free weather where you are.
Do you grind your own flour? Do you measure after grinding? Any tips would be great.
Any Netflix or Amazon Prime shows you recommend?
Good Morning on this last Wednesday and WIAW of 2015! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and enjoyed the holidays. It is still unseasonably cool here in California. Can’t believe how warm it has been in the North East this year.
Hot bowl of my stand by fav of late oatmeal, ground flaxseed, and oranges. I tried to pick up some pecans at Trader Joe’s the other day but they were out. I have been wanting them since I had them in NYC. I stopped by yesterday and they were back in stock. Chopped pecans on top of today’s oatmeal. Yum!
Morning snack of fresh baked pumpkin muffin with some Earth Balance spread and an orange.
I spotted this Almond Nog at Whole Foods the other day and decided to give it a try. I don’t really care for egg nog by itself but have always likes a little bit with hot tea. This tastes like the real deal. I’ve been enjoying hot tea in the afternoon this past weekend.
I also managed to find a small 9lb bird at Whole Foods on Christmas Eve and after pulling out the neck and bag of giblets….I popped it in the oven
Well I don’t know what happened. After a few hours the breast was totally cooked but the thighs were registering a lower temp. The skin was all dry and hard. I assumed it must have been done. After letting it rest I started to carve it. The breasts were really well done. I then went to cut the legs and found them totally raw! I still can’t understand how it cooked unevenly. I didn’t know how to cook it further without cooking the breasts further. I hate wasting food but in the trash it went. I am clearly not capable of cooking a bird. Need to figure out another way to get my turkey fix. While I was cleaning up I ended up throwing a piece of salmon in the oven and ate that with my purple potato. I have been all about meals in a bowl lately.
I am off work this coming weekend and the start of the new year will mean my search for a new job location soon starts. I will be moving away from southern California in a short time and need to start looking at locations and job needs. Exciting for a new place but stressful and nervous at the same time.
Tonight though for those interested PBS is showing the Michael Pollen film In Defense of Food. I have read all of his books and have heard great things about this documentary. I have it set for the DVR.
Any New Year’s Eve Plans? I’ll probably just pick up something special for dinner and have a quiet night at home. Quieter night than being in Times Square a few weeks ago!
Happy New Year!