Archive for January 8th, 2009

Tonight Ted and I worked with what we could find in the fridge. It’s “Left Over Thursday”.  Sometimes things taste better if they’ve had a chance to sit for a day or so.  A good example of that would be the Beany Bolonaise in January 6th Blog “Spinach Really Did Help Popeye”.  I had 1/4 cup for lunch today and the flavors really came together. Better than the other night.  But I’ll back track a little.

Snacking Mid Morning

I got a bit hungry around 10:15 am and had Non Fat Cottage Cheese with Pineapple, about 1/3 cup.  This morning, I had taken an apple from the fridge but decided I wasn’t quite ready for it at breakfast so I chopped it up in the cottage cheese.  That’s a snack I’ll remember. No fat, good source of calcium and fruits.  It was sweet, crunchy and filling.

NonFat Cottage Cheese with Pineapple and Chopped Fresh Apple
Non Fat Cottage Cheese with Pineapple and Chopped Fresh Apple

 Lunch Time Again

I had broccoli slaw with the usual add ins: cherry toms, radish, bell peppers, cucumber.  Topped with Maple Grove Maple Fig dressing.  We ran out of the brown rice so I had 1/4 cup of the Beany Bolonaise from earlier in the week. That was heated with a healthy slab of the Seafood Frittata from last night.   If you should try that Frittata, I would definitely add  a little drizzle of a honey mustard sauce on top. It would complement the Hot and Sweet Honey Mustard I used in the mixture of eggs.


Seafood Frittata, Bean Bolonaise, Broccoli Slaw with Maple Grove Pom
Seafood Frittata, Bean Bolonaise, Broccoli Slaw with Maple Grove Fig

Scrounging around for scraps

What to eat, what to eat. How about a spinach salad? That’s good since I’m not in a cooking mood. What about more Beany Bolonaise? Then of course there’s the Frittata?  Ok. Which has to be eaten first?  I don’t like keeping seafood left overs too long. But then that bean dish had eggs cooked in it. Dilemma. A bit of both?  That was the end result. No pictures because dinner looked very much like lunch except the spinach salad (that was different!) was plated separately and my bean and frittata portions were a tad larger.

The weather is being down right inconsiderate – again.  The wind is howling. Another night hunkered down?  Suppose so. Read?  Write? Make phone calls?  We’ll see what strikes my fancy.  There is a college game on at 8:15pm, but I’m not a big college football fan. What is it? The Orange Bowl? 

I think I’m ready for Spring.



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Ted had the right idea this morning – stay in bed. I reluctantly, got up and some how made it through my work out.  I started with a Jay Robb Protein Shake.  25 minutes on the Elliptical which seemed like an hour. 40 minutes working shoulders and abs.  4 sets of everything with 12 repetitions each.  Shoulder press with dumb bells. Using the cable machine, front raises, rear delts, lateral raises. Back to the dumb bells, superset up against the wall: front raise + lateral raise + upright row + arnold presses.  In between all that, I worked my abs using the ball, leg raises off the bench, lying ball raises.

It really wasn’t that bad out side early this morning and Shane and I managed a  3.3 mile run.  Ted was listening to the weather and it seems we are in for some heavy snow at some point today. Oh joy!

For breakfast, I wanted something different but wasn’t really that hungry.  I opted for English Toffee Oats.

  • 1/4 cup Bob’s Red Mill Steel Cut Oats
  • 1/4 banana slices
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla (I added this before I got the idea of the ETO’s)
  • Now here is the ETO’s:   English Toffee Tea Bag
English Toffee Tea Bag and Banana Added To Oats while Cooking

English Toffee Tea Bag and Banana Added To Oats while Cooking

I let the banana and the tea bag cook with the oats to infuse a fantastic flavor. 

The protein breakfast shake was 1 scoop VPX, 1/4 banana, 1/2 cup FUZE, and 2 strawberries.

This breakfast was exactly what I needed this morning.

Today’s Thursday and a GREAT day to really contemplate those New Year’s Resolutions. Make sure you stick to them.  Have a great day.  Just thought, one way to make it better is to enter Zesty’s give away. Check it out at


Whoops! Almost forgot… the movie last night “The Dutchess” was pretty good!butter-toffee-oats-002

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