Archive for October 16, 2008
After feeling totally rundown at the end of work, I came back, made the brother some Fried Rice with
Chicken and got a second wind. While I was cooking I snacked on a cup of frozen grapes and 2 Mother’s rice cakes… totally delicious!!! You can literally see the cheese on top – plus they’re all natural.
Could I have maybe just been getting the 5 o’clock itch?? Of course it may have had something to do with the fact that Peekay wouldn’t let me snooze this morning. I suppose it’s a bit like having a small child – you only sleep when they sleep. Anyway, I took my newfound energy down to the gym for a quick warm-up on the treadmill and then some crunches holding dumbbells against my chest and lunges with dumbbells in hand. Nothing too spectacular, but I seriously can’t tell you how much it cleared my mind.
I came back upstairs trying to rack my brain for what I could make for dinner. I hadn’t defrosted any chicken, had given my rice and poached chicken to the brother, wasn’t in the mood for a veggie burger, soup, or any other prepared meal. Then I remembered – I had some lentils in the fridge that I cooked yesterday for part of my lunch that I could eat. I did a quick inventory of what was on hand and came up with a new take on “Brinner” (bfast for dinner for all you Scrubs fans) I call this concoction Lentil “Hash Browns” & Eggs:
Green salad w/ carrots topped with the rest of my homemade hummus (and some red wine vinegar as well). On a separate plate I made a bed of lentils, steamed carrots and steamed sweet potatoes (I was pre-cooking these for tomorrow night’s special dinner for the bf). I added in a tiny bit of minced garlic, salt and pepper, and heated it up in a pan. While that was warming I fried up an egg to serve over top. I ate this with some ketchup & a dallop of the Roasted Garlic-Carrot Cayenne Sauce (it’s HOT!). I was a little nervous about the flavors at first, but it ended up tasting soooo yummy!! Definitely something I’d make again.
I am sooo tired, I’m going to bail on watching the office tonight and go to bed as soon as I finish posting. Of course, I made sure to next T so that he can dvr it and watch it with me tomorrow while we sip some wine and eat the yummy dinner I have planned for him. Hasta mañana todos!
Lunch with underwriters turned out to be quite tasty! I would argue that the prices are a bit inflated ($30 for lunch salad – do dessert or appetizers??), but hey it’s New York… and more pointedly TriBeCa. The inside of the place was definitely really cool though – perfect place for a relaxed business lunch.
Now I know I’m supposed to be avoiding wheat, but they had the most Amazing rosemary-herbed rolls. They had chunks of sea salt baked into the crust and were super light and buttery on the inside (oh how I love salty foods)… I got the Waldorf-Chicken salad with the honey-Dijon vinaigrette. It was veryfilling – they gave me tons of the freshest tasking sliced chicken and candied walnuts. I left a few of the walnuts in the bottom of the bowl though because they were a little sweet for my liking… not such a huge sweet tooth. However, after lunch they gave us a plate with 1 tiny coconut meringue for each person that could convert any sweet hater. Oh my gosh – so light, so fluffy, so sugary!! If only I could’ve taken a picture of them. They looked like mini porcelain jewelry boxes… ahhh so good! I’m so ready for a nap though – my stomach is full! A little sad my own lunch from home got put on hold, but hey, a free lunch at a nice restaurant – why would I pass that up??
Oh man… today opened up with a bit of a rough start for me! I was woken up by the little kitten at 6:30, meowing to let me know that my alarm had just gone off. I didn’t go to bed at the greatest time though last night so I decided to sleep in (no gym for me this morning) - only problem was Peekay did not want to sleep in. The meowing continued until I had to get up and put him in his crate, where he finally calmed down and went back to sleep. When I finally did wake up at 7:15 I didn’t feel any more refreshed than I had at 6:30. I guess I may as well have just gotten up in the first place! For breakfast I just grabbed the easiest thing – a container of plain yogurt mixed with Hemp protein powder that I had put in the fridge last week. Not as fun as oatmeal, but I needed to eat and get outta the door fast!
Once I got into work I had two massive cups of English Breakfast tea with 2% milk and Stevia. I also pulled out some grapes that I had tucked away in the office freezer.
Today I packed a fantastic lunch, but it looks like it might have to hang out in the fridge until tomorrow… I just got invited to a lunch with some underwriters at City Hall New York in Tribeca. I was peeking at the menu and there are so many yummy choices!! I’m only sad that I don’t have my camera so I can’t take any pictures for you guys. Oh well…
Thought I’d leave you with a little brain food (since my breakfast leaves much to be desired today).
This Day in History:
- 1758: Noah Webster (publisher of the American Dictionary of the English Language) was born in Hartford, CT
- 2003: NY Yankees beat Boston to claim the title of as American League Champs (unfortunately they did not win the World Series though)
Ahh sorry… work got in the way! One of my colleagues were nice enough to pick me up a skim latte from Starbucks though (unfortunately they heavily sugared it, so I’m not going to finish it – oh well, the thought that counts).