i am currently sipping on an airborne cocktail.
it’s my seventh one in the past 48 hours.
yes. that’s right. trying with all my might to ward off any illness that is trying to creep its way into my life before vacation. and my race.
because i am fighting the good fight, i think i should probably get to bed early. seeing as how it is already 9:12 PM, i’ve got to make this snappy.
breakfast was my usual monday morning sales meeting breakfast at the original pancake house: black coffee, eggbeaters with salsa & oatmeal with cinnamon & syrup.
for some reason, they always bring 7 million dishes to the table. i don’t understand why everything needs a saucer under it, including my bowl of oatmeal, my boss’ syrup and butter, both of our coffee mugs, my SF syrup and my side of salsa (not shown– i already dumped the salsa on my eggs at this point.) kind of a waste of dishes (which in turn is a waste of water for washing) if you ask me.
delicious every time!
lunch was a salad.
romaine, spinach, cucumbers, bell pepper, carrots, grape tomatoes, garbanzo beans, shaved turkey breast and asiago dressing.
garbanzos should go on every salad.
snack #1 was eaten while i was still at work– an odwalla super protein bar.
these are pretty delicious, now that i like raisins.
snack #2 was eaten upon getting home from work—479 black truffle & white cheddar popcorn.
this came from my swag bag from the foodbuzz festival.
i LOVED it.
i also had a huge glass of orange juice to ward off the sickness.
i didn’t work out today. or yesterday. and i probably won’t tomorrow.
dinner was typical sick kid fare—soup.
actually, canned soup. glamorous.
aside from the absurd amount of sodium, the stats aren’t half bad.
but let’s face it.. one little can of soup is NOT two servings. you know i ate the whole can.
like my owls? they are our current table centerpiece. marshall picked them out while i was in san francisco—what an adorable thing to come home to. i love him
see? the whole can really isn’t that much.
i have actually been in search for a soup that tastes similar to campbell’s vegetarian vegetable alphabet soup. it was my absolute favorite soup as a kid. especially when i was sick. however, it has a bunch of funky ingredients so i won’t buy it. i think this can of amy’s is the closest i have come to replicating the campbell’s version!
all it needed was some fresh ground pepper.. (definitely no additional salt needed!)
you learn something new every day. today, i learned that my costco salt and pepper grinders have an adjustable setting to grind either coarse or fine. who knew? not me.
should we talk about that brown lump to the left of my soup bowl?
yeah. about that. remember when i eluded to a homemade roll flop yesterday? well.. these are the flops.
a whole bag of sad, failed dinner rolls.
i suppose i will tell you the story. yeah, i need to get to bed, but i also need to fess up to my failed first attempt at using yeast.
i had been eying tiffany’s recipe for clean eating dinner rolls for awhile and decided yesterday would be a great time to test them out.
i followed her directions carefully, step by step.
when the time came to bake the rolls, they had not risen as much as i had anticipated. however, time was running out.. so i popped them into the oven and hoped for the best.
when they came out of the oven, they were hard as a rock.
i am pushing down on that roll real hard with my finger. it didn’t budge. not even when i clenched a roll in my fist.
sigh. i broke one open and the inside was doughy.. there was just a very hard outer shell.
sure, they taste good.. but they are definitely not the light, fluffy roll i was looking forward to!
the only saving grace of these rolls was that they held up well in my soup tonight.
well, that, and that they make great dog treats
don’t worry, penny and randy, there is plenty more where that came from!
i plan on trying these rolls out again soon. tiffany said my water may have been at the wrong temperature, which would in turn cause the yeast to not react as it is supposed to. it’s definitely worth another shot!
oh, you probably want to know the winners of the three sister’s cereal giveaway, aye?
ladies, send me your mailing information and i will get your free cereal coupon sent to you! thanks to everyone for entering and for chiming in on your thoughts regarding instant oatmeal.
well, i am going to eat a popsicle and hit the hay. think healthy thoughts on my behalf!
1. have you used / do you use yeast in baking? did you have success the first time you used it or did you have a flop like i did?
2. what is your favorite kind of canned soup? or do you not eat canned soup at all?
xo. janetha g.