Thought I’d try a new recipe last night to use up some of the chicken leftovers, so I made a mexican noodle casserole. Fail. Too spicy, the noodles were too crunchy, and it took forever. Also, it called for “1-2 chipotles in adobo sauce” so i had to buy a special ingredient. Bought the smallest can i could find, and there are probably 15 chipotles in there. Took 2 out, thought i’d just give them a quick taste and hello spicy! put 1 back, but even with the 1 it was just too spicy for my kid. And now what do i do with the rest of the chipotles? They’re in tupperware in the fridge because i thought maybe i could find another recipe for them. In reality, i know that i’ll be tossing the mold-covered remains in about 2 weeks. Such a waste of money and food. That’s something I’ll never make again.
Something that i will make again (and again and again and again) is baked oatmeal. I’d forgotten how much i love it. I’ve been eating it for breakfast and for dessert because, as catie puts it, “it tastes like apple pie!” She’s been snarfing down a bowl or two every morning sans cranberries “i don’t like cranberries because they make me red.”
It’s only been a couple of weeks of eating better/working out, but i feel better already. I’ve lost a few pounds, and i can see the beginnings of triceps again.
carrots, grape tomatoes, celery with humms, celery with peanut butter (i wasn’t really hungry for lunch; too much oatmeal)
mexican noodle casserole
baked oatmeal (mmmm dessert)