Thursday, April 15, 2010

A day in my pouch

Yesterday's excitement threw my meal plan off a bit but here's what I managed to rustle up...

Breakfast: The strawberries are super sweet right now. At the Farmer's Market last weekend I bought 1/4 of a flat and that same day I washed, trimmed and froze about 1/2 of them for smoothies like my Triple Strawberry Protein Smoothie. It's called triple strawberry because I use Sugar Free Strawberry Torani Syrup, a scoop of my Strawberry Max Protein, and the yummy frozen berries.

Lunch: Tuesday I had made one of my favorite post-op dinners Crockpot Carnitas. So for lunch I took the leftovers (about 3 cups of Carnitas), the leftover sauteed Zucchini (about 1 cup) we had as a side dish that night, dumped them in a pot with 1 (15 oz.) can of Chicken Broth, 1/2 teaspoon of Oregano, a Tablespoon of chopped fresh Cilantro, and a few twists of black pepper to make a quickie Carnitas Soup. You may have to adjust the broth amount depending on how much of each leftover you have. I topped each serving with fresh Mexican Cheese (Queso Fresco) It was delicioso.

Dinner: I made my Crustless Chicken Pot Pie. Remember that casserole I screwed up when I was sick with the flu. I'm glad I did... I love it.

Some of my favorite dishes were created during a kitchen disaster oops moment (though at the time I generally use much stronger words than oops.)

Snacks: As usual much too much coffee and a couple of slices of this Strawberry Banana Peanut Butter creation...

Shelly's Peanut Butter, Strawberry, Banana Flat Out Pizza

1 Flat-out Wrap (I used the "Kidz" size in Cinnamon Burst flavor)
Peanut Butter
Sugar Free Strawberry Topping (Smuckers) or SF Strawberry Jam
Banana Slices
Unsweetened Coconut

Bake for 10 minutes exactly in a 375 oven on a lightly oiled cookie sheet till crispy and Mmmm.

I just wanted to say thanks again for all the votes. My Mum and I chatted at length last night about the trip. It's going to be lots of fun. I will snap pics of the ENTIRE experience. LOL I can just see the blog entry now... this is the hotel bathroom, here's the mini shampoos, the contents of the mini bar, the inside of the elevator. You'll be wanting to call Progresso and rescind your votes ;)

Oh FYI for fellow coffee addicts: If you bring a reusable mug to any Starbucks (today only) you can get free brewed coffee. I utilize the free wifi at my local Starbucks some days to do my computer work so I will be taking advantage.

Hope everyone has a great day!


leendadll said...

Honestly, you really should go to town with the pics. I was following a blogger for awhile who traveled a LOT and posting nothing but detail pics of all of his hotel rooms. It was suprisingly interesting! And you never know about those welcome packs. I received one (Hotel Diva, SF) which contained mini deodorant, razor, shampoo, soap, temp tattoos of the hotel's logo, and a sample of KY lube.

Have a great time!

Salem Stitcher said...

Congratulations on winning the trip and makeover! It was fun to stop by, vote and watch you pull in front of the rest. You deserve it!

Nkara68 said...

I'll be looking forward to all those pics including the new you! Congratulations and you deserve it. :)