Thursday, April 14, 2011

Making Do....

Howdy folks! So it's been a few days since I've posted anything, and that's because I have been super busy and haven't done any cooking. We have eaten out so much lately that I don't want to think about eating you ever get that way? We are also in major need of groceries. I had planned on going grocery shopping last night after church, but it was pretty late and I was exhausted for some reason...probably from eating so much junk over the last few days. :) Tomorrow will turn a new leaf though as I will have a freshly stocked food in the frig and pantry....yay. I have been with out kale for 5 days now and am having serious withdrawals from it. It's hard to believe that I love kale the way I do now. It's good to see that other people love it as much as I do.

Monday morning I made a smoothie, but I was all out of fresh greens. I used some frozen spinach to replace the fresh, which I don't think I will be doing again. I wasn't a big fan of the frozen stuff. I could taste that it wasn't fresh...for sure. It's been so long since Monday, so I don't really remember exactly what all I put in the smoothie. I think it was water, frozen spinach, flax seeds, frozen banana, frozen pineapple, some shredded coconut, cinnamon, protein powder and maca powder. I drank it, but that's about all I can say for this one....not the best tasting smoothie that I've had. I think it probably would have been great with fresh spinach or kale.

Yesterday for lunch I ate out. I order the Bean Curd with Broccoli from the #1 Chinese restaurant down the road from my work. I haven't had it in a while so it hit the spot.
Tuesday night we had a birthday party to go to which was held at another steak house (The Old Hickory Steak House). I was hoping that their salads wouldn't be like the last one that I got at Dixie Castle about a month ago. It consisted of iceburg lettuce, with a slice of tomato, 2 slices of cucumber and 2 slices of onion...not much of a salad. I have to say that I was very impressed with this steak house. I was so shocked when they brought my salad out. I ordered a small Greek salad with out the cheese. It was AWESOME, and can you believe that I didn't even take a picture of it....what's wrong with me? I guess I was too busy talking and enjoying my salad. Anyway, it was made of fresh greens (no iceberg), tomatoes, red onions, olives, peppers, and cucumbers. It had a Greek dressing on it that was made up of olive oil, vinegar, and spices. Totally yummy! I got a baked potato also. Oh, we ordered some fried mushrooms as an appetizer too. Oh man...they were so good! I must make some!

Today for lunch I had a "bacon" wrap. I scrounged around in the freezer and frig to find enough stuff to make a wrap for lunch today. I had like half a head of cabbage in the frig, half a red bell pepper, and a little bit of shredded carrots. I also had some vegan bacon in the freezer and a little store bought hummus in the frig. I used all those things to make my wrap for lunch, which was really good!

That's all for today. Hopefully I will be back with some good home cooked or raw food in the next day or two. :o)



  1. We often run really low on food in our house and I know how frusrating that can be! With Mike and two teenage boys living here, it's no wonder, though. heh

    The wrap looks really good and that's great that you could get such a yummy salad at a steakhouse!

  2. I'll bet of all the people at the steakhouse, you felt the best after dinner.

  3. That broccoli and bean curd looks so good, and the salad at the steakhouse sounds great, along with a baked potato, it sounds like a perfect meal.

  4. Looks like you've had some good eats lately, despite not cooking much! That's awesome that your steakhouse salad was good. I love being surprised by places like that!

    That Chinese food looks fantastic! I could go for some of that right about now...

  5. Hmm, I've heard of using frozen fresh spinach but not the meant-to-be-frozen that what you used? Oh well, you got your greens in!
    The bacon wrap sounds pretty good too actually! I love cabbage.

  6. fried mushrooms are total crack to me. If i see them on a menu I MUST have them! Alexia makes amazing frozen ones! with good real ingredients! I think they are vegan too! check it owt!

    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

  7. Now, you didn't let that sliver of carrot on your plate trying to escape get away, did you?

  8. Molly, I bet that is tough keeping food in the house with a hubby and two teenage boys around. :o)

    Shen, you are so right. I heard several people say that they felt misserable, and my husband was one of them...ha

    Thanks Rose! I sure have missed seeing you around!

    Jess, the salad was indeed a good surprise.

    Maud, I just used the chopped frozen spinach that comes in a bag..not the block kind. Maybe it had been in my freezer too long. I know it sure wan't good. :)

    Oh...Thanks Jennifer. I'll be sure to check that out! I could go for some more of the fried shrooms right now.

    BlessedMama, You have great eyes! I never even noticed that little sliver of carrot that was trying to escape. I'm sure I ate him. :o)