Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Holiday Weekend Recap...Not So Much....

Hello!..I hope everyone is doing well and had a great holiday weekend.    I was pretty bad as far as eating over the holiday weekend.  I did a lot of eating out and ate a lot of processed foods.  By the time Monday afternoon rolled around, I was feeling a little bluh.  We did grill Monday night though.   Have you ever grilled Boca Chik'n patties?  I decided to give it a try Monday night, the outcome was great.  I had a grilled Boca Chik'n Pattie, fried okra (the only way I eat okra), a baked potato with some nutritional yeast on top, a couple of jalapeno poppers, and a roasted yummy bell pepper. 

Tuesday Morning I had a smoothie made out of soy milk, a frozen banana, frozen strawberries, and scoop of chocolate amazing grass.  I was running short on time, so my smoothie had to be a quick fix.  

For my mid morning snack on Tuesday I had a whole wheat English muffin with "bacon" and a much needed cup of coffee.  Seeing everyone else blog about their English muffins made me want one.  :o)  

Yesterday for lunch I had a salad with a left over grilled Boca Chick'n Pattie.  I didn't have time to whip up dressing for my salad, so I thought that I would just get some at work.  I totally forgot about the cafeteria being closed yesterday.  I happen to remember that I brought an orange, so I sliced it open and squeezed the juice over my salad.  To my amazement it was delicious!  Shen, I think you asked me if our cafeteria had a salad bar, and I don't remember if I answered you or not....sorry!  They don't have a salad bar, but they make salads every day and put them into plastic containers. All of their salads have meat and cheese on them though.  There's a very sweet lady that works in the cafeteria that will make a salad just for me when I want one. I just tell her in advance in the morning time that I would like a salad, which I think is super sweet! 

Last night for supper I had made some succotash (my own way)  I actually had a can of succotash, so I dumped the contents into a colander and rinsed it (yes, rinsed all the spices right off).  It was mostly tomatoes with a very few butter beans and corn, so I added some frozen corn, edamame, and some cabbage to it. I added some spices such as salt, pepper, cumin, and graram marsala...mmmm.  I put the succotash over some brown rice and topped that with nutritional yeast.  This was another successful and quick dinner.  :o)  Leftovers are for lunch today!

For breakfast this morning I had oatmeal made with steel cut oats.  I added a little molasses, goji berries (much better used in oatmeal than eaten dry), sliced almonds, and a dash of cinnamon.  I then poured a little almond milk over it.  It was too cold (55 degrees) this morning for a smoothie....brrrrrr  I'm not complaining though.  I had much rather have this cooler weather than the 95 plus temps.

Now that I'm all caught up on my foods from the last couple of days, I should be back to my normal blogging tomorrow with not as many processed foods....hopefully. 



  1. I feel really bleh if I eat too many processed foods, too. We're starting to revamp our diet (with the exception of today.....) and that's one of our goals.

    We've had the same cool weather in the morning. It's making for some cold scooter driving on my way to work!

  2. I've had baked potatoes the past two nights (out) and I am ready to try one with nooch. Oh, the things I forget until I see them!

    Hope you had fun over the weekend even if you didn't eat the way you wanted -- still looks good to me!

  3. I would never think to grill a Chick'n Patty.

    Never heard of Tomatoes in Succotash either!

    I did look at a map though, and saw that Kentucky & Tennessee do abutt one another.

  4. Haha, how funny that you had canned succotash but basically made your own anyway!
    I'm totally with you on the breakfast: I had soaked oats (no goji berries but they really are better plumped than dry) and I was getting a little sad that once it gets cooler, I probably won't want to eat soaked oats or smoothies - my two favorite breakfasts!

  5. Lol I love the succotash! That is great that you were able to make it your own. I also rinse anything canned I may use...maybe to justify the fact that I'm using canned stuff, but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do! I have been feeling pretty yucky from processed food lately too...but the fall means lots of roasted veggies, soups and hot oatmeal for me! Yum!

    Oh and I have to say, that is super sweet that the lady in the cafeteria makes you a custom salad :)

  6. Wow, lots of food variety! I've tried grilling burgers and such (pre-made by companies) but found that I have to do it quickly, so they don't dry out. It doesn't seem like you had that problem though.

  7. Molly, I'm trying to revamp mine to leave out as much processed foods as I can. :o) Brrrrrr on the scooter rides. I hope you bundle up!

    Jessica...potatoes of every kind are a weekness from me. I love taters. :o)

    Shen, I wasn't sure how grilling a Chick'n Patty was going to turn out, but it turned out great....try it sometime. That's great that you finally looked at the :o)

    Maud, I have a bad habbit of changing things up...even when it comes in a
    I'm with you...I love my smoothies for breakfast. Winter's going to be tough with out those. I like hot oatmeal, but it gets old fast for me. I'll have to come up with some better ideas for winter.

    xvavaveganx, I rinse everything canned too. My husband thinks I'm crazy. I think I do it for the same reason as you. :o)
    Yeah...I've got to get away from all the processed foods...come on Fall! :o)

    blessedmama, Lucky for me Tony knows how to grill to keep my burgers from drying out. Now if I did it, there's not telling how they would turn out. :o)

  8. The baked potato dinner looks so satisfying. I want to try some okra again...I tried it years ago and recently bought some pickled okra, which was good. But, I think fried okra sounds pretty good too. Great idea about the orange juice on the salad!

  9. is that okra homemade or did you buy it somewhere? if it's homemade what was the batter? i haven't had fried okra in soooo long. we used to eat it all of the time when i was little. i don't eat okra any other way, either. unless it was in something at a restaurant or someone made, i would eat it. but i never see it out.