Monday, November 14, 2011

A River Runs Thru It

OK, it's really just a creek, but on days like today, it looks like a river.  I think this is the first time it's been high this time of year.  Usually it's January before we see it this high, but it's sure fun.



It's Monday again and normally that means a new menu plan.  However, since the challenge is over and there's no link up, I'm not sure I'll keep posting it.  If it's here, I have to log in to see it, as I don't take the time to both write and type it.  Although, I've been using my Nook Color for things like that more lately, and it might be a good idea.  Just not today, cuz I haven't planned the week yet!  I did think it might be fun to compare what I planned with what we actually ate.  I had to keep a record for my naturopath, so I could easily copy and paste.  OK, I will.  First is the planned meal, then what I actually had.

MONDAY
Smoothie #1: Eggs, bananas, milk, yogurt & cacao powder: S1 with maca root powder
Breakfast: oatmeal, milk: oatmeal with butter, raisins, cinnamon and sugar
Lunch: leftover noodle casserole: noodle casserole with mozzarella
Snack: Veggie smoothie (any assortment of fruits and veggies available) with breadsticks or crackers and olive oil dipping sauce: organic chocolate chip granola bar
Dinner: Shredded chicken in the rest of the leftover noodle casserole, baked sweet potato and garden salad: the last of the noodle casserole with chicken and cheese and baked sweet potato fries, can of Hansen’s soda
Pretty close this day!

TUESDAY
Smoothie #1: S1 and Traditional Medicinals Detox Tea
Breakfast: something baked to take to the park ???: baked oatmeal squares
Lunch: Tuna salad on greens: cheese crisp (We’re out of mayo, so no tuna salad)
Snack: Veggie smoothie (any assortment of fruits and veggies available) with breadsticks or crackers and olive oil dipping sauce: nada
Dinner: Goat meat chili, shredded cheese and diced onions with a salad: goat meat chili with shredded cheese and sour cream
Quick adjustment for no mayo, and then never had a snack

WEDNESDAY
Smoothie #2: Coconut milk and berries: S1 w/o cacao
Breakfast: bacon & eggs: bacon and eggs, slice of sourdough bread
Lunch: Peanut butter and celery and a salad: celery & peanut butter
Snack: Veggie smoothie (any assortment of fruits and veggies available) with breadsticks or crackers and olive oil dipping sauce: 1 slice sourdough bread with olive oil/balsamic vinegar
Dinner: short ribs with roasted butternut squash: rockfish with artichoke tapenade, sm chunk butternut squash and salad with ranch
Clearly not getting my quota of greens; had to switch to rockfish, as short ribs are in freezer at work and Tony came home before I could have him take them out on Tuesday.

THURSDAY
Smoothie #1: S1 w/o cacao or eggs plus teaspoon of peanut butter (not in the smoothie)
Breakfast: butternut squash pancakes, milk: pumpkin pancakes
Lunch: eggs salad: sandwich with bacon, colby, tomato and avocado on sourdough bread (still no mayo, but oh boy was this sandwich GOOD!)
Snack: Veggie smoothie (any assortment of fruits and veggies available) with breadsticks or crackers and olive oil dipping sauce: nada again
Dinner: Lunch box from Wild Flower Bread Co at the Sinfonietta: turkey, cheddar, lettuce & tomato sandwich, grapes, sm cookie & water (from Wild Flower Bread Co)

Closer than I thought for these days. Looks like I’m mostly missing a healthy afternoon snack and plenty of greens. I have good intentions-like juicing a bunch of stuff to freeze in ice cube trays and use for afternoon smoothies, but that takes time and energy that I just don’t seem to have. Then, the $7 carton of organic salad mix I bought that had a “Best If Used By” date of 11-11 was starting to get slimy on 11-9. I was really irritated over that! It took me about 15 minutes to hand wash (already washed lettuce) enough of it to serve that night, and even then I still found slimy lettuce in my salad and that’s a big turn off for me. The rest went to the goats. I’m glad it got used, but I can’t afford $7/pound goat food!