It's been a good one even if I didn't get all caught up with my laundry! We had some friends over for dinner last night. We just grilled burgers, I made some oven fries, a friend brought a green salad and I made the Greek quinoa from this site. We really liked it.
I wasn't sure what I was doing with it, but I toasted the rinsed and soaked grains in a little olive oil for about 5 minutes. Then I added broth to the saucepan and brought it to a boil. I added a little salt then too. I covered it and simmered about 20 minutes or so. Then I mixed up the other salad stuff with the grains, the quartered grape tomatoes, cucumber pieces, a little diced red onion, crumbled RF feta, about 1 teaspoon of dill and a splash of lemon juice. That was it! I stuck it in the fridge for a few hours to let the flavors blend.
Tomorrow I am making a hot cereal with quinoa from that same site. We'll see how everyone likes it. Aleena and I love hot cereals. The other kids like instant oatmeal or things like maple or chocolate malt o meal. I have a feeling I will really like the cereal. And I can imagine it will be quite filling. I bought my quinoa at my local market for $1.49/pound. I just dumped a good amount into the bag from the bulk bin. I got exactly $2.50 worth. Last night's salad barely made a dent in my supply. That's cool! A lot of grain for a little money.
I am really looking more at grains this year. I got a grain mill for Christmas and I am really excited about that but also a little nervous. I ordered some books online on Saturday to learn more about it. I made all of our bread a few years ago. There is nothing like toast from homemade bread I tell ya! And it really isn't a difficult process with my stand mixer. Plus I love knowing what we are eating. There are so many additives in bread. And it's not expensive to make at home. So why not?
Last night I ate pretty well. I know that I usually eat most of my flexies on the weekend so I don't worry too much about it. I ate well, enjoyed myself and didn't have any dessert! :o)
This morning at church we had "big table" which is just where we basically do pot luck with snacks and sit around tables. I made honey oatmeal bread this morning before we left and grabbed a few different kinds of homemade jam to go with it. I indulged and had a slice of bread with pear butter. OMG if I don't say so myself!!! LOL Then we went to Wahoo's for lunch. Other than chips, pretty easy to stay OP there. Chicken tortilla soup and a grilled fish taco. YUM!
Today at church we were talking about something and Hugh our pastor dude asked Jen about working with her personal trainer. She talked a little about her workouts and what she eats. Sunday's are free days, but every other day...egg whites, chicken breast and green beans.
Um, I think I would last like a week on that. Who cares if Sunday's are free days? Food is good! Why would I want to restrict myself like that?! That would NOT be the plan for me!!!
Jen has lost 45 pounds and looks great. In fact, then I felt a little insecure. I've only lost 38 pounds after all. Maybe if I only eat egg whites and green beans and chicken breast I can lose some more.
And in case you were wondering (Swizzlepop), my leader has been really apologetic about the doctor letter thing. She didn't ever realize when I decided to start maintenance how un-tall I was. In fact when she went to fill in my final paperwork, she thought I was 5'6" which would make 155 OK. When I said I was 5'4" she felt so bad for not realizing it. And for WW's paperwork, they need my goal weight to be approved by my doctor before I actually call it my goal weight.
Screwy paper work stuff.
Off to chill on the couch for a Sunday night!