I was planning on meeting a friend and former co-worker at a bar after work tomorrow but I just canceled because of the imminent snowstorm scheduled to hit Minnesota. 6-10 inches in Southern MN where I was planning to be – but I'm staying up in the Cities now. Looks like only 3-5 inches up here. Still, I had to pull down the snow shovel I had already put up in the garage rafters. Sorry to my fellow Minnesotans – I clearly jinxed us when I cleaned up the garage last week. Bummed I won't be getting out but happy in that it will make it easier to hit my eating goals for the week without being in a bar.
Here's what I had to eat on Monday:VN:F [1.9.8_1114]Rate today's meals:please wait...Rating: 8.0/10 (1 vote cast)
Breakfast was a banana-nut muffin.
Yesterday I went grocery shopping and did a little prep for the week by poaching some chicken breasts in milk, wine and Italian herbs. Chilled they make a fine addition to a bento box lunch, which today consisted of a sliced chilled poached chicken breast on a bed of baby arugula, a side of poppy seed dressing, some tabbouleh from the local deli, 6 wheat thins with a couple small chunks of cheese, and some red grapes. Actually I think they were advertised as black grapes. They weren't very good though; not ripe enough.
For dessert I had a very small piece of tiramisu which I had made the night before (check the recipe from Ree). I'm responsible for dessert on Easter and decided I wanted to bring tiramisu, which I have never made before. So I did a test run and brought the pan into work so I wouldn't be tempted by it at home. But I snuck a small corner piece today. I'm going to switch to brandy instead of marsala for Easter but otherwise the recipe was perfect and it turned out great.
So that's yet another Day One in my never-ending quest to bag a #7daychip and get back on track.
P.S. – Thinking of trying to figure out how many calories I ate? Well if you are you have too much free time! But seriously, one thing you should know – I'm trying out a new strategy this week: not eating all of my food. Check out my leftovers post on fatbloggers.net to see what I mean.
So how do you think I did? Click a star!VN:F [1.9.8_1114]Rate today's meals:please wait...Rating: 8.0/10 (1 vote cast)Rate My Meals : 2011-04-18, 8.0 out of 10 based on 1 rating