Hits And Misses

One of the things about writing a healthy living blog is that you examine your food more and think about it more than a normal..uh…Regular person does.  Thinking about it, examining it, planning it.  It all happens much more than I might have thought.

The other day when Ralph and I went to lunch, I ordered an omelette for lunch not realizing that if it came from the lunch menu, it would come with extras.  It came with a side salad and I really was in the omelette mood rather than the salad mood at the time.  I asked the young lady to wrap it for me to take home.  She did.  I didn’t however, eat the dessert that came with it…a certain little cowboy did…Sherriff Ralph to the rescue.

Not big, but a good starting point.

A few additions from the fridge.  The very last of my Romaine…gotta get to the produce market!  Home made black beans, green bell pepper and shredded cheese.

It came with ranch dressing which I mixed with light balsamic vinaigrette.  Very tasty.  A Hit! :-)

I’ve been telling you lately how much I’m enjoying my oatmeal/oatbran combo  plain with Splenda and almond milk.  I decided to experiment on Wednesday and well…

I decided to add some fat-free vanilla yogurt in place of the almond milk.

It was a little too tangy, even with added Splenda.  I thought it would be more vanilla flavored, but sadly not.  I ate it anyway, it wasn’t dreadful and I wasn’t about to waste it.  I’ll be going back to plain and simple today, I think.  A Miss. :-(

All day Wednesday I had a nagging headache.  Ralph was set for dinner with leftover crock pot roast, so I needed to find something that would be simple, but filling because I felt that otherwise it would be a grazing night…constantly looking for something to snack on.

Whole wheat pasta, home-made black beans, diced tomatoes with green chilies and Parmesan cheese.  Very simple.  I should have added a few more spices, but…

It was tasty and filling.  Another vote for having beans made and ready…it makes coming up with a meal so much easier!  A Hit! :-)

Sadly, the headache is still with me this morning.  I’m thinking it may be because I had no coffee yesterday…I know that can do it.  I’m drinking some right now hoping it will help.  No change yet, but I should have thought of this yesterday…Miss… :-(

Hoping for the day to improve as I go along.  Hope your’s is terrific!

Happy Thursday!!

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14 responses to “Hits And Misses

  1. Those homemade black beans look great! Did you post the recipe and I miss it? I would love to see the recipe so I can try to make some too! :)

    • Hi Mattie! I didn’t post it this time. It’s simple so here goes. A bag of dried beans…your choice. Soak them overnight in water to cover them by about 2 or 3 inches. Since I’m going to be cooking them in the crock pot, I’ve learned (duh…) to soak them IN the crock. In the morning, drain the soaking water and rince the beans. Cover them again by about 2 or 3 inches of water. I cook mine on high and it takes about 4 1/2 hours. But the trick is, every crock pot is a little unique as is each bean. First time you try it, I suggest doing it on a day when you can be there to check it to see when they’re done. I have done it on low but of course it takes longer. If any of this doesn’t make sense, just ask and I’ll go over it with you. They taste SO much better~Good Luck~ Let me know how it works for you!

  2. You are so right about thinking about food more than a “normal” person. I sometime forget that civilians don’t want to talk about food non-stop. :)

    Hope your head feel better!

    • Hey, Laura! Fortunately, my head is feeling much better, thanks! It’s so funny about the food thing. It’s taken a year for Ralph Not to be annoyed when I take photos of food. He doesn’t do the computer so I have to tell him what comments I get. He likes it now when I tell him people comment on things I’ve said about him!

  3. okay – so the big problem is that I’m reading this late morning with nothing for a morning snack other than some peanut butter. It all looks good to me today :). thanks

  4. HI Fran. SO hoping your headache clears soon. (they’re sure nasty when they linger) Take care!!!

  5. Somehow the combination of oats and yoghurt can sometimes be a bit bitter, I’m not sure why that is. I’m glad your other meals were hits :-)

  6. Maybe you have a headache from thinking about food too much? I know I get a headache from working on Excel too much so it’s possible. :)

    Feel better soon Fran!

  7. it is true what you say, having a healthy living/eating blog makes you think a lot about what you are putting in your body and on your blog!

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