The Chill Factor

It.Is.So.Cold.Here.
Even though I always talk about how much I love winter, I also really love to be warm. And you know how they say it won’t snow if it’s too cold? It’s definitely true. And today is certainly one of those days. Lets hope we get some of that snow storm that everyone else is getting!
Breakfast was a slight remedy…golden french toast!
psych! hehe…
Does anyone else adore Green Mountain Coffee as much as I do? What’s your favorite flavor?
I know flavored coffee & coffee in general is a very picky subject but I love my coffee – and the right flavor is just divine! We won’t talk about a bad one, though…that’s a morning ruiner right there ๐Ÿ˜‰ Namely, fruity or intensely chocolatey flavors. Blech! This Golden French Toast specialty flavor hits the spot, however.
The rest of my breakfast also hit the spot…
The usual mix of 2 T TVP, 1 T. Bulgur with Soy, 1 T. Wheat Bran, 1/4 c. soy milk, 1/2 c. + brewed coffee, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and stevia.

I actually cut it back to just 1 T. of Bulgur since 2 T. is almost too filling. I knew I was just going to be chilling around home for the day, anyway. Add ins for the day was 1 chopped Pinata apple (boiled & prepared with the mix), raspberry preserves, almond buttah, raisins, and reserved apple slices.


This brekkie sure is divine!

I spent the majority of the morning trying to figure out how to make a Facebook page for my photography. Let me tell you, Facebook does not make this an easy task. Once I thought I’d made some lee-way I set to work on pumping out paper #1 for Criminal Justice, and then, as you may very well know, started baking! Granted, just searching for a recipe took up at least half an hour, and it ended up being all for nothing. These muffins did not end up being “all for nothing,” however.
Seriously nommer-ful.
It was while I was baking that I realized I was ravenous! I snacked away on some crack
in efforts to tide me over until lunch, but then I realized it was already lunch time anyway! So I threw together another divine meal of falafel! Big enough for two, but I polished it off without a problem. Seriously good lunch right here.
In Joseph’s Flax Pita: falafel, tomatoes, romaine, onion, dijonnaise.

So simple. So good. Enjoyed in two parts, due to the fact that muffins were baking and needed some lovin’ in the middle. Gave me time to digest and polish off the rest ๐Ÿ˜‰
nom-nom-nom

Heh, sorry for the tease.
ANYwho. After that I retreated to la computadora and finished off the first paper, bloggied, and went back to Facebook. This is when I realized I actually made myself another facebook account, and instead of friending everyone through my photo account, which was my intent, I was friending people through my alter-ego. Embarrassing. I think I’ve got it straight now, but it’s very frustrating that I can’t friend people on my photo account if I’m not friends with them on my personal account. I guess it makes sense, because I know I don’t want to be bombarded by fan requests from businesses, but I don’t necessarily need customers seeing/being friends of my personal account. Ya dig?
There was a particular snackage that was off-da-ropez today, that was worthy of a photo-op. Check it!
So simple. So addicting.
Brown Cow, vanilla pudding mix, raspberry preserves mixed up with some chopped dates and oatmeal, frozen for 30m. or so, and topped with a bit o’ Kashi and crystallized ginger. Seriously. Try this. Maybe it’s not breaking new ground, but it is.so.good.
And look who received their Barney Butter free samples already! They send two – kudos to them for not being stingy!

Set to work on paper #2 for my Family Violence class (everyone laughs when I say that…it’s not a laughing matter by any means, but I guess they could have named it something different.) and broke halfway through for dinner. It’s another comical story just because I was planning all day on Chik’n Satay with Peanut Sauce and Shirataki Noodles, but then when I went to make it I saw something (I can’t even remember what) that made me say “Alfredo!” and a new plan was born:
Shirataki Noodles with Veggies and Chik’n: 1 pkg. Fettuccine Noodles, broccoli florets, red pepper, onion, minced garlic, Quorn Chik’n Tenders, and Bay Scallops in a sauce consisting of 1 Parmesan Peppercorn Sonoma Jack Cheese Wedge, Imagine Cream of Broccoli Soup, and Parmesan. Threw in a spoonful or so of some random pasta sauce in the fridge, too. Oh! And of course dijon mustard! Seasoned with basil, crushed red pepper, black pepper, and garlic salt with parsley.

Gosh, sometimes I feel like these dinners are make are so random because there is so much in them, but they work, I promise! And hey, my mom liked it, too. Which is strange…because most people don’t care for the Shirataki Noodles even though I adore them. Go figure. She wasn’t a fan of the muffins, though. I can’t get her to like whole wheat or bran anything. It’s kind of a bummer.

Anyways. Just finished up some more of that heavenly Greek yogurt in addition to an oatmeal quick cookie. You guys must think I live on cookies. I swear I eat healthy things during the day, too, haha. Although broken down, what’s so bad about oatmeal, wheat bran, cinnamon, nutmeg, stevia, and egg substitute, anyway? And Greek yogurt isn’t hurting anybody, even though it tastes better than anything at Dairy Queen ๐Ÿ˜›

Two out of three pages done for paper #2…thinking I’ll leave the rest for tomorrow and/or Monday. I love getting everything done on the weekends though. Sounds so lame, but then I don’t have to worry about it until classtime on Tuesday!
Are you a procrastinator, or do you like to get things done and out of the way right away?

I hope everyone had a lovely Saturday, and is having a great night! If it’s snowing where you are, send it on up!
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5 Comments

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5 responses to “The Chill Factor

  1. sophia

    Wow, you've got some amaaaazing pictures, they make me drool, even that of the shirataki noodles! I'm sorry, haha, I really hate those things. But I guess it's all about the sauce? Still, I like my carbs, so I'll stick to real pasta.I'm not a procrastinator, I usually get stuff done ahead of time. I get anxious if it's too close to the deadline and I'm still not done with my assignments! Good luck with your essay! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Karla

    Look at you bustin' out those papers! I've managed to do absolutely no school work so far this weekend. Tomorrow, I'm all business! Barney Butter! I'm so jealous! I want another sample! I was going to buy a full jar online since it's not sold around here and can you believe the shipping cost more than the jar itself!!! Crazy!!

  3. The Real Dish

    Beautiful pictures!! And what a great day of healthy eating/cooking and productivity – kudos!I myself will be desperately trying to crank out an essay today (on patient/doctor relations), under the gun of course. Sometimes you need the pressure to work well ha ha!Cheers!

  4. Jenna

    I LOVE COFFEEEE. At the restaurant I work at we serve Vermont Coffee Company…it's pretty delicious if you haven't tried it yet ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Jess - Healthy Exposures

    I actually haven't tried it yet! I've been tempted to give it a shot whenever I go to Hannafords and see it, but then talk myself out of it because I have TONS of coffee, and by the time I see it I've already managed to add ten other things to my cart that I "just wanna try," lol.I'll keep your words in mind for next time, though!

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