Looks like I’m not the only one who tends to eat in because it tastes better and is a great money-saver, huh? Oh, well – I was all proud of myself for actually trying something new (eating oat) but I guess I’ll just save more money with that backfire!
Okay guys…brace yourselves. Today, I did something I’m always saying I “don’t do” because I’m too lazy…but in all honesty, am always drooling over.
Today, I had a SIAB for lunch. (Yes, I’m starting in no particular order again. I’ve decided I like being random better than going B-L-D)
I might be a convert. It was so refreshing. I really wanted an EGM…but I’ve no spinach.
I’ve become sort of a grazer when it comes to lunches and eating when I’m home. I’m not saying it’s a bad or a good thing, it is what it is. I think today, though, this was so appealing because I was dehydrated from not drinking much more than a Nalgene bottle all morning.
In the SIAB, measures completely approximate:
- 1/2 banana
- 3/4 c. blueberries
- 1 peach
- 1/2 c. almond milk
- 2 dates
- 1/2 c. greek yogurt
- 3 ice cubes
- spoonful peanut butter
I topped it with more blueberries, more dates, and 1/4 c. quick oats. Oh, and a drizzle of honey. Aaaand, another smallish spoonful of PB post-photo. I couldn’t resist.
It was quite fulfilling, and now I really want some gums! They look like they make smoothies so thick and dreamy.
Before all that, though, I had brekkist! Well, before anything save for feeding the horses, anyways. Of course blueberries were present once again.
Hey, by the way – let’s have some waffle Q & A, shall we?
I’ve been asked the question “How do you get your waffles so crispy?” quite often, and in case anyone else is wondering, too – I really don’t know why they look so crispy. Looking at the photo, I guess I can see how one who’s never had them might think they’re crispy…but they’re really not! haha. I think it’s just the unusual combo of ingreds for the batter. It’s not quite your typical waffle batter. Or maybe it’s my waffle iron? I just have it on the “3” setting – for medium brown. They’re pretty soft, like a normal waffle.
And then I received one question last night (hey girl!) as to how I get my waffles to not stick. Luckily this is the only one of those questions, but maybe there’s others who have been silently struggling? In any case – I’ve never had the problem myself, but I could understand how one might. There’s no oil in the recipe and, as mentioned – it’s sort of a strange waffle recipe. The only time I’ve ever had a problem was when I added fresh fruit. And it still wasn’t too stuck. Mine come right off – but I use a little bit of canola spray, and my waffle iron is relatively new, with no dulling of the non-stick-ability.
Sorry, don’t mean to get all blabbery on you guys! But just in case anyone else was quietly wondering the same 🙂
Lately, I’ve been enjoying an icing of plain greek yogurt, peanut butter, chia seeds, and almond milk rather than just splotched-on PB, too 🙂
Shortly afterwards, I grabbed a fig with peanut butter and scurried off to the barn. Figs + PB = one of my favorite little big snacks. I wanted to make sure I wasn’t hungry all morning – I was shooting a senior portrait at 11:00, and wasn’t sure how long it would be for. It was actually pretty short and sweet – we were done by 11:40! But, after working with Teddie I had a little rumble in the tummy and reached into my CEBS (or, more precisely – car emergency bar stash) and came up with an old favorite of mine:
Remember when I had these guys all the time?! They’ve been moved to my CEBS since they’re no longer enough to fulfill my hunger for the work day 😉 These bars are very sweet, but very good – like a little treat! Half was perfect for my “sort of hungry but not really but I don’t want to be starving shooting this portrait” mood.
–insert smoothie lunch here–
oh, and a package!
Hopefully, this one will last longer than my last. Thanks, Jess, for the CSN giftcard!!
Speaking of gifts, look what my mom brought home for me:
Someone from her work brought in co-op goodies. This is from a larger co-op about an hour and a half from us. Worth a trip one of these days! Ours here has food like this, too – but I don’t usually bother buying it because I can make it. But, they were good so hey – I’ll take what’s given!
And some fruit leather. I’ve been curious to try these, too!
Although, none of those goodies can top my snack of banana bread and iced coffee.
I enjoyed my afternoon snack sitting with Georgie and Maya, too. I didn’t share. (Although – I did share a Chunk of Energy with Georgie. She wasn’t so pleased, but she’s sort of finnicky.)
And after sweating all day, all I craved with/for dinner was eggs. I’ve been craving fried eggs like mad lately! I’m thinking it must just be a hot-weather thing – and since I don’t drink as much as I usually do on days I’ve got off, I must just want the salt. Because you bet I salt my fried eggs.
But of course I still wanted fresh crunch! I ended up combining:
- 2 “fried” eggs
- roasted broccoli
- corn from a cob
- red pepper
- sundried tomato feta
and I thought I had more ranch dressing left than I did – so I made up the difference with some Ragu!
Also – thanks everyone for letting me know that my tahini isn’t spoiled and that’s just how it is! It’s easier to try to grow a taste for now that I’m not wondering if I’m eating something spoiled 😉 I don’t mind it so much on stuff, but by the spoonful is a no-go!
What’s been your biggest “eee, this is going to be so good I can’t wait to try it?!” foodie moment, only to be totally let down?
Weelll, Mr. Pony and I had the talk this morning.
You know how sometimes, you can ask a guy to do something – and they only do a half-bum job of it? And you sort of just let it slide the first couple of times so you don’t make them hate you, but then you realize it’s going to keep being an issue until you say something about it?
That’s sort of how Teddie was being about forward. It was a minor issue the first couple of times we rode – but he quickly learned what was expected of him, and we were doing well not abruptly stopping for a bit. The past couple rides it was a minor situation each time – but again, not much of a chance for it to really come to a head since that was the whole “learning to work with distractions,” era. And I’m sort of a bad trainer in that I feel bad disciplining even though I know it needs to be done, so I skirt-tail it as long as I can. I know, I know – this is bad, especially because disciplining by no means beating them over the head with a dressage whip, but moreso a command, not a polite request. (Like I tend to do. Hey – that’s how I am with people, too!)
Today, he did the abrupt stop from a trot so after the second time, I got off, grabbed a dressage whip, and was ready for him the next time he did it. That little bugger tried it again and after a quick flick of the whip he sort of did a little “OH, okay, of course, Mom!” and after a couple more tests he was much more willing to oblige. I don’t want any of the non-horse folk out there to think I’m beating my horse with a whip to go forward, so I’ll just throw out there that a quick but firm tap with the whip on his well-padded behind did not hurt him.
So, it wasn’t a pretty ride – but I think it was an effective ride. We’ll see next time! (And I have checked all tack fit and he’s not sore anywhere, so I am pretty sure the stopping is just a green horse thing, not a pain thing.)
This is already really long, so I won’t go into detail about Georgie and Maya, but we had a lot of fun with those cuties today, too 🙂