Walking the dog in the snow for an hour works up a powerful hunger. Breakfast: two eggs, two slices of whole-wheat toast with spreadable fruit, cantaloupe, and coffee with milk.
Lunch: split-pea soup, whole-wheat toast with melted Manchego cheese, and pineapple for dessert.
Cashews made me thirsty. Orange juice. Yup: sugar!
Stress chocolates: not because I was hungry but because it was the busy part of the workday.
Dinner: big salad with green-leaf lettuce, baby arugula, cucumbers, carrots, yellow pepper, tomato, mushrooms, olive oil, salt. Plus: I made bread, I made bread! This is my first bread-machine attempt at whole wheat. It was a little dense (too little yeast probably) but otherwise quite good. P.S.: The last knife set I bought included two Santoku knives . I didn't know what to do with them, but I used one to chop vegetables for this salad and it was pretty great.
Temptation surrendered to: chocolate-covered Jelly Belly jellybeans. Here's the backstory: Many weeks or months ago, I unfortunately discovered that Jelly Belly was making
. To compound the mistake, I told my husband, who loves jellybeans. The
fantastic candy store
unfortunately situated near his office recently acquired said jellybeans. Yesterday he sent me an e-mail:
Guess what I got for you?
After he told me, I wrote, You are very, very bad.
I thought you wanted them.
I did, before I started the blog.
I'll leave them at the office.
No, b ring them home.
I didn't want to be rude or ungrateful. There's that social pressure.
We'll freeze them or save them.
It's not like they ever go bad.
So, of course, I had to try them.
Oh yeah, these are gonna be a problem. Fortunately he only got me about 2 tablespoons' worth.
At the end of the day, I noticed I'm quite low on dairy. I'm basically out of it except for cheese. Time to go shopping.
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