Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Waxing poetic about my nuts

First off, I’m not ashamed.

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Second off, the FiberOne waffle recipe calls for 1½ Tbls of oil, and I replaced it with apple butter today…I also added cinnamon, nutmeg, and ground cloves.  Pretty darn awesome!

Lunch was leftover pasta bake from last night. 

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And my snack again…

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100in12 (I researched and can’t find your name…you must tell me since we seem to have so much in common!!!) asked about the honey almonds I keep referring to.  I wish I could be all Martha Stewarty and whip an awesome recipe out of my ass, but they’re store-bought.  They’re by Blue Diamond and they’re AMAZING.  I keep several flavors on hand – cinnamon brown sugar, vanilla bean, and honey (I don’t know why, but the website doesn’t list the honey flavor) - and I like the “Roasted Salted” almonds in the small can better than the sea salt in the plastic canister – it’s got a bolder salt taste, and I like to go big or go home.

Enough waxing poetic about my nuts.

At like 4ish, I headed for the grocery store…not just any grocery store, though.  A semi-far-away grocery store that contains a Starbucks which I use as an excuse to shop there.  I was getting close to the store when a chilling thought shot through my head – my car license plate tag tax thingy sticker had expired 3 days ago.  This was the very reason I raced home from a Halloween party last year like Cinderella under a spell before my tag expired at midnight.  It was good through the 31st.  I don’t know what’s sadder – the fact that I forgot the deadline, or the fact that I haven’t driven anywhere in the last 3 days.  So yeah, I’m homebound tomorrow while Mom goes to take care of it after work (sigh…I’m worthless while jobless), which would’ve been fine if the house arrest wasn’t mandatory.  The mere fact that I know I can’t go somewhere makes me want to go somewhere.

While I was at the grocery store (when I realized I was driving illegally, I opted to go to one closer to home and forego the coffee; Murphy is no friend of mine and his Law would most likely ensure that I got pulled), Mom called and said she was close by and would come pick me up for coffee.  I finished up at the store, put my bags in my car, got in her car, and we went to Starbucks where I got my first peppermint mocha of the season whose only redeeming quality was the skim milk it was made with.

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Afterward, I told myself I’d get pumpkin spice lattes until they ran out (no more regularly than usual, of course), then I’d switch over to the new holiday flavors.  I felt like a traitor getting this when they still had pumpkin spice. 

In the early evening, dad opened a jar of pepper jelly from one of his patients? co-workers?  I have no clue.  I hope it wasn’t poisoned or improperly canned.  I had some on a chunk of cream cheese with some crackers.  It was wonderful and will probably kill me faster than if I hadn’t eaten it.  Meh.  It wasn’t a whole lot, though.  And I only ate the Triscuits – I fed those others to Maddypants.

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Dinner was my ol’ Quorn-in-a-foil-packet trick.  I gave Mom the option of a different recipe, but she wanted my apple-and-onion combo, and she’s paying the bills at the moment, so that’s what we had.

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That fungus-y stuff is actually gorgonzola.  And the stuff on the left used to be frozen.  Speaking of frozen, I had a half-cup of fat free Breyers with some Heath on top for dessert.

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In whiny news, my legs still hurt a lot and I’m convinced I’ve got stress fractures.  Maybe I’m just being a hypochondriac, but when I stand/walk for more than 10 minutes or so, there’s a weird numb ache in my shins that doesn’t feel muscular.  I’m only whining talking about it more because I wanted to know, even if I got an x-ray and there were fractures, there’s nothing I can do about it, right?  Lately a couple of bloggers have talked about calcium supplements, and I’m going to take this episode as a lesson that I need to be better about taking my vitamins. 

PS – I bought the Glee Soundtrack today and was very sad to see that the Mashups weren’t included…so I got suckered into paying for them both individually.  The disappointment didn’t last long. 

4 comments:

  1. I hate baseball for taking Glee away.

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  2. I'm appreciate your writing skill.Please keep on working hard.^^

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  3. Why were there no mash-ups on the CDs??? i got the for christmas and was disappointed they werent there. I actually went back and watched that episode where I have it recorded on my DVR to see. Also, Defying Gravity and Find me Somebody to Love is different than the show version.

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  4. @My Life - I've already told you this, but I need to put it in writing. I HATE that they left off the mashups!! I bought them separately, and I got the Christmas song too. I haven't bought the Thong Song or Emma's My Fair Lady song yet, but I want to! I don't think I ever saw the Somebody to Love episode - was that the pilot they showed way early? Because I missed that one. :(

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