So I got my mandoline and box chopper last week and put the chopper to immediate use - the mandoline not so much. When faced with the prospect of leftover roast beef needing a veg, I decided to julienne some squashes and sautee the sticks with some red pepper strips, red onion and mushrooms. It worked out well with some thyme, basil, oregano, parsely, salt, and pepper in the pan along with a dusting of parmesan on the plate. This Vidalia box chopper - an As Seen On TV gadget - is well-designed and cleans up easily. I would never typically buy that kind of thing (I saw too many K-tel and Ronco commercials in my youth; "Now how much would you pay? Don't answer!"), but I have to give them props for this. With my time constaints and my poor vision (does anyone else cook with reading glasses on?), it's only a matter of time before I chop a finger off if I stick with knives for everything.
B: Two scrambled eggs with onion, garlic, scallions, and Canadian bacon; refried black beans; 1% milk
L: Whopper Wednesday! BK Chef salad with grilled chicken; diet coke
S: Green Tea
S: String Cheese
D: Roast beef; squashes, red peppers, red onion and mushrooms sauteed in evoo with herbs and parmesan; slice of ww bread with smart balance; 1% milk
S: Thin slice of angel food cake with whipped cream
My second snack was off-plan but DW made a fuss out of making a dessert for me and I had to have a little. So far, no ill effects in terms of morning hunger, so the timing must have been okay.
Lakegran recently asked my why I chose "Slipknot" as my name. It's actually the name of a song/jam by the Grateful Dead. Am I a deadhead? Not at all, neither in lifestyle, nor obsessive musical choice, but I do listen to them once in a while. I really like jazz and a lot of music with jazz influences; that particular song is an improvisational jam and it's a nickname I used years ago on a music forum, so I picked it up again. Aren't you sorry you asked?
"When hungry, eat your rice; when tired, close your eyes. Fools may laugh at me, but wise men will know what I mean."
-- Linji Yixuan
Starting Weight: 225 lbs
Current Weight: 205 lbs
1st Goal Weight: 200 lbs