Wednesday, September 23, 2009

So Much TV

…so little time.

Oh wait, apparently I have tons of time…and control of the remote!  :)  I love premiere season.  Eastwick anyone? 

Admittedly I’ve been sucked into the TV most of the evening…no workout, no yard work, not even yoga.  Bad girl.  I painted my toenails, does that count?  :)

I did whip up a dinner concoction before settling in for the night.  After the disappointment of last night’s dinner not being what I’d hoped, I decided to take the leftovers and play around a bit.  Basically it became a glorified tuna noodle casserole.

I sauteed up a bit of diced onion and added most of the package of spinach that needed to be used up.  Then I reheated the mac ‘n cheese from last night using a bit of hot milk to keep it creamy.  Tossed in some leftover corn I had in the fridge, a can of tuna, and stirred in the sauteed spinach & onions.

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Put it all in a sprayed casserole dish and covered with cheesy breadcumbs and cooked at 400 for 10 minutes, and under broiler for 3 minutes.

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Topping: 1/4 cup breadcrumbs, 1/4 cup parmesan, palmful paprika, s&p

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A little dry to be honest, but it worked.

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Backtracking for the rest of the day... 

I tried to fit in veggies where I could knowing dinner was going to be carb-wonderful. 

In the spirit of using the spinach, I made a green smoothie.  It’s been ages since I had one and it did not disappoint.

In the blender: 1/2 frozen banana, 1/2 cup frozen blueberries, 1 tbsp flax meal, 3 tbsp vanilla yogurt, 3 handfuls spinach, 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla Almond Breeze.

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Lunch saw the return of a bigass salad.  I realized that’s part of my problem the last few days…no salad!!  Today I went Greek-ish.

In the big bowl: romaine, cucumber, tomato, red onion, the last of the Rancher Acres goat cheese, Greek seasoning, and 1 tbsp Renee’s Spring Herb dressing.

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I wanted to eat my salad during my conference call, but it’s way too crunchy!  I grabbed a Kashi bar to eat with my cup of coffee instead…even that I had to mute myself for.  LOL.

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And in true ANTM spirit I decided to clean out the ice cream container while I watched.  :)  FH bought this Hoof Prints a while ago, and since he’s gone now I wouldn’t want to see the last serving go to waste.  haha.  I thought it was peanut butter cups in there but was pleasantly surprised to find they were caramel instead!  Good thing it was the end of the container…

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Random note: I just downloaded the song from the new iPod Nano commercial. So cute.  “Bourgeois Shangri-La” by Miss Li.

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5 comments:

JavaChick said...

Yes, my PVR is starting to overflow with Fall TV Season Bounty. When I sat down last night to select something to watch while eating my dinner, I was momentarily confused by all of the choices I had! I recorded Eastwick, haven't watched yet.

Natalie said...

I'm PVRing left and right - I'm obsessed with Glee!

Your salad looks so delicious, as does your tuna casserole. The salad reminds me that I should be using up all the gorgeous local cucumbers and tomatoes on my counter. Thanks :)

diaryofarealgirl said...

Yes, me and my PVR have rekindled our friendship as well!!! Although I have had to download a few of the shows I wanted to watch!!!

You HAVE to eat the last serving of ice cream - it would be crying shame to let it waste! :)

tashintraining said...

I watched Eastwick last night and really liked it!

Tamara said...

I have to get a PVR. I watched the first 20 minutes of Eastwick but I couldn't commit to the last 1/2 hour because we really need to start getting to bed earlier at our house. It looked like it would be a fun show.

What do you think of the usual housefull-o-headcases on ANTM this season? Lordy, the nastiness! I like Laura and Nicole.