Thank you guys SO MUCH for all the sweet, positive notes today!!!! Seriously, y’all make my day! I wish I could share more chocolates! When I said I didn’t like working with chocolate, I meant I didn’t like doing centerpieces/boxes out of it…I actually liked making the truffles and they were easy to boot! Maybe a video in the making?! These would make great holiday gifts……
Anyways, my last day of work was definitely bittersweet! I can’t believe my time in Orlando is coming to an end. A year ago today I just decided to go to culinary school and hadn’t even moved here yet! And one month from today I will be starting my new job…..eeeek! So, I have one month left here and I plan to spend it packing, cooking meals for myself I didn’t have time to make when I worked all day then went straight to school all night, reading, and of course, running. I’m sure the time will fly though and before I know it I’ll be packing up and moving out!
Again today the combo of 1/4th of a granola plank + greek yogurt TOTALLY filled me up for a snack!!! I don’t know if y’all noticed, but I’m slowly trying to make my meals smaller and my snacks bigger… basically fueling my body on 6 or 7 small “meals” a day instead of 3 large meals + 3 small “snacks”. Doing the math in my head, that granola and yogurt combo is about 220 calories, which will probably be about right about my new aim for snacks as I increase my mileage and, therefore, need more fuel!
The downside of this large snack was that I really wasn’t that hungry for dinner again tonight!!!!! I was going to make more shrimp tacos but decided on the spur of the moment that a breakfast sandwich sounded better to me! So….I finally tried making egg whites in the microwave!!!! IT WORKED SO WELL! Thank you guys soooo much! You all saved me many pan washings and I’m sure this will come in super handy when I live at my friend’s house and don’t want to mess up their kitchen too badly by cooking up egg whites on the stove every day . Here’s what my 3 egg whites looking like (covered with a slice of reduced fat cheddar) after 1 1/2 minutes of microwave nuking:
I also heated up a morningstar farms sausage patty and dumped tons of texas pete on it before sandwiching the whole thing in a toasted Rudi’s whole wheat bagel:
The eggs were super light and fluffy!! I’m wondering….could I pour the egg whites directly into my uncooked oatmeal and would the entire thing cook together?! I went back for seconds on the celery. I’m like the only person that really loooooves celery.
And for a snack later, a big baggie of Kashi Go Lean cereal (honey almond flax):
I’m off to school! Tonight we are starting sugar. Heating sugar, pulling sugar, making sugar sculptures and centerpieces….I’m worried I will burn my arm off but that’s alright. At least it’s not as messy as chocolate! I think I made up my missed workout yesterday by scrubbing every piece of chocolate from the kitchen floor last night at school….it took about 30 minutes of hard core scrubbing then mopping!
Tomorrow is Fridayyyyyyyyy