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Wednesday, January 27, 2010


...spells FAIL! But we'll get to the comedy act a little later :)
First, as usual:

Brekk'ist! At least breakfast never fails me. I don't think you can ever go wrong with breakfast foods - they're good no matter what! Unless you have runny egg yolks. blech! Sorry Karla, for always having to see my gross crusty eggs :P

Gotta rep the school, of course.
Today was 1 Whole Wheat English Muffin topped with all-natural Almond Buttah & Strawberry jam, 2 Fried Egg Whites con Montreal Steak seasoning, half a nanner, and Green Mountain Hazelnut Coffee. I'm trying a new creamer! I used to love coffeemate and the like, but sadly know there's a whole bunch of junk in them :(

Busted - this photo is obvi. from yesterday.
So, I'm giving Silk Creamer a try! Although I'm not too sure it's that much "healthier" when it comes down to it, hah. It's not so bad, put I still prefer my Vanilla coffeemate. I think that's one thing I can't give up :\ Ah well. I don't even use the serving size because I don't like my coffee really sweet anyways. Sometimes I'll just want it black. So, I think my Nalgene bottle will kill me first.
How do you like your coffee?

Work went by pretty quickly today! One of my bosses is out with vertigo so I kept pretty busy. A peak at the eats:

Seriously love this chick pea salad. Garbanzo beans = love. And kidney beans. And butter beans. And pretty much any other kind of bean. But enough about me - what's your favorite bean?
Does anyone else think this wrap looks mini in this photo, though? It's kind of comical, really. It's a normal wrap, I swear! haha.

Carrots, Kashi Raspberry-Choco Granola Bar, Nanner, Crack  (aka dried veggie crisps), wrap, coffee, chips, and wadah.
Not a big chip fan, not really sure what I was thinking. I think chips are one of those foods I feel like I should like, though. So I keep trying them. All to no avail. Needless to say, they came home -1, and are all mom's now. haha. Additionally: Kashi, I love you, but your Raspberry Chocolate TLC bars taste very artificial. Not a fan. Pumpkin Pie and Coconut are impressive though, so I guess I can forgive you.

After 8 hours of diligently goofing around in the lab and smiling like a schoolgirl every time I looked outside and saw beautiful snow once again gracing Vermont, it was time to come home and make a beautiful polenta pizza! Because, well, I like pizza, and I love polenta, and I had leftover ingredients to use up that were made to be polenta pizza.
Not only that, but while it was baking I could get either a shower or some quick schoolwork out of the way. Perfect! I assembled the perfect pizza with basil polenta (pre-prepared - I admit it works better when it's homemade polenta, but I had this kind I needed to use still), tomatoes, feta, red pepper, chicken sausage, and red onion. Popped it in the oven and accomplished a quick assignment and a shower while it was baking. Score! Can relax for the night!

Here's where the trouble starts.
Pizza's ready and as I am trying to get it free of the pan, start to think spraying the sheet would have definitely been a good choice. At this point I almost snap a "pretty" photo of it, while it's still pretty, of course - before just dumping it in a blob in a bowl. Then I finally get it free and it still looks relatively pizza-like. Phew, that was a close one.
But oh, no. I wasn't out of the woods yet!
I grab the garlic salt because just like mustard, everything is better with more garlic.
I unhinge the top, and reach over to sprinkle some over my pizza while looking away and reaching for my camera.
I get the feeling of slight alarm when it seems the salt came out way easier than it usually does, and look over at my plate.
I had successfully emptied half the contents of the garlic salt all over my pizza.

It was slightly comical because all I could really do was stare down at it in silent mourning. Usually someone would vocalize some sort of displeasure, but I was just too amazed at my idiocy, and had a slight spark of hope that I could just scrape it off.
Newsflash: You can't scrape off salt when it's all over an absorbent surface.

Le Sigh. So, after a disgusting taste-test to make sure it was really ruined, the garbage earned a what was once delicious dinner, and I just started pulling everything out of the fridge that was "leftover", and came up with this:

Mish-Mash of Morningstar Farms Mealstarters crumbles, broccoli, tomato, carrots, corn, laughing cow, and cubed polenta, sauteed in balsamic vinegar and dijon mustard.
Because when all else fails, I resort to my beloved veggies and mustard.
Actually, this didn't taste as funky as the picture suggests. I do love veggies. But it was no polenta pizza. I'm one of those people that when I get a food idea planted in my head, come hell or highwater, that's what I'm gonna have. I actually though "Oh. OK. Well, I'll make a stove-top version of my polenta pizza, then." But I quickly realized I had no patience for that. haha. There were tons of things I could have made, really, but I was just at a loss for ideas and sought comfort from broccoli and mustard.
Oh well! You win some, you lose some.
And, this dessert more than made up for it:

Cookie: 1 tsp Almond Butter, 1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder, stevia, 1 tsp wheat bran, 1/4 tsp jam, 1 tsp egg beaters. Combined and nuked for 1 minute.
Along with Strawberry Shortcake Greek Fro-Yo: Greek Yogurt, Vanilla Pudding mix, strawberry jam - freeze for 30m.
and butterscotch hot cocoa.

Sometimes, there's nothing wrong with eating your emotions.
So tell me, what's your biggest kitchen blunder?

I hope everyone's had a good day - catch you all tomorrow!


  1. That's funny. I hate crusty egg but LOVE runny yolks!

    Sorry to hear about your garlic salt/polenta pizza mishap! At least you had a little big of a laugh right? Next time I bet it will be fabulous!

  2. okay where do I start?? Hmm yes runny eggs, gross- yes bananas are also nanners here at my house haha- silk creamer tried it-not for me I stick to chocolate soy milk, a little thicker not to sweet and yum!! The chick pea salad looks yummy, dont' get me started on my love for beans we'll be here all day-Kashi bars-also not for me I agree very fake tasting- Oh and yummy dessert- now I'm hungry! Thanks gonna quit rambling now!! Take care


  3. Bonnie - it's okay - i like to hear everyone's thoughts! I for the most part enjoy the Kashi product line, so was surprised when I tried the Raspberry Chocolate granola bar and found the top chocolatey layer to taste very artificial. When you peel it off it's fine, but that's besides the point! lol.

    And Karla - too funny! haha. Eggs are such a picky subject, I feel. And yeah, whenever I do stupid stuff like that I usually can't help but to laugh at myself! Life's to short to take silly stuff like that too seriously. I find it even more comical how I just sort of...silently went about re-routing my plan! haha.