I’d eat that. O.O
I’d eat that. O.O
that I’m already planning the next splurge? lol
Honestly, it’s only because I was checking on Fatz’s lite menu for date night, and I saw this hanging out there. The price…and the food…fahget about it.
They have a Mega Meal: Feed a family of 4 for $3.99 each (so around $16 + tax, because we, luckily, have exactly 4 people in our family).
For $16, a pound of calabash chicken (which is delicious…), honey mustard sauce, 2 sides, a dozen poppyseed rolls, and a gallon of tea.
If that’s not a cost-effective splurge, ladies and gentlemen, I don’t know what is.
And don’t tell me pizza, because pizza is expensive.
We’re running low on money and low on groceries, so I had to use what I had. Thankfully, I had three boneless, skinless chicken breasts in the freezer. I also had some boil-in-bag brown rice (I can’t say enough for keeping staples in stock, guys).
I had half a jar of salsa.
And I called it dinner.
And it was really, really good!
Butterflied chicken breasts with garlic, chili powder, pepper, and smothered in salsa, served over brown rice.
Still, I’ll be glad for payday and groceries tomorrow. :-D
This actually applies to food in general, but since today’s breakfast was pancakes, it’s the rule of pancakes!
Don’t make more than you’re going to eat.
Pancakes are a slippery slope for me. I love them. SO, SO MUCH.
But even if you make whole wheat or oat or <insert other cool pancake base here>, they still have calories. And I can eat me some pancake calories, guys.
So when I make pancakes, the rule is not to make more than our family needs, because if I make three extra pancakes, guess what’s going to happen to the three extra pancakes?
Rule of Pancakes. And pretty much everything else.
Oh, and if you do batch cooking, have the storage containers on standby. Don’t be tempted to leave it sitting out so you eat more than you plan. Like chili. Mmmm, chili.
Good thing I’m full of pancakes. >.>
BECAUSE THERE ARE SO MANY SANDWICH OPTIONS. THIS INTERESTS ME.
I usually get a meatball sub on parmesan oregano bread with american cheese.
Toasted footlong meatball sub on italian herbs & cheese w/ extra cheddar cheese. toppings are lettuce, cucumber and green peppers. and honey mustard sauce. 6” If I’m not that hungry, but a footlong will take me about 2 hours to finish. I EAT SLOW OK?
(6” to footlong as hunger requires) Veggie patty on herb/cheese, toasted please! with extra pepperjack, avocado, lettuce, cucumber, EXTRA EXTRA spinach, green peppers, jalapeños, lite mayo, parmesan, pepper, oregano, and a tiny bit of oil.
Allow to set for 5 minutes to maximize the deliciousness then eat.
Footlong veggie patty, no cheese, toasted, on honey oat. Spinach, tomato, olive, onion, generally some peppers (jalapeno or banana or both), and one or two of honey mustard, brown mustard, or sweet onion, maybe oil and vinegar. Maybe one or both of salt and pepper or oregano
6-inch flatbread with turkey and cheese (sometimes mozzarella, sometimes swiss), toasted, with lettuce and oil.
cold cut combo.
6 inch ham on flatbread, no cheese, everything except jalapenos, and some honey mustard. Lately I’ve been adding avocado. And I always get Sun Chips for my kids and I to share.
And I got the groceries. $85 for a week of groceries for four people AND a 24 pack of AA batteries, which we go through like water (Xbox controller, TV remote, toys, son’s new vibrating pillow that I’m totally going to borrow because it’s GREAT…).
Wheat pita with ham and spinach and ceasar vinaigrette for lunch, and yes, I did my P90X today—Yoga. I’m starting to feel more limber, but I’m telling you, my hamstrings are the tightest muscles in my body, apparently. Getting into the straight-legged, bent over positions is HARD.
Some cool things have happened since starting P90X, though. My husband (the most anti-morning person I’ve ever met except, maybe, my mother) watched me get up at 6:30 every day for 4 weeks and then decided that there must be something to it.
Not only has he been getting up with me and running while I’m doing my workout, he’s also starting a month of cardio—in the month leading up to his birthday, he’s going to do at least one cardio activity a day, 6 days a week. He’s only 30 pounds from his goal weight, so he’s right there. It’s pretty exciting.
Yay for Resolution! And hopefully, some revolution in the process.
I’ve been keeping up with everything just like before: P90X (I lasted a little longer in the yoga yesterday, and I was able to show my husband a decent vinyasa later!) and keeping on track with my eating.
I even resisted the H U G E temptation to go back for seconds last night. My mother-in-law asked me to make a recipe for my husband that she didn’t have time to make on Father’s Day, and we invited her over. I could totally make the recipe way healthier, but I was working with the ingredients she gave me: it was Mexican Mac & Cheese.
I wanted seconds, and probably thirds, but I piled my plate with salad, got one serving, and left it at that. And I didn’t even need seconds, the first plate was plenty.
Started off this morning with eggs with spinach, salsa, and jalapenos—so good. :-P
This has been a strange, strange day. After a morning email that set me on a mini-crusade that got waaaay more attention than I expected, I’ve been hopping on and off line all day to see if there’s anything new to report.
I did manage to take my husband his lunch, clean the three main rooms, do two loads of laundry, do the dishes, play with the kiddos, and get my husband his last little Father’s Day gift. Not a bad Saturday!
Today was the weekend, and usually that includes one fast food moment (whatever day my husband is working). Lunch today was our fast food this week.
Also, Kenpo is a heck of a workout. I was dripping sweat at the end. Good times, good times.
I need a camera or a new phone. All of my food pictures come out fuzzy!
Anyway, I had a wonderful night tonight. Got to chat with some people who I can relate to way better than most, which is not something I get the chance to do often.
Tomorrow I’m taking my daughter to our local farmer’s market. If she goes to 5 different farmer’s markets and walking trails over the summer, she gets a cool prize when she goes back to school, and I am MORE than happy to oblige!
Lunch (forgot to take a picture!):
Snack (at our meeting)
This is how my son “cooks:”
I wish I could be as cool as he is. <3
If I have a snack later, it will either be a salad or a peach, most likely.
Can you tell I shop by what’s on sale? I eat the same general things for a week at a time. lol. Also, my family is full of sandwich fiends. My husband would put ANYTHING on a sandwich, and I am not exaggerating. (Spaghetti sandwich. Really. I’ve made them!).