I’m jumping on the bandwagon. After silently lurking on all the food blogs for the past few months, I’ve decided to give it a go. I’ve written a little introduction so please feel free to look at my “About Me” section to find out why I’m doing this blog.
Since it’s my first post and I’m exhausted let’s just get right into today’s eats, and take it from me they are not the best, but for day one I gave it some effort.
Last night, being New Year’s Eve, got me off to late start. I slept until 10! Not usual for me at all. I woke up with a horrible combination sinus headache and hangover. But I knew last night that it was going to be my last time drinking in excess for sometime. When I woke up I did not feel like eating, and actually wound up laying back down for a couple hours. I did drink a lot of water though to try to re-hydrate myself.
After finally getting back up I had this:
It’s a big glass of more water, 2 clementines, and a yogurt mix. Greek Yogurt with puffins and pomegranate. Well, let me start off by saying I LOVE greek yogurt, as many other bloggers do. I eat Chobani almost every single day. So one day while browsing Costco with my dad I found 2 large tubs of greek yogurt for 6 bucks. I was so happy I grabbed it without even realizing it wasn’t fat free like my typical chobani, but decided to give it a chance today. It was horrible, terrible! I literally gagged while eating it. I couldn’t even attempt a second bite. It was Cabot’s brand and my recommendation to anyone would be to stay away from it.
So I ate the delicious clementines and of course was still hungry so I grabbed some leftover pizza from last night. What a wonderful start to my “year of healthy eats”.
Pepperoni no less. Looking back I should have grabbed a cliff bar since I just restocked my supply. Oh well, with the way I was feeling I’m surprised I stopped at just one slice.
So since this was so late in the day and my appetite was so crazy I didn’t eat again until dinner time. And already I’m a bad food blogger because there’s no picture. My boyfriend, Andrew, and I were having both our parents and sisters, over for dinner tonight. It was our first joint family dinner. We’ve been together for almost 4 years now, but just moved in together back in June. So we decided for New Years to invite our families over for a nice dinner. I cooked a gigantic roast beef, and it went great. I didn’t want to take pictures of my plate in front of our parents as I haven’t told them about the blog yet. I’m sure I’ll tell my parents but felt a little strange explaining it tonight in front of everyone. But instead for you, I have pictures of us preparing the roast beef.
Here is the roasting pan with 12 ounces of beer, ( I used Miller Lite, as that’s what we had on hand, someone left it here last night after our New Years Party, neither Andrew or I really drink beer but our fridge is constantly stocked from friends. I don’t drink it because I’m allergic, and Andrew just doesn’t really enjoy it much).
Also in the pan are 2 beef bullion cubes, these you can break up with a fork until it completely dissolves into the beer.
Then, in a separate bowl, you mix 12 ounces of water with a packet of onion soup mix, seen here:
Now allow me to introduce you to Andrew. He’s wrestling with the roast beef to get it out of the package.
It was gigantic!
Once we had that out we put it in the roasting pan and then poured the onion soup mix over, yum!
Here’s me admiring my work:
I think the key to making a really good roast beef is to dress in a hoodie and to make sure you are still wearing your fake pearl necklace from the night before. It just doesn’t taste the same if you don’t.
I put it in the oven at 350 degrees and it took about 2 hours. Along with this I also made a salad, and whole wheat egg noodles.
It was a great dinner, I ate my salad (which was just lettuce, the dinner was supposed to have corn but the corn I had looked all dried out, luckily I had a few romaine hearts in the fridge), I had one piece of roast beef and a serving of egg noodles with light butter. Everyone seemed to like it, so that was a relief. It was stressful having my first “dinner party.”
I haven’t had much time to work on the blog, especially the appearance, and linking all my favorite blogs. In the next week I hope to have everything up and looking better.
Thanks for stopping by and reading my first post!