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Lazy Friday Night

Oh my gosh I’m so happy it’s the weekend!  We had another round of layoffs today at work.  I knew who was going to be laid off ahead of time so I knew I was safe but it’s hard to see co-workers go.  I had a meeting with my boss’s boss today, he reassured me that I was not going anywhere and that they are actually spending a ton of money to get me some more training next month.  I was also told I will be getting a nice raise next month because right now I’m doing the work of 4 different people who were previously laid off.  I was also told I have to write my own review next month.  Has anyone ever done this?  I have a feeling it’s going to be pretty hard.

This morning I remembered my breakfast and had my usual 0% Fage the last of my peak protein granola, and some dried cranberries.  I don’t know that I’ll ever tire of this combination.

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I had some carrot sticks a little later.

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I ate about 1/2 of this baggie.

Lunch today was something I was really excited about.  I had 2 servings of brown rice and 4, 1 ounce meatballs, I made the Monday night.  I was afraid these meatballs weren’t going to taste that good because I had started making them when I realized I didn’t have an egg to mix in.  So I poured a teaspoon of olive oil to bind them and that did the trick.  I baked them in the oven for about 30 minutes at 400 degrees and they came out really moist and delicious,  I definitely didn’t taste a difference without the eggs.

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I think I actually liked the meatballs and sauce better over rice then pasta.  Weird.

This held me over until 4 and then I had some grapes.

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For dinner tonight we made turkey burgers using the same recipe as last time.

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I topped it with a mozzarella string cheese. 

I topped it with some organic ketchup, pickles, and lettuce.

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On the side I had some steamed French Cut Green Beans.

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I had another serving of the green beans after this.  I love steamed green beans they are so yummy.

I feel like I had a definite lack of veggies today so I’ll be making up for that tomorrow.

Tomorrow morning I plan on making Oatmeal again, do any of you have a favorite combination you think I might like?  I’m going to make myself eat oatmeal until I love it.   I’m kidding of course, but I know how filling, and how good it is for you I definitely think I’m only doing myself a favor by trying it over and over again.

I hope you all have a wonderful Friday night!  Andrew and I were supposed to go out for a friend’s birthday but it was canceled, so we decided to stay in.  I love lazy Friday nights after a long week of work.

See you tomorrow!

January 30, 2009 at 10:20 pm 4 comments

Up and Running

Well the Internet that is.  I don’t know what the weather is like where you live, but it’s ridiculous here.  Yesterday it was freezing rain all day, then turned to rain late last night.  This morning it was pouring, then it was back to freezing rain around 1, and now it’s like 45 to 50 degrees out.  All this change in weather and pressure is giving me a terrible sinus headache.  With this headache I’m going to finish up here and then crawl into bed.  Does anyone else get terrible sinus headaches?  Believe me I’m happy that it’s warmer out, but I wish the temperature wouldn’t fluctuate so much in one day!

Since I was able to post at work today all I have to update you on is my snack and dinner.

My snack was prunes.  Okay I get a lot of slack from co-workers and friends for eating these.  People constantly ask me if I’m 80 when I leave them on my desk.  If only they knew how tasty they were.

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X 2.  I was still hungry after these 2, and when I looked at the serving size on the container it was 4.  I love the ones individually wrapped so much juicier, although definitely a little more expensive, it’s one of those things that are worth the extra money.

Dinner was a new concoction for me.  I’m so happy to be trying new things.  And this is one of my new favorites. 

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 A turkey burger!  Now I don’t live under a rock so I’ve had turkey burgers before.  But they’re always so dry, maybe I’ve had bad ones before?  Well I devised a plan to make the most moist turkey burgers I’ve ever had.

I sauteed some diced onion until translucent.  While that was cooking, I mixed Worcestershire sauce (just a couple shakes of the bottle,) with Dijon mustard, I added ground pepper, and chili pepper to this mix.  Once the onions were done I mixed them in the sauce.  I mixed some turkey into that, but it was extremely wet so I put it in the freezer for 5 minutes just to chill.  After 5 minutes I was able to easily form a patty and thrown it on the good old George Foreman Grill.   Once it reached temperature I put a small amount (although you’d never know it from the picture) of part skim mozz cheese on it.  Topped it with a pickle, ketchup, and a piece of lettuce, all on an Arnolds Sandwich thin.

I’m disappointed in the nutrition facts for Worcestershire sauce, I wish I had looked more closely at the bottle.  It has HFCS which I’ve been trying to avoid.   Since I literally put maybe 5 drops in I’m not overly concerned but it is something that won’t be in my next burger.

Here are some closeups.

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I can not figure out why it looks sooooo cheesy. 

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I would definitely recomend this to anyone who has tried a turkey burger and thought it was good but just to dry.

On the side I had some more romaine lettuce with the leftover onion in a salad.

It’s in the bowl that’s in the background.  I know I took pictures but I can’t find them now!  It was pretty much the same as the salad I had for lunch today just with a whole lot of onion.

Well I’m off to lay down for the night now.  Tomorrow’s already Thursday!  Have a great night everyone!

January 8, 2009 at 1:12 am 6 comments


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