Monday, July 26, 2010

Is the weekend really over??

This morning, we got up at 9am. I had a cup of coffee with my multi grain cereal. We headed out with our Roxy girl to the lake, before it got too hot for her. Since she's a black dog, she gets extremely hot extremely fast. She loves playing in the lake with her soccer ball. It's her favorite!

When we got home a few hours later, Roxy girl got a bath to wash off the lake water. She loves her bathes!

I was feeling pretty hungry afterwards, so I decided to have some chocolate milk while I made a snack. I like a lot of chocolate!

For our snack, I made stuffed tomatoes (from my boss's garden). Here is the mixture that went inside: 2 pieces of baked bacon, 2 cloves garlic, Italian seasoned bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, zucchini, and squash.

Here's the baked bacon. I'll never make bacon in the microwave or on stove top again. Much cleaner and faster (I can go do other things while it bakes).

Here's the stuffed tomatoes. Yummy! So much flavor.

I also made baked zucchini. I followed a recipe from Food Network (that wasn't that good). It called for whole wheat flour, and corn meal. You use 2 egg whites for the binder, then dip in the flour mixture. Bake at 425 for 7 minutes, then flip and bake another 5 minutes. There wasn't much flavor. Next next, I'll use the bread crumbs and parm. cheese. I think that will be good!

Here's everything plated. I dipped the zucchini in non-fat ranch dressing.

A few hours later, hunger struck me. I hate needing food sometimes. Oh well, everyone does. If we didn't need food, just think about how much time would save... For lunch, I had an opened face egg salad sandwich (left over from Friday's dinner), and a handful of tortilla chips.

I was feeling quite tired, so I made an iced mocha. Cold coffee and chocolate. More yum! I had a lot to do today and needed a pick me up. (I'm still up and it's 1am, I shouldn't have done that.)

Dinner was another experiment...the stuffing mixture from the tomatoes (just larger quantity) and cooked 4 cheese ravioli. I poured a little spaghetti sauce on top with some more bread crumbs and parm. cheese. It was so good, I went back for seconds.

For dessert, I had left over apple crisp with some french vanilla ice cream. I heated the crisp up and laid the ice cream over top and watched it melt.

I am getting a little hungry. I think I'm going to try to pass on some food (since hopefully I'll be going to sleep soon) and will have a yummy (usual) breakfast tomorrow. Today was a rest day (post race). Tomorrow goes back to being a hellish Monday. I can't wait!!
What were your plans this weekend?


  1. I'm going to have to try your tomatos. I love to slice them, and add salt and pepper and olive oil, then broil them. Sooo good on toasted bread!

  2. I love baked bacon! When I discovered it I was thrilled that I no longer had to fry it on the stove since it's so messy!