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Buh-Bye Salad Bowl *sniffle*

18 Oct

I have this rockin salad bowl, seriously, the best salad bowl a person will ever come accross. I inherited it from RA, she didn’t want to pack it up when she moved so I got to keep it.  🙂 Well, it has had a good life but tonight, sigh, it passed on. I am not even sure how it happened…just one of those things I guess, bigger sigh. I put my dinner in it and then noticed a crack, not just a little crack but it went right from the top edge of the bowl to the bottom and completely through the width of the dish, I could actually make the crack wider by how I manipulated the bowl. Sadness. I of course ate my dinner out of it, cause hello? my food was already in it but that will be the last time it gets used.  😦

For me, and most people (I think), presentation of food is a big part in the enjoyment of the food. I always enjoyed building my salad in this bowl and it was big enough to hold a freakin huge salad, lol. Guess I will just have to find another one…this one was made in Boonton NJ – didn’t even know that was a place, I will probably pick up the next generation of salad bowl at The Bay lol.

So enough about salad bowls! I took the Pumpkin Tarts to work today and they were quite the hit – they didn’t all get eaten but that’s cause I made a freakish huge quantity.  😛 I am sure they will get finished tomorrow, or at least they better cause I am not bringing them home! I don’t want the temptation near me cause dude, even I think they are good and I am uber critical of my baking.

My dinner tonight was waaaay too late for my tummy’s comfort. tsk tsk to me. I got home and put the oven on right away cause I decided to go the baked potato route for dinner, well the stupid thing took forever to bake through! It was getting so bad I cut it open so it’d cook faster…it didn’t seem to help much. sigh. Now, I know that potatoes can be baked in the microwave but for some reason potatoes are one of those foods that I don’t like cooking in the microwave, shrug. Normally I am all over doing things the fast way but when baking a potatoe I prefer the oven…although I might use the microwave from now on! Seriously, I was so hungry by the time it was done I was certain it woudn’t fill me up cause I had waited too long, and that is when it is topped with cheese and baked beans! I waited a while after finishing it before I went for a snack cause I ate way faster then I should have and my stomach hadn’t realized it had been fed a proper amount.  Oops!

I still ended up having a snack of bread topped with margarine and light peanut butter – I originally was going to try some of the pumpkin pudding from yesterday but I needed something way more filling, so bread and pb it was! Maybe I will try the pudding tomorrow…we shall see. 🙂

Today I ate:

29 grams Special K Vanilla Almond = 2 points

1/2 cup 1% milk = 1 point

1 small banana = 1 point

1 cup carrot soup = 2 points

1/2 Dempster’s Body Wise Bagel = 1 point

2 triangles light laughing cow cheese = 1 point

1 Activia yogurt = 2 points

1 peach = 1 point

1 baked potatoe (12 oz) = 3 points

1/2 cup Heinz Baked Beans original flavour = 2 points

2 cheese slices = 2 points

1 piece bread = 1 point

1 tsp margarine = 1 point

1/2 tbls light peanut butter = 1 point

That puts me at a total of 21 points, I am going to have a 1 point candy after I finish writing this so that will put me at my daily 22. 🙂

The half a bagel I ate at lunch, I didn’t intentionally only eat half a bagel, it got burned beyond redemption in the toaster and I could only save half of it. Very sad…and smelly. lol. The half I got to eat was pretty good, it’s only a 2 point bagel which rocks and it’s a decent size – bigger then the weight watchers bagels. 🙂 I found them at Wal-Mart for way cheap which is a happy bonus. I didn’t want to eat a bagel everyday so I have stuck them in the freezer and if I think I am going to want one  the next day I take it out the night before and give it time to defrost. This means a bit of planning ahead, something I know a lot of people hate doing when it comes to their meals, but ah well, it’s one of the tools you end up using when trying to lose weight. shrug.

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2 Responses to “Buh-Bye Salad Bowl *sniffle*”

  1. VeeEmm October 21, 2010 at 8:30 pm #

    if you don’t want to wait for your potato to bake in the oven, cheat a little, and start it in the microwave, for 4 minutes on high, then put it in the oven, and it should be ready in about 15 minutes – I had a baked potato in a restaurant (can’t remember which one) but it had been brushed with oil then rolled in sea salt – sooooooo good, but probably more points!
    If you want another taste and don’t mind the wait – make a slit in the potato, stuff it with slices of onion and cheese, wrap in foil and bake in the oven – takes longer, but is really good. Don’t think that would work in the microwave, but it might if you wrap it in a paper towel.

    • shrinkingwmn October 22, 2010 at 10:11 pm #

      Seriously? 15 minutes in the oven after only 4 minutes in the microwave?? eesh. my stupid potatoe was in there over an hour! I think I will have to give up my prejudice towards microwaving potatoes and try that next time. 🙂

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