Thursday, October 29, 2009

Quite A Pair

Today started off with breakfast, the usual cereal with milk and coffee. Then it was off to work! The morning flew, and I had a huge Bosc pear for a snack. It grew quite the crowd! People didn't know what it was. I even had a co-worker ask if it was a potato!

Lunch with PB & J on whole wheat and a Bartlett pear with water. I had two chocolates for dessert! So yummy.

I forgot to pull the chicken down today, so I had to improvise protein in tonight's dinner. I tried the new Ronzini pasta with whole-wheat and flax seed... and it's great! It already has 7 g of protein, so we were working with a good base. I chopped up a broccoli crown and grabbed some frozen edamame. I boiled the pasta and threw in the veggies at the last minute.

Meanwhile, I slowly sauteed garlic in olive oil on low heat for a few minutes. Then I added 1 Tbsp of cooking sherry and let it simmer. After a few minutes, I added a little more oil. It was probably a total of 2 Tbsp of oil. Then I drained the pasta and veggies and tossed it with the oil.

After adding a little Parmesan, I dug into a delish dinner! I had two bowls like this one, the second with a little less pasta. It was probably 3 serving veggies and 1 serving pasta, total.

After dinner, we went for a walk, and then it was time to get crackin' on my contribution for tomorrow's Halloween potluck! I made Boney Breadsticks.

I bought a roll of pizza dough and cut it into 6 squares and then cut each square into 5-6 strips. Then I tied each strip at each end to create a bone shape.

When all on the baking sheet, I sprinkled with cumin, cayenne, salt and pepper. Then into the oven...

And viola!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Not $o Good

Alright, y'all! I went to the store Monday when I got home and stopped by Wednesday evening as well. And I totally went over the $40 goal!

Monday's total came to $45.54... I bought chicken, bread, bananas, tortillas, letuce, pears, cukes, broccoli, blackberries, some salad dressing, oregano, bell peppers, a few cans of diced tomatoes, a few cans of beans, a can of corn for the chili, flour, parsley, chamomile tea, a can of chunk chicken, muenster slices, deli turkey, milk... and some cold pizza dough to roll out and make "Boney Breadsticks" for the office on Friday.

Wednesday's total came to $3.60 for a loaf of bread and a block of cheddar.

On one hand, that bought a lot of food, and the chicken, oregano, flour and diced tomatoes will last well past this week. The tomatoes were on sale and feature spices and flavors, like chipotle, which come in very handy when throwing together beans and rice, etc. On the other hand, sales will happen and I should try harder to budget for them!

I'm totally ready to start making bread again, because we're spending about $4 a week for decent whole-wheat bread! Besides, homemade always tastes better, and I like the fact that it gets stale after a few days because that means there are NO preservatives!

It's Wednesday, which means the flyers are out, so I need to start planning!

Pumpkin Patch

The day started with the usual cereal (1 C) and milk (1 C). I measured again, and found that flakes take up more space than O's, so it looks like less in the bowl!
Work went pretty smoothly. Everyone is really getting into the Halloween spirit. I think I've finally planned my costume (Yep! I'm a procrastinator... but that's not my costume). I also was able to finish up a few assignments for class. One was a family tree of health and it really reiterated that I need to take care of my heart!
I was feeling tired and sluggish, so for a snack, I had a banana (1 serv) and some low-cal hot cocoa (6 oz). It definitely helped.

Then I had a turkey (1 oz) and swiss (1 oz) and lettuce (.5 C) on whole wheat (2 serv) with some mayo (1 Tbsp).
When I got home, it was time for our neighborhood pumpkin patch. I think I picked out a beauty!

I was REALLY tired though, and Kendall suggested not cooking. So we whipped up some black bean tacos! I started with two corn tortillas (1 serv) with .5 C black beans, .25 C tomato salsa and lettuce (.5 C). I sprinkled it with about a teaspoon of shredded Cheddar. I was still hungry so I went back for another tortillas with .25 C of beans and .5 C of tomatoes plus about teaspoon of cheese. Yum!

After a nice shower and firing off my homework, I'm relaxing with some chamomile and dark chocolate and watching "Modern Family." Love that show!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Back to Work

I started the day with a bowl of Special K (~1 C) and skim milk (~1 C). The morning at work wasn't too bad and I powered through until lunch. I had some hunger pangs around 11 am, but then got distracted. Lunch was turkey (1 oz.) and muenster (1 oz.) on whole wheat bread (2 serv) with lettuce (.5 serv) and some mayo (1 Tbsp). I had a pear on the side (1 serv). Halloween candy is out and I need to be careful. Today I had 4 chocolates and a SweetTart!

I had my banana this afternoon (2 serv) when I wanted another sweet item. Dinner was leftover white chili (1.5 C) with corn tortillas (1 serv) and a salad (1 C lettuce, 1 serv cucumber). I tried to make a cranberry vinaigrette.... Not the best, but not too bad! Now I'm munching on blackberries and relaxing after a nice walk and shower. Overall, a very balanced day... except those yummy candies!

10/26- Flight

So... what a wacky food day! We woke up to find Hampton graciously provides early morning travellers with a brown bagged breakfast. Thanks, Hampton Inn! They packed up a bottle of water, an apple, a Special K cereal bar and a lemon muffin. While not the most nutritious thing ever, not horrible, better than a fast food breakfast combo, and definitely a $$ saver!

Kendall and I chugged our water in the car before going through security. I ate the apple and cereal bar during take off during my first leg of the flight, and then had the muffin while the next leg was boarding. I had a coffee and a glass of tomato juice and a little oatmeal cookie on the flight. By the way, I was really impressed by Alaska Air. Both flights left early, the crew was nice, they tried to serve some local fare and the serve the can with your glass!
And that was all I had until dinner! Weirdly, I didn't get hungry. Kendall's flight was delayed, so I used the extra time to grocery shop before picking him up. Then I came home and got started on some white chili and a salad. I had two bowls of chili since I hadn't really had lunch that day. I also had 4 corn tortillas. I don't know why the salad photo is pink, but I'm keeping it because the day was so weird.

10/25 Part 2- Last Night :(

After our hike, we checked into our hotel and went to Bridgeport Brewery and Pub for dinner. I was super excited after hearing Kendall's rave reviews. I ordered a half-pint of their Winter Ale and loved it! It was dark and had a hint of citrus and spice. I later sampled a half-pint of their dark stout, Blackstrap. It's Kendall's favorite and I've gotta agree... it's good. I liked the half-pint option because I could try two flavors and only have about 1.5 beers.

We ordered the Brewpub salad and split it. Can you believe that's a small?! It had goat cheese, walnuts and apples in a vinaigrette. The creaminess and sweetness and tang were a great match. Kendall wasn't so nuts about the goat cheese.

Then we ordered the pizza with artichoke hearts, sun dried tomatoes, goat cheese and spinach. So delicious! I had about half. No room for dessert, so we headed back to the hotel and hit the hay before our 4:15 am wake up call!

Not such a bad day, though I had a lot of bread again and the muffin was fatty... I tried to rectify my veggie deficiency from the previous days and still have some yummy food. The lunch salad was about 1 C, the burger had two mushroom caps, which probably was about 2 C, plus some lettuce and tomatoes. For dinner, the salad gave about 2.5 C for 5.5 C total! I think I did a decent job and didn't feel like I was on a diet on vacation.

10/25 Part 1- Save the Salmon!

We started off the day with some OJ, coffee and a HUGE blueberry muffin at my Aunt's house. Then we hit the road back to Portland. We stopped for another cup of coffee one the road, and went straight to Kendall's boss' house. We met his lovely family and chatted for a bit, then headed east. We stopped for a bite in Edgefield. They brought out some yummy bread, so I had a slice of whole grain and a slice of sourdough. Then I ordered the portabella burger. Kendall's sandwich came with a salad, mine came with fries, so we split our sides.
Then we were on the road! We headed to the Bonneville Dam where we saw a real fish ladder. It was fascinating! And it was great to learn about ongoing efforts to save my favorite fish!

We went across the road to the Bonneville hatchery where we met Herman the Sturgeon, fed the trout and watched salmon jump! So beautiful.

Then we headed back towards Portland and stopped at Multnomah Falls. They were so gorgeous and Kendall hadn't done the mile hike to the top, so we went. It was all uphill and we were seriously huffing and puffing. But the view was totally worth it!

More to come!

10/24: Leave the Leaves!

We started the day off with some amazing coffee and yummy toast with my Aunt. Then we met up with Aunt Elsa and went walking to look at cute houses and pretty leaves. We stopped a neighborhood bakery for some more coffee and pastries. I had a delicious apple scone. It was so moist and crumbly and the apples were the perfect sweet-tart balance. Kendall got the most amazing oatmeal cookie. Then... we walked some more! After a few hours, we saw the clouds rolling in, so we stopped for some lunch at Metropolitan Market. So much to choose from! Sadly, not enough veggie options... we looked at salads but they were all big and we looked at the deli and all they had was cauliflower. We didn't want to give up our soup or our sushi, so we bought a pear. And then we didn't eat it! There were some veggies in the soup, but a negligble amount of them, and some seaweed around sushi. But everything was seriously delicious.

Aunt Elsa decided to rest and Kendall and I went out for another coffee! Then we came back and headed downtown for dinner. We meandered around and found one of Aunt Elsa's old haunts. Kendall and I split the mussels in wine sauce with fries and a Caesar salad. The server kept bring bread to sop up with wine sauce because it was sooooo good. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. The mussels were huge! The salad probably provided 2 C of lettuce each, so 2 servings. Otherwise, it was a pretty carb heavy day.

Monday, October 26, 2009


After a beautiful drive, we arrived in Seattle! First stop was Pike Place Market where we met up with our dear friend Lauren. Lauren used to work at Papparadelle's Pasta in the market and she came in quite handy as a tour guide...

We stopped by her old haunts and picked out some yummy pasta.

Then we went to the famous fish counter. Yep, they threw 'em, and we were there. But mostly, I was mesmerized by how fresh and beautiful all the fish were! If only I had a kitchen there...

We snacked our way through the market, trying some donuts, olive oil, and other yum yums. Then we went out on the street and went to Beecher's, a cheese shop. They have one the nation's top 10 macaroni and cheese dishes. We had to try. Best. Mac. EVER!

We also swung into the original Starbucks. Didn't buy anything, but it was a good point of reference. Then, we had to part ways with Lauren. So sad...

We went to my Aunt Elsa's house and went out with her and Aunt Lois to dinner a this little Thai place they know on Alki Beach. We each ordered something different and shared. So good! I loved the curries (panang tofu and yellow chicken, our standbys). The pad thai was good, but not the best I've had. The Dancing Prawn dish that Aunt Elsa had was okay, but I mostly valued it for the veggies, not the taste.

After taking in some of the view of Seattle's skyline by night, it was back to Elsa's casa for some hot tea and bed.

Fri 10/22-- On the Road

At Grant House

This time, the breakfast buffet didn't trick me! I had a full bowl of oatmeal (~2 C) with cinnamon, raisins, brown sugar and granola plus 2 Tbsp peanut butter. I had another bowl of fruit (~2 C) with some scrambled eggs mixed up with a few hashed potatoes. Then I covered the whole thing with salsa. I also had some orange juice and coffee. Certainly a bigger breakfast than usual, but we were headed out on our adventure!

We drove into Portland and looked at downtown. Then we drove up into the hills and ran into the Pittock Mansion. We didn't go in, but enjoyed all the trees. Then we stopped by the rose garden and looked at some blooms. It was raining and so cold, but we had good time!

For lunch, Kendall suggested the Grant House Restaurant in Vancouver. Part of Officer's row, the historic home was a great atmosphere to enjoy some food! We ordered the special of the day: A Greek Wrap with hummus, goat cheese and veggies, with a cup of the soup of the day, Clam Chowder. It was seriously one of the best meals I've had in recent memory! The started us with some great sourdough and herb butter. I had two slices.

Then it was off to Seattle...

Thurs 10/22-- I Would Walk 500 Miles

I started off the day with Kendall at breakfast. I met some of his new team there. I was too self-conscious to take photos, but picked up some fat-free peach yogurt, a bowl of fresh fruit (~2 C) and a cinnamon English Muffin which I smeared peanut butter on. I thought the muffin was wheat because of the brown flecks, but I was wrong. It was tasty, though! I spotted some oatmeal on another table and cursed my luck. I was super hungry and basically grabbed a starch, some protein/dairy and fruit that morning-- no browsing! The coffee was good. I had two cups of black cafe.

Kendall headed to the office and I went back to the room to veg with my coffee, free paper and cable before heading out. I waited for the traffic to die down, and then went to the lobby to ask for public transit directions to Vancouver, WA's trail along the Columbia River. They were supernice and took me in the van!

I walked about 1.5 hours, looking a leaves, people watching, enjoying the crisp air and listening to music. Then I walked into town and looked for some lunch. I stopped at Tommy O's, a Hawaiian-inspired deli in downtown Vancouver. Great menu! I really wanted soup, so I opted for the sandwich combo and had half a turkey and cranberry on their sunflower sourdough (bread was to die for) with a cup of turkey veggie soup and chips. I only had half the bag of chips, though they were tasty. It all was good!

After a satisfying lunch, I milled around downtown and popped into a few galleries. My legs were tired, so I decided to wrap it up. I walked across the land bridge to the old fort and then headed back. I showered, put my feet up and then got ready to walk the few blocks to the office to meet the rest of Kendall's team. It was so good to put faces to names!

After they wrapped up, a few of us out-of-towners went to McMenamins at the Kennedy School in Portland. They converted this old school into a restaurant, brewery, theatre, and hotel! Very cool. I had the grilled coho salmon (~6 oz... huge!) with rice (2 serv) and veggies (3 serv). They had some bread off to the side, which I ate and regretted because the rice was better and I wasn't hungry for it. I did have their dark ale, The Terminator. Dark and rich, but not too chocolately. Loved it!
Kendall and I picked up some Full Sail IPA at a local store after the group disbanded. We enjoy responsibly in our hotel room!

Wed 10/21-- Flight!

I had a little yogurt for breakfast and busied myself with straightening up the house before I left. I think I rechecked the doors five times! Then I was off to work with my luggage and lunch. I had a black bean burger on whole wheat bread and hummus, plus two pears. Yum!

I got dinner at the airport. It's so hard to find a healthy option in airports, and I didn't pack anything. My bad! I really need to make an effort to do that next time...

After walking the entire airport, I decided on a turkey salad from Schlotsky's. I had some chips on the side and dropped an Airborne into a cup and added water.

I had some water and tomato juice on the plane rides. I was so parched. I also didn't bring an empty water bottle to refill in the terminal. Dangit! I really struck out this time. I seriously gawked at the fat grams in those chips. Ouch!
My flight got in at 11 pm in Portland (1 am TX time, y'all!) and the handsomest fellow was there to pick me up! Then we were off the hotel where I promptly hit the hay.

Be It Ever So Humble...

There's no place like home! I just returned from a trip to Seattle and Portland. The weather was great, the leaves were changing and I had a lot of great food. Details are forthcoming...

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Not Too Bad

It started off as a good morning. I had my usual cereal (1 C) with milk (3/4 C)...

I snapped a photo of lunch today! It was some leftovers. A cup of yogurt (~1 C), some mashed potatoes (~ 3/4 C) and gravy (2 tsp), steamed veggies (1 C) and cranberry sauce (1/2 C). I also grabbed a pear for lunch and had a tangerine for a snack at work.

Then Lauren came over for dinner! She made some black bean burgers (1/4 C beans, whole grain bread crumbs) with chopped onions and red and green bell pepper (1/4 C). We also had potato wedges (2 C) and carrots (1.5 C) with hummus (~2 Tbsp). We each had a glass of red wine and some water. It was SO YUMMY!

We had dark chocolate for dessert. Now I'm having some juice and watching Leno.

Exciting News: I'm now part of Foodbuzz's Publisher program! I love their site and am so excited to be a part of it.

Monday, October 19, 2009

A Little Bit Excellent

Today was a little crazy, but overall, was really good! I had my annual review at work and got a lot of positive feedback. Hooray! It's always nice to hear your work is appreciated.

I started the day off with some cereal with milk and coffee. Then it was off to work. The morning went relatively smoothly and I had a Nature's Valley Maple Brown Sugar granola bar mid-morning when I got hunger pangs. For lunch, a PB & J and an Asian pear. I had a bit of time to study, which was really useful, because I had my test this evening! I drove straight to campus and munched on a protein bar and banana in my car. Then I reviewed and took it. I didn't do as well as I had hoped, but am hoping my extra credit essay gets me some more points! But I learned how this prof administers tests and how I should study.

Then I had a little birthday shopping to do for the hubby and swung by the store to get some cotton balls and chapstick. I need those to survive!

For dinner, a medium potato with loads of veggies and a bit of plain yogurt. I had a light beer on the side. The potato was nice because I had all that protein in the bar and I had no veggies today! It was very satisfying.

Here are some photos from yesterday...

Some brie, cranberries and crackers.

Spaghetti with meat sauce, mashed potatoes, salad, and stuffed mushrooms.

Sunday, October 18, 2009


So something is going awry and I'm not able to upload photos. Sorry! Will do that whenever I can.

For lunch, I had a fourth of a chicken and cheese sandwich, and a fourth of a chicken salad sandwich. I had lots of fresh veggies (~2 C total throughout the party) with 1.5 Tbsp dip. I ended up splitting a fourth of another chicken salad sandwich. I also had a bit of a rice krispie treat but Kendall and I decided that they were too sweet and left most. I also had a cup of punch. Yum!

After gifts, we headed home and I studied for about an hour with a glass of juice. I feel a lot more prepared for my test. I love that feeling.

For dinner, it was leftovers. I had about 3/4 C pasta with some meat sauce, 1/2 C mashed potatoes with 1 Tbsp gravy, two stuffed mushrooms and a mixed salad. I also had about 1 Tbsp brie with 1/4 C cranberries and 5 crackers. So good! I also had half of a sugar cookie.

We had a lot of folding today after our walk. But now that it's done, we are hanging out with some beer and a little bit (4 bites) of carrot cake. I've definitely upped the discretionary calories today, but I'll be extra good tomorrow.

Oh Happy Day!

What a great Sunday! I started the day out with some plain nonfat yogurt (1 C) with a bit of cereal on top and one of our fancy schmancy Asian pears. With coffee, of course.
Then I got crackin' on making invites to Bethany's bridal shower. It was fun to make cards again.

Then it was off to my nephew John's birthday party! They went for a Halloween theme. The spread was great and really creative!

Sandwiches on homemade bread, veggies and dip, monster finger cookies and ghostly rice krispie treats...

Cute treat baggies of popcorn!

Super creepers!

We had a great time and the kids were so cute!

What a Day!

Saturday was busy but fun! I started the day off with a bowl of cranberry-cinnamon oatmeal. I sprinkled a bit of brown sugar on it, which was yummy. I wasn't crazy of the texture of the dried cranberries in the oatmeal. I think I wish it was softer. I love those cranberries in other settings, though! I cut up half a banana in my oatmeal and at the rest on the side. Plus coffee!

Then we hopped to it and cleaned MOST of the house. We needed to take my aunt to the airport, so we didn't get to the floors or the dusting, but we planned to finish it later. The drive with Aunt Elsa was nice and we talked about Seattle and architecture. She's a pretty hip lady!

We came home and finished cleaning, threw in some laundry and snacked. Then we hit the stores! I snagged a nice knit sweater that's longer with a belt. Love it. It was hard to decide between the light gray and the brown stripes, but I went for the gray because I think it will be a little more versatile. We also bought a little gift for my nephew's birthday.

Then it was home again for lunch. Kendall made grilled turkey and swiss with some onion and tomato. And we made some tomato soup with basil on the side. Delish!

I hit up Newflower for a sack of potatoes, some red bell pepper and saw this display of Asain pears. It said $.69 so I stocked up! Too bad it was $.69 EACH! Yikes! But we are resolved to eat them all!

Then I sat outside in the glorious weather and studied while Kendall did some yardwork. An hour later, my brain was tired and I helped out with some yard clean-up. Then I held the latter while Kendall did a little painting. Then I headed inside to get dinner ready. Sorry I don't have more photos of it, but I was super busy cooking and paying attention to the kiddos!

But here's the menu:
Stuffed Mushrooms
Baked Brie with Cranberry and Walnut and wheat crackers
Baked Chicken Rolls with Cheddar
Mashed Potatoes
Purple and Green Asparagus
Mixed Greens Salad with Bell Pepper and Pear and a Balsamic Vinagrette

Robin brought dessert! We had sugar cookies, carrot cake and brookies (brownies and cookies combined). Yum! I had only one mushroom and one cracker with brie while I was cooking. I had a smaller chicken breast with cheese. Those were a hit! Kendall was on taters and did a fabulous job, as always. I never knew I was marrying a man who had such a knack for mashed potatoes, but he's really good at it!
I had about 3/4 C of those with a bit of gravy (~2 tsp). I loaded up the adults' plates with asparagus. I think it was a bit much! The purple asparagus was fat and everyone got two spears of that. Then then I basically split the other lb. in thirds. Yikes! I think it was about 2 C of asparagus. I had about 1.5 C salad, which was so yummy. Then I had one 2-bite brookie, a 4 in. squared piece of cake, and half of a sugar cookie. I sipped a light beer while cooking, but had half left when dinner started. But I also wanted some white wine with dinner, so I had about 2 oz of that. Then, when I had finished both, I had about 3-4 oz of white wine. After guests left, I had a litte more brie and about 6 crackers and 2.5 oz of red wine.

Then it was off to bed! Today will be busy too. We have a birthday party, lots of laundry and I need to make some invitations for my friends' bridal shower and I MUST study some more.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Happy Friday!

Hoorah! It's Friday! I started today out with a bowl of Cheerios and nonfat milk and black coffee. I had to run around a bit to get my gift basket ready for our silent auction at work. We are holding the auction to raise funds for grocery gift cards for some of our needier patients. Every year, it is SUCH a good feeling to raise the dough so others can have some turkey!

It was also Bosses' Day, and we chipped in for cards, cookie cake, chocolate cake, mini cupcakes, punch and chips and dip. I held off through the morning and had a tangerine for a snack instead. For lunch, a PB & strawberry J on whole wheat. I dug in to 6 tortilla chips with gobs of salsa. I blew it by eating my dessert before my apple. I had a bite of cookie cake and 4 bites of chocolate cake and was so full! I worked the apple in later in the afternoon, though.

I swung by the grocery store tonight to pick up a pizza, some beer, and a few items for our dinner tomorrow night. We're having one of our favorite people, Robin, and her two great kids over! I splurged a bit of a wedge of brie, and some crackers. I bought reduced fat Triscuits because of the fiber content. I also bought some whole-grain bread crumbs. I'm usually pretty skeptical of things like bread crumbs being healthier because the label said they are "whole grain," but I checked the labels, and it was higher in fiber, with 4 grams as opposed to 1 gram! Score!

I also splurged on some hard candy to put in our pumpkin bowl. I wanted to have a little something in the bowl when the kiddos come over.

While the pizza baked, I had a salad, then 3 slices of pizza and a light beer. Now we're going on our walk and then to relax!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Testing Testing

Today went well! I have a test coming up that I'm pretty nervous about so I spent a good 45 minutes studying. I felt a lot better afterward.

I started today off by measuring my cereal again. I'm just trying to get a good idea of the look for the portion, and in the morning, my memories not so sharp. Today was Cheerios, skim milk and coffee.

Then it was off to work, where I grabbed a banana from our shared table for a snack. I also snagged an apple for my lunch, because we are only down to one apple and if I could save the one I packed today for Friday, then both Kendall and I get a piece of fruit in our lunch.

This afternoon, we had a team meeting and we rocked our numbers for the past fiscal year, so they brought us treats! I split a cupcake and a mini-lemon tart with my co-worker and grabbed what I thought was a chocolate bonbon. I think it was a cake ball. Not so great. I also had about 3 oz of pomegranate soda. Yummy!
For dinner, I made spaghetti with ground turkey and steamed some fresh broccoli. I measured out again, and was pleasantly surprised. I really recommend measuring your food from time to time! Tonight, I measured out one cup of pasta, which turned out to be more than I thought. I also measured out one cup of the sauce, which I estimate to be about 3/4 meat and 1/4 tomato sauce and diced tomatoes. Then I measured out my broccoli using two half-cup measures. So that is 2 servings of vegetables! A serving is probably a lot less than you think, so eat up!

Now we are relaxing with The Office and 30 Rock and some guac and chips!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Beans 'n' Cornbread!

So at work, I had a slice of banana walnut bread and an apple. For lunch, I had some PB&J on whole wheat and another apple. Then they announced we got some organic bananas and apples. Since I had already had 2 apples, I grabbed a banana. Yum!

For dinner, we started with a salad with mixed greens and cherry tomatoes from the farmers' market.

Then we had Blue Runners Creole Cream Style Red Beans (1/2 C) with rice (1/2 C) with some sauteed onions and a bit of shredded cheddar.

Still hungry, I had some beans on cornbread with cheese and a little rice...

So yummy! I love those beans!