#1 – This is what I had for lunch. A mix of brown rice, corn, broccoli, lentils, and balsamic.
The Husband remarked that I’m going to burn myself out on balsamic dressing as a sauce, much like I burned myself out on Mmmm Sauce (still tasty, just burnt out), Panda Puffs cereal (cannot stand the thought of consuming Panda Puffs ever again), and the Dave Matthews Band song Satellite.
Seriously – am I the only one who can’t listen to Satellite without cringing?
#2 – My latest attempt at pregnancy fitness is beating the dogs up the stairs. James is hard to beat – he’s a big boy. But Maggie? She has little dachshund arms and legs. She’s two inches off the ground. I should easily be able to beat her up the stairs. But she beats me EVERY SINGLE TIME. Toughest personal trainer ever.
#3 – Delicious snack. That’s all.
#4 – Does anyone else feel like all they ever do is load and unload the dishwasher? I’ve written a million of times that my least-liked chore is the dishes (I know, I know – if I didn’t have a dishwasher, it would be a million times worse… and this is a total first-world problem. Indulge me….). But I feel like ALL I DO is load and unload the dishes. And then we get stuck in this crazy vicious cycle in which dishes pile up in the sink, so by the time we load the washer, there’s a full load, which we avoid unloading for a day… only creating more dishes in the sink. Help. I’m stuck in a dishwasher cycle of doom and can’t escape.
#5 – I have discovered the secret to making excellent boxed macaroni and cheese. You know how it gets too runny if you add the recommended amount of milk to the powdered cheese mix? Then it’s all watery and the cheese isn’t covering the pasta equally. Very disappointing! Solution – drain the pasta and then just mix the cheese in dry. No milk. The little bit of water on the pasta creates the perfect, thick cheese sauce. Tada!
Yes, the fact that I have developed a mac and cheese ‘method’ is definitely a sign that I have been eating way too much of the cheesy stuff (the Trader Joe’s gluten free type is amazing).
That’s a wrap. What random things are bouncing around your brain this Monday?