I didn’t make it back to blogging yesterday to post late day eats, but you’ll know why in a second.
When I first got home, I thought I would blog a bit, munch on this Gnu Foods Chocolate Brownie Bar, then do some 30 Day Shred. Oh how things changed.
Gnu Foods recently asked me if they could send me some of their bars. This is the first one I tried and I really liked it. It reminded me of the brownie Clif Bars. Very similar consistency and taste. Plus with 12 grams of fiber and a non-scary ingredient list, it sure trumps other fiber bars. I have several other flavors to try, but in true Kelly fashion, I went straight for the chocolate one first. Notice Rascal in his standard “I’m going to stare you down while you eat” pose.
Then, I don’t know what happened. The longer I sat there attempting to blog, the sadder I became. I don’t want to just blog about my food. I want to blog about my life. But so far my day was not worth blogging about. I have been struggling with some things in my life recently and have been uncertain as to what to do about them. I feel like Brad, my family, and my friends have been supportive, but I can’t look to them for answers. I have to figure out what to do about this on my own.
Brad and I talked a long time about this. I think we have come to some decisions and I’m trying to make peace with these decisions. At the same time, I’m still mulling it over uncertain as to what I will do next. But I feel like some changes are coming one way or another.
In the middle of our heavy discussion, we found time for dinner. I browned some corn tortillas for us (in a skillet using my meat mallet to press the tortillas to make them brown faster). I added the last of our Denver Sole from last night. There wasn’t enough for two people, so we split it and added black beans, topped with mango salsa from last night as well, and a generous dollop of Greek yogurt. There was no wrapping these fish tacos; I had to use a fork and knife to get this to my mouth.
Added later: I don’t know how I forgot this, but before going to bed I had quite a bit of dark chocolate, which was totally necessary. I don’t feel guilty of this one bit. Chocolate heals all.
This morning I woke up thinking, “Can I make overnight oats with cottage cheese, instead of yogurt?” Well yes, you can.
All of my bananas are in the freezer so I took one out and microwaved it. Frozen bananas that have thawed have the weirdest consistency. It feels kind of spongy but can very easily be whipped into whatever your adding it. No banana chunks when you use this process.
Next I added my usual ratios of 1/3 cup of oatmeal (still working on the gluten-free oats), 1/3 cup of almond milk, but instead of yogurt I added 1/3 cup of cottage cheese this time.
Toppings were frozen blubes I nuked in the microwave making them super juicy, 1/2 Tbsp. blueberry jelly, and 1 Tbsp. AB.
This was good but I didn’t care for the consistency. Whether it was the juice from the blueberries or the cottage cheese, which isn’t quite as thick as Greek yogurt, it was too liquid-y. I want to make this again, because I really liked the flavor and the bit of saltiness cottage cheese adds to the mix. However, next time I’m going to cut back on the almond milk and try it without the blueberry juice to see if that helps. Maybe fresh fruit would be better?
I get brownie points this morning for managing to get ready so fast I had time for breakfast at a table, rather than on my lap in the car (which ultimately finds its way onto my clothes). I figured out a new strategy to cutting my time spent getting ready…rolling my hair.
I always shy away from this because 1- my hair doesn’t hold curl very well and 2- I’m afraid of having big Southern hair (at least temporarily). However, these two ladies (Lara and Andrea) often hot roll their hair and they look lovely, so I was inspired to give it a try.
After brushing it so I looked a little less like Shirley Temple, I thought it looked okay. And yes my fuchsia decorations are necessary, but no, the grimace on my face is not.
I’m curious to see what this looks like at 5 pm.
Maybe I’ll have a more lighthearted post then about something outrageously silly. I’m sure Rascal or Brad can handle that assignment since they are both well-versed in outrageous silliness. 🙂