So if you follow me on Twitter, you may have noticed that I was having quite the love burst for my lunch today.
A while back I made these delicious little pita’s filled with cottage cheese, Prego pasta sauce, mozzarella cheese, and baby spinach. Because of my work’s beautiful toaster oven, I was able to recreate this dish fo’ lunch!
I wasn’t watching it while it was in there and it almost got burnt (I really can’t stand the taste of burnt, at all), but it was just a little blackness and I was able to scrape it off. Phew.
This lunch hit ze spot! Who says packed work lunches have to be boring?!
Also, isn’t my plate cute?
Minus being backwards? Silly computer camera.
I found it in our lunch/storage room. I know I’m not using it properly (and I think it is old so I don’t know how “proper” it is anymore), but I like it.
I also had a leftover cob of corn from last night’s dinner on the side that went unpictured (and should have gone on the vegetable slot).
A few of my friends have commented lately on how busy I am, or I guess how busy I seem to be. While this is true, I am a busy beaver (especially at work right now – it is almost overwhelming), I have to confess something.
I am selectively busy.
I purposely do not make a lot of plans during the week. I am rarely busy at dinnertime, for example, because I like to be home for dinner. If I’m not home, or I’m out late, chances are I’ll eat crappily. This is cool once in a while, but the majority of time I just like to be at home, eating my own dinner that I made.
I am lucky enough to get home from work around 5-5:30 pm, and that is just the way I like it. This is why exercising right after work doesn’t really work for me. If I do that, I may not get home until 7, and that is just too late for me to eat. My hunger monster will surely make an appearance and I will eat everything in sight without thinking twice.
I eat at 6, it works for me, and that’s how I like it. I like my routine.
I also don’t enjoy feeling like dinner has to be a big rush because I have plans later. So I may skip out on coffee with friend or something, but it may not be because I’m “busy.” It is probably because I just want to be at home eating dinner.
So I will never be a chef, because I like to be home for dinner, making things like this:
Pork and broccoli stir fry! This was tonight’s dinner and it was simple and a big yumfest. It was kind of like pseudo Chinese food!
I stir fried strips of pork loin with a bit of olive oil, garlic, broccoli and green onions, before adding chow mein noodles to the mix. I threw in about two teaspoons of soy sauce to give the dish a little flava, and it was good to go!
Ando said he really liked this dish because it wasn’t too saucy. If he ever complains about something I make (minus it having too much cilantro), it is because it is “too saucy”.
I am a saucy little minx for sure and I typically eat things FOR the sauce, but ol’ Andy-roo likes his food to be a bit more on the plain side. I have learned to tone my sauciness down a little ;), but since sauces are where all the extra calories are typically hiding out, I guess this is for the better.
I am outta here, but I hope you all have a fab ALMOST Friday!!!
Questions of the Evening:
- What time do you eat dinner?
- Do you purposely not make plans during the week so you are home at dinnertime?