Bagel day makeup!

First off – a big hello to all the new Girl-Hero readers that have visited in the last couple of days.  I was honored to be asked by Jenn at Girl Heroes to do a feature on me.  You can view the article online here.  Please feel free to email or leave a comment if you are new.  I promise I don’t bite very hard 😀

I got up to ride the trainer this morning and will save the weights for Friday.  The snow stopped and the streets are all clear now.  It’s actually sunny and pretty:

We only ended up with about maybe a foot.  It varied a lot around the area.  I think being before the mountains buffered us a little bit.  Now that the roads are clear, it was time to make up bagel day!

Wheat bagel with some coffee.  It was so good, although the cafe was on the cold side.  I sure missed my bagel yesterday.

We came home and cleared the last inch or so out of the driveway that came overnight.  We have a very loooooong driveway.  Probably 100 feet.

See how there is no place to put the snow?  If we get a lot of snow that doesn’t melt, our driveway looks like a bobsled chute by the end of the season.

I know I owe you all a review of the Geneen Roth book, but I might have to wait until this weekend.  My mind has been preoccupied with the job situation the last few days.

Lunch time brought about one that I had earlier in the week because it was good with John’s muffin:

This was just regular low-fat vanilla yogurt, though, and not my Greek.  Not only did I steal half of  John’s muffin, but I took some of his yogurt, too!  Such a good wife 😀

I put out some feelers today with transcription companies and taking their tests. Unfortunately, there are a lot of people looking for work and not a lot of jobs, as with any industry.  My other part time job does not have any other accounts to put me on, so I have to try to make full time with the one I have if I can.  With having this other PT job, I also can’t get unemployment from losing the first- so I hope it works out.   Well, it will work out – I just don’t know how yet :mrgreen:

Snack time!

It is such a good thing that coffee is a legal drug or I would be so on the dark side.

I rode the bike trainer some more in the afternoon and got some guitar playing done.  So maybe I will sound decent on video in December LOL!

Orange superfood for dinner – sweet potatoes!  I made thick slices and dusted with cinnamon, then I baked them in the toaster oven for 35 minutes (flipping once).   Served with chicken and a pear.

I think I like the sweet potatoes better as these thicker slices, even though they take longer to cook.

Evening snack?

I would have like some M&Ms, but John has hidden those really well 😀

I am back to work tonight.  At least there is some available, so I am thankful for that.

Question:  How do you cook sweet potatoes?

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25 thoughts on “Bagel day makeup!

  1. Joob

    I simply throw them in the microwave most days (about 10-12 min) but if I am making a lot, I’ll throw them in the oven. I also like cutting them up and making baked sweet potato fries with them 🙂 How do YOU cook them? (or was this an, i don’t know how to cook them so what do I do question? haha)

    1. Lori Post author

      I usually do them roasted like in this post, or I will microwave and top with laughing cow. I often pose a question at the end of my posts just to see what others do 😀

  2. Lisa

    You eat such yummy looking food. And I always read your blog at like 4:30pm when I’m getting the MUNCHIES!

    I like baking sweet potatoes or roasting them. We also make KILLER fries! YUM!
    .-= Lisa´s last blog ..Curried Cauliflower Soup =-.

    1. Lori Post author

      Haha – I have a couple West coast people who have mentioned that they end up reading my blog before dinner!

  3. Pubsgal

    Loved that Girl Hero interview, Lori! I had to laugh about the sugar-free pumpkin pie; when my husband was doing Atkins I tried making him a sugar-free cheesecake. Fail, big time!

    Well, I’d probably go crazy and eat too much if I roasted the sweet potatoes (as I do with just about any roasted veggie). I usually don’t make them unless I’m making baked potato. (Which we hardly ever have, either.) So baked, I’d have to say. I do love them, but one potato usually extends across a few meals, since I count it as a starch rather than a vegetable. I do love sweet potato fries, so every once in awhile I will get some at a restaurant.
    .-= Pubsgal´s last blog ..10 Delightful Things =-.

  4. april

    I usually just bake them in the oven till their mushy- then on my busy days I just mix them with ground turkey- sounds nasty but it’s really good!

  5. Andra

    Fab article Girl Hero! I love sweet potatoes cut into the shape of steak fries, tossed in a bit of evoo and sprinkled with warm spices ground chipotle or garam masala and baked in a hot oven until they go all crisp. So delectable!
    .-= Andra´s last blog ..Tangled Up in Food =-.

  6. debby

    I like ’em baked well, with a little butter on top, or some sauteed mushrooms and onions. Or Sweet Potato fried, baked at home. I used to LOVE them candied. Well, I guess I would still love them that way, but I don’t really think about it much.
    .-= debby´s last blog ..Intermission =-.

  7. Jan

    I love sweet potatoes sliced thin, sprayed with a bit of olive oil, sprinkled with garlic and other seasoning and then roasted. The crispier the better. Yum.

  8. Ang

    I love sweet potatoes! I usually chop mine and toss them with olive oil, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder. Then I sprinkle them with lime juice and roast. Or I chop sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts and toss them with olive oil, salt, pepper, and thyme and drizzle with maple syrup and roast.
    .-= Ang´s last blog ..New Year- New Dishes! =-.

  9. Jen

    Barf. I don’t like sweet potatoes. I have tried to like them, but every recipe ends with me spitting them out like a kid 😉

    Keeping you in my thoughts for finding a job soon, I know it will all work out for you!!!

    .-= Jen´s last blog ..Placemats- Plates- Bowls =-.

  10. Roz

    We love baked sweet potatoes topped with fat free sour cream and a bit of salsa. Love your photos, the first on today looked almost “spring like”! Or maybe I’m just hallucinating, because I’m missing the sunshine, color and blooms!!! Have a good day.
    .-= Roz´s last blog ..A brief blast of winter and baking =-.

  11. Jody - Fit at 53

    How exciting to be featured o that other site! Congrats!

    Hey, I had my bagel yesterday as I met a friend.. rye/pumpernickel.. so yummy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Looking for work is no fun.. a lot of us know that… good luck!

    Sweet potatoes.. those toaster over ones look delish! I am lazy… microwave & now with my protein cookie recipe for them, I bake those also! 🙂
    .-= Jody – Fit at 53´s last blog ..Protein Pudding Recipes =-.

  12. Alissa

    I like to roast my sweet potatoes- or bake them. I like them any way they come- LOVE THEM! That is a super long driveaway to scoop- I’m sure it’s a good workout!
    .-= Alissa´s last blog ..Me- Version 20 =-.

  13. Fran

    You are getting famous Lori with all those features lately, awesome!

    I don’t often eat sweet potatoes, not a very common product here. I’ve used them in a stew once.

    Hope that everything works out with your job but I’m sure it will.

  14. Katrina

    Bless your heart! I am a Florida native and just the photo of your driveway gives me goose bumps! Brrrrr!
    I read about you on yahoo news and checked out your blog. Congratulations on sticking to your guns, your lifestyle changes and losing 105 lbs! You are awesome and inspiring!
    I love my sweet taters baked, mashed and with butter, a little cinnamon and brown sugar. The only way to make it any more southern would be to deep fry them which is my 2nd favorite way to eat sweet potatoes. Sweet potato pie would be my 3rd favorite. Why does everyting so good have to be so bad? It’s the southern way and it’s too late for me to change now. The best I can do is portion control and exercise. So, my hat is off to you lady! Keep up the good work! Best wishes!

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