Breaking bread

Hi from the North Pole!   Oh wait, it isn’t the North Pole – it just feels that way.  Since we had more icy crap/snow precipitation yesterday morning, bagel day was postponed.  Seems like that keeps happening.  Anyway, I wasn’t sure if I was going to the gym to run today or stay at home and use the bike trainer.  I chose to stay home and pedal.  Then it was off to the much missed bagel at the Adirondack Cafe!

Wheat bagel.  Yummers.  Funny how I still get the occasional comment to me about how ‘bad’ bagels are and I shouldn’t eat them.  I don’t ever outlaw foods.  I may limit some foods, but I won’t say I will never eat something again.  Unless we are talking about shiratake noodles.

And speaking of not running haha – I am going to do a sign up for the virtual Valentine’s Weekend Healthy Heart run in a couple days (likely Sunday).  So mark your calenders for that to do whatever movement you want (run/walk/elliptical/swim).   There will be a couple prizes in there, too.  Just giving you all a head’s up.  Let’s see how many people we can get to sign up for it!

Lunch time today was a protein hit.  Tuna salad!

I love lemon pepper seasoning.  I used to buy the packets of lemon pepper tuna until I came to the astounding realization that I could actually sprinkle that seasoning myself onto less expensive tuna and get the same result. :mrgreen:  And this red pear was pretty amazing today.

While I was working today, I had some bread rising.  I kind of forgot about it and it over proofed a bit – Holy Yeast Batman!!

This is 100% whole wheat from this recipe.  It started to fall a wee bit in the oven.  This is the first I have done this recipe, so will let you know how it turns out.  I used molasses for the sweetener.  (edited to add that it turned out pretty good!)

Did you hear that long drawn out Nooooooooooooooooooo?  That was John and I upon hearing that more snow is coming tonight.  I hope it doesn’t keep me from getting to the gym tomorrow as I am supposed to lift! Not gobs of snow, but enough to have to shovel again. Pixie doesn’t know how good she has it, I tell you.

She almost woke up for this picture.

Thinking of that snow made me want something warm, as in a latte:

Mini mint cup!  Should I put a box of these as a prize for the virtual run?

I am getting in work, which is good.  Not quite full time, but good enough for now.  I have the old resume out there, so we shall see what happens.  I worked up to dinner time, which was:

Standard! LOL.  I seriously need to bug John to make a lightbox for myself this weekend.  Even with editing, the lighting just doesn’t look so good at night.

Not pictured are the crackers and peanut butter I nibbled on.  Ooops.

I was not that impressed with this box of clementines.  I reached in yesterday to grab one and my finger went right through one that was moldy on the bottom.  Eeeeewwwwww!  Might hold off on a box for a bit after these are gone.

More work tonight and prepping for snow tomorrow.  Did I mention I’m sick of winter yet? 😉

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29 thoughts on “Breaking bread

  1. Lisa

    I try to avoid bagels, or only eat half of one. Eating half gives me the joy of a bagel without the 400 calories. Not that they are “bad” for you, I just have to choose my bread carefully. I tend to go a little nuts with carbs.

  2. Pubsgal

    I’m just going to keep my fingers still regarding the weather we’re having right now. I’ll send some mild weather vibes your way, though!

    I adore bagels, but the amount I feel okay about eating (1/4!) is more of a tease. So I usually don’t indulge in them. I wish they were not quite so carb-dense. Bagel thins are nice sometimes; at least there I can eat half of one, but they aren’t quite as tasty as a real bagel. I’ll join you for the coffee, though! 🙂 I had a double cappuccino and a sugar-free mocha today. Wheeee!

    And lemon pepper in tuna salad is my favorite way to eat it! (I also shake in a bunch of herbs; thyme and tarragon work especially well.)

    P.S. Hi, Pixie!
    .-= Pubsgal´s last blog ..Race Report- Las Vegas Rock &amp Roll Half Marathon Weekend! =-.

  3. Kim

    I spent 2 hours shoveling my driveway and sidewalks today. I’m sick of winter as well. Bring on Spring and biking weather.

  4. RickGetsFit

    I find those boxes of clementines are hit and miss. I’ll get a good box that are juicy and wonderful tasting, then get a box that are dry and mold easily. Odd! Cheers, Rick

  5. Laura I.

    Yes to the mint chocolate cups as a prize! Want to sign up for the Valentine’s Day Virtual Run. Can’t run a lick, but I can walk, elliptical, or arctrainer a 5K, no problem:-)
    .-= Laura I.´s last blog ..Wednesday Already =-.

  6. Jane

    We’re having terribly cold weather here in Minnesota too, and the snow has not melted all winter. I have to admit that it does get to me, and I don’t want to go anywhere, because of having to deal with the frigid temperatures. BTW, your breads look delicious, as does all of your food. I can tell that the weather isn’t bothering Pixie a bit!
    .-= Jane´s last blog ..Without Clarity- Life is a Crapshoot! =-.

  7. debby

    Ha! Am I the only one that got a belly laugh out of your shiratake noodle comment? I am here to say that I will NEVER eat that tuna stuff. That is off limits for me.

    And if a cat could ever look contented (which almost seems like an oxymoron to me) Pixie looks pretty darn contented in that picture.

    I thought of you a lot today–I was at a specialty market and was looking at honey, and looked for that eggnog honey. Didn’t find that, but guess what I got? CARAMEL honeyl–woo hoo! And then I was talking to a friend about baking bread, and said I hadn’t done that for about 4 years, because I would eat all of it, and she said something about freezing one loaf, and all of a sudden it hit me–duh, you freeze everything else in the world, why couldn’t you bake bread and freeze slices. So I’m glad to see you linking to bread recipes!
    .-= debby´s last blog ..Food and NWCR =-.

    1. Lori Post author

      Caramel honey? Yum!! I had a tiny jar of chocolate honey, which is almost gone. It’s more like a fudge topping, but I’ll take it.

  8. Jody - Fit at 53

    Lori, as you know, I am like Lisa, your first comment. I have to watch things closely due to the aging BUT I would NEVER say that that I am never eating a bagel again. I like them too much but have come to love the healthy breads I replaced them with… although I will take that loaf in the pic right now! YUM!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can’t keep fresh bread in the house.. I will eat it all!

    Love that Pixie too!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love her!

    My Saturday Funnier is a winter edition this weekend!
    .-= Jody – Fit at 53´s last blog ..Giveaway – The Real Food Diet Cookbook =-.

  9. Ishmael

    That bread looks lovely (as does Pixie). If I ever made bread at home, disaster would hit and it would be consumed in a carb frenzy, I’m sure. It’s great that you can handle things like that..maybe your rule of not outlawing any food plays a role there. Mmmmmmmm. Good luck with the snow, we’ll get hit with something too down here, I think.
    .-= Ishmael´s last blog ..Honeeeesttyyyyis such a lonely word =-.

  10. Miz

    I can only IMAGINE as it was 25 here last night in balmy texas!

    Have a great weekend—spring is coming.
    soon!
    seriously.
    or so they say…

  11. Andra

    Another so over winter here! My last batch of clementines had a few mushy-moldy ones, too. Perhaps that’s a sign that spring really is coming???
    .-= Andra´s last blog ..Like =-.

  12. Fran

    I’m a true believer you can eat anything but everything in moderation. I do that too. I just eat the foods that have more calories less often than before and still enjoy it.

    Of course I’m in at your Virtual run. From now till half of April, every weekend has 1 run in it so I will participate. Look forward to the details.

  13. Helen

    I vote yes on the mint cups. (You aren’t surprised are you?) I also enjoy a good bagel when I want one. But then again, I’m such a bread lover that’s no surprise either.

    No food off limits. Oh, you mean eat everything in moderation? Wow. What a concept!

    It’s still snowing here. In fact it’s really coming down right now. At least the snowblower is fixed and back so I don’t have to worry about shoveling 😀
    .-= Helen´s last blog ..What Are You Reaching For =-.

  14. Biz

    When its cold like this, I love baking and plan on baking some bread this weekend too – there are so many variations in my Artisan Bread in 5 minutes – not sure which one I’ll make yet.

    Stay warm!
    .-= Biz´s last blog ..Emotional Eating =-.

  15. Shelley B

    Glad to hear it’s not just me who has gotten some bum boxes of Clementines this year…maybe they are just having a bad season, because I sure don’t remember them being so dry and icky.

    Bagels? I eat ’em. I wouldn’t eat one every day, but I don’t stop myself just because they are higher in calories than, say, an English muffin. Dang. Now I want a bagel! 🙂
    .-= Shelley B´s last blog ..Friday Mishmash – Medal Winner- Cookbook Giveaway and More! =-.

  16. Ang

    I’ve only tried one brand of gluten free bagels that were tasty and they have tons of calories. I eat them on occassion anyhow. I really don’t think a few bagels here and there will derail all of your efforts. Plus knowing there are people out there who physically can eat a Panera gingerbread bagel and don’t is blasphemous! lol
    .-= Ang´s last blog ..The best laid plans =-.

  17. Amber

    Hi Lori! Since this is my first comment on your blog I just wanted to say grats on all of your new followers! How exciting!

    I’m sure you’ve probably said this in past entries but I’ve only been following for a month and didn’t have much success with te search so my question is, where do you get your peanut flour? I’m right around the corner in Hudson Falls (come on, you’re not loving this snow???) and was wondering if you get it locally or you order it?

    1. Lori Post author

      Thanks Amber! The peanut flour came from Trader Joes. We went out of town and I grabbed some there because I knew that store carries it. I haven’t thought to check the Health Food store in GF, but maybe they will have it (probably really $$$, too).

      You can order it online, though.

      1. Amber

        Thanks Lori, I actually found my answer reading another one of your entries before seeing your response but I appreciate that you took the time to give me a heads up. I’m on the hunt now – I’ll let you know if I find any! 🙂

  18. Alissa

    Oh my word- I think it’s funny that even at your stage in the game people think they should tell you that you’re doing it all wrong by eating bagels. I thought it was just me that people said stuff like that too. lol. *eye roll* 🙂
    .-= Alissa´s last blog ..UPS Brightens My Day =-.

  19. MB

    I love snow but I’m getting pretty sick of shoveling it every other day. If I were skiing or snowmobiling I wouldn’t mind it a bit. Hang in there – spring will be here before you know it. Stay warm.

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