What I’m eating

So, since I shared the bulletproof coffee experiment the other day, here are the solid foods I’m eating lately 😀

I had another tooth mishap, though. On Monday, I had a couple pita chips and I felt something hard in my mouth. The tooth that I need the root canal on broke off in my mouth! It had a large filling in it anyway and I knew the tooth was cracked. I lost about 1/4 of the tooth right to the filling. It doesn’t hurt, thank goodness, but I can’t really have anything done to it until I get the root canal done since I will need a crown anyway. So frustrating.  The earliest they can get me in is February 1st, so as long as it doesn’t hurt, I just have to deal with it. It’s the outside corner, so it does rub a little on my cheek, but if it gets too bad, I can go in and the dentist will file it down for me.  Not to mention, that ups the cost on the root canal because instead of the filling type material we were going to go with, it has to be a full blown crown. Appropriate for the queen I am, but still… 

Needless to say, I getting tired of chewing on one side of my mouth. I can eat soft stuff on the other side, but I hate getting all that food caught in there. I’ll be glad to get this whole thing taken care of.

On to some food! Mostly dinners because my breakfast and lunches are the same pretty much. I did get a hankering for egg salad. We keep a lot of eggs in the house, but I always forget to hardboil them and then lunch comes around and that idea goes out the window. When we went grocery shopping, I actually broke down and bought some of Eggland’s best hardboiled eggs. They come in a bag and are prepeeled. Lazy, but actually pretty convient. Now I have had egg salad for 2 lunches this week.

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Those right there are the most expensive pita chips on the planet, people. To the tune of $700. Damn pita chips.

I’ve been trying to change up dinner time to be more exciting or at least just different than the ruts I have been in.

There was salmon Monday:

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The side is one of those Steamfresh bags with wild rice, carrots, peas and corn. It has no sauce or anything like that. It’s quite good, really.

The next night I used the rest of that side and added 4 ounces of cooked, chopped chicken breast and a couple tablespoons of triple ginger teriyaki sauce and sauteed it up:

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Again, really good. I need to remember that one.

Last night John and I made homemade mac and cheese from Alton Brown’s recipe. This is our go-to pasta meal. It’s easy, really good and gives us a few meals of food.

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Tonight I brought back an oldie. Salad greens topped with BBQ chicken and feta cheese. It sounds like a strange combo, but it tastes really good. 

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I like slivered almonds on this, but we don’t have any. I was craving something crunchy, so the side of potato chips there. That goes with salad, right?

We do have some chocolate in the house now. 

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Sometimes I struggle with these. It’s easy to eat a lot of them. I actually do better with mint chocolate because I don’t tend to overeat that because of the strong flavor. This was John’s choice to get, but I’ll partake in them.

I hope to do some more recipes with the spiralizer. We don’t meal plan really well. It just doesn’t interest me all that much, although I know it certainly would be a good thing to do. It’s a little harder now with John vegetarian and me only sometimes vegetarian. We end up cooking our own main dishes unless it is something we eat together.

It’s nice to notice that we are eating pretty much all our meals at the table, too! That was a change that we made when we moved to Radiance Manor over a year ago and it has stuck about 98% of the time.

 

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9 thoughts on “What I’m eating

  1. Debby

    I used to have a thing about Hershey’s chocolate, so I don’t keep it around. TJ’s dark chocolate is safer, and it’s delicious, so that’s what I usually have in the cupboard.

    My sympathies on the tooth. If its any comfort, I have dental insurance, and a root canal and crown costs me about the same. Which is really burning me up right now.

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  2. Helen

    I would demand a refund on those pita chips lol! So sorry about your tooth. You’ll be better after the root canal/crown but it hurts to spend those dollars – I get it! My last crown was $550 out of my pocket – blah.

    I make what I call BBQ chicken salad with that crockpot bbq chicken I do, shredded over greens, cucumbers, red onion. Instead of crumbled cheese I use blue cheese dressing. Yummy. Now I need to make that chicken this weekend! I’ll be hunkered down in the house tomorrow – we’re on the northern edge of that big storm so will end up with about 6 inches probably.

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  3. Lori

    That BBQ chicken and feta salad sound delicious! I’m gunna have to try that soon! Those Hersheys with the toffee chips are just my favorite in the world!! Yum!!

    I just got a pre-auth on a crown of mine that needs done! Must be something in the air 🙂
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  4. Lisa

    I’m so sorry about your tooth! THAT SUCKS!!!! 🙁 Been there. I cracked a tooth eating a piece of salted caramel covered in chocolate. It wasn’t crunchy or chewy and I have NO idea how I managed to crack my tooth with that. I guess it was a sign I didn’t need to be eating that stuff… Boo.
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  5. Biz

    I’ve realized that I can’t have granola around – super trigger food for me. I brought a container from home for my parfait for breakfast and put the remainder in my desk drawer. I kept finding myself reaching in and picking up another piece then another. I finally just gave it away to one of my co-workers.

    Yep, having meat eaters/vegetarians in the same household presents problems. And the fact that Hannah LOVES carbs and I try not to eat as many at night. It’s always interesting eats!

    Bummer about the tooth – truth be told, I haven’t been to a dentist in probably 25 years! 😛
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  6. Fran

    That sucks about your tooth.

    I am always meal planning, not only cause it saves me time during the week but I enjoy doing it. I like the sound of that salad very much, not strange at all.
    And that stir-fry with chicken: yum!

    R. just mentioned yesterday we could have at least 1 vegetarian meal a week. Hmmm I did plan a risotto with mushrooms and nuts for next week. But need to think more about it because I intend to forget to plan a vegetarian meal easily.
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