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WIAW: 9/19/12

19 Sep

I wanted to update you all on my brother-in-law’s progress through his recovery from his heart transplant. He’s doing good, taking baby steps in the right direction. His kidneys struggled a bit but they are making a comeback and they are working on lowering some of his medications. As anyone in that scenario would be, he gets very uncomfortable when he wakes up so they are keeping him pretty sedated. Hopefully we can make a trip to visit them soon as the hospital is an hour and a half away from home. Thank you all for your kind words and support!

Today I wanted to throw in another WIAW post inspired and created by Jenn over at Peas and Crayons. Yesterday was our anniversary but my meals and snacks were that of a typical day.

For breakfast:

Of course had my steel cut oats! I had the brightest idea to mix it up this time and my sweet tooth was screaming at me so I added in some cocoa powder, the smallest bit of coconut oil, a drizzle of milk and then stirred and heated it through. It smelt great…so then I added my banana and some shredded coconut. Perfect? Not so much. I think I’ll stick to my same ol’ same ol’ next time. I don’t know what I did wrong to screw this one up so bad. It must have been too sweet for my stomach because half way through I felt like if I took one more bite I was going to be sick! Next time I have a sweet tooth in the morning maybe I’ll stay away from making my oatmeal satisfy that craving and just go right for pancakes!

Snack:

Because my breakfast was a failure, I brought a yummy snack to work for my midmorning snack. Strawberry Greek yogurt with a mix of strawberry frosted mini wheat’s, fiber one cereal, and cheerios to top it off.

Lunch:

This weekend we had celery from our CSA box to use up and I had a few cans of tuna in my pantry so I whipped up some tuna salad. Typically I will make it with mostly plain greek yogurt and just a small spoon of Miracle Whip with Olive Oil but I didn’t have any plain greek yogurt so I made it all with the Miracle Whip for a treat…it was very good. I added in some lettuce and put it all on 100% whole wheat bread. With a side of a few crackers and some cottage cheese – I love cottage cheese on crackers!

Afternoon snack:

I had a peach left at work that either was going to get thrown out or ate yesterday so I ended up eating it. Perfectly ripe! So good that I ate it before I remembered to snap a picture of it! I also stopped at my parents’ house on my way home from work and while talking to my mom, I snacked on some of her peanut/candy corn/m&m mix she had made – gotta love fall treats!

Dinner:

I started dinner off with a liquid appetizer of wine. I’m not going to lie, I purchased 4 liters – LITERS! – of wine for $14! I’m not embarrassed to say that even 4L seems to evaporate very fast……

I also made my mom’s very easy homemade chicken pot pie recipe. Someday I would love to have a pie crust recipe that is EASY instead of buying the rolled out refrigerated dough. So if anyone has one, I’d love to try it!

Dessert:

I didn’t time this meal right and we had to play volleyball last night at 7, 8, and 9:00 (it’s tournament time) and I literally took the pie out of the oven at 6:47, so we shoveled our food in but I still made time to make a microwave s’more from our leftover s’more ingredients from the weekend. This made us 5 minutes late to our volleyball game which we froze during, but the s’more was delicious!

My mom always made s’mores this way, a marshmallow between 2 fudge striped cookies. They are so much easier and just as gooey sweet!

It’s been in the high 60’s here during mid-afternoon so those late sand volleyball games the sand feels like ice, but we won and now play next week possibly at 6, 7, 8, and 9 but only if we continue to win, too bad the first team we play against is a team with half of our subs on it so we are left with no one to play, any takers?!

Random question: Do you watch the Vampire Diaries? I am half way through Season 3 since Netflix finally put up the episodes…I can’t get enough of those Salvatore brothers!

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At First Taste: Nectarines

11 Sep

There are a lot of foods out there that I haven’t tried so I thought that I would do a little series that I will call At First Taste.

Today’s pick: nectarines.

A friend of mine has an apple orchard in their family and they dropped off these yummy little nectarines to share with me.

I don’t know why I have never tried a nectarine until lately but boy are they good! I like peaches and these are very much like a peach, without the fuzzy exterior.

The fuzziness of a peach never really bothered me but it is very odd and I do know a lot of people who do not like the texture of the peach’s skin. The next best thing to a peach is a nectarine, and I must say I think that I’d rate it better than a peach.

Things with pits in them kind of scare me off. This summer I became acquainted with both bing cherries and peaches, and now nectarines, 3 fruits that I stayed clear of simply because of the pit…what was I thinking!

“Nectarines provide twice the vitamin A, slightly more vitamin C, and are a richer source of potassium than peaches.” {source-Wikipedia}

For more health benefits of nectarines check out:

http://www.livestrong.com/article/408098-what-are-the-health-benefits-of-nectarines/