1. My KitchenAid mixer broke. I've already had to replace the motor a couple of years ago because I accidentally didn't tighten the screw that holds in the attachment cover and it got stuck in the beater and broke the motor. This time it's a mystery- It just won't turn on! No frosting until I can make it out to the repair shop that's only open while I'm at work. Is this worth taking vacation time for?
2. I delivered my first dishes to Mr. C and he really, honestly doesn't want me to cook for him. Not because the food is bad, but because he'd rather eat his ramen. I'd like to object, but if I were 90 years old and someone was trying to make me change my diet, I'd be pissed too. We'll see if his friend talks him into changing his mind.
3. I successfully went nearly 2 weeks without baking cookies. That has to be a world record...okay, maybe just a Liz record. I broke down last night and make some oatmeal-chocolate chip cookies, but forgot that 100% oat flour and rolled oat cookies don't hold together all on their own. Duh. So we had to peel the one huge too crispy/undercooked cookie off the silpat mat and eat them right away.
4. I taught a class tonight about transitioning to a vegetarian diet and/or eating less meat. It was good because it forced me to brush up on my nutrition...and evaluate my own diet. I think I'll copycat fellow food snob Catherine tonight and do a "flog" (food log) to make sure I'm on track.
Today I ate:
2 corn pancakes with a Yves sausage patty and slice of vegan rice cheese in the middle and maple syrup on top
(yes, like a breakfast sandwich on pancakes. I promised these to the kids)
[1 hour yoga class]
2 16-oz glasses of water
1 16-oz smoothie with soymilk, banana, and peanut butter
(the juice bar special this month!)
2 cups of black eyed peas, brown rice, kale, red peppers leftovers
1/2 organic candy cane
a few orange slices and almonds
16 oz water
About 3 cups of stir fried cabbage, celery, and carrot with ginger and garlic and Bragg's
About a cookie's worth of leftover disaster oatmeal chocolate chip cookie
*My eating isn't over for the day. I came home and realized that we only have a few veggies and condiments in the fridge, so I threw together the stirfry so that I could think enough to figure out what else to cook. Just veggies won't hold me over for too long!
It's interesting to see how I eat written down. I really do graze all day!