Doing some spring cleaning at home and at work. Please pardon the mess.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Friday, May 20, 2011
Monday, May 16, 2011
I had to hit the 'burbs this weekend for the Katy Budget Books Semi-Annual Sale in Katy, Texas. Dolla books make me holla, y'all. Brother's Pizzeria though makes me squee! And, since I rarely see The Chapa anymore, I made him meet there for lunch after I scarfed up some books at the book sale.
However, the spaghetti with meatballs, with it's chunky, fresh, not too sweet marinara is amazing. It's a simple sauce but it's delicious. I woofed it all down. Ok, not really, but I came close. They offer kid's meals now so, next time, I will have to do that so I can eat more pizza. Holla!
Sunday consisted of our usual House of Pies visit and try as I might, I continue to choose the Waffle Platter. I rarely finish it
For Sunday dinner, it was made up of rice, beans and fajitas. I used old reliable corn tortillas to make tacos while the BNC used Romaine lettuce to make his. Whack.
My rice was perfect this time and I used part of my last batch of frozen beans. As for the fajitas, or skirt steak, I cooked them with some sweet onions. When they were almost done, I added a touch of tomato paste, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes for that slight kick to the teeth that you sometimes need until you bite down on a tiny fleck, cause you're lucky like that, and you vow to start using the SMIDGEN measuring rather than DASH.
Good stuff. Good weekend.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
I purchased some Klondike No Sugar Added bars this past weekend. I usually try to avoid products with such a label because it means very little. It can be full of carbs, which, if unused, will turn into sugar. It can also mean that no additional sugar was added but other fructoses were added to compensate for the missing sugar. However, after carefully reading the Klondike bar's label, I was satisfied enough to take them home and give them a whirl.
The candy coating taste has not changed. It retains that distinctive Klondike taste. As for the ice cream contained within that yummy chocolate, it has that diet taste to it. To me, it's just a tiny reminder of why I'm limited to some food items especially when it comes to my old ice cream addiction.
Klondike has great flavors but oddly, the no sugar added one is missing from its site. But, wtf, a rocky road one?!
I also added these: Skinny Cow No Sugar Added Vanilla ice cream sandwiches. With 4g of fiber, I just couldn't pass these up. They are yummy, filling and exactly what one needs when you need a little something after dinner.
Being a diabetic will always have me on my toes. I love food too much to think of it as my enemy and one should never think of food as such. However, everyone is different. What works for me may not work for others. But, researching, testing and making yourself available to new things is a great start.