Well, hey there. It is Wednesday again up in this piece.
A Happy Halloween is probably in order ;)
We had an 80's themed Halloween! I'm in the center as 80's Madonna ;)
Sooo, I got myself a lovely (sarcasm) cold this week. It's definitely affecting my food mood. When I'm sick, I either do not want to eat anything at all or I want to eat everything. I feel like this is one of those "everything" situations. The problem I'm having is my body or maybe my brain wants candy candy candy! Good thing I have very little candy in my house!
This week I have been force feeding myself nutritious meals...with a few slip ups. Like when I convinced myself last night that it was a good thing to eat half a box of Lemonheads because citrus soothes the throat.
Well, let's see how I did yesterday, shall we?
Breakfast: Cream of Wheat
Needless to say, no boot camp this morning. Walking to the kitchen is a chore when you are sick...so, you know... I had a bowl of instant Cream of Wheat with some walnuts on it for breakfast. I wanted Laffy Taffys.
Snack: Apple & Nuts
More protein in the form of almonds and a fruit to boot ;) I wanted a lollipop.
Lunch: Chicken Chili & Multigrain Crackers
I had eaten 1/3 of this chili on a potato the night before, so I finished it off for lunch alongside some multigrain crackers and a cheese wedge. It was fine, but what I really wanted was a box of Nerds.
I noshed on 2 squares of this after lunch to try and squelched my sweet tooth....
Snack: Hummus, of course ;)
Look what I found! A little pod of happiness! This snack sized hummus/pretzel pod was in the produce section at Target. Awesome.I added some carrots to get some veggies in (there are more under the hummus bowl). Yum yum!
Blue Airhead!!! Um, yes, I look like death warmed over. Please ignore that, mmkay?
Dinner: Soup & Bread
The sugar from my Airhead put a bit more pep in my step, so I headed home to chop some veggies for a homemade veggie, chicken soup & bake some super quick and easy beer bread with bacon and cheddar.You heard me. Want the recipe??
Oh, it is super crusty (in a good way) on the outside and fluffy on the inside. And it all comes together with no kneading or rise time.
Bacon & Cheddar Beer Bread
12 oz beer (any kind works)
2 2/3 cup self-rising flour
6-8 slices of bacon, cooked & chopped
1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Mix the beer and flour, then fold in the bacon and cheese. Oil your pan & spread the mixture in there.
You can bake in a loaf pan, a deep pie dish or in my case, my brand new dutch oven pan!
If you bake it in a a loaf pan, bake for 55 minutes. Since the dutch oven made the bread more shallow, I just baked it for 45 minutes.
Dessert: Pumpkin Pie Yogurt
I found some Yoplait pumpkin pie yogurt at Target (best. place. ever.) this week and it is quite delish. I topped it with two crushed gingersnaps and some fat free whipped topping.
Hope everyone has a safe & splendiferous Halloween!!!