Saturday, August 1, 2009

Labor Day Challenge - Week 3 - Saturday

It's Slacker Saturday! No formal exercise but I spent an hour or so on the Wii. I was going to go out and hunt down the Gold's Gym Cardio game but I didn't feel like dealing with tourist traffic. The boxing on Wii Sports completely blows because it doesn't read real boxing motion. WTF was Nintendo thinking with that?

I'm also not measuring or tracking my food today. I am trying to write it all down though. I think it's because I know dinner is, um, liberal, it's putting me in the frame of mind that "it doesn't matter" because I won't have a calorie total today. As a result, I've been hungry all damn day and not making the greatest choices. The only bright spot - I've been keeping portions reasonable.

My husband and I have both been craving his homemade macaroni and cheese, which is very heavy, because it uses a lot of cheese. We decided to have it today. We actually made the pasta from scratch! Last month, I bought some pasta plates for my Kitchen Aid mixer and gave them a go today. Pasta is really easy to make. The booklet came with a basic egg noodle recipe, which is what we used:

3 large eggs, and enough water added to bring the total liquid to 3/4 cup
2 3/4 cups flour (we used 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour, 1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour, and 1/4 cup dehydrated spinach, which we dehydrated ourselves, from frozen, months ago when I was trying to perfect the millet & flax lavash)

While the pasta cooked, we sliced some onions and Italian bread. We toasted the Italian bread with canola oil and a rosemary/garlic blend, then added the onions. When that was done, and the pasta was al dente, we mixed them together and added 1 pound of cheddar cheese and 1 pound of mozzarella - cubed. I told you it was heavy on the cheese!!! Cook it in a huge pot on low heat until the cheese is melted. This stuff sticks to your gut but it tastes so good. And sometimes you just have to have gut-sticking food. I absolutely refuse to live my life without any Paula Deen moments (though she's more butter than cheese).

9:05 AM - apple & cottage cheese

10:10 AM - Fiber One cereal w/ skim milk

1:00 PM - omelet w/ onion, green pepper, cheese & salsa

2:00 PM - olive loaf w/ tomato, lettuce & avocado-chipotle hummus on rye bread, 3 Musketeers bar

3:40 PM - grapes & banana

7:10 PM - homemade mac & cheese w/ corn dogs; I know it's an absolutely horrid meal! LOL It was delicious.

8:10 PM - grapes

Two cups of coffee and 80 ounces of water.

1 comment:

Jess said...

OMG! That homemade mac n cheese sounds delicious!