Thursday, August 5, 2010

Construction Zone and Clean Eating Cookies

Evening blog land hope you’re having a good week.  I always find a short week seems to drag on, and on.  How about you?  I’m hoping to make this weekend into a long weekend by taking Monday off but it’s looking like I might have to go into work…. boo hoo smile_sad.
So yesterday I came home to a pleasant , but noisy surprise
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Hubby started framing in a bathroom and spare bedroom.  Up to this point the only bathroom in the house is off the master bedroom.  Which is just a tad inconvenient when we have people over.  You see hubby built this house himself from the ground up  so it is a very slow process especially since he has 2 other jobs that take up most of his time.  Hopefully by this time next week there will be drywall up and ready for paint.
Meals around here have been pretty standard.  I am pretty much a creature of habit when it comes to my eats through the day. 
  • Breakfast smoothie
  • Mid morning overnight oats
  • Lunch – Salad and usually leftovers from the previous day
Hubby wanted steak for supper yesterday so I cooked steak and potatoes for him.  It was the least I could do since he was working his butt off.   I had a salad and a sliver of his steak.
Since there were no leftovers there was nothing for me to have for lunch, so we ordered in Swiss Chalet.  We have a pretty good system, one of us gets salad the other fries and we split them so we get the best of both worlds… a little bit of grease and some greens. 
Supper tonight was marinated salmon, with sweet potato fries and rice.  The boy isn’t a fan of sweet potato fries.  I don’t get it myself but to each is own.
I mentioned the other day that I went through my Clean Eating magazines and picked out a bunch of recipes.  One of those was   “French Almond Macaroons”, don’t they look yummy.   
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I whipped a batch up the other night.  They tasted really good  but mine didn’t look anything like the picture.  The cookies are basically a meringue, with fruit spread in between.
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I’m not exactly sure what happened.  I assumed they would flatten in the oven, but they didn’t and they didn’t get crispy, they were kind of sticky.  I think that may have had something to do with the fact that when I took them out of the oven to cool it was quite humid so they didn’t cool properly.  It may be because of my oven too.  We have a propane stove which is a moist heat so that might have been part of the problem.  I don’t really know.  I did make a special purchase to use for the filling…
“Stuffed with 1 pound of premium organic fruit, our new line of Superfruit Spreads includes four unique fruit combinations, sourced from around the world. Each certified organic spread is sweetened with fair trade sugar and contains one-third less sugar than jam. Experience these different cultural tastes while getting your daily dose of antioxidants.”
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I have to say this was very good, kind of pricey, but very good.  Why must all the good stuff cost a fortune.
Time to get some zzzzzz’s
~~~Jackie

2 comments:

Lynn @ The Next Chapter said...

Ohhh, home renos are always exciting! Can't wait to see what it looks like.

I love Crofters too, but I find $6 a jar a tad expensive.

PS. Yes, short weeks are the absolute worst.

Bonnie said...

Hey Jackie,Great blogging! Colleen told me today to come by and check it out! I don't think I will get to yoga this weekend after all. Tooooo busy!! I didnt't know you had sarcordosis, I had that years ago, it was dreadful. Chat soon