Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Veg Day 5

This morning I stopped into Starbucks on my way to work. I usually get an ice tea and I enjoy their "Perfect Oatmeal." Most days it is actually pretty perfect! They do a much better job than I do at getting the proportion of water to packet mix. They give you a choice of brown sugar, dried fruit, and/or nuts. I generally put in the brown sugar and the dried fruit. I am a bit picky (I know) and I take out the fig and golden raisin pieces. Dried fruit can have a lot of sugar and be calorie packed so I don't want to eat the ones I don't like. Therefore I pick them out and my oatmeal contains dried cranberries, blueberries, and raisins. I mix them in then go to work and eat the oatmeal when I get there. That allows the fruit to plump up a bit. I know you didn't realize instant oatmeal could be so scientific and complicated!
Lunch was with my co-worker and blog enthusiast Er and her fun kid Z at Looney's pub. We had a great lunch including visit from one of her former students and naming the fly that was entertaining Z. So lunch was a delicious tomato and mozzarella salad with a feta vinaigrette and some nice bread that comes with it.
Dinner was one of our Let's Dish meals, veggie pockets. It came with a veggie mix, pita bread, feta and chick peas. The peas went back into the freezer for hummus one day. The veggies get roasted. It was pretty good, not one of our favorites but decent. We also cooked up some spinach and chive pasta from Trader Joe's that we had lying around. It made a nice side dish.
We surprisingly haven't relied on pasta too much to get us through the week which is what I was definitely expecting. Still eating yummy food!

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