Getting Corny

Finally! My internet appears to be working properly again. For some reason the wireless to my computer wouldn’t connect, even though the wireless to my mom’s was working fine. I spent alot of time today trying to get it working, but to no avail. Then, magically, it worked. Oh technology, why you gotta be like that? Let’s hope it keeps working – it’s making it hard for me to get things done while I’m still on “holidays”.

I wanted to update you all on yesterday this morning, but alas, that wasn’t possible. So you are getting on mammoth post of yesterday & today. Are you ready?

Sunday

My parents were off to Vegas, and I know they woke me up before they left for the airport, but I fell back asleep. Tee hee! 😳 I know, I know, I’m going to have to get myself on a proper schedule pretty damn quick, especially since I have morning classes all semester. By the time I felt like eating, it was lunch time. There were plenty of leftovers in the fridge that needed consuming, so I went to work on them.

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I heated up the rest of the tomato soup, and topped it with a little white cheddar. Something about cheese & tomato soup just goes together.

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There was also a container of pasta salad begging to be eaten. Who was I to say no?

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I kicked it up a notch with some white cheddar and cucumber.

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Lovely leftover lunch.

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Can you see my reflection in the glass table top? 😉

I totally couldn’t finish my lunch though! Crazy, no? I think my appetite is off from all this lack of schedule. I probably left 1/4 of both the soup and salad. As much as I hated to toss it, it would have gotten tossed anyways had I not eaten it, since they were leftovers on their last legs. I’m okay with it.

Honestly, I don’t really know what I did all day on Sunday. I’m sure I cranked the tunes, and fought with my stupid internet. I want to say I went out during the day, but it was obviously not important if I did, because frankly, I don’t remember. I did have a snack though!

It featured this amazing yogurt.

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I needed lemon yogurt for the bundt cake I made on the weekend, and this was the only brand we could find in the grocery store, other than the single serving containers. Does no one make lemon flavoured yogurt anymore? Because it’s my favourite flavour! Anyways, this stuff is amazing – mostly because it’s full fat. Full fat = insanely thick & creamy. I paired a few scoops with some of those fresh blackberries I picked on Saturday.

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Shortly there after I got a phone call from my friend, inviting me over for dinner. Which was perfect, since I hadn’t really thought about what I might make for dinner, and no one else was going to be home anyways. Why would I say no to good company & a cooked meal?

Her husband manned the BBQ and cooked up some delicious steaks (salmon for her – she doesn’t partake in the meat), as well as some potatoes. My friend also boiled up some corn on the cob to complete the meal. It was all so simple and so good – probably because I didn’t have to cook it 😉 I brought over some of the leftover blueberry bundt cake for dessert.

I made sure to make it home in time to watch So You Think You Can Dance Canada with my sister. We munched on a little popcorn with out tv.

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Other than some computer time, reading time, and news watching, that about sums up my Sunday night.

Monday (Today)

I actually had to force myself out of bed this morning, because I had an appointment with the insurance company to have them look at the damage to my car. Of course, I turned my alarm off instead of to snooze, and got up too late to eat breakfast before I went. DOH! I did make it to my appointment on time though…only to find out that yes, I will have to pay $500 to have my damn car fixed. That’s what chokes me about hit and run accidents – you still have to pay your deductable even though you aren’t at fault. Total crap. I do have 2 years to get the repairs done, so I’m going to hold off for now, until I have finances sorted out a little better for school and whatnot. So not the kind of surprise you want, that’s for sure.

Once I got home, I threw together a quick bowl of cereal.

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  • Kashi GoLean Crunch
  • Puffed Kamut
  • Puffed Brown Rice
  • fresh blackberries
  • craisins
  • mooooooo

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And of course, a glass of juice to go with it. Cranberry peach.

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It may be “just” cereal, but it’s sure is great tasting and satisfying. Of course, now that my sister knows there is GoLean Crunch in the house, I fear I’ll be out of cereal quick. I see a trip to Costco in my near future.

After getting thoroughly frustrated with my computer/internet issues, I went out to run the other errands of the day. I hit up the mall so I could change my address on my driver’s licence, then go and update my car insurance (I got a little lecture when I went to see the adjustor about how I shouldn’t have waited this long to do it). You want to know why I waited? Because I knew I was going to have to pay more – it’s more expensive to insure a car here in the Vancouver area than it is in Victoria. Lucky me – I got to pay them another $372 for the year, and I even took off insurance for driving to & from work/school. Right now, I seriously hate cars. I am so close to just selling the damn thing, since I know it’s just going to sit around and hardly get driven.

Then it was time to hit up the grocery store. We needed some general groceries, plus I wanted to pick some things that I eat – like real peanut butter. I only spent $30, which I was pretty proud of 😀 That included some things my sister needed. I did have to restrain myself, because we just don’t have room to store a ton of stuff.

By the time I got home, I was hankering for some lunch.

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There was some roasted chicken needing to be consumed, and I found some garlic pesto tortillas that were still looking good. Put two & two together, and the obvious choice was a wrap.

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Into my wrap went roasted chicken, shredded cheddar, pickles, lettuce, mustard, and mayo. I even got it to wrap up all pretty like.

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There were also some carrot sticks.

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And cucumber slices.

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I then spent some time this afternoon prepping some things. I cleaned all those blackberries I picked on Saturday, and frozen the majority of them for later. Then I cooked up some chick peas from scratch. I also marinated some boneless skinless chicken breasts for dinner this evening.

My sister got home just before 5, and we booted it down to the gym to cardio kickboxing again. It was a different instructor this week, and I liked her style a little better. I find the class totally works my hamstrings, which is great, because they are insanely tight.

After out sweat session, we came home and set out making dinner. Obviously, there was the chicken I marinated earlier. It was pretty simple – slather in honey garlic BBQ sauce, throw in the oven, baste once, and you’re done!

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We steamed up some cauliflower and broccoli, and topped it with a little cheese. My sister agrees with me – everything is better with cheese!

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There was also some corn on the cob that she was given by a coworker. Why not have corn on the cob for the 3rd night in a row?

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Check out how huge the corn was!

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I’m pretty soon I’m going to be corned out soon. Ah well, the fresh stuff is only around during the summer, so you gotta enjoy it while you can, right?

Since I had the oven on, I also roasted up some red & yellow peppers for use later, but I totally forgot to take a picture. I’d never roasted my own peppers before, but they turned out awesome. Screw buying them in jars!

I managed to apply for two volunteer positions this evening, relating to dietetics, so here’s hoping I get at least one, if not both of them. They are really minimal commitment – one is 2 hours per week, and the other is 2-4 hours per week. I could really use them to boost my application to the program come February.

Then it was snack time 🙂 I found an almost empty container of cottage cheese, and decided to work on eating that up.

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I added some granola, coconut, hemp seeds, apricot jam, and cinnamon.

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Always a great contrast of sweet, salty, creamy, and crunchy. The whole cottage cheese/granola combo is a great discovery for someone like me, who almost always ate her cottage cheese as a savoury food before.

But now it’s bed time. I need to get myself up at a decent hour tomorrow so I can get some things done around here, as well as play in the kitchen. I’m also contemplating a trip to Bellingham this week, perhaps Wednesday or Thursday, for a little shopping. If I’m feeling really adventurous I may even drive all the way down to the Premium Outlets (hello Coach store!). Not that my wallet agrees with this, but I need a little trip somewhere. And if I just happen upon a Trader Joe’s…well, talk about kid in a candy store! But I digress…if I’m going to take a wee road trip, I need to get some things accomplished. Therefore, I need to sleep. And on that note…night!

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10 Comments on “Getting Corny”

  1. August 25, 2009 at 6:52 am #

    All your eats look fab as usual. I especially like the sounds of blackberries & lemon yogurt. Perfect match!

    You cannot have tomato soup without some sort of cheese on it. Just the way I see it, anyways!

    Sorry to hear about all the car issues. I’d be pissy, too!

  2. Lizzy
    August 25, 2009 at 6:53 am #

    wow you had some serious good eats girl! Tomato soup is something i dont eat enough, and i’m totally going to start again, its the best paired with a grilled cheese sammy! yum!!!!

    http://saladdiva.wordpress.com

  3. August 25, 2009 at 7:06 am #

    You know I’m loving the white cheddar! Kashi Crunch is Kashi Crack, plain and simple. So addicting!!

    Ew to the insurance company!! At least you have 2 years but still 😦

    Coach outlet and TJs?! I think you should take a road trip!

  4. August 25, 2009 at 7:27 am #

    I was at the outlets this weekend…great sales apparently on labour day weekend, worth heading down!

  5. lessonstolearn
    August 25, 2009 at 8:51 am #

    What a lot of headaches! You deserve a shopping road trip!

  6. August 25, 2009 at 10:36 am #

    Insurance companies suck! No matter auto or medical. Though Candian healthcare is definitely better than American! 😛

    Hey at least your eats look absolute AMAZING. i don’t know how you do it with all the pretty pictures of food. If only I had your photography skills!! my gosh the corn looks so juicy and delicious…

  7. balancejoyanddelicias
    August 25, 2009 at 2:12 pm #

    So many stunning pics of goodies!!! Can you teach me how to take such beautiful pictures??? You make every bite of your food soooooo delicious!!! 😀

    pd. which camera do you use?’

  8. August 25, 2009 at 4:12 pm #

    Holy food! Where do I begin!? I agree there needs o be more lemon flavored yogurt, what’s the deal?? Your wrap looks divine, as does that chicken! I wish my pictures turned out as good as yours, you make EVERYTHING look fantastic! I’m glad you finally got your peanut butter, and If you go to the Coach store I can’t wait to see a new purchase (or just pictures form the store 🙂 )

  9. August 25, 2009 at 7:27 pm #

    “Oh technology, why you gotta be like that?”

    haha rightttttttttttt?!

    THAT CHICKEN LOOKS SOO YUMO MARIANNE!! Come make me some pleaseeeeeeeeeee

  10. August 25, 2009 at 9:09 pm #

    Totally agree–tomato and cheese=one fabulous combo. I love dipping my grilled cheese sandwiches into tomato soup:)

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