Eat in Month - Day #6
Slept in today...doh!
I talked hubby into eating some stove top oats with me this AM.
In my bowl: oats, skim milk, canned organic pumpkin, flaxseeds, pecans, HEMP SEEDS, unsweetened organic coconut, and I tossed in some ricotta leftover from our lasagna earlier this week (gotta get rid of it somehow!)
I stirred my bowl together to distribute the ricotta and make the oatmeal creamy, like how you can make a tomato sauce creamy with ricotta stirred in.
Eating in was pretty easy today thanks to early prep work with my salad last night and leftover lasagna.
Leftover veggie lasagna, toast, salad with organic romaine, broccoli, orange bell pepper, organic carrot and hemp seeds.
Afternoon snack: black tea with cream and sugar and Moravian cookies!
After work, hubby and I headed out to look at granite and tile (yes, again!). The meeting was much more productive than I thought it would be and we got some good quotes. I hope we can make some decision soon because I'm ready for this kitchen to be DONE!
I've spent quite a bit of money amping up our pantry, so hubby suggested we eat from our pantry/freezer for dinner. I kind of wanted to find a use for that leftover ricotta and parmesan before it goes bad, but I wasn't really in the mood for Italian (can you blame me after 4 back to back meals of lasagna! lol)
After a long day of work and then spending a couple hours with the granite/tile people, I really wasn't feeling much like cooking. In fact, all I could think about was pizza...pizza...pizza....let's go pick up pizza. lol
Buuut, knowing I had some food I could cook with little effort and wanting to stick to my Eat in Month Challenge kept me thinking about the yummy food I had at home.
We broke out our unopened tartar sauce to eat with...
TJ's Battered Cod...and TJ's sweet potato fries, steamed veggie medley and some syrah.
After dinner, I had a hankering for something SWEET! I decided to check out Dreena's Eat Drink and Be Vegan Homestyle Chocolate Chip Cookies (click for recipe). I used 1/2 TJ's white-wheat flour and 1/2 spelt flour with a bit extra spelt flour (around 1 tbsp). I also didn't quite have 1/3 cup of non-dairy chocolate chips, so I added some carob chips to make up the difference.
They came together SO easily and were done SO quickly! While my cookies baked, I cleaned up a bit in the ktichen...next thing I know, BING, they were ready!
My cookies went perfectly with my vino.
Holy wow, were these GOOD! Even hubby liked them! We both enjoyed them like they were regular chocolate chip cookies, but they were VEGAN!
I can't wait to try more of Dreena's vegan recipes!
Aaaaand, I may or may not have eaten a second cookie. Nom nom nom!
Remember this room? Here's what it looked like when we bought our house. Oh the wood paneling!
It went to this...missing walls, no wood paneling....no drywall.
It looked like this for a long time - drywall, kneewall, unpainted. Unfinished.
Well, after waiting several weeks on our new cabinets (ones we're adding, not replacing), we're finally ready to continue!
Today, our contractor stopped by while I was at work and removed the knee wall (turns out we don't need it), patched thew wall, and took out the icky linoleum.
Yup, no linoleum. I like linoleum...just not that one. It was a bit too busy for my style.
Now, in the kitchen, we just need to:
- install new cabinets
- install island granite countertop
- install new main kitchen granite countertops
- paint cabinets
- paint window area
- update hardware
- replace appliances (no time soon, hah!)
- paint kitchen
- install tile floor
- add backsplash (when? who knows!)
Not sure when any of this will be completed, but I'm really looking forward to getting some more cabinet space! I can't wait to get things organized!
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Sleepy time!Which do you like better on your kitchen floor - tile or linoleum/vinyl?