August 4, 2010

Failures in the Kitchen

Yesterday morning I thought I'd try something different...

Not too different, just a little change...

I should actually say I tried something different 2 nights ago....

I made Overnight Oats.

I see them on other Blogs all the time, so I thought I'd give them a go.

But, I failed. I didn't like them...

^^Blegh!^^

For overnight oats you basically combine the ingredients for hot oatmeal the night before, and let them sit in the fridge all night. Then you eat them cold in the morning. Chia seeds are key to this because each seed absorbs a lot of liquid...

Basically this tasted just like soggy cereal- ho hum. Won't be making these again for a while. Huge Fail!

Question: When you make something, and it doesn't turn out how you'd hoped, do you eat it anyway? I usually do unless it's terrible! I don't want to waste food so...

Here's a successful go at Overnight Oats: here.

Anyway I clearly wasn't satisfied after this, so I was excited when my papa came in with (still kinda warm) and very crunch homemade waffles from my Nana!
^^Just ate that plain with my coffee^^

What a treat :)

When lunch rolled around I did the same as yesterday and combined the few ingredients that were in my fridge at home and made use of the office toaster oven...

The ingredients:
(Minus the egg)

The mexican pizza:

Toasted:

Mexican Pizza:
Ingredients:
1 Flat Out wrap
1/4 cup Spinach
2 rounds of Eggplant
1 Roasted Red Pepper
Pinch cheddar cheese
Pinch feta cheese
1/3 cup refried beans
2 Tbs Salsa

Directions:
Add everything on top of the flat out wrap, beans first, then veggies, then cheese.
Toast or bake- I baked in the toaster oven at 400 for about 8 minutes. 

Next time I would have toasted the wrap a bit first. Woulda helped it to be a bit crunchier in the center.

**Note: You can use any veggies you want! This is just a template, and way to show how to use your office toaster oven/appliances to make really good lunches.**

Lastly, my snack was some applesauce (can you tell my fridge at home was empty!) with cinnamon and almonds:

After work I had to head straight downtown. I always bring the same snack- a string cheese and a hard boiled egg- and a piece of toast. Just a quick, easy, and healthy (small) meal to hold me over. If I didn't do that I'd probably end up ordering a $10 greasy meal at some bar that wasn't even good. A little planning ahead for meals saves a lot of money-and probably calories too!!!

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