Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Day 65

Workouts. . .
Finally, fatty works out. Hooray!
Ran a mile on the track (dying) and lifted for 20 minutes. 10 minutes yoga and stretching. 25 minute walk with the dog. It’s so, so nice outside.

Okay, so the butternut squash tortellini are by far my favorite new recipe. George likes them too, which is nice but in this case unnecessary. Today I toasted pecan halves and made brown butter to toss over the tortellini with sage leaves. That was the absolute best! I’m so excited for tomorrow’s leftovers, that’s how good they were. Unfortunately, to go alongside them, I made these parmesan crisps with a leaf of sage in the center. You just pile a handful of cheese on parchment and put an herb in the center of it. Then bake at 400ยบ for about 4 minutes and wa-la! I knew George would love these, so that’s why I made them. But I said it was unfortunate because in the cheese-grating process, I lost the tips of two fingers on my left hand. I am left handed. I’m typing now with band-aids stuck to the ends of them, and there’s a lot of deleting and re-typing. Hopefully they’ll heal quickly. . . Anyway, the point of my rant today is that everyone in the world should try the butternut squash tortellini recipe from February. George hates squash and he really, really likes this. I promise, it’s good. And after making it that first time, I’m now pretty deft at rolling the wonton shells. (Actually, this time, I found it was cheaper to buy the egg roll wrappers and cut them into fourths. You get 25% more wraps for the same price.)

Tonight I was sitting at the table, realizing that almost everything I was eating was homemade. It would’ve been perfect if I could have made the dressing, but after I grated my fingers it just wasn’t worth the effort. Anyway, it felt great to see what I could do the in kitchen, and that I could make an amazing vegetarian meal that both of us enjoyed.

What I ate today. . .
4:45 a.m. – finger banana
5:30 a.m. – espresso con panna with 1 tsp raw sugar, most of a sliced pink grapefruit
8 a.m. – 1/2 c. granola with another finger banana, 1/3 of a maple-nut scone and 4 sips of coffee for a tasting (ew)
11 a.m. – 2 bites egg salad sandwich, 5 leftover veggie meatballs and two twice-baked potato halves (meaning one whole medium potato with 2T or so butter & milk inside)
1:30 p.m. – iced triple grande 1p white mocha nonfat caramel macchiato
2 p.m. – last slice of Jell-o cake (completely not hungry, but I saw it…)
4 p.m. – brewed tea w/ 1p vanilla & 1/4 c. 1% milk
6p.m. – probably 7 homemade butternut squash tortellini, 3 of the baked cheese things with sage & 1 c. lettuce w/ 1/2 roma tomato, 6 homemade wheat croutons & 1-1/2 T Dorothy lynch dressing
8:30 p.m. – mint tea

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