My lunches are becoming my favorite meals. I spend 2.3 minutes putting them together. Is it possible I have such little energy or time at night that I can’t do this for my other meals?! Ridiculous. Haha. Regardless, today was another awesome clean-out-the-fridge lunch.
I cooked up some raw mushrooms and spinach in the microwave for 30 seconds, then added some grilled asparagus from the weekend and 2 whole eggs. It took longer to cook the egg whites through, I guess because of the volume of everything else. Then I topped it with cooper sharp american cheese and a sprinkle of garlic.
It was so wonderful. Best 2.3 minutes a girl ever spent in the kitchen. :-p And, I’m soaking beans for tomorrow. I feel like a bad vegetarian for how long it’s been since I’ve thought to prepare some in advance. I blew through all my canned beans, and have been resorting to foods that are more processed (not that it’s hard to get more processed than dry beans).
I had less black beans than I thought, so I checked cooking times, and mixed them with some pintos. My second pot soaking is black-eyed peas, which are way overlooked. I think they have a little less protein than other beans, but calorie-for-calorie, they’re probably close. I think I convinced my mom to turn on the pot in the morning so I can have them for lunch! Black-eyed peas only take about 30 minutes… the others will be around 90.
I’m still having problems with sugar; it didn’t get any more under wraps today. But I’m going to try to not have any added sugar tomorrow or Friday and see what happens. I think I have that in me.
On that note, cake decorating class was pretty fun tonight. We started learning flowers made with royal icing, which will set up and stay fine for a very long time. We’re supposed to save some from this week and next to decorate our grand cake in week four. 🙂