Thursday, September 11, 2008

My Introductory Meal

by Meghann on September 11, 2008

It’s amazing how fiddling with my new blog all day at work made my day go by so much faster. Granted, I got absolutely no work done, but it was nice to see 5 o’clock roll around out of nowhere.

For dinner tonight I dug deep in my fridge to find some tofu I bought a couple of weeks ago. I figured I would see what this baked tofu craze that is sweeping the blog world nation is all about.  I carefully followed Jenna’s directions for the perfect baked tofu and voila yummy crispy tofu! On the side I had a microwaved baked sweet potato and some okra I had thrown in the oven with the tofu. The bread is from a baquette I bought on Sunday, I think that was the last piece I was able to eat from the baquette becuse it was deifnately stale.

I have a terrible sweet tooth. It always craves dessert no matter how often I tell the tooth that it does not need it. I usually give in and allow myself one small treat an evening. I’m usually pretty good about keep sweets in my kitchen and only going after them after dinner in a moderate amount.

Self control was a little gift I picked up while trying to lose the weight. In February I told myself I was allowed to buy a box of Girl Scouts cookies if I could limit myself to a serving size a week. I kept the cookies in my freezer and lo and behold a couple of cookies were still in the freezer when I moved out in July. I managed to savor the yummy cookies and make them last 4 months! I only ate a couple of cookies a week.. The trick for me is I know if I don’t control myself and eat the whole box I would never allow myself to buy them again. So I would rather have the cookies around in small amounts then not at all.

For dessert tonight I chose to eat the last couple of Tina’s Skinny Cookies I made over the weekend. 

(Yes, that’s a snowflake plate. Yes, I live in Florida. Yes, it’s September. You got a problem with it, thug?)

These cookies are so yummy and chewy! I even gave some to some friends I had over for dinner on Monday and they couldn’t even tell I used peach puree to make them!

That’s it for today. I am off to watch my wonderful, magical DVR before hitting the hay.

Good night Blog world and thank you for all of the warm welcomings!!

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