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Hot and Humid With a Chance of Happy Taste Buds

Posted Jun 21 2010 6:44pm

Summer is definitely here! I wasn’t convinced just yet based on last week’s cold front, but I changed my mind yesterday when I checked the temperature and it said 87F degrees, feels like 90F degrees. 8-) We’ve been staying cool in the house, so it hasn’t been too bad. I’ve mainly been subsisting off of ice pops (not the healthy kind!) and sandwiches on Nature’s Pride Bread for the past few days. My spirits haven’t been up to cooking elaborate meals, then the heat has been another major deterrent. No big deal, I don’t feel the need to cook every single day. :)

We’ve really been enjoying all of these Nature’s Pride breads that I got as a free sample. I wasn’t sure what to do with the long, country white rolls, but then I remembered the Tofurky Beer Brats that have been in the fridge for a long time. Perfect.

Vegan beer brats with peppers + onions and a semi-loaded boiled red ‘tater on the side.

I doused my potato in Cholula hot sauce :twisted:

The Tofurky beer brats are very high in sodium (620mg per link) and 260 calories, so I had just half of one to cut down on the sodium a bit.

  • 1/2 of a Tofurky beer brat (vegan, 130 cal) on a Nature’s Pride long white roll (200 cal) with no salt added mustard, and bell peppers and onions sauteed in EVOO
  • 1 medium-ish boiled red potato (~120 cal) with a big glob of Fage Total 0% plain Greek yogurt (~35 cal) and 1 slice Lightlife tempeh Fakin’ Bacon (33 cal)

Calories: ~608

I enjoyed this with a can of diet cream soda. Yum! The Tofurky beer brats were soooo good!! They probably would have been better if I had grilled them, but I didn’t feel like firing up the grill for 4 little links. The roll was delish too, but it split in two because it was a little on the dry side. It still worked out well, though. :)

Yesterday on Father’s Day, Dustin called his dad and then we went to the cemetery to visit my father’s grave. I wished we lived closer so I could plant some flowers, but they’d die if we didn’t get to water them often enough. :( Then, we went to the Eveready Diner in Hyde Park for dinner. I had the lobster ravioli, which came with an unremarkable side salad dressed in homemade vinaigrette:

Sunday just isn’t Sunday without some kind of pasta dish, lol. The lobster ravioli was fabulous! They were very generous with the lobster meat stuffing, I ate all of it. Yum to the power of 10. :D

I typically don’t love Walmart, but there’s not many stores open past 6:00PM on Sundays and we needed some household items–why is that?! This isn’t 1876 anymore! I digress. Frozen veggies are one of the few foods I’d buy from Walmart, so I got a few bags of those and then spotted a loaf of Arnold “sandwich thins” at the end of the same aisle, so I picked up a pack because they were rectangular and loooooooooong, made with 100% whole wheat, and only 100 calories. Now, these do contain Splenda, but I’m not a purist, and for 100 calories I’d be hard-pressed to duplicate such goodness in 90 degree weather. Ya dig? ;)

I couldn’t wait to have one, so I ate one for breakfast this morning with a WHOLE can of tuna. I love tuna. <3

White nectarine on the side — why are white ones more expensive than regular ones?! That’s racist! :lol:

  • 1 Arnold’s 100% whole wheat sandwich thin (100 cal) stuffed with ~4oz very low sodium tuna (140 cal) mixed with 2 TBSP Hellmann’s olive oil mayo (100 cal)
  • 1 medium white nectarine (~60 cal)

Calories: ~400

These sandwich thins are AWESOME! They hold a LOT of stuffing and they’re very soft and flexible. Love them! I’ll buy them again despite the artificial sweetener, which I’m hoping they’ll nix in the future. :D

Time to go visit some blogs! I have sooo much to catch up on, I’m completely out of the loop. :( Ah well, what can ya do? hehe

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