4/7/09

Budget Fare--Tuesday Menu

I started out the day full of motivation. I got lots of work done. I exercised. I had my breakfast and my luncheon. Then something horrendous happened. A friend came by bearing a gift she knew that I liked. A McD's McFlurry. M&M, no less. I couldn't say no. Well, I could have, but I didn't. I ate the whole thing.

To compensate, I decided to skip supper to try to undo my indulgence. I ended up being hungry and had a baked potato and a piece of cheese. I looked up the McFlurry on line.

620 calories. Oh my. That's over half my day's total calorie count.

Oh my.

As a true Southern Belle, I will claim the declaration that: "Tomorrow is another day!" I will get back on the vintage wagon (taking care to wear nice gloves and a hat). I will guard myself against another disaster like that!

Breakfast: I have never had oatmeal like this before. For the first time in my life I LIKED oatmeal!! It just worked for me. I'm excited about that.

Luncheon: Excellent. I could do this again.

Dinner: Was SUPPOSED to be tomato soup with liver. The liver wasn't going to happen. I was planning on some leftover chicken that I still had. The store I went to for this week's groceries didn't have canned apricots, so I substituted canned peaches. The Cole slaw was the Savory Slaw recipe from THIS day. The Deviled Green Beans had promise. I may try to slip them in somewhere and try them since I already bought the horseradish. Here is the recipe for continuity's sake.

Deviled Green Beans

1 lb. green beans
1 med. onion, sliced
1 tsp. oil
1 tablespoon prepared mustard
1 tablespoon prepared horse-radish
Salt and pepper to taste

Prepare beans for cooking; cut French style. Cook in a small amount of boiling salted water until almost done; drain. In skillet, cook onion in oil or butter until golden, stirring to avoid scorching. Add beans to onion. Add remaining ingredients; heat through. Serve at once.

3 comments:

klutzymama said...

Holy cow! 620 calories in a McFlurry! Man, that stinks. Oh well, as you said, tomorrow is another day!!! I'm sure you will do great!

Sparkina said...
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Sparkina said...

That green bean dish sounds all kinds of tasty! My mouth just watered all over my keyboard