One of AFM’s good friends writes a blog. A few days ago he started writing out what he eats every day. I love the format because it is so simple. So, here you go:
12:30 PM Peanut butter & jam sandwich on whole grain bread; 1 small apple
4:15PM Kashi chewy granola bar
6:30PM small handful of almonds (about 12)
7:15PM Homemade chicken noodle soup and one small piece of french bread.
So clear cut, quick and easy. So tempting!
Back to my day. Today I had a workshop in Worcester and it started at 9 o’clock. Because of this, I was able to sleep in for a full hour. It was the most amazing thing to wake up at 6:30 in the morning and not 5:30 AM. I cannot tell you what a difference it made – I felt amazing when I woke up! I also loved the fact that I had a full hour to get ready to leave the house, because there is not nearly the same amount of traffic going from Providence to Worcester as there is to Boston.
I went downstairs, poured myself a cup of coffee. I took a shower, got dressed, took the time to blow dry my hair (I’m sorry – what!? I never do this in the morning before work!) It was a lovely morning.
I was not hungry before I got to the workshop, so I did not eat. We finally had a morning break at 11 o’clock and I was thrilled to finally eat my banana.
After my lunch – which was not nearly as lame as I thought it would be – I walked around the galleries at the Worcester Art Museum. It was a very cultural lunch hour! We worked through our afternoon break time, and I was sort of starving. But I made it through and had my granola bar in the car on the way home.
I stopped by the market on my way home, picked up ingredients for pasta e fagioli soup. I was craving this soup so much on the way home, I knew I just had to have it. Unfortunately, when I got home, opened the fridge to put the produce away, I noticed a lot of chicken. My mom had cooked chicken on Monday, and we had chicken noodle soup when I got home from a very long day at work.
There was so much chicken, I knew I had to make soup again. I simply could not waste the chicken. Sigh. Pasta e fagioli will have to wait until Friday night, I guess. (OK with you AFM???)
Before I started the soup, mom and I went for a nice walk around the neighborhood. I had been sitting all day, and I did not feel like driving all the way to the gym. It was still light out and it was a beautiful evening – I am really glad that we got a really high paced walk in. It was perfect.
Once we got back home, I quickly cleaned my room, threw in some laundry and then started the soup. The chicken soup was pretty awesome. The star ingredient today???? Take a guess:
Fresh parsley. 🙂 It was a rock star and made this soup amazing. I also added whole wheat noodles, carrots, peas, freshly ground pepper and stock and chicken. I love how quickly you can pull together chicken noodle soup when you have all of the ingredients around the house. It might not have been exactly what I wanted for dinner tonight – but it was still good and it did the trick.
Ok, that’s all I have for you tonight. But one final thought – I am typing my blog entry tonight on my MacBook Pro. I am missing Steve Jobs already, but I thank him for everything that he did during his 56 years on Earth. He has definitely left the world a much better place – and we are all in better communication because of it. I used my first MAC when I was in third grade and never looked back. Thanks, Mr. Jobs.