Afternoon Lunch!

January 11, 2008

My to-do list is gradually shrinking, but I have yet to do all the out-of-house errands. I think we’re hitting the grocery store right after I post, so that will be a big knock off the list.

Lunch

I got hungry around 2:30 but was (as usual) a little cold and didn’t feel like assembling a tuna salad or having a roast beef sandwich (my only sandwich choice) so I chose the leftover chili. I was excited to find the spaghetti squash I made last week still in the fridge – perfect accompaniment to the chili! Double the volume for 50 kcal more.

I covered the squash with the chili, nuked for 3 minutes, and topped with Fage.

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Kashi crackers on the side. What I just love about Kashi crackers is that it takes me a while to eat them. An equivilent slice of bread would be gone in 4 bites, but these took at least 15 bites (= 15 crackers). Yum, yum!

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All together with some lime water. ~500 kcal total.

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Because of my late meals today I don’t think I’ll need much of a snack, which leaves me plenty of room for our homemade pizza tonight!!

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1 jenna January 11, 2008 at 10:14 am

homemade pizza sounds so good right now!!!!

ps- I'm obsessed with that antique stove! That is exactly what I want in my future kitchen….I love it!

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2 Karen January 11, 2008 at 10:25 am

Homemade pizza on a Friday night is the best isn't it??? Enjoy!

PS- I love the new chairs and stove too

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3 Annie January 11, 2008 at 10:30 am

Im making homeade pizza too- Trying a new recipe for Marherita Pizza!

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4 kristin January 11, 2008 at 10:41 am

I love home made pizza. Trader Joes whole wheat crust is what I used last week. Yummmmy!

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5 arimcg January 11, 2008 at 11:00 am

Trader Joe's whole wheat crust is good! I like their dough even better because you can stretch it out more and it's not as thick. I'm a thin crust girl!

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6 Allison January 11, 2008 at 11:12 am

Do you find Fage just at the supermarket, or is it at a place like Whole Foods? I can't find it in any supermarket here. This could be the result of living in Redneck Idaho though… :)

Have fun with the pizza…it always feels more like a weekend with pizza!

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7 Brooke January 11, 2008 at 11:41 am

This is probably a silly question but is spaghetti squash called spaghetti squash or is that a what you call it once it is shredded? I am wanting to try it this week but i am unsure what to look for in the grocery store.

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8 Emily W January 11, 2008 at 11:52 am

It is a yellow Squash. It is called spaghetti squash even before it is cooked. There is usually a big sticker on the squash that says "spaghetti squash" on the ones I buy! You just cook it, slice it (some "recipes" call for you to slice then cook) and then you can scrape out the inside and it looks like spaghetti! And can pass for spaghetti in a number of dishes!!

I am gald you are trying it! It is great! I tried it thanks to all of the food blogs that I read that eat it and now I am hooked!!!

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9 Serena January 11, 2008 at 1:50 pm

Hi Kath, Welcome back! I have a question about counting calories in olive or other oils used for cooking. If I put a tablespoon of oil in a pan to cook something, I am pretty sure the food doesn't soak up all of the oil, since there's always some left in the pan after cooking. Do you still count those kinds of calories, since it probably evens out in terms of gains and losses at the end of the day? Thanks!

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10 Samantha January 11, 2008 at 2:21 pm

Hi Kath, did you ever think about doing a omelet video. I've noticed you have eaten them a few times and I find that no matter what I do mine become scrambled eggs. Maybe its do to using egg beaters? Enjoy your pizza!

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11 Kath January 11, 2008 at 5:08 pm

Allison,

They have Fage at my grocery store – you might try a store locater to see if it's at any of yours. It's quite expensive, but SOOO good!

Brooke,

As Emily said (thanks!) it usually has a sticker on it that says "spaghetti squash" but it looks like a giant yellow football

Serena,

I usually count the oil because I never use a lot and most of it does soak up. But if you use a lot to pan-fry something and there's leftovers in the pan you can certainly only count a portion. I do count oil because it's a very calorie-dense food but I never count cooking spray, even if I use a lot (which does have a little bit of calories, so I hear).

Samantha,

Great idea!!!!!! We'll try to do a frittata or omelet video next. Thanks!

Kath

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