Change of Plans

December 30, 2007

We were OUT THE DOOR to go running when the clouds broke and it started to pour. Normally I would have be secretly thankful to postpone the run, but I was pumped today and energized and VERY sad we had to turn around. Our gym, being a Christian YMCA, isn’t open on Sunday mornings, which is often inconvenient for us non-church goers who workout in the mornings!

So we turned around and made breakfast. The plan is to workout this afternoon, but the thought of going to the gym in the rain at 4:00 isn’t very appealing. Might end up being a rest day, although I don’t really need one. Tomorrow is supposed to be Sunny and 54*, so we’ll do our long run then!

Unfortunately, I’d just eaten half a banana with PB to fuel my run!

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Breakfast was oatmeal - with almonds but no PB - plus a little Smart Balance, Flax and Brown sugar today. I also mashed up the other half of my banana.

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Plus coffee

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Total breakfast calories: 515.  

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Now showered and dressed, we’re head to the new Super Target in uptown Charlotte for a few groceries. It’s kind of a drive, but I’m taking my grocery price comparison chart to see how the prices fare to Super Wal-Mart, Trader Joe’s and Harris Teeter.

See you for lunch!

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1 VeggieGirl December 30, 2007 at 5:35 am

oh no!! sorry that the rain spoiled your morning run – but your trip to Super Target sounds like it will be quite fun!! Looking forward to reading about it later :0)

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2 ashley December 30, 2007 at 5:44 am

hey, i really want mac n' cheese for tonight and i have a box of annie's classic elbow but I was looking for tips on ways to stretch the calories..like which vegetables go best or something of that sort

(: btw I totally still havent had the courage to buy a whole carton of ice cream haha

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3 Ana December 30, 2007 at 6:39 am

i love pizza and i was reading about the one your husband made on september 5th. it looks delicious ^_^ and i know it was a long time ago, but could you tell me the recipe for the dough? i'm constantly looking for a yummy yet healthy pizza recipe, but usually end up going w/store bought frozen single servings (which just never are as good!) thanks!

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4 Kristen December 30, 2007 at 8:28 am

Ashley,

Broccoli goes really good. Esp. if you are using the white cheddar one. I like to steam it & cut it into bite size pieces. Hmmm If its white cheddar…carrots (in small slices) might go good too. I usually make it with broccoli but have always meant to try carrots. The big key is to cut into small pieces though so its bite sized. Another thing is serve it with a large salad & make the mac &cheese the size dish for the salad. Enjoy!

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5 Jem December 30, 2007 at 8:53 am

Ashley,

I know it sounds yucky to some, but I like to add a packet of tuna and either frozen peas or broccoli. It's an easy, healthy, tuna noodle casserole and you get some protein in too!

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6 CKMeg December 30, 2007 at 8:58 am

Hi Kath! Hope you're having fun at Super Target…that's a great idea…the price comparison chart…I really need to do that, too!

Jem…I love tuna in mac n cheese too!

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7 Kath December 30, 2007 at 10:14 am

Ashley,

Others are right! Broccoli is great. Peas, asparagus, chopped spinach, green beans, bell pepper – I even like okra in mine but I haven't done that in a while! Anything green :) You could also do cauliflower or pureed butternut squash. And as Jem said, tuna is great too if you wanted to add some protein.

Ana,

I'm delegating this to the husband, as it's his dough recipe!

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8 the husband December 30, 2007 at 10:21 am

PIZZA DOUGH:

150g AP flour (slightly more than a cup)

5g sugar (1t)

3g salt (1/2t)

3g instant yeast (1t)

warm water

I can't remember how much water goes into this, but probably around a half cup. I'd warm 6 oz and add as needed.

-Mix all dry ingredients (including herbs if you want), then slowly add water until a barely sticky dough forms

-Knead for 15 minutes

-Cover, let rise for 45 mins at room temp

-Gently flatten dough, then fold in thirds. Repeat 2 more times

-Place in fridge until 30 mins before dinner. I usually allow at least a couple hours for it to sit in the fridge, but you could do it overnight plus all day at work.

-30 mins before eating, take out of fridge, allow to warm, and shape. The best way to make a perfectly rounded thin crust is to pass it back and forth in your hands… it'll take some practice. If you don't want to try that, you can use a rolling pin but it won't be quite as big or thin.

-Put on sheet pan, add toppings and cheese and bake for about 15 mins on 350*.

I hope this works for you – I haven't made it in awhile so I'm going from memory. It's basically regular bread dough, but I like to add a little more sugar for a sweetness to contrast the (usually) salty pizza toppings. Enjoy!

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