Classes were great today (well, we haven’t gotten to Chem yet…)! I LOVE Sports Nutrition – it’s so cool to be talking about exercise, calories burned, food diaries, fueling workouts, etc. at 8 a.m. with others who are interested. And I love how our class is small and intimate.
For some reason, I was starving at 10:45 today. My stomach was literally growling! I’m not sure why my oatmeal let me down. I didn’t add any whole grains today and chose nuts, nut butter and fruit instead. Perhaps that’s why. I wouldn’t think it was the run because I have exercised in the morning for years. Maybe the rest day followed by the run. Not trying to over analyze, it’s just fun to speculate. Luckily I keep an emergency bag of trail mix on me at all times
Another 10 minute lunch eaten out in the warmth on a wall:
Leftover pasta salad – yum! Tasted just as good as it did on Sunday.
Plumble jumble. This was a dragon plum and it was SO GOOD!
Cottage Cheese –
Quackers I didn’t end up eating the Quackers because I ran out of time. Then when I found out we were making cookies in lab, I saved them for another day.
Packed up –
Our experiment today was to determine the effect of pan characteristics on energy (heat) transfer to COOKIES !
But then the bad news : they were made with Crisco + Margarine 😥 We asked the prof why we were using Crisco in a nutrition course and she said the goal wasn’t to make healthy cookies but to test the pans. I guess she just wanted to use the recipe in the lab manual, which must be outdated.
Here’s our tiny kitchen
And our completed batch. Turns out our pan won!! The perfect cookie pan for evening browning is dull in shine, medium dark in color, heavy and with very low sides.
Despite the trans-fats, I had taste the cookies
And then I had to try another group’s to compare They were actually pretty good. Doughy and plain (how I like sugar cookies).
I feel like Jenna reporting on our baking! Tomorrow we’re making strawberry jam and I see on the syllabus we’ve got meats, eggs, quick breads, and more coming up.
I’ve got an hour until dinner and then I’m off to my last 3 hours of class in my 10-hour day. Hope lab isn’t too painful tonight!