Before I get to dinner…….
I upgraded to WordPress’s newest version today – something I’d been avoiding for months in fear something would be screwed up – and sure enough, things are screwed up : I am unable to post photos into posts.
I have spent the past 3-4 hours today (minus a quick trip to chemistry) trying to fix the problem and sorting through hundreds of un-readable forum posts.
If ANY of you are internet saavy with WordPress, have technical husbands or friends, I’m begging you for some help!
In the meantime, I found a short cut way to post, but it’s definitely not a long-term fix.
The internet sucks.
Pesto Salmon Stir-Fry with Brown Rice
On my third week of night classes , I’ve learned my afternoon goes much smoother if I don’t have to cook + clean right before I have to leave for class. It was way too stressful and I hate feeling rushed to eat. So today I made dinner at 8:30 a.m .! I also packed it to go so I can eat once I get there and study before our exam. Too bad my all-day classes start on Monday and I have to find all new methods of adaptation!
The combo was so easy, thanks to package prepped veggies and pre-cooked brown rice . I always try to make extra rice when I cook it because it’s so long and is a pain, so we had 2 servings leftover from stuffed cabbage night. This dinner took me about 10 minutes to put together.
1) I steam-microwaved a bag of stir-fry mix (broccoli, cabbage, carrots, snow peas) in a bowl with about 1/4 a cup of water for about 3 minutes, until they were tender, drained them and returned to the mixing bowl.
2) The I whipped up some pesto in my food processor (you could use store-bought to make this even easier):
- Big handful basil (all I had left)
- Handful spinach (to bulk up greens)
- 2 tbsp or so of chopped walnuts (I prefer these to pine nuts in pesto)
- 1 tbsp grated parmesan
Pulse together. Then add 1 tsp olive oil until blended into a paste.
3) Stir pesto into veggies.
4) Add 1 drained can of salmon. Mix well.
5) Rehydrate brown rice with a little water in the microwave.
Easy as 1,2, 3, 4, 5 🙂
Makes 2 servings. I estimated each bowl at about 400 calories.
So that was the pretty version (the husbands, actually)
And here’s mine packaged to go:
Chem test went well enough. I missed a few again (I think) but I think I’m doing OK in general. The good news was I was out of class at 7:10! He had wanted us to stick around for a lecture, but since it was lab day and some students only come on lecture days, it wouldn’t be fair to lecture so he let us go. Sweet!
When I got home I snacked on another Honest Foods sample: a Whole Food Country Square . Like the planks, these are made with a nice list of ingredients and come in at about 250 calories a bar. I tried the Apple Ginger Spice , which had almond butter in it!!
The verdict? SO GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have to admit I was skeptical because it was rather small, but it tasted just like apple pie . I kid you not. Really doughy . I swear there was butter in it. Maybe almond butter is magically like butter? It was also dense enough that it had a very satisfying bite to it and left my mouth happy. I can’t wait to try the other flavors.
Off to try to sleep through my blog frustrations .