It was egg day in Food Composition today! I didn’t end up eating my oat bar for snack because I saw that we’d be pulling a souffle out of the oven in less than an hour 🙂 The other dishes we made included egg custards and quiche . Everything was made traditionally (read: whole milk, cheese, butter) but remember it’s a food science class, not a nutrition class.
My group was in charge of making the souffle. It was my first time beating egg whites with cream of tartar. I’ve always been scared to try! But it turned out perfect:
My tasting portion – the crust topping was the best part! I had a few more bites off the top. FYI, that’s a salad plate not a dinner plate
Egg custards . I only had a small forkfull – they were just OK. Kind of bland, but the lesson was in eggs setting.
And the Ham + Cheese Quiche .
My taste. This guy was too rich for me!
Our class was half the size today (why I got yesterday off – alternating field trips) so it was kind of obvious that I was taking photos of everything, so I told the group I have a food blog and inevitably explained it and shared the address with my class. Hi to any classmates who visit!
Brunch ==> Lunch
Despite my brunch appetizers, I did eat my real lunch around 12:15 at the beginning of our egg, milk + cheese lecture (don’t worry, our professor said it was fine to eat in class!) I knew we might be cooking fun edible things today so I packed a little lighter lunch. I’m so glad I did!
PB&J on a Ezekiel muffin . Cherries . Veggies + lentil dip . (I only ate half the veggies – they didn’t taste that great today).
We got out a little early today, so I’ve got some time to catch up on things. This schedule is so much more manageable with an extra hour and a half!!
Raleigh-Durham Readers : This weekend is Hillsborough Hog Day. I’ll be there if any of you want to get together!
I’m getting worried. I went to two local grocery stores and can’t find Rudi’s bread. I’m hoping that they are still carrying it.
B.E.A.UUUtifl souffle! I adore souffles, but I think the flavor has to be there or it’s not worth eating. Of course the texture= a necessity, but if it doesn’t have great flavor, it’s not worth it for me! Anyways, I’m loving going through this class with you 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing! Have a wonderful Humpday 🙂
This class looks awesome.
I’m always a bit self-conscious of my obsessive food-picture-taking, but people are always really interested when I tell them about the blogging world!
Happy Wednesday 🙂
YAY for a good souflee! But…I have a feeling that this food composition class is trying to get the students fat… hmmm… lol. 🙂
The souffle and quiche are gorgeous!
Hi Kath — It seems like you’re dropping your daily caloric intake lately… Are you trying to lose, or has your daily sched just been keeping your intake down?
This seems like such a fun class 🙂
That’s awesome you guys made souffle! I’ve always wanted to try it (and make it!) 🙂
Ahh that souffle looks amazing. For some reason it looks like angel food cake to me and really makes me want to eat some of that.
For Kath and anyone who has lost weight…how did you persevere when you’re just SICK of trying to lose? I have been slowly losing in stages and I get in these spells where I just don’t care anymore! I still exercise but my eating habits fall by the wayside. (And no, it’s not because I don’t really need to lose more weight – I’m still 15 pounds over a reasonable weight for my height). Any tips? it bums me out.
Hey, what happened to Kiala?
hi kath! i’m off all weekend! and i’d love to meet for lunch or coffee or anything 🙂 let me know when you would be free . . .
The souffle looks the best! The top crispy part is always the best part, I feel like you should just make 20 teeny ones instead so it’s all crispy!
Hey Kath! I’d love to meet up with you and any other Durham/Raleigh area folks.
Maybe Kiala got as bored as I’m getting with this blog. Someone please start some drama or something. Watching Kath prance around town having lunch with the husband as the typical trophy wife and drinking wine is mind numbing.
I was just wondering, do you ever feel self-conscious laying out all your packed food and eating in a public place (like in a classroom)?
I try to avoid situations like eating in class because I don’t like the feeling of everyone being able to watch me while I eat everything…especially crunchy things that make sounds when you bite haha!
Also, how do you reply when people say something like, “you eat so healthy!”.
oooo yum! cherries MUST be in season because they are absoutly deeelicious! :o) the sandwich actually looks good! (not that ANY of your sandwiches EVER look bad, but ive actually tired myself out of peanut butter when i ate too much of it one night and havent had it in 3 whole days!) have a great day/night/tommorow morning!
Haha, Boring! That was pretty funny. But you’ll get flamed.
As a dramatic soul, I do wish someone would start somethin’. I’m greedy 🙂
Definitely not dropping intentionally. I’ve been playing with my eating timing since my schedule is so wacko – splitting breakfast into 2/3 and 1/3 amounts, so it might seem like less. And today I packed a smaller lunch knowing we were going to cook up some high-fat treats, and knowing I could always have more lunch when I got home if I needed it. So I guess I’m just moving things around more. I may be eating less, but it also could be summertime? I’m not really sure since I’m not keeping food journals, but I think it’s probably just an illusion by more small meals.
Throughout my weight loss I definitely had plateaus where I just kind of took a few days to enjoy myself and ate what I wanted – but luckily I seemed to have a holidays or weddings or parties come frequently enough that I could use those as my breaks and kind of get an eating break and a good social occasion at once. See if you can gather some friends together to make it so you’re not just eating more by yourself each know? Does that make sense?
Kiala!?!?! I’ve been wondering where she is!! I miss B_Hlthy too 🙁
Sarah and Jessica,
I’m sending you guys emails from the emails you entered into the submit form 🙂
Other people were eating too, so it wasn’t just me. Otherwise I would have waited. I would usually just wait until there was a time when I could lay my food out. Or just take things one at a time and be discreet. Doesn’t happen that often though.
Kath and BethT, that’s helpful. I always wonder how people who have lost weight balance it out with those kinds of days. I’ve been slowly losing weight this winter/spring and while usually I’m very motivated, there are days when I just don’t care! I run a lot so I’m not worried about exercise, but I love wine and cooking and it’s so easy to fall back into old habits.
I hate eating in front of other people! (Meaning, in class or meetings.) I always worry about crunching, plus I tend to bring food with very strong flavors.
Darn! I’d love to join you at Hog Day but I’ll be in Asheville this weekend for a family event. Next time! 🙂
I am proud of all you proud food bloggers. I am not fully closeted but I find it hard to tell people about it. Strange somehow. All my close friends and family know but I only told one or two people. NOne of my co-workers now. I am lame 🙁