Work efficiency picked up a bit in the afternoon hours 🙂
I snacked on a new bar during my conference call – ProBar’s Fruition Cran Raspberry.
Apparently there was a request for a smaller size Probar for snacking and this is it! 1.7 ounces, 160 calories, 4 grams of fiber, this guy is made from smooshed fruits, oats, cashews, and chia seeds. It was sweeter than LaraBars and not as crumbly. More like Clif Nectar bar, but not as flavorful. It got a thumbs up in my book!
When 6PM arrived, I was so glad to have dinner already prepped! We ate early to accommodate the Baker.
I bought a big slab of salmon at Costco last week and cut it into pieces, wrapped them and froze them. Here are the two I took out to thaw last night.
Today I sprinkled them with kosher salt, smothered them in some Fortnum and Mason Honey Mustard (a thick layer), drizzled with honey and then pressed on some coffee-grinder ground pumpkin seeds!
400* + 19 minutes =
The honey mustard addition was awesome!! This mustard has big mustard seeds throughout and wasn’t too sour, so it was perfect on the salmon. Loved the pumpkin seed addition too. This would work with any nuts or seeds.
The only drawback was the salmon itself. It’s the kind I hate! I made sure to get Wild Alaskan and I think it was Sockeye. My best guess is that freezing it just ruins the texture because it was tough, but I may have overcooked it? It’s SO PINK that it looked raw to me when I tested it at 15 minutes. It was tough like eating chicken – nothing like Karen’s salmon at Zocalo!
We had a massaged kale salad on the side. A big bag of kale, washed and torn, and then massaged for 1 minute in 2 tsp olive oil, the juice of 1 lemon, salt and a drizzle of honey. I tossed in some maters and let it chill for a few hours.
And we also ate up our leftover potato salad –
Did I mention that we’re doing another $100 a month grocery challenge?? We overspent last month, so we’re on cut back this one. With vacations every weekend, it should be a realistic goal to meet, although we spent $37 in week 1!! That only leaves $20 for the other 3 weeks…..we’ll see how we do!
After dinner I watched A Room With A View (the Masterpiece one), which I got from Netflix! Larbs and I used to watch the old one when we were little at my grandmother’s house. We loved the skinny dipping scene! I was disappointed that this version was blurred out 😉 I watched with a cup of tea –
2 hours after dinner my stomach was about to growl!! I had a delicious new kind of muffin from Great Harvest – Banana Chocolate Chip (just a piece of the top – it was huge!) and a glass of milk. It was like being a kid again 🙂
I’m off to bed early because I’m going into work by 8 to sit in on two consultations!