I opened at the coffee shop today so my day got off to an earlier start than usual this Wednesday. As Lynda may have mentioned in one of her WIAW’s, I tend to eat a little bit more on days that I open. This is probably just because I am awake for more hours or it could be because of all of the delicious pastries we have at work that are a constantly tempting me! Overall, I enjoyed all of my food today and I am especially proud of the dinner I made tonight, but we’ll get to that in a bit. 🙂
At around 6:30am I made myself an Americano with one raw sugar and some half and half. I brought some Kashi Go Lean Cereal (Cinnamon Crumble flavor) and a banana for my breakfast. I sliced up the banana and ate it in my cereal. I think this is my new favorite cereal and with 10 grams of protein it is actually somewhat satisfying unlike other cereals.
A few hours later I ate a mandarin orange that I brought from home. Around 10am I bought myself a bran muffin from work to eat. These muffins are soooo delicious. We order these from a local bakery and some of our customers are just crazy about these things and I totally understand why! They have carrots and raisins in them. They are not overly sweet like most of the other muffins we have…they’re just perfection.
I knew I wanted to eat the rest of the leftover pork tenderloin I had made the night before for dinner for my lunch today. I wasn’t sure what to do with it, so I just microwaved it and made a sandwich with it. It was actually better than I expected it to be. The sandwich has a little bit of mustard and a slice of muenster cheese. I decided to slice up about half of a cucumber to make a quick little cucumber salad to go with it. I kind of just made something up for this. I sliced my cucumber and let it soak in a mixture of white vinegar, water, salt, pepper, and a little bit of sugar. It was tasty! I also had some water with my lunch.
Around 4pm I wanted something sweet so I made myself an iced chai tea latte. I made this with the Tazo chai tea concentrate and organic 1% milk. I’ve talked about this stuff before. Yum yum!
Now on to the dinner that I am sorta, kinda, very proud of! 😛 I made steak…and it was actually GOOD! Yay! Don’t ask me what kind of steak. I don’t even remember and the package is in the trash and I don’t want to dig it out. It was nothing expensive, not a sirloin. I don’t know?
I pulled out my McCormick Montreal steak seasoning and saw a recipe on the bottle for a marinade, so I followed that recipe. It was really simple. It was some olive oil, a little soy sauce, and the Montreal seasoning. I let the steaks sit at room temperature in the marinade for around 30-45 minutes. I then heated a skillet on high with a little vegetable oil in it. I put my steaks in and cooked them until almost done and then added about 1/2 tablespoon of unsalted butter to the pan. I cooked this for myself and my boyfriend and I got his steak perfect…those were his words, not mine!! It was cooked just the way he likes it. Mine was a thinner cut and it cooked a little faster and was therefore a little more done than anticipated, but the flavor was excellent. I am only this excited because this was essentially my first (maybe second) time cooking steaks on the stove and it turned out really well. That doesn’t happen all that often with me.
In addition to the steak, that I won’t shut up about, I had green peas (the kind in the steam fresh microwave bag) and a sweet potato with some cinnamon and butter on top. My boyfriend isn’t a big fan of sweet potatoes (which I find difficult to accept at times haha) so I made him some organic yukon select frozen french fries from the brand Alexia. I tried a couple also just to see how they were. I have tried the sweet potato fries from this brand, but never the regular fries and I think both kinds are really good. I like that these are organic also! Lastly, I had water with my dinner.
That is all of my delicious food for today. I am just sitting here drinking water and thinking about eating one of my little mini Hershey’s dark chocolate with almonds bars. Seems like a good idea! Hope you guys have a good rest of the week.
Bows and Arrows,