Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Sloppy Joe Slop Sloppy Joe

Happy Wednesday Everyone! It was kind of weird not blogging yesterday but it was also kind of awesome. I think this new 2-3 day a week thing is really going to be better for me and you.

Last night was recipe night:



It was Turkey Sloppy Joes & Cheese Fries. It may not look all that appetizing but it was delicious. I cut the potatoes in a fry shape and none of them were more than a half inch thick and I covered them in Olive Oil Pam, salt, pepper and in the end of their time in the oven, I sprinkled fat free cheese all over the top. It was SOOOOO good. They were crispy and spicy because I put so much pepper on them. The only tricky part was the cheese. Technically, the recipe called for low fat cheese but as usual, they didn’t have what I needed at Target so I got the Kraft fat free shredded kind and it’s pretty good I guess...better than any other fat free cheese but the only problem with fat free and low fat cheese is that it doesn’t melt. It makes me nervous because I put those potatoes with cheese on top in a 400 degree oven for several minutes and opened it up and the cheese looked like it just came out of the refrigerator. I mean...what the heck goes into this cheese to make it so resistant to heat? I’m just sayin’. The Sloppy Joes were also delicious. They were spicy with garlic, onions and premade Sloppy Joe mix. Overall, it was my favorite recipe meal yet...it was filling and I was still able to have a snack after I ate it. *Pats self on back.*

In other news, the Today Show ran yet another story on pre-packaged, lean, frozen meals this morning. Evidently, the FDA allows for a 20% margin of error on calories and fat in all nutrition facts. This is especially disturbing when you purchase Healthy Choice, Lean Cuisine & Smart Ones meals. Some of the content was actually lower but in most cases, you could be getting 3-10% more calories & fat in your meals. Smart Ones are the worst (of course) out of all of them for being wrong. One shrimp dish they used as an example had 350% higher fat than what was advertised. This is so ridiculous. Those percentages can really make a difference if you are counting calories and you eat a lot of these meals for a long period of time. Those companies that make these foods argue that no two pieces of meat are the same size and so what they do is take maybe 10 meals and average the nutrional data. I am thinking that I am going to try to wean myself off of those because a) I obviously know now that the nutrition facts may not be accurate b) they are all loaded with sodium and c) I’ve heard that the plastic that you cook the meals in is harmful to your body. I probably won’t cut them completely because they are so convenient but I’m definitely going to reduce my consumption.

Well, Nichole, Jordan & I are going to Buffalo Wild Wings for trivia tonight since Nichole will be moving to New York soon...we wanted to get in another trivia night or two.

It’s been a long day...I’m very up and down with my emotions at this point over lots of things...money, writing, past relationships and it has been a bit trying the past few days. I know I’m dramatic but I’m also instinctual so I hope that I’m making the right choices in life. I know that was random...lol...it just hit me.

I hope you all have a great afternoon!!!

“I should have known by the way you passed me by
There was something in your eyes and it wasn't right
I should have walked but I never had the chance
Everything got out of hand and I let it slide

Now I only have myself to blame for falling for your stupid games
I wish my life could be the way it was before I saw your face

You stole my happy, you made me cry
Took the lonely and took me for a ride
And I wanna uh-uh-uh-uh-uh-undo it
You had my heart, now I want it back
I'm starting to see everything you lack
Boy, you blew it, you put me through it
I wanna uh-uh-uh-uh-uh-undo it

Na, na, na, na, na
Na, na, na, na, na
Na, na, na, na, na, na

Now your photos don't have a picture frame
And I never say your name and I never will
And all your things, well I threw them in the trash
And I'm not even sad

Now you only have yourself to blame for playing all those stupid games
You're always gonna be the same and, oh no, you'll never change

You stole my happy, you made me cry
Took the lonely and took me for a ride
And I wanna uh-uh-uh-uh-uh-undo it
You had my heart, now I want it back
I'm starting to see everything you lack
Boy, you blew it, you put me through it
I wanna uh-uh-uh-uh-uh-undo it

Na, na, na, na, na
Na, na, na, na, na
Na, na, na, na, na, na

You want my future, you can't have it
I'm still trying to erase you from my past
I need you gone so fast

You stole my happy, you made me cry
Took the lonely and took me for a ride
And I wanna uh-uh-uh-uh-uh-undo it
You had my heart, now I want it back
I'm starting to see everything you lack
Boy, you blew it, you put me through it
I wanna uh-uh-uh-uh-uh-undo it

You stole my happy, you made me cry
Took the lonely and took me for a ride
Boy, you blew it, you put me through it
I wanna uh-uh-uh-uh-uh-undo it.” Undo It-Carrie Underwood

1 comment:

  1. A) That meal does look absolutely delicious. I want to come down for recipe night one week when you make something delicious! I miss your cooking.

    B) The pre-packaged food/calorie margin of error really stresses me out too! That is awful. I definitely think that should be better regulated and that the companies should be better about that. I just don't think that's right to basically lie about the nutrition facts.

    C) I'm super glad I got to see you last night and get to see you again this weekend.

    D) Just want you to know how much I love you and how awesome you are!!!

    E) Great song choice! It has been and will be stuck in my head for DAYS.

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