Welcome to the post competition/first Wednesday of offseason WIAW!
I’m pretty sure my love of mexican food is pretty obvious. My solution for pretty much all food is “tex mex seasoning and more hot sauce” so it should come as zero surprise to anyone that I’ve been having mexican food… with CHEESE.
Last night’s dinner was… you could say.. inspired by my outfit for the day.
Oh yes, the working girl’s muumuu. I’m still not feeling so hot in the stomach after my food poisoning so I feel about 6 months preggo with my belly. Enter the mexican style maxi dress. Hello comfy clothes (… that cost 6$!)
When I got out of the metro after a very long tough day at work I saw the SAQ… aka the booze store… and it was like there was no thought needed.
(… dont worry, it was confirmed if I had twitter open it’s not drinking alone.)
After that I got to work on dinner.
You can’t see the fine print, but they’re made with NINE WHOLE GRAINS.
That makes them healthy. Duh.
Once everything was ready I plopped some of the chips on a cookie sheet, topped them with the steak and some shredded montery jack cheese and popped them in the oven to melt the cheese.
Slid them onto a plate, topped with the roasted zucchini, the pile of peppers and onions, some smokey chipotle salsa and um yeah… devoured it.
Don’t forget the star of dinner!
Sadly the maritimer in me was highly shamed when I drank maybe a 1/4 of that and had to stop because I was feeling pretttttttty warm and fuzzy inside. *le sigh*
That’s what I get for not drinking for the better part of a year and a half.
Yesterday was totally NOT the same thing for dinner.
And just had a few chips on the side. Restraint… I oddly possess it. Who knew?!
This means I’m pretty far from my plate and even more likely to spill all over myself. Not pretty. Enter my solution.
Since I had salad for dinner… and come on, who really craves salad after eating excess amounts of salad post competition (obviously me, but that’s not the point).. I decided it was time to get to baking.
I decided to take Jessica’s recipe for giant rainbow cookies and um… pump it full of steroids.
Then I got to mixing and melting and… eating cookie dough.
And then the recipe calls for adding 1 cup of mini M&M’s. But no.. that just wouldn’t do would it? no no no. Never.
They weren’t flattening out at all… so halfway through I smooshed them down (and slightly flattened the other batches that went in) and voila!
Zero complaints from anyone (…. and 6 requests for the recipe. Just sayin!)
I can say from personal experience they are REALLY good with plain old vanilla Hagen Daaz and a ton of sprinkles.
Try it… you won’t regret it!
My eats have otherwise been pretty much normal, breakfast I have a little bit of a splurge with my multigrain st viateur bagels and a couple slices of turkey bacon (Presidents choice brand is TEN times better than butterball for you canadian’s out there!)
Oh how I’ve missed my maple syrup!
I’m pretty much back on a meal plan as of today… although my meals WILL be a bit different since I am now beginning “operation eat through my freezer/fridge/cupboards”. But variety is the spice of life right?!
What’s the best thing you ate this week!?
Mexican food?! Yay? Nay?! What’s your favorite!?!
…. anyone else a total wine lover?!