Tuesday Morning Mashup

by Christine on August 3rd, 2010

filed under Christine's Life Updates, Diet, Food, Nutrition

Good morning Revolutionists!

It’s another busy week chez moi.  It never slows down, but I hope it does soon because I’m starting to get really zapped on energy.  Tonight I’m meeting a girlfriend for a drink/appetizer and gabbing.  We are meeting at Ruby Tuesdays, which is great because they have their menu online and I can pre-plan what I want to order.  I’m always a sucker for guacamole, but the chips are a poor choice.  The Asian Dumplings would be low in calories, since they are steamed.  The avocado quesadilla sounds good, too, but only if I can share it with my friend. Hmm, the options!

random act of kindnessTomorrow my hubby and I are planning a random act of kindness for one of our neighbors and friends! The other day when we were hanging out, they said, “Ha ha, honey, do you remember what we used to eat all the time before we had kids?” They giggled like little kids themselves and reminisced about eating chicken patties with hot sauce and jalapeño peppers.  Well, we’ve latched onto this idea! We’re going to cook them their pre-kids meal, and set it up all romantic-like, with candles and sexy music! Then we’re going to order pizza for their kids, and we are going to babysit the kids for a while, while they get a little time to have a nice dinner together. I wonder when the last time they had dinner together, just the two of them? It had to have been a long time ago; they have three kids (10-15 year old, I think) so their scheduled keep them busy! I hope they like our surprise for them!  I need to go shopping for the ingredients tonight after work.

I need to do a little research about food/supplements/vitamins this morning. You see, I have this problem currently with bruises. I have no less than 12 bruises on my legs, and I have no idea where they came from. I have one bruise, on the back of my right calf, which is easily the size of a softball. It’s huge!  I’ve gotten four comments from people about the bruises, so I know they are noticeable. I have no idea why I’m bruising so easily, and I have no idea why I have so many of them. I suspect that because I am not eating a lot, perhaps I’m experiencing an iron deficiency? Does anyone else have any idea why I might be bruising?

I did a good job making healthy food choices yesterday. My day started off like normal: almonds for breakfast, a small can of Red Bull, some cucumber slices with ranch dressing for a snack. Lunch was just a tiny bit of leftover Chinese (nearly no rice; I got the chicken almond ding), and in the afternoon I had two crackers with a little peanut butter. When I got home, I got the urge to cook! I’ve been wanting to try a recipe by Shelly from The World According to Eggface.  Here is her recipe, although I made a few modifications:

Shelly’s Cheesy Onion Bites

1 Yellow Maui Onion, diced
3 Green Onions, diced
5 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup Italian Blend Cheese, shredded (Parmesan, Mozzarella, Romano blend)
1/4 teaspoon Dried Thyme
1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
a few twists of Black Pepper

Preheat oven to 350. Saute onions till golden, set aside to cool. Mix all ingredients together. Spoon into a lightly greased (Pam non-stick spray works great for this) mini muffin tin.

Bake for 30 minutes at 350. Let them cool a few moments they pull away and pop right out. Makes 24.

My version made 18 servings. I added more veggies to the mix (1/2 a yellow onion, ½ a green bell pepper, and about 7 mushrooms, all diced up) and I replaced the Italian blend cheese with some leftover cheddar cheese I had in my fridge. I calculated the calories this morning, and each little “mini-muffin” had 47 calories. What a great bargain! With the veggies and egg, it’s a great, healthy dish as well! I put the leftovers in the freezer and will pop them in the toaster oven in the mornings to reheat.

For dinner, I got creative again. I decided to use some of the onion and pepper that I had out and make shrimp skewers. I just bought these awesome jumbo shrimp at the market on Sunday.  I added just a little bit of pesto sauce on the top, then we grilled them (my hubby had a grilled chicken breast). I made four skewers, but I only ate two. Very yummy and light and very healthy!

Today I need to send an emailing apologizing to Jack for my very terrible behavior at the party on Saturday.  Although it was all in fun, and we were horsing around anyway, there was absolutely no excuse for my rotten behavior, and he certainly didn’t deserve to be on the receiving end of it. It’s been bothering me so much I hardly slept a wink last night, I kept dwelling on it and feeling quite awful about my behavior. I hope he knows that I feel sincerely, genuinely bad.  I hope I can make it up to him, maybe by taking them out to dinner sometime.

And speaking of bad feelings….I have written a very hard, deep blog post, that I think I will post tomorrow. I’ve been going back and forth about whether I really want to post it or not. It’s extremely personal, extremely hurtful to me, but if I’m being honest about my weight, and underlying issues, then it’s something that needs to come out. The problem is that the story I want to share is not flattering some a certain person, and I don’t want to hurt that person by posting the story. On the other hand, I want to be honest, with myself, and stop hiding from the things that have hurt me. I need to stop internalizing my inner pain. Now, I that person doesn’t read this blog, so it’s probably no big deal, but I’m still not sure if it’s right to post or not. Hmmm.  What do you think is appropriate?

Oh yeah, I ordered a new camera! It should be here on Thursday, so you only need to suffer through my bad Iphone photos for two or three days! The camera was nearly $250 cheaper than when we bought it in December!

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  • Allan

    Let me get this straight. Bruises all over your body, and your husband is not to blame. Maybe a trip to the Oncologist or at least a GP… Can’t hurt to find out …

  • http://imjustanotherfatgirl.blogspot.com I’m Just Another Fat Girl -jafg

    My Dear Christine,

    Please go to the doc about the bruises. One or two, here or there, maybe no big deal. But a softball size bruise and no drinking is involved…you should check with a professional.

    Your recipes made my mouth water! I can’t wait to try those egg bites!

    Regarding the personal post. If you believe it would be cathartic for you, you should post it. If you’re good enough with just having written it down, then don’t post it. Do what’s best for you. We’re supporting you regardless of your choice.


  • http://amandakiska.blogspot.com Amanda

    Can I be your neighbor? Please?

    I get bruises like that all the time – always have. Whenever someone notices one and asks me what happened, I respond, “It’s from where YOU kicked me!” Usually I have no idea where they really came from. I don’t worry much about it, but since it is something new with you, you should mention it to your doctor.

  • http://justquiteating.blogspot.com Debbie Lowe

    I agree with everyone else get your self to a doctor. Bruises can be nothing or they can be a sign of something serious.

    The egg bites look great, I am going to try them.

  • http://imjustanotherfatgirl.blogspot.com I’m Just Another Fat Girl -jafg

    Ya know. After reading the “First Wedding” post are some of these bruises from the pool fight? Perhaps, maybe, perhaps?



    • http://www.phoenixrevolution.net Christine

      Good thought, but unfortunately no. These bruises were there prior to the wedding and subsequent pool fight!

  • http://nwanonymom.blogspot.com/ Sarah

    I would definitely get the bruising checked out.

    Your friends are lucky to have you!

    Got my box from your closet today. Thanks so much! I can get into everything but the jeans already. So excited!


    • http://www.phoenixrevolution.net Christine

      YAY! I’m glad you got them! I’m sorry that it was so ridiculously late….I was worried that the clothes would be so late that they’d be big on you! Anyhew, I hope you like ’em! :-)

  • http://lessthanfat.blogspot.com Pam

    Oh how those Cheesy Onion Bites look so divine!!

    Oh and on those bruises I concur with everybody else. Get those check out.

    I nominated you for an award over at my spot. Check it out. http://lessthanfat.blogspot.com/2010/08/me-versatileim-one-trick-pony.html

  • http://drfattyfindsfitness.blogspot.com Ann

    I agree with everyone else. You should see your doctor. There are tons of reasons for bruising and you’ll need some labs to figure it out.

    • http://www.phoenixrevolution.net Christine

      Thank you very much Dr. Ann!! I have an appointment with my doc!

  • http://tracitreasures.blogspot.com/ Traci

    Those look so yummy. I wouldn’t be able to eat them because of the onion but seriously, if I saw that I probably would try it anyway. bad!

  • tracy

    you are one busy little lady! seems like your always having fun. sounds like a great plan that you and your husband have planned for your friends. egg things look yum. takecare

  • http://freckleonthenose.blogspot.com Freckle on the Nose of Life’s Complexion

    How nice of you to do something like that for your neighbors – I’m sure they will love it!

    Sometimes writing something hard/deep is enough, but sometimes you need to publish it, too. Go with your gut!

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