Friday, June 22, 2007

Eat fresh (assuming fresh means soaked in vinegar and on kind of stale bread)

Some pretty intense thunderstorms came through Iowa City last night, and showers continued until sometime this morning, so tennis was not played. Which was fine with me, we were going for a 9 AM start time, and I'm not sure if I would've been functioning that well at that time. I was up way too late watching/listening to the storms, so I didn't get much sleep. Sleeping in until 10:30 definitely helped that out, though.

I've been trying to eat more at home instead of going out for food, both to save money and eat healthier foods. Not that falafel is unhealthy, but double cheeseburgers are. So for the past few days I've cooked up some ground turkey that I had in the freezer, and made various dishes with it. With the first pound, I just put it on sandwiches (toasted Jewish Rye bread is AMAZING) with some sauteed mushrooms and a little bit of mayo. These were surprisingly good, and very filling. Today I made some noodles, tossed them in olive oil, and then added the ground turkey with some more sauteed mushrooms. (I've been going through kind of a mushroom kick, too.) I feel that these are at least semi-healthy, granted the mushrooms are cooked in butter, but the turkey is lean, and noodles are always good for you, unless you're on some stupid low-carb diet. (disclaimer: low-carb diets are not necessarily stupid. If you're on one, good for you!) So that's basically what I've been eating lately, and I feel pretty good about it.

Dinner last night was Subway with my dad. One of the worst Subway experiences I've ever had, neither of the girls working gave the impression that they knew what they were doing, and seemed less "Sandwich Artists" than "sorta dumb girls handling my food". I asked for a little vinegar and oil on my sandwich. The girl putting it together did ok with the oil, but paused for a split second in one spot while applying the vinegar, so I had a rather strong-tasting spot. Not really a great surprise. For both our order and the guy's order before us, there was a lot of confusion at the register as to how to properly ring up the food. Don't they have buttons for these things? (Although I will admit that we just got new registers at my job, and I'm struggling to catch on. All of the numbers changed and everything, and they have touch-screens now that are hyper-sensitive so it sometimes registers a button when the finger is hovering above it. Kind of a neat trick to do sometimes, but it gets frustrating when you don't intend to do it. One guy, an 82-year-old who had been the longest-tenured employee in the whole company, worked at our store, but quit this week expressly because of the new registers. These Subway registers, however, were your standard generic cash registers.)

Now, I'm going off to say hi to my mom since she's working today. I don't think I've seen her since Mother's Day, even though she works here in town about 3 days a week. So I'm off, probably for the weekend. Hope everyone has a good one.

1 comment:

Heather said...

Ugh, I've also been trying not to eat out as much...for the same reasons. But, weekends don't count! hahaha :)