28 02 2010

Hi Guys!

Heat update: A guy from the oil company showed up and we apparently had a pipe that was clogged.  Now that we know how to look for these things, we can hopefully avoid having to call in the future.  So many little tricks you learn being a first time homebuyer!  Luckily, maintenance like that is covered in our basic plan, so no charge.  Woo hoo!

Hope everyone had a great morning :grin:   By the time I got home from church, I was soooooooo ready to eat lunch.  Mr. KD was having leftover pizza from last night.  I tried to not even SMELL it, so I wouldn’t be tempted to indulge in any.  It didn’t work. :sad:   I saw it.  I smelled it.  I wanted it. :shock:

BUT, I decided to take the time to make myself an egg salad sandwich instead.  I know I just had eggs this morning, but I rarely ever eat egg salad because I don’t feel like preparing it at night for the next day to take to work.  On the side, I decided to have a salad to allow some greenage back into my life after my carb and sugar overload last night. 

As I discussed this morning, my grocery shopping this week was less than stellar.  After deciding I wanted a salad, I opened the fridge to see my veggie choices, which consisted of  – well – lettuce :neutral:

I had to improvise and ended up tossing on some dried cranberries, goat cheese and walnuts.  I decided to toast the walnuts first, which I’m generally too lazy to do.  I know that sounds really bad, but I never want to dirty a cookie sheet just for a handful of walnuts!  And then it came to me.  Duh!  I could use my toaster oven.  Aren’t toaster ovens da bomb?  Seriously, if you’re still using a regular toaster, you don’t know what you’re missing!  I toasted those Bad Larrys for about 10 minutes at somewhere between 275 – 300 degrees (hard to tell on a toaster oven). 

HOLY SMOKES!!!!!!!!!!!!  YUMTASTIC ALERT!!!  I don’t think I’ll ever put walnuts on my salad EVER again unless they’re toasted!!  They were SO good!!!!

Egg salad was made with one egg, one egg white, about a tbsp. of light mayo and a small drop of dijon mustard.  S&P too, of course.

The finished product:


I also drizzled the salad with a little of this Naturally Delcious Light Raspberry Vinaigrette.  It is sweetened with fruit juices, as opposed to HFCS or added sugars.  And it’s delish!

Hope you are all enjoying your Sundays before the start of another work week.  Mr. KD and I are anxiously counting down the moments until the Men’s Ice Hockey finals between the US and Canada!!  Hoping to see a great game and see the boys take home the gold!

Say it with me: USA!  USA!  USA! 

Until we eat again…