well, I end up the day still feeling achey. It's gonna be early bed for me tonight. I HAVE GOT to get some rest. Almost called in today, but Thursdays are easy going days for me so I ended up taking a couple of gentle walks and helping my client with lunch and just visiting with other clients and staff. Not strenuous at all so it was as close to resting as I could get and still get paid...
Got home with a move "The Secret Life of Bees" GOOD MOVIE!!! top notch cast including Queen Latifah, Paul Bettany, and Dakota Fanning among others...mostly rested and watched.
But I did do one thing: before going home, I went to Rita's Bakery and Tortilla Factory for fresh made corn tortillas, for making baked chips. Bought a pile of 90, thinking I'd make some chips with them and I did cut them in triangles and put some soy sauce and lime juice on them, and baked them.
Didn't bake em long enough, so they came out of the oven soft and warm and just lightly flavored, and man were they EVER good! Mrs Doodlepunk was right: these fresh made beat the store bought ones hands down. That little store will be my connection for fresh corn tortillas, and their prices on other things is quite competitive...
so, I cut 20 or so tortillas in quarters, put a little flavoring on them, and baked for-not-long-enough and was so hungry I couldn't wait for them to finish crisping, and just ate them...WOW! so delicious!
but here's where it gets really interesting: taking a page from my Fit for Life recipe book, I peeled and cut a cucumber into spears, and ate them with the tortilla triangles wrapped around them...mmm, good!
This is a good, pretty simple snack or a whole meal (as I also had two baked potatoes and some snap peas, it made dinner) I will eat this again, prolly for breakfast tomorrow!
As FFL has it, minus the mayo:
Alfalfa sprouts or lettuce, shredded
Seasoning such as Spike or Mrs. Dash
Peel cucumbers and cut into thin spears 5-6 inches long. Heat one tortilla in hot dry skillet, turning from one side to the other until soft, not crisp. Put 2-3 cucumber spears on one edge of the tortilla, top with sprouts or lettuce. Starting near the cucumber strips, roll tightly into a burrito.
My adaptation this evening was seasoned tortilla triangles, rather than seasoned cukes, and my seasoning was just soy sauce mixed w/lime juice. I imagine the cool cucumber and the warm soft tortilla could make a very yummy snack even with no seasoning, per se.
What else did I eat today...
Brekkie: oatmeal with a sliced banana; coffee
Lunch: split pea soup, two bowls; a few grapes from a co-worker
Snack: a nut bar on my drive home from work (I was SO hungry!)
Dinner: two baked potatoes, snap peas, and corn tortilla with cucumber.
exercise: nope My body is too achey. I'm listening to it!
Please, please Lord let it be a cleanse and not cellulitis or depression...PLEASE?
ooh, one other cool thing today: I watched a stealth bomber fly over, and then land at Hill Air Force Base (well, the landing strip is out of view, but I watched the approach) VERY cool. While out on one of the "gentle walks" I mentioned. I'm used to F-16's and F-17's but the Stealth is a rare sight indeed! Pretty nifty
ah, gonna hit the hay soon.
blessings to all a y'all