Spice’s Bites — Jan. 5th, 2010

by spiceaholic on January 6, 2010

Thanks for your supportive comments yesterday!  It helped put things into perspective.

If you’re looking for lots of pictures in today’s post, sorry to disappoint you!  🙂

Today was my first day back after having 5 days off.  I could easily have taken another 5 days off, but when you’re working as a contractor and getting paid hourly, not working = not getting paid.  But the good news is that is going to change!  More about that in a later post.

Despite my intention to get up early so I could get to work earlier than I usually do (between 9 and 9:30), I instead woke up around 4 or 5 and didn’t fall back asleep until an hour later and then ended up getting up later than my original set time.  Got that?  In other words, I ended up getting up at the same time I usually do and had to make a mad scramble out the door.

So instead of scarfing down my breakfast at home, I had to scarf it down at work since I was starving by then.  I had one of my beloved breakfast sandwiches and forgot about taking a picture until I was halfway done eating it.  By then it was all messy with the cheese and sauce dripping everywhere.  I spared you the gore.

Want to guess what I had for lunch?  Did you guess baked rotini?  WRONG! I know, what a surprise!  Instead, I had this:

You know, I have to say that it really isn’t that bad a picture, considering I took it on my phone.

I had packed a salad to go with whatever I decided on for my lunch entree. After lots of hemming and hawing this morning, I remembered we had some spicy chicken fillets in the freezer. And some spicy southwestern ranch dressing. Yum yum. This is the kind of salad I will gladly eat.

After eating, I ran some errands and popped into Kroger to pick up some emergency lunch items. Picked up some Morningstar veggie burgers and a few Lean Cuisines since they were on sale.

A couple hours later, I had one of these:

I don’t know about you, but when it gets to be late in the afternoon, I really need a good snack.  Something with substance.  Because I come in to work later,  I really need something around 4 to last me another few hours until dinner.  I’ve been trying to eat more protein at this time so it lasts me longer.  So around 5, I had this:

Not the best picture, sorry! This is the last of my pepperjack sticks, the rest of the hunk of cucumber I brought for lunch, and a few pita chips.  I’m afraid I didn’t endear myself to my coworkers when I brought in leftovers from our party on Friday — the key lime pie, vanilla creme cake, and a big old bag of pita chips.  Oh well.

I’m afraid I don’t have any dinner pictures either.  We were invited over to a friend’s house to watch Georgia Tech play in the Orange bowl and I didn’t really know any of the other people there so I didn’t want to take pictures of stuff.  They made homemade pepperoni pizzas.  The dough was from scratch — literally.  They actually ground their own flour!  It tasted pretty good!  One of the couples brought salad, another brought an appetizer (some kind of yummy cheesy & sausage-y dip), and we brought dessert.  I brought a chocolate bundt cake and an angel food cake — store bought, of course, since we were going right after work.  Sadly, Tech was losing from the start and Mr. Spice and I took off at half-time.  I had a slice of pizza, salad, a little bit of chips and dip, and a piece of angel food cake.

I just realized what time it is! It’s after midnight!  Way past my bedtime.   See you tomorrow!

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Priyanka January 6, 2010 at 11:19 am

You must be in food heaven with all the great food at the party. I am savoring a piece of pepper jack cheese as I am typing this comment 🙂

spiceaholic January 6, 2010 at 10:02 pm

I was! I need to stock back up on my pepperjack cheese, thanks for the reminder!

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