Monday, 14 November 2011

Shelves stocked for Thanksgiving

smoothie in a martini glass
In the vitamix:
  • Cup of soy milk
  • cup of mixed frozen mixed berries 
  • frozen banana
  • tablespoon chocolate protein powder
  • agave nectar for sweetness
  • Toppings: muesli and dark chocolate chips
Smoothies are perfect for when I feel like I've been eating like crap and want to get some extra vitamins and nutrients into my body. 
T made us a delicious whole wheat spaghetti dinner on Sunday night. If there's been a significant craving during my pregnancy besides chips and pretzels, it would probably be anything tomato based. I've eaten tomato based things numerous times during these last three months. After dinner, we stayed up watching the Bears game. By the end of the third quarter, at 37-6, we decided to hit the hay. Thank heavens for NFL game pass!
eggs, toast, and grapes for breakfast yesterday. Yum, I love the combination of hummus and eggs together!
We also got some of our Thanksgiving groceries delivered yesterday. Our shelf is now stocked with pumpkin until next week next year. Unfortunately, Ocado didn't deliver some crucial items that I ordered like french onion topping for our baked green bean casserole, and tried to replace frozen roll out pastry crust for an actual keebler pre made crust. Oh, and they tried to give me some crap marshmallow replacement, which I immediately sent back!
sigh.. at least they didn't forget these! Ocado had a special section online for Thanksgiving goodies, and I was excited to see American things like Aunt Jemima, Kraft, Campbell's soup (which they ALSO gave me a substitute for!), and actual graham crackers (they don't sell graham crackers here in the UK).  Hopefully things will come back in stock in time for next week's festivities!
I made a weak imitation version of green bean casserole without the french onions mixed in. It was pathetic but surprisingly tasty! All I did was mix cream of mushroom soup, 1/2 cup milk, black pepper, soy sauce, and pre boiled/cooked trimmed green beans and put it into the oven to heat up and bake a bit more together for about 20 minutes.
I also seasoned this turkey breast with following seasonings and baked in the oven for 20 minutes.
  • sea salt
  • black pepper
  • garlic powder
  • soy sauce
  • cayenne pepper
Mmmm.. what a delicious lunch!
the turkey was very flavorful, moist, and spicy just how I like it! :-)

I spent most of the afternoon preparing my Biology in class essay and late in the afternoon, made some pumpkin bread. 2 cans down, 3 to go! I better make sure to save some for next week's pumpkin pie. Or...just order some more cans. Pictures to come later..