Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Days 482 - 485

Day 482 - Grilled cheese sticks, peppers, tomatoes, pizza sauce, clementines, chocolate covered craisins and some "trail mix" of Brownie Gold Fish and coconut chips.

I have chicken salad with melba snacks, coconut chips and a clementine.

Day 483 - Pretzel Dog bites. I saw these on Pinterest and had to make them.  Well I sort of made them.  I was lazy and used pizza dough that I had on yourself a favor....make the dough.  Pizza dough is a bit too chewy.  Delicious, but chewy!  D also has ketchup for dipping, peppers and tomatoes, grapes and trail mix of almonds, coconut chips and chocolate chips.

I have pretzel dog bites too with some of the beer cheese which was amazing!  I also have grapes, a clementine and trail mix.

Day 484 - Lunchmeat "sushi", trail mix, grapes, peppers and tomatoes, trail mix.  D is on some medication that has decreased her appetite.  Lots of food has bee coming home.  I thought if I put it in a smaller container it would be less overwhelming and she may eat more....didn't work...lots of food still came back home.

I had pretzel dogs again because I was really the only one that liked them and I had a ton left to eat...I guarantee they would have been a bigger hit if I had used the dough in the recipe.

Day 485 - D has a ham sandwich decorated with cheese, some peppers, Brownie goldfish, clementine and chocolate covered Craisins.

I had soup so I didn't take a picture of it.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Day 481

Day 481 - Leftovers!  D has leftover pizza, rainbow sweet bell peppers, an orange and some cinnamon graham crackers.

I have leftover chicken, some melba toast, cottage cheese and an orange.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Days 479 and 480

Day - 479 Ham sandwiches.  I cut out some mini ham sandwiches and decorated them with cheese stamped with a rubber stamp and food coloring.  D also has tri-colored sweet bell pepper slices, an orange and a cherry/dark chocolate rice crispie treat.

I have leftover grilled pork tenderloin, a soft pretzel, an orange and a piece of chocolate.

Day - 480 Today D has lunch meat sushi (ham, chicken, string cheese and bell pepper strips), bell pepper slices, dill pickles, an orange, some cinnamon graham crackers and a piece of candy.

I have an italian cold cut spread wrap with some Bugles, an orange, cinnamon graham crackers and a piece of candy.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Day 478

Day 478 - More leftovers!  Today D has meatballs, broccoli, string cheese, mini bell peppers, pizza sauce for dipping, clementine, blueberry almonds and a cherry/dark chocolate rice crispie treat.

Today is a 1/2 day at school.  Since I'll be coming home early I'll just eat lunch when I get here but the kids do eat lunch at school.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Day 475 - 477

Day 475 - Turkey sandwich, colby/jack cheese kabobs, corn chips, chocolate covered craisins, reese's and a clementine.  I cut the sandwich with a FunBites Cube It.

I have my Italian cold cut spread with soft pretzels, chocolate covered craisins with pistachios and a clementine.

Day 476 - Breakfast for lunch!  Blueberry pancakes, sausage, syrup, clementine, chocolate covered craisins and a cherry/dark chocolate rice crispie treat.

I have cold cut roll ups, coconut yogurt, clementine and a peanut butter brownie.

Day 477 - Leftovers!!  Breaded chicken strips, grilled green beans, bbq sauce, apples, and a small piece of candy on top of a rice crispie treat.

I also have leftover chicken, grilled green beans some mustard dipping sauce, clementine and apple.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Day 474

Day 474 - Tuna, soft pretzels, clementine, chocolate covered Craisins, raisins and pistachios.   For D's tuna I just add a small amount of mayonnaise and a hefty spoon full of dill pickle relish.

My lunch is similar except instead of tuna I have Italian Sub cheese ball.  I am obsessed with Italian cold cuts and pepperonici lately.  I didn't have enough cold cuts to make a calzone so in my food processor I pulsed a couple slices of ham, salami, pepperoni and provolone until it was finely chopped.  I moved that to a mixing bowl.  Then I put in about 5 pepperonicini with stems removed and finely chopped those.  I mixed all of that in with just enough cream cheese to hold it all together.  It still wasn't spicy enough for me so I added a heaping spoonful of crushed red pepper (sub sandwich style not dried).  I used a knife to spread it on my pretzel....AMAZING!! I think I would make this for a party...You could form it into a ball and roll it in crushed garlic croutons or maybe parmesan ones!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Day 473

 Day 473 - Today D has leftover Chicken Parmesan casserole, garlic bread, a clementine and some almond cookies.

I have cottage cheese, italian cold cut roll ups, a clementine and grilled green beans.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Day 472

Day 472 - I'm ready for Spring!  I know I shouldn't be wishing my life away but I really hate being cold.  I absolutely live in the wrong place!  It was 60 here yesterday and today it is 12.  How does that even happen??  LOL  D has turkey sandwiches with cheese decorations.  I just used food coloring on a rubber stamp.  She also has strawberry short cake goldfish and a clementine.

I have an Italian cold cut wrap, peanut butter brownie, a couple of goldfish and a clementine.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Day 471

I'm baaaack!!  So much has happened since I last posted.   I will post D's lunch but today's post isn't really about lunch it's about getting back in the saddle.

The picture is awful but for lunch today D has breakfast!  Blueberry pancakes, breakfast sausage patties, syrup, clementine and a peanut butter brownie.

The holidays are always a crazy busy time and seems like a good time to take a blogging break. So even though I hadn't actually planned a break, life took over and decided that I should take a break.   The week before Thanksgiving we lost our beloved Kane.
It was sudden, unexpected and completely devastating.  It was really hard for my husband and I but it was unbearable for D.  She has never known a life without Kane.
I wanted to wait to get another dog.  I knew we "needed" one.  We are a dog family.  Our dogs are our kids and do everything with us.  I held that stance until the first time that I had to be the first one into the empty house.  NOPE...did not work for me at all.

So enter....

It has only been a little over a week.  We got him the day after Christmas.  He has brought some life back into our home.  We are looking forward to many years and many adventures with him.  I am also looking forward to getting back to my routine and today's post is step one!