Sometimes you have a great idea for a recipe and then when you try it just does not work out. I woke up this morning planning to make a Strawberries and Cream Oatmeal. I was going to make some oatmeal the usual way and then top it with some pureed strawberries. I expected the puree to be thicker but it was really watery. Maybe cooking the strawberries would have been better? I pictured creamy oatmeal with a ribbon of strawberry goodness but instead I got a watery strawberry oatmeal. I ate it any way and i jazzed it up with some trail mix and fresh strawberries.
Lunch was a real indulgence. Delicious but not something I eat every day. I had a ciabatta roll on which I put a very thin slice of ham and a thicker slice of honey roast turkey. I topped it off with a slice of provolone and put it under broiler. Unfortunately I put the other half of my roll next to my sandwich and rather than toasting it burnt. Luckily I just cut the burnt part off, which meant less calories and less bread so my stuffing could really shine. I also added some whole grain mustard and a bit of hot sauce.
The ciabatta roll was sooo good! They are from Trader Joe's and you must get some today (or make you own like Kath)!
For dinner I wanted something lighter so I had a ginormous salad.
On my salad I had: hardboiled egg whites, artichoke hearts, radishes, tomatoes, red peppers, kidney beans, red cabbage, cabbage and herb salad mix!
I topped it all off with a quick dressing of equal parts balsamic vinegar, olive oil, a splash of maple syrup and a squirt of whole grain mustard.