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Final Day of Countdown ... Thank Goodness

August 23rd, 2016 at 01:12 am

Tonight is the last night I can't take anything for my allergies other than nasal spray or icy hot. Thank goodness for that, because after four days of not too bad, today it got miserable. Just have to get through the morning tomorrow, and then can take my allergy meds again!

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I worked Sunday from 5 to 9 p.m. at the local university's welcome celebration event. A dispatcher and I passed out tons of route maps and hand sanitizer, and answered a few questions.

It was fun about the first 2 1/2 hours ... then I was just tired and hungry and wanted to go home and see DH. Thankfully Jimmmy Johns came by with free 1/4 sandwiches - turkey, ham, and veggie! So that gave me a little boost of energy.

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I completely overslept on Sunday, (took a nap before going to event) and did not get any veggies cut up. Tonight was exhausted and stressed from work, and so did not feel like cutting veggies.

So ... went to Russ's and bought a couple packages of pre-cut veggies. Made a sauce of olive oil, paprika, tumeric, salt and garlic, and roasted them for 30 minutes.

(mushrooms, asparagus, rainbow bell peppers, onions, red potatoes, zucchini, etc)

Here's what it looked like in the pan:

Tomorrow I WILL cut up some of the stuff I bought on Saturday night.

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Hubby is doing really well with his eating I think. Not perfectly, but baby steps, right? I'm really quite proud of him. I think he has taken it to heart where I've said before that he needs to figure out changes he can actually live with long term - not just things that work short term. (I've REALLY been trying to keep my mouth shut and let him work it out on his own ... other than just making sure the fridge/counters are stocked with fruits and veggies .. Smile )

Now I just need to do as well with staying away from soda and chocolate ...

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The groceries I bought today (pre-cut veggies and a couple packages of firm tofu) cost about as much as our two entrees from the local Chinese place last night. (Which gave us enough for two meals each ... DH commented that the rice (white) just didn't stick with him as well as the meal of roasted veggies/tofu/cauli rice ... don't think I;ll ever get him to eat brown rice, but this is an amazing admittance!)

10 Responses to “Final Day of Countdown ... Thank Goodness”

  1. Jenn Says:

    Your veggies look scrumptious!!

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Thanks Smile 3o minutes at 400 is much better than 40 minutes at 400 ... Smile (I slightly overcooked a batch before ...just slightly ...)

  3. ceejay74 Says:

    FT, can you get nutritional yeast at any of your local stores? It's one of the most magical flavors to me and it's loaded with vitamin B12. You can make sauces with it and all sorts of good stuff. Anyway, coating tofu in it before you bake or fry it (mixed with herbs or whatever) makes it super duper yummy. (It's also great sprinkled on popcorn; everyone I know loves my popcorn and that's my secret!)

    Just thought of it because I saw you bought tofu. Smile Also, if you have any Asian grocery stores in your city, you might want to check tofu prices, because when we get ours there it's about 40 cents cheaper per package. Smile

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Ceejay - I do have NY! I didn't think about coating tofu with it! I wonder if DH would go for that flavor ... hmm... The tofu I got was $2.99/pkg - we do have some Asian stores around - I should check and see if I can get a better price. Smile

  5. My English Castle Says:

    Yum!

  6. ceejay74 Says:

    Here's a really easy recipe we love: https://www .downtoearth.org/recipes/entrees/mock-turkey-cutlets

  7. ceejay74 Says:

    This is a staple in our household, but the breading has a lot more ingredients than the one I just posted. (Note I use a lot more than 1 T of olive oil to fry them though; you probably could but it wouldn't have that southern fried feel to me! Big Grin )

    http:// veganyumminess.blogspot.com/2009/05/southern-fried-tofu.html

  8. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Glad you at least got four good allergy free days!

  9. rob62521 Says:

    Sorry your allergies came back with a vengeance; hope your tests went OK. Bet you are glad to be able to take your allergy meds again.

  10. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Thanks all.

    DH ate the veggies while I was at work today and told me he had wondered if I'd added any salt to them. Oy! I have to hope he was trying to pull my chain .... He'd probably have LIKED the baked potato I got at an Outback Steakhouse years ago (WAY oversalted)...

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