Butter me up

This is how I spent my day.

In front of my computer, reading for work. Not the way I had intended to spend my day. But when I opened my file to see what I needed to prepare, I realized one of the the things had over 100 pages to read. So I canceled all  my plans and I have been reading and reviewing things all day.

But this morning, I decided to try out my waffle iron again. The last time I used it, I tried to make buckwheat waffles. I like the buckwheat, cause it provides a bit more fiber and it more filling than a regular waffle. But I thought that it may have contributed to the long cooking time and doughy texture. So today I combined some buttermilk mix with the buckwheat mix.

They looked better and took less time to cook. I topped them with some Trader Joe’s pumpkin butter, some Maranatha Almond Butter and half a banana. Boy was I excited to eat them. And then I took the first bite, and what a disappointment. Doughy consistenty, no crispy edges. I only finished about half of one piece and couldn’t do any more. I ate off the bananas and the butter and tossed the rest of the waffles in the trash. So now I am going to investigate a new waffle iron. I like a thin traditional waffle rather than a belgian type. I have a little research to do.

The rest of the day was filled with nothing other than work. I took one excursion to the pet store. Fiona and Isaac would be rather hungry without it. And stopped at the drug store.

One of the things I struggle with in trying to lead a healthy lifestyle is time. I work long days – I’m usually at work by 7:30 and not home til after 7:00. So it is hard when come home hungry to not just want to throw something in the microwave and have dinner ready in 5 minutes. But today I tried to prep a little for the week. So I made some rice that I can reheat.

And for dinner I decided to make one of my vices from Trader Joe’s Mandarin Orange Chicken. YUMMY! Baked in the oven for 20 minutes and tossed in the sauce, it is cripsy and tangy. I love it. And I had forgotten how much I like it. I added some brown rice and some green beans and it made a perfect dinner. Now, back to the reviews.

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