Picking a Band – Need Your Opinions!!

Workout and Dinner

After some p90x plyometrics I made a really quick and easy stir fry dinner with the last of my block of tofu.  Looks like my experiment is coming to an end…oh well…I’ll find a new ingredient…

Quick and Easy Tofu Stir Fry

I sauteed minced garlic and ginger in olive oil until fragrant then added about 1/2 of a small bag of veggie stir fry, a little bit of low sodium soy sauce and cooked until veggies were crisp.  I then  added the tofu and cooked until heated through and voila!

Picking a Band

Ok, so my biggest concern right now is picking the bomb band for our reception.  I don’t know if any of you reading have heard the following bands play, but if you have PLEASE comment and let me know your thoughts.  A good band is a part of our wedding that’s really important to both of us.  I prefer horns, wardrobe changes and high energy.  Some options are:

I can’t wait to get this part of the planning nailed down…it will put me at great ease in the wedding department.  I haven’t personally heard any of them though, so this is where y’alls opinions will help me a TON.  Preesh.

Backyard Construction Update:

wall down by the lake

I got curious about what’s going on down by the lake so I walked down there this afternoon.  Apparently they are building another wall.  John better thank me for this next pic because I had to do some minor climbing through lovely red mud to get down the daggum mountain.

view from the steps that are half missing

I’m going to bed early tonight…toots!

Eggplant for breakfast? Eggalicious.

I currently have 4 fresh, local eggplants and really want to use them before they go bad (plus I only have 2 days to cook at home before heading to the coast again this weekend). SO, I have been trying to figure out how to eat this strange spongy veggie for dinner AND breakfast.  I’m not really sure why an eggplant is called an eggplant, but it did give me the idea to serve them with my eggs this morning.  My creative juices were flowing at 7:00am when I made this Eggalicious Breakfast:

Eggalicious Breakfast

Ingredients:

  • 2 egg whites
  • EVOO
  • fresh cracked pepper
  • tiny bit of crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 eggplant, sliced 3/4in thick
  • a few grape tomatoes, halved
  • a little bit of minced garlic from the jar
  • a few chopped fresh mint and basil leaves
  • some organic 100% whole ground golden flaxseed meal – my favorite kind:

    rich in omega 3 fats and fiber

Directions: 

  • Heat about 1 tbsp of EVOO in nonstick pan over medium
  • Drizzle a little bit of EVOO on both sides of the eggplant slices (don’t use too much because it will completely absorb what you use…I just wanted them to have something for the flaxseed meal to stick to) then dust both sides with flaxseed meal
  • Throw “breaded” eggplant into the pan and fry for 4 minutes on each side – or until golden brown and tender

    fry like bacon little eggies

  • Flip them over and add the tomatoes and garlic to the pan to cook for another 4 minutes (or less, and be sure to move around the garlic and tomatoes so they don’t burn)
  • Take everything out of the pan and put on a plate
  • Turn the heat down, spray the pan with PAM, and pour in the egg whites. 
  • Season with fresh cracked pepper and scramble (this shouldn’t take long at all) 
  • When almost cooked, add a few crumbles of feta and the fresh mint and basil
  • Put it on the plate with the rest and voila!

I actually ended up slicing the eggplant and mixing it all together to throw in a cup and eat on the way to work….it wasn’t pretty, but it was such a good breakfast.  Full of protein, fiber, omega 3 fats.  It also had so much flavor from the garlic, mint, basil and feta. 

eggalicious mess

Lunch wasn’t as exciting, but it was good!  I made a Flatout turkey wrap with arugula and yellow mustard to eat at work. 

flatout turkey and arugula wrap

Planning on enjoying a run and some power yoga after work today, but we shall see how that goes.  I really want to finish posting about last weekend…catch ya later.