07/31/10 – Food

Breakfast – toast with peanut butter, cherries.

Snack – piece of angel food cake

Lunch – salad with tomato, cucumber, egg, and chicken. It was way too big and I didn’t finish it, but I did have a few crackers with chutney.

Supper – PF Changs frozen chicken fried rice and a Skinny Cow ice cream.

Regarding the angel food cake……………..I don’t normally purchase a cake unless I am having company, but I saw this cake at the bakery in our new grocery store in town. Angel food cake is one cake that is allowed on a diabetic diet, so I do allow myself to have a slice now and then. Because I did not have company coming, nor do I have the discipline to resist indulging in more than one slice, I cut up the whole cake and put the individual pieces in baggies for the freezer. It is much safer that way. Oh, and one thing I neglected to disclose – the angel food cake is chocolate! Soooooooo good. Since it is a fresh bakery product, there are no calories listed on the packaging so I am going to decide that there are no more calories than are in a normal white angel food cake. Please do not dispute this claim as I have made up my mind.

07/30/10 – Food

Breakfast – toast with peanut butter, cherries.

Lunch – very late for me – Subway tuna salad sandwich and a bag of Sun Chips. I was so hungry that I ate every last bite.

Supper – because I had such a late lunch, I was not hungry for supper, nor did I feel like preparing anything. Therefore I had a snack instead – cherries and a piece of angel food cake along with a glass of skim milk.

Purse Organizer Insert

At the last quilt shop I visited, I purchased a “Portapockets” pattern from Studio Kat Designs. I carry a rather large tote bag and am always digging in my bag for tissues or a pen or mints. I thought this organizer was a great idea for my tote bag.The pattern has LOTS of pieces and six pages of instructions. Since I have the attention span of a teenage gnat, I was soon out of patience for “lining A and Part #3 interfacing………”
After spending a good deal of yesterday wrestling with the instructions and the many, many pieces, I put the project aside. This morning I looked on the internet for purse organizers and found many, many choices, but my favorite was $24.95 plus shipping and handling. Now $24.95 may not seem like a great deal of money, but to a retired person on a fixed income a few of those $24.95 purchases add up quickly. Soon I find myself digging into the line of credit – no, no, no – not wise.

So I went back to my project and finished it without the help of the instructions. I just did my own thing. It is poorly constructed and the finishing is non-existent. However, it will reside in the depths of my purse and keep me a little more organized. That was the goal and the goal has been reached.

07/26/10 – Food

Breakfast – toast and an egg

Lunch – I had friends over for lunch and served two salads – a chicken salad and a pasta salad, plus deviled eggs and cheese stuffed celery, plus crackers, and a high calorie dessert with ice cream.

Supper – a salad potluck with friends – lots of good stuff all put into a salad, two kinds of bakery bread, plus a high calorie dessert.

I’m sure I gained at least 25 pounds today…………….. sigh……..

07/25/10 – Food

Breakfast – toast with peanut butter and a small amount of orange marmalade

Lunch – Cesar salad with chicken, biscuit

Supper – leftover carrots and mashed potatoes and a few spoonfuls of a cake I made for a luncheon tomorrow. Why did I sneak a spoonful? I have not made this cake before and I wanted to make sure it was cooked thoroughly. That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it.

07/24/10 – Food

Breakfast – toast with an egg, coffee, cherries

Lunch – shrimp/macroni salad, crackers & cheese, melon, sugar-free cookie

Supper – salad, carrots, mashed potatoes, WW fudge bar

Snack – almonds

Again, it was hot here today and even though I was in the cool basement, I was working hard and felt the effects of the hot weather. My “I’m full” level came quicker than usual.

07/23/10 – Food

Breakfast – toast with an egg, coffee.

Lunch – vegetable lo mein (at a restaurant) and one fortune cookie

Supper – BLT on whole wheat toast, Pringles chips, melon, Teddy grahams.

Snack – almonds.

It is hot, hot, hot here and I have not had much of an appetite today. I forced myself to eat breakfast, only ate part of my lunch (brought the rest home), but really enjoyed the BLT for supper as it felt like a summer-time meal. The melon was refreshing. It was ripe and juicy, but it did not have the sweet taste of a really good melon. I don’t seem to have much luck picking out good melons.