Oh man, what a day. I felt so productive at work today. Maybe it was the coffee I allowed myself this morning? Despite my productive day, there were a couple of annoying parts.
1. My shoe broke! My Mary Janes have a button that holds a strap across the front, and found the button under my desk. Good thing the shoes were still wearable, otherwise my day might not have been so productive.
2. About 2 p.m., I decided to plug my phone in because it was low on battery. About 2:45, I thought to myself, “Maybe I should put it in my bag before I forget about it”. I decided I wouldn’t forget about it. Well, about 3/4 of the way home from work, I checked to see if I turned the ringer back on. But how can I check, when it’s still in MY OFFICE? Ughhhh, pregnancy brain. Because I can’t live without it, I drove back to work to get it. It’s only 10 miles and at 3:45, traffic is not that bad. But still, it was annoying. Also, I love I I blame “pregnancy brain”. What was my excuse before?
But enough about that, my phone and I are home and everything is great.
Let’s talk about how I did with veggies this week. For the most part, I have done a pretty good job of getting veggies in this week finally. I also had a few salads, something I haven’t wanted since becoming pregnant. Score! I didn’t entirely stick to my meal plan, but we mixed them around and only ate out once when I had no desire to cook at all. My big downfall this week was lastWednesday. Sometime around 2 p.m., I started having this intense craving. I couldn’t stop thinking about it. So, on my way home from work, I had to have it.
This is my embarrassing craving! This is the second time it has happened and my husband is grossed out by it. Before I became pregnant, I don’t remember the last time I wanted White Castle before midnight. But, what can I say? At least I don’t crave it every day. And fries count as veggies right? Don’t judge.
So, here is what my week in food actually looked like:
Monday-Vegetarian Chili with Sweet Potatoes
Tuesday- Chicken and Balsamic Peppers/Mashed Red Potatoes
Wednesday- White Castle- FAIL 😉
Thursday- Beef and Cabbage wraps
Friday- Whole Wheat Pasta, red pepper sauce, with red peppers,onions added – not originally on the menu but the snow kind of got in the way of things.
Saturday- Drew’s work party- Buffet- I actually stocked up on a salad and a lot of veggies- my downfall was probably the dessert table. It was fabulous! Chocolate chip cookies, chocolate truffles, chocolate cake. See a pattern?
Sunday- Walking Tacos
Monday- didn’t feel like cooking- Thai takeout- FAIL
Tuesday- Mac n cheese, asparagus, salad
Last night’s mac n cheese was fabulous! I found the recipe on Pinterest (big surprise there). Here’s the actual link for Slow Baked Mac n Cheese. I am a huge mac n cheese fan and a very tough critic. And this was yummy. A few changes I made: I used a 6 cheese Italian Blend Cheese, 2% evaporated milk, 1% milk, and whole grain pasta. And I definitely added the breadcrumbs.
I actually just had a little bit of leftovers to hold me over until dinner. I’m excited to try another new recipe; hope it turns out as good as the other new dishes I tried this week!