Saturday, July 16, 2016

How much sugar can one Bro eat???

I'm just trying to get rid of the donuts at this point, so I had one for breakfast this morning. 

But it's Saturday. You know that that means this wasn't my only breakfast. Oh no, of course not.

Ready, here it comes! The famous sequence of Market Breakfast Burrito pictures, with a little change in background scenery this week.

When we got home from the Market, I wanted some roast from last night.

It was interesting how the fat turned all white and stuff. But I scooped some out and warmed it up.

Sidney toasted a bagel and spread some cream cheese on it.

I couldn't let this happen without my input. Here is my damage:

And again, my weakness reared it's ugly little fat face.

For some reason, we had an abundance of egg whites, 12 to be exact. What to do...??

I cooked them with some onions and deli turkey then threw a bunch of cheese on top. I keep forgetting how good egg whites are (granted with all those toppings). But they are a lot lower in calories while still containing a decent amount of brotein. They're awesome!

Meanwhile, Sidney was doing her best to make sure that I abandon my cut altogether.

Naturally, I did this:

How am I supposed to resist this???

For dinner, I tried to go small.

I had a little bit of roast, some corn, and a single slice of bread with some butter.

I made a makeshift sandwich with the bread and roast. It was pretty good.

I also had some watermelon, hoping that it would take up some space in my stomach so that I wouldn't be as hungry and tempted by cookies.

Here comes the test...

Oh, yeah, about those egg whites. This is the reason we had those...

This time, I poured extra sugar on top hoping to get an extra thick caramel layer.

I don't know if you can tell, but that caramel layer is super thick. It was also super delicious!

As for the results of the test? Watermelon fails...

Watermelon fails hard...

Maybe I'll just have cheat month.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Cookies and Cake (And some meat)

I started my wonderful day off with a breakfast of champions. Ok, so it was just a brotein bar.

For lunch, while working on my weekly Western Civ reflection paper, I had a nice 4 servings of chocolate PB2.

I think I may have added slightly too much water, but it was good. It was a nice peanut butter soup.

Sidney then informed me that she is capable of making Sidney Cookies in our oven, which is a big deal because before now we had not been able to replicate her wonderful cookies anywhere else besides her parents' house. Well, that's all changed now. So when I got home, I found this in the fridge:

Naturally, I did this:

And with all the raw flour scares recently, this is a double whammy of raw eggs and raw flour. I felt fine after I ate it, so I must be alight.

It was then time to mow our giant yard. Seriously, our yard is not so much a yard as it is a vast expanse of green sea. It takes an hour and a half to mow it with a 54-inch mower going at questionably high speeds. But I like mowing, so it's all good.

About an hour in, Sidney got home and joined me in the mowing festivities. After we got done, we did some good old fashioned lawn mower street racing.

She's a bump-draft kind of racer, too. You gotta watch out, because she takes no prisoners.

To quell the hunger pains brought on by an hour of sitting on a lawn mower, I had a snack. Enjoy the preview of things still to come...

Now for the feature presentation. For dinner, we had a nice roast that had been slow roasting all day.

It had some potatoes, carrots, and onions thrown in with some onion soup mix thrown in for flavor.

Sidney had also picked up a loaf of sourdough from WheatFields. Looks like this will be a cheat day.

I chunked up the roast, but I made sure to leave the pieces really big, because there's nothing more satisfying than biting into a big ole hunk of meat.

Here's a better look at heaven:

All put together, our dinner was looking pretty great.

Sidney made some more fried apples, and I heated up some Ted Grinter Sweet Corn.

Now it was time for the bread consumption. I got out the butter dish and a stick of butter.

I started off with one piece.

For those of you with a keen eye, you may have noticed the plate of cookies that Sidney had just baked. Yeah, they were still warm, and they're my greatest food weakness. Today was definitely going to be a cheat day.

I started off with one.

And then I probably had 6 more, along with several more pieces of bread with butter.

Later, in an attempt to work off bit of those carbs, and actually more so because I like helping Sidney's dad out, I found myself in a field of sweet corn.

At one point, I even found a quadruplet ear. I'm used to twins and triplets, but this is ridiculous.

When I got back inside at Sidney's parents' house, I found this:

What looks like a chocolate cake is actually something much more. Chocolate, yes. But this is a zucchini cake. It tastes nothing like zucchini and everything like chocolate. The zucchini makes it super moist, though. I had to have a piece.

And with that, I was officially banned from eating any more today.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Leftovers are the Dinner Heros

Amid fears of being melted and cooked, my brotein bar was in a rather tight spot this morning. 

It made it out unscathed, however. Unless, of course, you consider being eaten a form of being scathed, in which case, it was heavily scathed.

I also had a pecan and a chocolate covered almond.

Sidney and I then went shopping for everything. We got, among other things, baking supplies for the day of baking cookies we still had ahead of us. When we got back, it was past my lunch time, so I hurriedly mixed together some Chocolate PB2.

This really is such a good snack, and maybe someday I'll actually put it on something instead of just eating it plain.

Or nah. After Sidney and I finished baking cookies, I had my afternoon snack.

She had a little Whoopie Pie frosting left over. It was too much to use, but not enough to save. You know what that means.

We also had our customary Frankencookie.

This week it was mostly Devil's Chocolate with a little Whoopie Pie and Chocolate Chip thrown on top.

As usual, we split it down the middle.

This week, it was severely undercooked. It was so undercooked that it barely kept its shape when I tried to lift it to my mouth. It was so soft and gooey that it wasn't so much a cookie but more like a cookie-ish pudding. But it was soooooo good! If I were making cookies only for myself, I would be tempted to bake them for only 5 minutes or so, just enough to melt the dough. Everybody loves cookie dough, after all, so why not warm it up a little?!

A little later, when I was taking some stuff out to the car, I spotted another lounging kitteh.

This cat seemed to be in no way bothered to do much of anything, choosing instead to enjoy some nice weather in the middle of the driveway.

Even later, for dinner, Sidney and I warmed up the leftovers of the previous week, with the addition of some famous Ted Grinter sweet corn.

There was a salad, again with some croutons and ranch.

I had the two remaining oven fried chicken thighs and a marinated chicken thigh, some mashed potatoes, some breakfast style potatoes, and an ear of sweet corn.

It was a really good dinner. And for dessert, I had another one of my 170 calorie doughnuts.

I will finish these things yet!