Wednesday, April 25, 2012
I did a very dumb thing this afternoon: I went to the market hungry... knowing that I was eating dinner alone, which means the menu is all mine.
I really enjoy the convenience of those little roasted chickens you can get at the deli, so I planned to get one of those and make 4, maybe 5, meals out of it while I'm home alone all weekend.
So I got the chicken, and then walked past the sushi counter on my way to produce, and then swung down the frozen foods isle, looking for blueberries, and over to diary for yogurt, milk and cottage cheese. All is right with the world right now.
I got home and put it all away around 5 o'clock, thinking I'd until my usual dinner time, 6:30 to eat.
Well, 10 minutes later I was back in the kitchen, hungrier than before, so I had a teaspoon of peanut butter, just to hold me over.
A1/2 hour later the chicken smelled good, so I ate one of the wings and a thigh, sharing just a little with my very patient and hopeful K9 companion. And the sushi was my favorite, crispy tuna...so I had 3 slices of that, knowing that it wouldn't be as good tomorrow as it was tonight. Did I mention the Summer Pasta salad that was strategically on display next to the roasted chickens? No? Oh,, we'll, ya, I got some of that too. A nice lite blend of bow ties, spinache, red onions and tomatoes....so I had a 1/2 cup of that to go with my chicken leg and sushi! then topped it all off with a glass of white wine, just for good measure!
So, I tallied it all up - chicken leg, tuna sushi, bow tie pasta salad, wine.... And came out within 1 gram of goal on my meal plan for today! One gram over on my fats (which I blame entirely on the reduced fat Jif!) I was also 21 grams short on carbs. It should be covered by the wine. Technically it is different in the purest nutritional sense...but the calories are the same...so I'll call it a wash.
The moral of this story is do not ever go shopping for food when you are hungry! It makes one do strange and unpredictable things! But in the end it was a very good dinner. I just hope I don't have indigestion late on.
gotta go, Big Bang Theory is starting!!