Tonight for dinner I made mussels and broccoli over spaghetti in a garlic butter sauce. I wish I could say I bought the mussels fresh but I’m not that adventurous yet ha. I bought these frozen and they came out great. They were actually flavored butter garlic already but I made additional butter garlic sauce for the pasta and some broccoli for good measure. It really came out great! The boyfriend and I devoured it. I would buy these mussels again for sure, especially because they have other sauces. I might even venture out and try fresh ones some time. So anyway, tonight I need to finish up my rough draft for my patient clinical seminar and then do some studying for my Clinical Medicine infectious disease exam on Friday blahh. Oh and did I mention I have to see a patient tomorrow as well? Always soooo busy!
Today for lunch I made mini cheese pizzas out of english muffins with sauce/cheese, baby carrots, and an apple. We have lunch at 11am today which I always hate. I really hate eating anytime before noon but I can’t really wait since I present around 12:20ish. Oh well, I will deal haha. Sooo I am super excited to share that the boy officially got a job!!! He has been looking for a while and he finally found one that is the perfect fit for him. I am beyond proud of him because he totally deserves it and is going to be great :D Congrats again!! He is heading home to visit with his parentals for a while tomorrow so that gives me lots of time to get ahead with school stuff and some other things. Life has been good lately, hope it stays that way!! Hope everyone has a tremendous Tuesday! Tomorrow is halfway through the week yayyyy!
This morning for breakfast I am having a bowl of Kashi honey cinnamon instant oatmeal with banana slices. As a child, I ate oatmeal pretty frequently and I always loved a cut up banana in it. I haven’t had this in ages so I was pretty excited when I thought of it today. It’s sooo tasty! Soooo I have my pharm IRAT/GRAT at 8am on HIV treatment guidelines and I’m thinking it won’t be too bad. I feel like the material is pretty straight forward so hopefully the quiz will be too. Then I have pharm lecture, lunch, and my genetics presentation. I didn’t really go over it much, but I think I will glance at it this morning during class. Three groups present today and I’m the middle one which I kind of like. I hope my class is all ready to learn about hemophilia A :D
Homemade Beef Chili January 30, 2012
Tonight for dinner I am having a bowl of homemade beef chili. I made this a few weeks ago and froze individual containers for days such as these so it is always nice to have something on hand. I actually wasn’t planning to go grocery shopping until the weekend but my roommate’s had their tub reglazed over this afternoon and the guy was starting to spray the horrible stuff basically when I got home from school — so inconvenient. He basically told me I had to leave because the fumes would be so bad, so I left for what I thought would be an hour, and then my roommate told me he told her 2 hours. Anyway, I ran to the bank and Target, and then figured I might as well get some groceries since I had the time to kill so I did that as well. I was planning on sharing a picture but our apartment smells so bad I wanted to put the food away and get in my room asap. I hope the smell dissipates soon!
Today for lunch I am packing a cooked ham sandwich on toasted whole wheat bread with an orange and sliced green bell pepper. Oh just a normal lunch for me. I hate having such a plain sandwich though, I really need to pick up some greens and veggies and cheese or something more exciting. This is the type of lunch I am always starving when I get home but today I am just planning to have a healthy snack and not crave something crazy overboard. I have to study for my pharm IRAT/GRAT tomorrow as well as make sure I have my genetics presentation down so hopefully I can focus on that instead of food. For some reason I literally almost always have food on the mind. That needs to stop! Any ideas ha? Alright, I must finishing get ready and head to class. Happy last Monday in January!! :D
This morning for breakfast I am having TJ’s high fiber cereal with a sliced apple. I really have to try to eat better all the time. I was doing well for a while then the weekend and hits and it often goes down hill. I have a funny suspicion this weekend won’t be much better since I have a friend’s birthday Saturday night and the superbowl Sunday night. I should probably just hang in on Friday and work out or something ha. I have another busy week this week but luckily today isn’t too bad — just a few lectures and one test review. I am thinking I might meet with my genetics group one last night to go over our presentation for tomorrow but they didn’t mention anything so who knows. I feel fine about my part so I’m not worried. Ok, time to pack a lunch..
Hot Roast Beef Panini, Spring Mix Salad January 29, 2012
Today for lunch we went to Piccolo Trattoria in Pennington, NJ and I had the hot roast beef panini with spring mix salad. The sandwich came with roast beef, broccoli rabe, and sharp provolone and the salad was spring mix, blue cheese crumbles, granny smith apple slices, and walnuts with a house vingarette. It was all soooo amazingly delicious. The boy and I went to see his undergrad’s basketball team play a team about an hour away from us. It was a beautiful day out and we figured it would be fun. It was a great game, neck and neck most of the time, but his alma mater ended up losing. It was still exciting to be there and to eat at an awesome place nearby right before. Then we came home back to his apartment and had the rest of the homemade milk chocolate ice cream we made yesterday. I wish I wasn’t a ravenous glutton and could have waited to take a picture to share haha, maybe next time. School work for the rest of the night!
Chicken Teriyaki Stir Fry Over Brown Rice January 28, 2012
Tonight for dinner the boy and I made Green Giant chicken teriyaki stir fry. It came with broccoli, snap peas, red peppers, water chestnuts, and teriyaki sauce then we added fresh chicken and mushrooms for some extra bulk. We served it over brown rice and wow it was soooo good. On occasion we get frozen meals for a quick dinner and they are usually mediocre at best, well this one was great! It had the perfect amount of flavoring and went great with the rice and added mushrooms. I wanted to link to the website to share the exact product but I couldn’t find it on there which was odd. Maybe it’s new? Or old? Ha whooo knows but I would get it again for sure. I haven’t been blogging in a while since life has gotten in the way but I am going to try to be more on top of it. Hope everyone is having a nice weekend!
Strawberries & Cream Oatmeal with Fresh Strawberries January 27, 2012
This morning for breakfast I am having a bowl of Oat Revolution strawberries & cream instant oatmeal topped with fresh strawberries. I think I am going to get back into the oatmeal thing, I am definitely a fan. I want to try some new flavors so I figure I would use this box up since I’m not sure it’s something I would buy again. Well today I have clinical seminar about fatigue and I am really hoping I am not the PA. I am planning to write down a bunch of diseases with fatigue as the chief complaint shortly so I could have a little clue but other than that I’ll just wing it. I have decided I will probably never be fully prepared when I am chosen as the PA but most likely no one else is either. At least it is Friday and then I only have to listen to genetics presentations afterwards which is great since I don’t present until next week. Weekend + starting today = awesome!!
Ham Sandwich, Apple, Green Bell Pepper Slices January 26, 2012
Today for lunch I packed a cooked ham sandwich on toasted whole wheat bread with an apple and green bell peppers slices. This should be discreet enough to eat during class so I should be ok. I can’t wait for today to be over, or at least for it to be around dinner time. I just am not a fan of big exams blahhh. Anyway, tonight are new episodes of Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice which is great. I feel like a week would always goes by so slow when I was waiting for the next week’s episodes but nowadays I feel like time is flying and I just typed yesterday about being excited for their last episodes. I guess that’s a good thing school wise when I think of how much I accomplished. I am going to be the happiest girl ever in August when my didactic year is complete and I start rotations! Can’t waitttttt :D