I’m still not feeling peppy.
The morning post was scheduled from last week, and I didn’t have the energy to take it down before it published. That was last week’s peppiness – not false, just badly timed.
I decided that tomorrow I will be a good teacher, a fastidious student and a team player – all of which I need to be tomorrow – but not until tomorrow. I will be peppy tomorrow.
I will also write “tomorrow” one more time.
Tonight, however, I’m glad to sit on the couch and reflect while my husband plays Skyrim. (KILL ALL THE DARGONS!)
I went to my new job today! Nothing newsworthy happened so we will save that story for another blog post.
I went to my new job prepared, though, just in case. I made a big-girl-job-lady-on-the-run breakfast: Strawberry-Banana Smoothie and Coffee. Big girls drink coffee (and so do caffeine addicts).
The WPC mug was a gift from a scholarship Les helped me receive to pay for a summer class. Just another reason he was awesome.
Directions: Blend it all together and drink!
I know. Spinach, right? Well, I have read a lot of bloggers do this. I put a lot of trust in to those ladies this morning, allowing them to be in control of my breakfast.
Good thing, girls, it turned out tasty. I couldn’t taste the spinach, which is what I expected.
Second bit of food: Re-purposed leftover P.F. Chang’s. What do you do with not enough Mandarin Chicken to fill you up?
Since I was at school and work all day, and I knew I would not want to cook when I got home, I planned an easy dinner.
This is the next installment of semi-homemade with skinnyshae!
Crunchy Onion and Chicken Noodle Casserole
- 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can CAMPBELL’S® Cream of Chicken Soup
- 1 1/4 cups milk
- 2 cups (4 ounces) FRENCH’S® Original French Fried Onions
- 1 cup frozen vegetables of your choice (Peas and Carrots!)
- 2 cups cubed cooked chicken or turkey
- 2 cups curly egg noodles, cooked and drained
- 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
- added spices: garlic, black pepper, paprika, thyme
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Stir soup, milk, 1 cup French Fried Onions, vegetables, chicken, noodles and 1/2 cup cheese in a 2-qt. baking dish. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until hot. Stir. Top with remaining cheese and French Fried Onions. Bake 5 minutes more until onions are golden and cheese is super-awesome melted.
Let’s look back…
I opened milk, a can, another can, another can, a bag, another bag and another bag. I then mixed it all together and baked.
Casserole = absolutely no work.
(Note: I have a picture, but since I’m feeling lethargic and upset, I did not try hard to take a good picture. My picture is not appetizing. Look instead at these lovely cheese covered bread chunks!)
I usually get the smallest fancy cheese I can find, and it’s usually brie. (One time I got a goat cheese variety, and it was really awful. I like goat cheese, just not at Dillon’s apparently.)
But Dillon’s bakery is neat-oh! because they have premade bread dough. It’s like Papa Murphy’s take-and-bake pizza.
Eating will require a tad more effort on my part over the next few days. On Sunday, I had no appetite, but I forced myself to eat because I knew I would regret NOT eating later.
Unfortunately, my sad turned in to straight emptiness, which I filled with food. Awesome.
I weigh… too much… and I feel miserably fat.
Tomorrow, if I have time, I am going to run around my neighborhood, and on Wednesday, I’m going to kill it at Shocker Fitness.
Food is fuel, not emotion. Food is fuel, not emotion. Food is fuel, not emotion.
Challenge: I must find a more constructive way to handle stress and sadness. Go! (Ah, crap. This sounds hard.)