Wednesday, December 28, 2011

All Is Calm

I tried a new meal last night and it was a success! It was Tonkatsu which consists of thinly sliced pork chops and Panko bread crumbs. I do not fry my foods (I don't know how!) so I put them in the oven. It only took about 20-25 mins to get to 170 degrees. They were crunchy and flavorful and the Katsu sauce topped it perfectly. I would say that it tastes like a sweet barbecue sauce. I served it with spinach and it was a great meal.  Dave was apprehensive about it but he liked it.  I do miss cooking for him...

This is that stash of goodies that are hanging out in our break room. Since I work with Management, we get inundated by gifts from the teachers and Headmasters.  Honestly, they aren't even tempting me. When I eat candy, I feel like crap so it is not worth it to me. Although, if it were cookies or baked goods, it would be a different story but I am done eating excess goodies. 

It's been pretty darn quiet this week at work. The kids are out until the 3rd for winter break but we do not observe the same schedule as they do. The traffic has been really light too which is a nice treat.  Today my extended family is getting together and I will not be attending since I have to work.  My cousin picked my mom up and will take her there and back. It's the only time we get to see our San Diego peeps but there was no way I was going to ask for the time off in light of all the time I have missed over the last few months. I really would like to go to San Diego to see my friend Kari and my family but I need to save up for it. Until next time...

9 comments:

  1. Yay for resisting temptation! If food exists in my reality, I must eat it, even if it's something I don't like. Like those things wrapped in gold in that pic, I HATE those. But I'd still grab one every time I passed.

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  2. I am obsessed with Panko crumbs now! Try it on some fish, AMAZING!

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  3. I love Russell Stover! They make amazing sugar free chocolates which I will have a couple of if I really crave something sweet. Usually happens about once per month. Since there is no sugar in them, I can have a couple and walk away:)

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  4. I hope you do get to visit with your friends and family soon.

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  5. How good for you that they aren't even tempting! I know I'd be a sucker for a treat right about now. :p

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  6. Glad you can stay away from those goodies...

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  7. never heard of that!! sounds so good!

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  8. Stay strong my Friend! You can do it!!

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  9. OMG I ate pumpkin pie and was sooo sick over Thanksgiving.

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