Music and Words

September 23, 2011

About Those Meals…

Filed under: Words — melomania @ 8:23 pm

So I finally got around to making those Creamy Beef Taquitos – only I made them with ground turkey instead of beef – they were fantastic. Excellent. I loved them.

I pretty much love anything involving ground meat and taco seasoning. It’s good stuff, and I actually know how to cook ground turkey! Bonus!

In fact, I’m pretty good at cooking ground turkey/beef, if I do say so myself. Turns out very tasty. Throw that stuff into a tortilla, add a little freshly-grated cheese, and…fantastic. No, I don’t add anything else. I don’t really like vegetables, or tomatoes. Or anything else that usually goes in tacos/burritos/whatever. I know, I eat like a 5-year-old. You should see me with a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

I’m also good with eggs, and I make a mean bowl of cereal. That’s about it. I’ve even messed up macaroni-and-cheese out of a box. I told a couple 7th-graders this the other night and both of them wanted to know how I managed that. Even 7th-graders know that’s hard to do.

I over-cook the noodles, if you’re wondering. Makes for pretty nasty macaroni-and-cheese. Probably better if you just trust me on that.

I don’t really have a whole lot to say tonight. It might be time to give up.


September 15, 2011

Story of My Life

Filed under: Thoughts — melomania @ 11:39 am

This comic perfectly illustrates the story of my life.

The only thing I would add is that I tend to manage pretty well being super-responsible at work, and my brain can’t handle doing it at home all the time too.

So then I break down into a spiral of watching all 58 episodes of Castle currently in existence in three weeks.

Completely unrelated: the kitchen is a disaster and I refuse to admit how long it’s been that way.

September 12, 2011

Meal Planning Follow-Up

Filed under: Words — melomania @ 12:23 pm

My meal planning a few weeks ago wasn’t all that effective, if I’m being perfectly honest. I made a few of the meals I had planned (although not on the days that I had planned). On the bright side, I did go to the gym as often as I had planned, although again, not on the days that I said I would.

Oh well.

So this week I’ve got to come up with some ideas that might actually work. I went back to living on bowls of cereal for a few days. That was particularly problematic because I didn’t have any milk or cereal in the house after I got back from my vacation over Labor Day weekend. I lived on eggs for a few days, actually. That’s probably better than bowls of cereal, but I digress.

I have a busy week planned for this week, and since writing is the best way for me to process all the stuff in my head, that’s what I’ll do.


Tonight’s plan is easy. I’m going to a weekly Bible study that starts tonight. I’m taking the daughter of some friends with me, which means I’m going to their house to pick her up (and eat dinner) before the study. I rely on this family a lot to feed me dinner, actually.


I’ll be going to the gym on Tuesday, so I need a meal that will be quick to prepare. I’m thinking chicken and rice is a good plan.


Pasta with sauce and diced chicken. I’ll be sure to make extra so I can take some to work in the morning.


My gym offers a cardio-kickboxing class on Thursday nights that I’ve been meaning to try. I’ll have to go straight there from work, however, which means I’ll need to make sure I bring lunch with me and eat it late, so I’m not starving when I leave work.


This is usually the day my meal plan totally falls apart because I don’t feel like cooking anything on Friday nights. Or Saturdays. Or any night really, but that’s not the point. Fridays and Saturdays are also the days that I often wind up eating out, either at a restaurant or someone’s house.

So, compromise: on either Friday or Saturday this week, I will make those creamy beef taquitos that I never got around to trying. (Side note: I’m planning to use turkey instead of beef. Because I already have turkey in the house.)

I’ll make another trip to the gym on Saturday as well. I use the weekend gym trips to swim in the pool, because I don’t feel like I have time for that on the weekdays after work.

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