Hello from a new year! Like I said in my last post, I am very excited to have welcomed ’14. We didn’t do anything exciting for NYE (we were in bed watching Vines by 11), but we started the year off right with a fun day on the 1st.
Resolutions, Past and Present
I didn’t set any resolutions last year, but since 2011 it’s been a yearly goal to read a book a month. I missed January and February, but overall I did pretty well with 20 books read in 2013:
Last to Die – Tess Gerritsen (f)
The Bone Bed – Patricia Cornwell (f)
97 Orchard – Jane Ziegelman (nf)
Spiced: A Pastry Chef’s True Stories of Trials by Fire, After-Hours Exploits, and What Really Goes on in the Kitchen – Dalia Jurgensen (m)
The Perfect Husband – Lisa Gardner (f)
The Third Victim – Lisa Gardner (f)
Alone – Lisa Gardner (f)
Hide – Lisa Gardner (f)
The Neighbor – Lisa Gardner (f)
The Next Accident – Lisa Gardner (f)
The Killing Hour – Lisa Gardner (f)
Fiction Ruined My Family – Jeanne Darst (m)
Live to Tell – Lisa Gardner (f)
Love You More – Lisa Gardner (f)
Catch Me – Lisa Gardner (f)
Bones of the Lost – Kathy Reichs (f)
Brain on Fire – Susannah Cahalan (m)
Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight – Alexandra Fuller (m)
Dust – Patricia Cornwell (f)
Wild – Cheryl Strayed (m)
This year I did decide to set a few new year’s goals for myself, though I won’t be typing them all out here. Basically I want to lose some of the weight I’ve been steadily putting on the past three years / continue my book reading goals / and start chipping away at the continuing education requirements for my Dietetics registration.
Since part of this post is from last year you won’t really see this go into effect, but I think I am going to make more of an effort to eat breakfast on workdays. I’ve been getting insanely hungry every afternoon and I think running out of time for breakfast most mornings is partially to blame.
Giant non-fat latte with 2 shots each peppermint and white chocolate.
The Vanilla Coco Cafe was delicious, even better than the original.
I made a big batch of roasted veggies this week, enough to pack for three days of lunches. Butternut squash and green beans (and broccoli that I burned the crap out of so only 1-3 stalks ended up in each lunch). I stuck with the winning formula of veggies + a fruit + candy the whole week.
On Wednesday, Adam and I went into the city for lunch at Serendipity3.
We shared a frrrozen hot chocolate that was delightful.
I don’t have any pictures because I haven’t been bringing my camera to work, but let me just tell you – I’ve been eating so much freaking junk on the train! Like I said earlier, I am super hungry all afternoon, and I end up buying food the minute I escape the hospital. It is a bad bad habit.
Strawberry Champagne Polar to make work on NYE feel a little more festive.
Numi Chocolate Pu-erh Tea with honey.
Dessert hour with Adam at Cafe Dada.
I don’t have pictures from Monday and Wednesday and without them I honestly can’t remember what I ate those nights. I ate a small serving of mac and cheese from Panera on NYE, but I’m sure I had something with it and I can’t remember what! When I used to blog every day I didn’t realize how much the act of picture-taking helped to cement the meals in my brain.
An easy favorite. Farro topped with smoked herring, sweet sesame seaweed, Sriracha, and a soft-boiled egg.
Black eyed peas for the new year. In a skillet I randomly tossed together – BEP, green pepper, plum tomato, green onion, turkey bacon, smoked paprika, green Tabasco, and plain Greek yogurt. On top of jasmine rice.
Don’t forget to enter my Eggland’s Best giveaway.