Well, the flavor of the Pad Thai was definitely a bit better today, but I still didn’t love it. I have, however, come up with a way to fix it next time.
1. Soak noodles in less water.
2. Steam veggies and add them at the end instead of stir frying them.
3. Per my roommate’s suggestion, I will use less sugar next time. Maybe some peanut oil?
I can’t wait to try it again. Pad Thai is one of my favorite foods ever, and being able to replicate it at home will save me a shiz ton of cashola. I’ll probably spend that money on clothes to further overstuff my closet, but oh well. It’s the thought that counts right?
Aside from my Twitter frustration, the rest of the day went off without a hitch. Well, except for some faxing frustration. I guess I was pretty techno-frustrated in general, haha.
I was pretty much starving when I got home, so I had a Z Bar courtesy of Whit.
This was very Tasty! I love that I get to eat a whole bar for only 120 kcals!
My run was especially tough today. There weren’t any treadmills available when I got to the gym, so I had to do 15 minutes on the recumbent bike while waiting for a machine to free up. So by the time I got on one, I tried to make up for lost time by running faster than normal. I was pretty much wheezing after the 2 mile mark. I had pretty much convinced myself to stop and walk after 2.5 miles, but I slowed down my pace and managed to keep going. I had that, “I’m gonna puke” feeling after I was done, but when I walked outside I was greeted by this beautiful sight.
I love rainbows! LOVE! It was like a reward for not quitting during my run, as corny as that is.
When I got home I had more baking to do (after showering of course)! I got my first batch of peanut butter chocolate cookies in the oven and then got after my dinner. I had put some beans on the stove before leaving for the gym, and I was craving something lasagna-ish.
I just combined some Great Northern beans with a small jar of regular pasta sauce and a cup of 2% cottage cheese. I know this is 1st grader simple, but it was SOOO good. I haven’t been this satisfied after a meal in quite a while. It was exactly what I wanted. I can’t wait to have the leftovers!
Then I had a cookie fail.
These are supposed to be macaroons, but instead they are flat as pancakes. They still taste good though. Here are the cookie packages for my family, minus the failuroons. I am still going to include them, but they weren’t cool at this point.
I told you I’m not a baker, but everything in there tastes good even if it’s not that pretty.
Man! Baking is hard work. I don’t know how Angela does it!
I’m about to hit the sack since the storms just cut out the last ten minutes of the Bachelorette. Obviously technology hates me today.