Good Eats, Vol. 4

This fourth installment of “Good Eats” might be my last. While I like prewriting a post set to publish on Sundays, it makes more sense to link up with Jenn’s WIAW party — and it seems like too much duplication to do it twice a week.

Wait. What? Don’t I post pictures of my eats EVERY DAY? Maybe that’s true.

Food for thought, for sure!

Among the week’s favorite eats:

Ham, Avocado & Cheese Quesadilla

This ham, avocado and cheese quesadilla inspired by Roni’s Simple Ham and Avocado Quesadilla at GreenLiteBites. I used a wedge of Laughing Cow garden vegetable cream cheese and I laid the ham slices on my low-carb tortilla without chopping them. It was a super-simple yet delicious lunch.

I need to remember that not every meal needs to be a production. Simple can be good. It was for this breakfast, too:

Sweet potato home fries

An omelet with sweet potato home fries. I sliced sweet potato very thin and fried it up with some onion in 1 tsp olive oil. I might like these better than the shredded hash. (They certainly use fewer dishes, since I don’t have to fire up the food processor.)

The omelet was going to be scrambled eggs (one whole egg + 3 T egg whites). At the last minute, I decided to throw in some cheese and topped it with salsa. Yum-O!

Saturday morning’s breakfast was another winner:

Chocolate Overnight Oats

Overnight Oats made with unsweetened chocolate almond milk. I threw in some chia seeds and unsweetened shredded coconut, too, then topped it with a banana right before serving.

Why yes, those ARE flannel sheets printed with snowmen. The cat puked on my plain blue sheets the other night, remember? Besides, the flannel keeps me warmer.

Movie popcorn

One last good eat for the week: A small, unbuttered popcorn at the movies Saturday afternoon. Perfection! And a small, at 8 WW Points, is plenty. I always resist the urge to “upgrade” to a medium for just $1 more, which they never fail to ask me to do.

I went to see “Snitch,” starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. I’m not ashamed to admit I’m a fan of The Rock. I even follow him on Twitter (@TheRock, of course!). I think my favorite movie of his is “The Game Plan,” where he plays a conceited NFL star who discovers — 8 years after the fact — that he has a daughter, who proceeds to knock his ego down to size as she worms her way into his heart.

A review I read of the film wasn’t particularly complimentary, saying The Rock was out of his depth with A-listers like Susan Sarandon and Barry Pepper (who I just found out, via imdb, was in “Broken City,” which I watched a few weeks ago.) But I thought “Snitch” was a great movie — gripping, tense and fast-paced. And seeing a guy willing to go to such lengths for his family? Let’s just say the movie got my heart thumping and my reproductive organs humming.

The fact that it was inspired by true life was a little scary, though. I remember thinking mandatory minimum sentencing laws were a good idea when they were introduced … but now I’m not so sure. The point the movie was trying to make, I’m sure.


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