In spite of my vow to get my ishhhhh together in the kitchen this week, I never actually made it to the grocery store today. Oops.
I did make it out for two runs and a pilates class. Which was actually a lot of hours of exercising when you added it up, and it put me in a major hungry funk. One twitter mention (twention?) of boxed mac and cheese (ahem) and I was a dead woman.
There’s just one problem with the Blue Box:
It takes me about four minutes to transport the entire box straight down my greedy little gullet. And three more to already be hungry again.
So I carefully considered my options.
– I could add some sort of protein to the M&C. But the only available options were frozen salmon (weird), beans (gross) or bacon (delicious but…kind of defeating the purpose here).
– I could be responsible, turn off my damn twitter, put the box back in the pantry and just eat the beans and the salmon on their own (which is sort of what I’d planned to do before).
– I could be semi-responsible and tempt myself and try to just have a little scoop of M&C alongside a more balanced assortment of items.
I am proud to say that I went the semi-responsible route and succeeded! Greater than 50% of that mac and cheese is resting happily in a Tupperware container, awaiting future consumption. A milestone for me, I think.
And it’s been over an hour and my tummy hasn’t growled yet.
I suppose there is a reason they’re called “empty calories,” eh?
Today’s EAT: M&C alongside a hunk of wild salmon and a big salad:
(Lately I’ve been putting red pepper flakes on just about everything, and they were awesome on this mac and cheese!)
(And also, yes, this wasn’t the true-blue box stuff. I love that stuff. Stupid Whole Foods doesn’t carry it. Wow… that’s a #whitegirlproblem if I’ve ever heard one.)
Today’s DRINK: It’s Monday, so I should have some Pinot with dinner, right?
I often pass over Turning Leaf wines for more exotic selections, but this is actually really decent! It’s bold for a Pinot, and more on the dry side rather than the juicy side. I like!
Today’s RUN: Five easy ones outside at lunchtime and three slightly faster ones on the treadmill after pilates class. New mileage-promoting tactic: I’m going to try to get more doubles in over the next few weeks. Because sometimes it’s easier to face an 8 or 10 mile day in two little chunks instead of one bigger one. And honestly I don’t think it’s really matters when they’re just easy base miles.
…right? (Or wrong?)
Today’s QUESTION: Are you a mac and cheese fiend like me? Homemade or boxed?