Friday, Friday, Finally Friday

by Joanne on January 16, 2009


 Our Harry & David delivery arrived yesterday. They describe these beautiful pieces of fruit as “…The World’s Delights, The Rarest, Most Delicious Pears… So big and juicy, you eat them with a spoon”.

 The Nutritional Facts for these fancy pears are: 1 Pear approx. 198 g.    120 Cals. 0g Fat. 0 Cholesterol. 0 Sodium. 31 g Carbohydrates, 7 g Fiber, 19 g Sugar, 1 g Protein.

Both Ted and I had one with breakfast this morning.  It was as described – absolutely luscious!

Only a Blurt

 Last night after dinner and the recap of CEimB, we were off to see Diavalo.


How to describe this?  Well, it wasn’t as good as I thought it was going to be. Ted said Utica got the “B-Team”.   The dance company represented some aspects of life through the use of geometric figures/props.  The dancing was loose with incomplete movements.  Such as the aerial splits, etc.  They didn’t even use that wheel that is in the program picture. I’m glad we saw it, just wasn’t what I had expected.

This morning, I’ll only offer a tid bit because I got up late, took Shane for a quick walk (the weather didn’t meet the sub zero expectations as predicted) and assembled a cake for tomorrow, to the point of crumb coat.  I’ll finish it late tonight or tomorrow morning.  So breakfast was on the run:

  • 1 small packet of Quaker Oats (100 cals)
  • 1/2 chopped, peeled pear
  • 1 scoop VPX mixed in.  A very soupy oatmeal dish.


I didn’t offer my lunch concoction due to CEimB so I will offer up our yesterday’s lunch fixin’s.

Due to the time crunch, Ted helped and we managed to make 2 items.1. Namaste pizza.

  1. 1 Namaste pizza crust cooked according to directions.
  2. About 1/2 jar of sauce “Vino de Milo all natural wine based Four Herb Malbec Marina Pasta Sauce”….. say that 3 x fast!
  3. 1/2 cup chopped asparagus.
  4. 2 TBS chopped Calamata Olives. 
  5. 1 1/4 cups Shaved Pecorino Romano Cheese -FRESH.

The crust took 15 minutes at 425 F.After the toppings were added, we cooked the pizza for 20 minutes, again at 425F.


 Next on the menu was a Caramelized Onion and Baby Bella Frittata.

  • 1/2 cup EggBeaters
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1/2 cup soy milk
  • 3 fresh sprigs of thyme (shaved)
  • salt and pepper taste
  • 1 TBS olive oil
  • 1 whole onion, chopped
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms (used Baby Bellas)
  • 2 ounces Feta cheese
  • 2 ounces Goat cheese

Preheat the oven to 425 F. Whisk eggs and beaters. Add milk, thyme, salt, pepper. Set aside.  Heat oil one minute on medium. Add onion and cook 15 minutes.  Add mushrooms and cook an additional 2 -3 minutes. Pour egg mixture into a non stick baking dish (or spray with non stick spray). Add onion mix. Top with crumbled feta and crumble the goat cheese. Bake about 20 minutes.


Caramelized Onion and Mushroom Frittata

 This was my serving and did the job for warding off hunger throughout my Thursday afternoon.

 I’ll be back again later, but it’s an awful busy Friday so … wish me luck! See ya!img_1813

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  • At 2009.01.16 10:46, macduff said:

    Hiya – what is VPX? I need a good protein/whey powder. I have a body type that is not meant to be vegetarian, but I don’t like eating meat. Can you recommend one? THANK YOU!

    • At 2009.01.16 12:03, applec said:

      VPX is just one of the proteins I take during the week. Details can be found at It is the
      “ZeroCarb” protein, 100% Whey Pro Isolate. The other good ones are Jay Robb Chocolate. That is sweetened with Stevia. A new one I’ve just started is Dymatize Juicers Smooth Banana. Those 3 are my morning proteins – the quicker absorbing ones needed pre and post workout.
      The one I take at night is a blend and takes longer to digest so my body gets a little slower release of proteins to go through the night. That is MetRX Chocolate and is a blended protein: Whey, soy, cassein…. Thanks for asking!

      • At 2009.01.16 16:28, VeggieGirl said:

        Love the pizza and fruit delivery!!

        Happy Friday!!

        • At 2009.01.16 16:36, applec said:

          The pizza was tasty and of course the pears are out of this world!

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