It’s a very special WIAW!!! In just 2 days, the webhoochie of Peas and Crayons, will be in MY CITY. There will be shenanigans. A few decency laws might be broken. Several bystanders may lose vision or an eye. My posse/wolfpack is threatening to lock her up and keep her like the the politician’s daughter in Buffalo Bill’s well. Will, aka the Gaysian, thinks because she is so petite, we could use a large bathtub or jacuzzi, because wells are really hard to come by in NYC. Don’t worry, I bought plenty of lotion for its skin–AND–I have a hose handy.
It’s all fun and games until you take a hostage.
As for yesterday, it was a real bitch of a day. It was one of those days where the weather was crap, I was sleep-deprived, and went about in a general sort of fog. LAME. I honestly didn’t feel like myself until I got to the gym. Unfortunately, because of work and whatnot, my crew didn’t get to the gym until TEN PM. LAME. I was dragging.
I always say “make fitness a priority”, which I do, but at 10pm, I wanted to make fitness my bitch. I wanted to step on its face, curl up with a blanket, and give the gym the finger. Unfortunately, inanimate objects don’t much react to profanity. (If any inanimate object would respond to profanity, it would be my dad’s printer, and it would either break down in oily tears, or punch my dad in the face.)
Putting on my tights and sneakers was an absolute chore. I whined the whole time. By the time I got out of the locker room, I had a very grouchy Gaysian, Viking, and Native American staring at me, with a friggen smiley as hell Grave Robber pulling me by the elbow. I may have snipped at her and inquired as to how she looked so good, as she is clearly on meth.
I didn’t get into my workout last night at.all. Not when my music was blaring, not when my Gaysian offered to teach the Viking how to “bed like a real brit” for a part the Viking is studying for. (By the way, if you’re ever offered such assistance, the immediate answer you give is a resounding “NO”. I can’t unhear that…and he was practically shouting it. In a gym. With OTHER PEOPLE present.) I wanted to bleach my ears and brain. I’ll never hear the word “Tango” or “knickers” again without shuddering.
The thing is, I slept like the dead. I woke up this morning to the Peanut calling for me, and didn’t think “Oh Lord, just sleep ten more minutes!!” Instead I thought, “well she sounds cheerful!” I know today will be more pleasant for the sleep I had last night, and I know that when I get to the gym late again tonight, I can more fully focus on my workout, and punching Will in the teeth before he pollutes my brain any further. Of course, by “punch in the teeth” I mean “talk about my period” in exacting detail. “Will, let me talk to you about the diva cup, and what your ladyflower is like after giving birth!” If that doesn’t work, I’ll move on to grosser subjects, like John Boehner.
Sweat=Sleep. Sleep=Happy Cat.
Sweat a little, a lot. Always.
NOWWWWW, WIAW MADNESS!!
From the TOP! Protein Mac and Broccoli and cheese, recipe later in post, oatmeal, dates, and coffee, pb and honey, persian cucumbers, and and apple, pumpkin cream cheese brownies, and spicy sriracha cuke salad. -not pictured carrots and PB, half a snack bag of mike and ikes from craft services. WHY MUST THEY TEMPT ME WITH THOSE?!?!?
High Protein Mac and Cheese with Broccoli
Jenn’s theme for September is “Fall into good habits”, I’m falling into a bowl of cucumbers every night. It works for me.
As you can see, I have no shame, and douse everything in Frank’s Red Hot. It’s just good.
High Protein Mac and Cheese with Broccoli
Keywords: bake appetizer entree side vegetarian cheese
- one box whole wheat shells or elbows or rotini
- 2 tbsp butter
- 2 tbsp flour
- 2 cups skim milk
- 1 1/2 cups cottage cheese, pureed until smooth
- 6 oz plain greek yogurt
- 1, 8 oz package of shredded cheese or 8 oz cheese shredded, part skim or otherwise
- 2 oz shredded cheese for topping
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp mustard powder
- 1/4 tsp onion powder
- 2 tsp salt+ more for pasta water
- 1 lb broccoli florets
- fresh black pepper
boil pasta according to package instructions in salted water
during the last 3 minutes of boiling time, drop in the broccoli, drain
for the sauce
melt butter in large saucepan,
whisk in butter until it becomes paste like,
stir in milk, cottage cheese, and yogurt
stir in spices, salt, and pepper
when it begins to thicken, stir in cheese
pour over pasta
bake in a 9″-13″ pan at 350F for 25 minutes, topping with 2oz cheese half way through cooking, or in muffin tins for 15 minutes