Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Let's talk Food

Food was on my mind when I woke up. I'd programmed my TV to turn to Cook Yourself Thin at 8 this morning. I swear that show always has me saying, I can make that! And it makes me wanna cook healthier for my family with things they might actually eat.

Ahh, maybe I'll start tomorrow.


Last night I made spaghetti for dinner. It's always a hit with the kids. This time I decided to try it with the turkey again. I made it with turkey once, right after I'd discovered that good things do come from turkey meat, and it didn't go over to well with the husband.

We had just had turkey tacos for the first time and he LOVED them, without knowing it was turkey. When I told him that my masterpiece meal didn't come from a cow, he vowed that we'd only have turkey tacos from that point on.

Well, a few days later I tried the turkey out on my spaghetti and he said that he liked the turkey with the tacos, but no so much with the spaghetti. My mistake was that I told him first.

So it was back to the beef.

Well, this time I snuck in the turkey again.

Hubs didn't have much to say while eating. He's never been a big spaghetti eater, not like me who LOVES spaghetti, pasta and Italian foods more than I love sleeping! At the end of his second plate, he said, "This is the best spaghetti you've ever made, I think. What did you do different?"

"Nothing," I lied. He is more into the turkey thing now than he was when we first started, but I didn't want him to know my secret just yet. After all, after finding out it was turkey the last time, he criticized and said it wasn't good!


This morning, after a REAL workout and not a half-a$$ed one, I had a burst of energy. I made the kids pancakes and made like a TON of them to freeze. I NEVER waste my money on frozen pancakes. Waffles, yeah, cause I don't own a waffle iron, but not pancakes. I ka Butt Load of them and freeze them, that way they can pop them in the microwave and I don't have to listen to the whole I DON'T WANT CEREAL crap while I'm busy trying to blog clean.


Today, I'm actually gonna make that chocolate cake I've been wanting to make. I've had Duncan Hines sitting on my counter taunting me for days telling me how much he LOVES me and how much he I WANT him and how GOOD he's gonna be for me. I've resisted. Well, kinda. The other day I broke, but when I opened the fridge there were only two eggs. The box said 3. I reluctantly decided to wait.

So today, I might not be "cooking myself thin", but I'm gonna make up for it with a salad for dinner, SO THERE!


Can anyone explain to me the concept of buying Eggland's Best eggs over the store brand?

I'm having trouble figuring that out. They don't taste different. Were they layed by a more elite chicken? Maybe one that was raised on Evian and cavier? Are these chicken getting a daily massage? Are they from a royal bloodline?

Eggs are eggs are eggs! I don't understand the concept of buying the more expensive brand expecting them to be a different egg. Same goes for milk. What's the difference between Walmart milk and saaaay Colbert? All cows are milked in the same way, right? Shouldn't all milk taste the same?

Just wondering. I'm all for saving money, so I go store brand in things that I can't tell the difference. Eggs are eggs, People!


Kristin said...

Ha!!! You crack me up, especially the strike through on "blog". LOL!! I have some cookies calling my name, wanting to be made too. :)

Ali said...

I buy Egglands cage free because I'd like to think that I'm supporting happy chickens:) Can't tell a difference in taste though.

Haven't tried turkey in spaghetti but love it in sloppy joes!

La Pixie said...

if I ate turkey in my food instead of cow, I would hope that no one would tell me. if someone told me beforehand, I just know that I wouldnt be able to eat it. I know. lame. but thats just how I am.

my mom and dad raise chickens. I prefer store eggs over chicken eggs. eggs should be white and come from a box, not brown and dirty and come from outside.

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

I eat more turkey than beef. Walmart here has flavored mexian ground turkey and Italian ground turkey and they both are very good. The Italian turkey tastes like Italian sausage. I use it for pizza and pasta.

You are funny because knowing that I'm missing an egg, I would add a bit of mayo to compensate and still make that cake. Surely you can't resist a love affair with Duncan Hines, right???

Jenni Jiggety said...

I love ground turkey in my meals! It's good stuff!

Marla said...

some things are better left silent :)

Fishy Fish said...

I myself do not eat red meat nor pork and I have found ground turkey to do wonders in certain dishes in replace for the ground meat.
As someone said before some things are better left unsaid especially when it comes to a man and his

Krystyn said...

Not a fan of the regular turkey always makes me sick. I can do the turkey breast meat...but sometimes the white meat in spaghetti is a little weird.

I wouldn't have told him, either!