Thursday, January 24, 2008

Veggie Reuben Redux

I feel like I just haven't been cooking much lately. I guess I haven't, or I'd have more to post about! My dad came to visit on Monday, and offered to watch the kids while Sleek and I went out to do whatever. We decided to try the new Japanese steakhouse, Fujiyama. I'm not a huge fan of Japanese steakhouses, but I know Sleek really likes them. I was in the mood for some sushi, so I looked forward to trying it there. It was just okay. I ended up getting the vegetable meal from the grill. I think if you've eaten at one Japanese steakhouse, you might as well have eaten at every one. Nothing special, and highly overpriced. I don't care if I ever go to another one. The sushi is much better at Ogawa, a regular Japanese restaurant here in town.

The next night, my dad was feeling like ordering some Chinese food (he can't get decent Chinese where he lives), so that we did. I don't like to get Chinese very often because it tends to make me not feel very well. I kept it kind of light with broccoli and garlic sauce (no oil) and steamed rice. Much, much better without the oil.

Last night was veggie Reubens again. I can't believe it took me this long to make them again. They really are so good! I could probably make them once a week and never get tired of them. I'm making a serious effort to start eating healthier, so I've got a big bag of lettuce and veggies cut up and ready in the fridge. I've been trying to mainly eat fruit for breakfast and raw veggies for lunch. I do fine until about 2 p.m., then I feel like eating everything in the house!


carrie said...

I haven't been cooking much either.....I just don't seem to have the energy to do it this week.

Oh well, there's always next week, right?

The Dalai Mama said...

Energy must just be hard to come by this time of year. I'm ready for spring!

Inarticulate Fumblings said...

I have been eating Jenny Craig food for a month. I just about started gnawing on my arm looking at this post.

Only one and a half months left of our 'contract.' Why did I think I'd be o.k. eating microwaveable dinners for three months?

The Dalai Mama said...

IF: I guess the Jenny Craig works, though? That would be tough to eat for three months. Is the food decent?

Inarticulate Fumblings said...

It's actually not bad... but it's the same as anything else. If it's all you eat, you get tired of it. When I get my my breaking point, I just have to step on the scale. I'm down 16 lbs. since January 1st.

The Dalai Mama said...

IF: 16 lbs! That's awesome! I have to admit I'm a bit (okay, a lot) envious. It's inspiring, though.