Now the main courses. My dad isn't a huge dinner eater. He, like me, prefers to get most of his food during breakfast/lunch. Or when going out. Guess who I take after! So I decided a fish and a veggie would be just fine.
Easiest thing: tilapia (already had the filets thawed) and asparagus!
I force myself to drink tons of water all the time, it really is great for you. Flushes stuff out, keeps you hydrated, fills you up. Etc Etc Etc.
Then I put about a cup of panko seeds and about 2-3 tbsp of black sesame seeds (these things are getting a LOT more mileage than I thought they would!) on a shallow dish (use a big dish, I didn't and regretted it later). I rolled the liquid brushed tilapia around in it and tossed it on a pan (coated in Pam).
This next part took some patience. First of all, I hand-crusted the top part with more panko/sesame. Then I waited....Then I had to flip. So carefully. This fish is really delicate. In the end one of the filets broke apart. Oh well.
I figured I would definitely not add the oil and use skim milk instead of regular.
At the last minute I added a tsp of baking powder, so that I'd get extra fluffy muffins.
For the 10 extra calories, I should have just used regular turkey bacon. Bah.
Actually if I ate pork, I would have thought regular bacon would be even better.
In fact, as great as I think they tasted, I only got to have 1! Friends ate 3, Boyfriend had 2 in one sitting and 1 a few days later. They sat happily in the fridge for about 3 days and probably would have sat longer.
Lesson learned. Also, they could have used some jalapeno or some scallion perhaps. Challenge accepted.
On a personal note, it seems last weekends excesses have finally caught up to me, as I knew they would. It's infinitely sad to me that I can feel so good about overdoing it for a few days because the "extra" just doesn't show up until at least several days later when you least expect it.
The parting note is this: if you are "back on the wagon" after a big feast weekend, don't get discouraged when things aren't going as you feel they should be. It's just the stuff from the weekend making a home in your body. If you stay healthy for a while, it will begin to feel unwelcome and depart =)
Write to you soon,