Oops. Well, I DID promise that I wouldn't be cooking every day or blogging every day. More pictures soon, maybe?
Friday I took a non-sick sick day from work to go hiking. Saturday I did an autopsy in the morning and we went out for comedy and a birthday party in the evening and today, I finally did a minimal amount of cooking. But you have to read (or skip) to the end!
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But sadly, it was gloomy and the trees didn't have their leaves yet.

We went with some of Boyfriend's college buddys, one of whom was a regular Bear Grylls. Luckily we brought along so much food there was no need for him to begin to feast on insects.

Note: Hiking on passover = epic fail. Matzoh got crushed in the backpack. I could have seen that coming. I was literally salivating just looking at the sandwiches the guys brought.

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It was cold, but we managed to enjoy ourselves.

Yes, Boyfriend is indeed a handsome man. But I guess he'd prefer people not to know.



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Aaaannndd there's me, blending right in with the scenery without my scarf and Yankee hat.



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Later there was this. The leaning tower of Jenga. Attempt #4 finally reached the ceiling. I had 2 glasses of wine while watching this and from what I understand, once I left, the game became Drinking Jenga.


So, to bring us all up to date, I went to Josie's after hiking/Jenga, which was pretty good considering I couldn't eat half the menu and I reserved half of the portion for lunch later. I was actually a little hungover but my headache cleared and we saw Water For Elephants, which was simply a perfect amazing chick flick.


Not much to say about Saturday. Had to do an autopsy, major =(. We made the most boring salads ever (my only comment here is that keeping shrimp in the freezer is the best thing ever. I have a giant bag of frozen mini cooked salad shrimp and uncooked but deveined big shrimp). We then went to a comedy club (I had to take alone my own potato vodka in a flask --> money saver!) and then out to a bar with my college buddys, who say they read my blog and I love them dearly.
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Today, another autopsy. Damn, yo!

Came home, got really excited for CRAB NITE! Basically I go out, spend a lot of money ($37/2ppl!) on giant crabs legs, heat them and eat them like a cavewoman. I don't want to explain this, it's messy.

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But here we are. I DID make something. Though two giant sets of crab legs do the trick for me, Boyfriend needed more. I present to you the perfect baked/mashed/stuffed/HEALTHY potato!
The 1.5x Baked Potato (with cheese AND meat)
I microwaved this guy (he's a big one) on high for 4 minutes (pierced the skin a couple of times), slit him down the middle and scooped out the insides into a little bowl. I put the skin into the toaster oven at 375 degrees.

To the scooped out potato, add a tbsp of chevre (the super-soft) goat cheese and a chopped up piece of turkey or beef bacon and whatever spices you like. Salt/pepper are necessary of course. Also a splash of skim milk. Microwave for 30 sec.

By the time you're done, scoop the mashed/smashed potato back into the potato skin, bake in the oven for another 10-15 minutes and voila!

Health factor: Not too great. The potato itself racks up about 200-250 calories, add to that 30 calories of turkey bacon + maybe 60-100 calories of cheese + 30 calories skim milk: 450 calories. For myself, I would probably omit the cheese, even it out at 350 calories. It's definitely hearty enough to have as a breakfast (with a fruit).

But, for those who aren't eating defensively, or for those who want to make some comfort food for someone else, these are pretty good. Also doable: split in half an share.

Now I'm making spaghetti squash. I doubt that attempt #1 with a new squash will turn out well.

Buh bye!

 


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    I'm a recent graduate from medical school and a pathology resident living in New York City. Like most girls living in the city, I've found that a lot of my social life revolves around the regular consumption of high-calorie food and alcoholic beverages. I've decided to start a blog about how I am trying to beat the bulge by eating and cooking defensively between social engagements and how even a busy girl can fit exercise into a busy life.

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