This is going to be a quick post today as I have a presentation tomorrow in my Business class, a speech on Thursday in my Critical Thinking class, and two exams next week to study for. WHOA.
In case you missed it, here is my last post for Marvelous in My Monday featuring “search terms.”
I wish I could say this week is going by fast, but it’s not. Which is even worse when you have tons of studying to do, because then it seems like every page and every question is TWICE as long.
Oh well. At least it’s Wednesday and I get to do another WIAW post!
After you’re done here, make sure to check out Peas and Crayons for more WIAW fun!
Now, let’s get this party started so that I can get back to
watching Netflix studying. (Man are these next two weeks going to be tough!)
Over the weekend I didn’t use any brown rice protein powder because I was out, so for breakfast I had butternut squash cooked in the microwave.
An Oldie but Goodie. A super large salad with red grapes, cucumber slices (hidden way below), a can of low sodium tuna, and of course, lettuce!
There were a lot of brown bananas to use up when I got home. Yay!
One of the things that I made was this Strawberry Banana Smoothie in a Bowl.
The bananas weren’t quite frozen enough to make “ice cream,” so I added some frozen strawberries and blended it to make this thick, luscious smoothie!
Strawberry Banana Smoothie in a Bowl
- slices of 2 partially frozen brown bananas (about 1-2 hours in the freezer)
- 1/2-3/4 cup frozen strawberries
Directions: Add all of the ingredients to a food processor or blender and combine until smooth. Place in the freezer to firm up if you prefer a “ice cream” texture and are patient unlike me! Eat with a spoon.
When I got home there was also a lot of zucchini and yellow squash to use up, so for both meals on Saturday I had sliced and steamed squash.
I also gave some to my mom, since she was the one who originally bought the vegetables!
For supper Saturday night I paired some steamed yellow squash with 4 turkey meatballs.
To make the meatballs I took 1/4 lb of lean ground turkey, divided them into 4 sections, and rolled them into balls. Then, when I was done steaming the squash, I just plopped them right into the boiling water from that. Just cover them and cook until they are done! About 10 minutes for me.
I ended up cooking up a whole pound of ground turkey into meatballs to take to school with me. Sadly I forgot them at home in the refrigerator. Oh well; at least I’ll have something to eat when I get back!
Like I said… Lots of food to use up! Here is what I did with two more large bananas. This time I planned ahead and put the banana slices in the freezer for about half of the day. Then I made them into banana “ice cream.” Delicious.
In addition to this week’s WIAW, I also want to add a little Christmas spirit with an idea that I got from Life of Di:
Have Yourself a Merry Little Playlist
1. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas by Yolanda Adams
2. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) by Michael Buble
3. White Christmas by Michael Buble
4. Jingle Bells by Michael Buble
5. Baby It’s Cold Outside by Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey
6. Winter Wonderland by Avalon
7. A Strange Way to Save the World by 4Him
8. Let it Snow by Jaci Velasquez
All of these songs come from my family’s favorite three Christmas CDs that we listen to during December:
WOW Christmas (2002)
Michael Buble’s Christmas
Jessica Simpson: The Christmas Album
And now I’m off to practice for my Business presentation and work on writing my Critical Thinking speech!
Do you ever have to use up food when you come home from college or a trip?
What is your favorite use for ripe bananas? I think mine is pretty obvious!
Do you have any big tests coming up? If so, good luck!
What song would be at the top of your Merry Little Christmas Playlist?