Tuesday, May 17, 2011

This is why I have anxiety about dinner parties

Because this is what I ate for dinner last night: 

Half a baked sweet potato topped with:
  • Tropical Fruit Salsa
  • Corn
  • Cannellini Beans
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Avacado
No picture, because you really couldn't have told what it was anyway, and it was 9:20pm when I finally ate and I was starving. And it was delicious. And it wasn't created through that usual food blogger method of "I got home late and just threw whatever was in the fridge together and it worked!". First of all, that would never even happen to me for two reasons.
1. I get HANGRY (hungry + angry) and it's not pretty. 
2. I know my schedule, so I always have something ready or easy to prepare (like this) in the kitchen if I know I'll be home late that night, to prevent bodily harm to my husband or anyone else unfortunate enough to get in my way when I'm HANGRY.
Nope, this little gem was planned out in the grocery store. Eric put sweet potatoes in the cart and the fantasizing started and it was on. But, I realize that as delicious as that was to me, and as much as I am totally recreating it with the other half of the potato tonight,  most people would find this disgusting. Which is why I get seriously scared of inviting people over for dinner. The thought of figuring out what is "normal" to make for others invokes terror.

I might as well keep going on and on about food, since my workouts this weekend consisted of sprints to the buffet and repeats of fork to mouth.

I did do a 15 mile run with Lily Friday morning, and it went pretty well. It was a long, SLOW distance but went by fast. After that I got denied trying to buy wine because I didn't have my ID and that officially started my Friday the 13th off on the right foot. I love when people think I am under 21.

That was it until Monday night because we were in NY celebrating my sister's college graduation! That's a whole separate post though.

My car is getting a tune up and  I didn't remember to ask anyone to take me home from work on Monday so I brought my running shoes and ran home! It was an interesting end to the day. It was about 3 miles and I added a little extra to make it 3.5. I love living close to work. 

Last night we went to bike club and learned how to change tires - I officially changed my back tire (the tough one) TWICE all by myself. We did a quick 5 mile ride after. 

THANK YOU so much for all the comments on my last post regarding junk food at school picnics! Obviously I put it out there to the healthy living blog community because I wanted like minded people to tell me I was right and I love how supportive everyone was. Also I loved Roserunner's comeback "I would never want you to be my mom". Roserunner, can you come live in Baltimore and follow me around and write my lines for me? Everyone said it so much better than me - sadly blogger deleted some really good comments but I remember people (sorry, forgot who!) saying people act like eating healthy food is a punishment, and that people act like skipping the ice cream and cake one time is depriving children of some priceless childhood experience. 

It might seem odd that me loving my kids enough to want them to grow up without tons of obesity related health problems is a bad thing, but I wish you could all see the attitude at my school. It makes me a monster. Of course, those who think that don't see it as me trying to take care of them. Oops, venting again. Anyway, thank you! I promise I'll stop and give you a fun graduation post next and I'll try to include tons of sarcasm, and there are plenty of pics!

Do you eat stuff that makes people around you say "So....what IS that?". Do you get HANGRY???? It's a serious condition.


  1. Hangry! That's awesome! I get the same afflication. My sister-in-law calls it "the little monster".

    For "dinner" last night I had: 2 hard-boiled eggs, half a cut up sweet pepper, raw carrots, half a PB&J, and a glass of wine with two cherries in it. Someday I won't have to eat like a broke college kid anymore :)

    And also, I've been denied buying wine WITH my ID (which says I'm 29). The cashier was "nice enough to not call the cops". I'm totally not kidding. Ridiculous! Needless to say, I don't shop there anymore.

  2. Hahahaha, I TOTALLY get hangry! Luckily it doesn't happen very often because I always have something to eat with me, but when it does, Mike and Bungee run for cover.

  3. YES! I'm liking this hangry thought. I do get hangry once in a while especially after work when you're all stressed out. And yes, I have tried that several times when I get people to ask what I'm eating. It's fun to try new things.

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  4. I get hangry all the time, but I still don't eat weird crap like that, lol. No, maybe I would, but my husband wouldn't so it's just easier to make stuff for both of us to eat. :)

  5. Today, I got hangry at 6:00 p.m. while stuck in the car with my sweetie in the worst traffic. being hangry in traffic is the WORST kind of hangry, because you don't know when you'll be home!

    I love crazy, unusual, desperate food creations. your potato creation sounds fab!

    I'm gonna call you the Ms. Jamie Oliver of your town. Everyone hated him at first (and maybe they still do...), but the rest of America was rooting for him. I'm rooting for you! You have all our support in your quest to give your students a better, healthier future

  6. Hangry is the story of my life. I think I'm hungry 24-7, so if I don't have something nearby to give me a temporary fix, I'm screwed -- and so is everyone else around. : )
    Attitude at your school? Like, head bobbin, lip smackin, foot stomping and grunting kind of attitude? Or from the other teachers?! haha. I think it's great what you are doing for your kiddos.


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