After a few crazy busy days at work this week (my eating out trend continued from Saturday until Wednesday night!) normal life has resumed once more. I had a big presentation at work on Thursday morning that I had been preparing for, so once that was over things settled down again. Since I hadn't seen Evan for a few days, we went out Thursday night for a movie and dinner. We saw The Adventures of Tintin, which I really enjoyed! I am not a big fan of 3D movies, but I enjoyed the art and the story. It was fun and very well done.
Friday I had a very busy day in the lab. I kind of like days like that when I'm busy and not watching the clock! It also helps me not want to eat too much. I had a coffee in the morning and then ate the sandwich I had brought for lunch in the afternoon (no time for my veggies, soup, or yogurt!). The sandwich was SO good!! I followed Roz's lead and bought the Foldout Flatbreads. So good!! I got the Olive Oil and Rosemary ones, which work out to 3 points each, because that was the only ones they had at the store, but I see from their website (http://www.flatoutbread.com/products/foldit-artisan-flatbread/) that the 5 Grain Flax ones are only 2 points each. I'm going to try those next. Either way, these are great. They are much more filling and substantial than WW sandwich thins and have a great texture and taste. They don't taste like diet food. I had mine with turkey, Laughing Cow swiss cheese, cranberry chutney, and spring greens. Definitely a keeper!
Friday night I made a modified version of a Hungry Girl Recipe: Pasta with White Clam Sauce (http://www.hungry-girl.com/chew/show/2202). I made it with whole wheat spaghettini instead of the Tofu noodles and it turned out really well. It was my first time using canned baby clams and my first time making a "pan pasta". Other than the fact I added too many chili flakes (whew, it was HOT!), it turned out really well. I will making this again. The baby clams were really tasty and cheap - for $2.50 it's a cheap way to add seafood. Next time I would add white wine and maybe some extra clam juice to boost the flavour.
I also tried a bunch of new recipes this weekend, but I think they deserve their own post, so look for that coming soon!