What to do when putting off filling out the “required entrance counseling form“- i.e. filling out loans that will inevitably contribute to my debt infused (culinary term) life of a chef??
WRITE A NEW BLOG POST.
Yes, that is right. I’m putting off filling out the 25 minute loan form to write on this dang thing. Ladies and Gents (as I do believe I have a few male readers..) As a young-in I have to understand why I’m taking out loans, why I’m paying thousands for my culinary education and how I’m going to pay it off for the next 20+ years. Ohhhhhh, BOY. I do believe all women should have the right to gain financial independence and success; But ladies: I would be lying if I said I didn’t want a well-off, busy, working man to share my successes with (and maybe also help me pay off culinary debt.) Wink, wink.
Another popular blogger on my google reader, Miss Thinspired, referenced a favorite book quote of mine, and I’m going to have to follow up and add my two cents about the quote. As I love Pride and Prejudice, and I am in total agreement with Miss Austen.
“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”
Ah, if only that were true Jane. If only.
Now, I leave you with these plates of majestic healthy eats; despite wanting to go bury myself in a hole bank vault. Where is my Mr. Harry Potter?
Salad eaten outside (in the 90 degree heat, mind you. More for the natural lighting. I quickly moved my tush to the indoors.) Greeeeens, chicken breast, leftover roast kabocha, cucumber, celery, balsamic, maple syrup and fresh orange juice. With some oikos+pumpkin+maple syrup+cinnamon+pumpkin & chocolate granola eaten a little later in the day.
Breakfast today of egg whites+green sauce (you know in the little bottle.) with a Japanese sweet potato,steamed with a little coconut butter and cinnamon
Tuesday night I met my Mama for some fro yo at a place called BTO (By the Ounce.) It’s so fun in there, because its self-serve, so you can make it however you want! It’s always busy, and clean, and I just love it, when I want to indulge in something besides dark chocolate or gelato every now and then.
I got the peanut butter and taro flavors (Soo good, I don’t even know what it was- similar to a coconut perhaps?) with mini chocolate chips and shredded coconut.
Snack/late dinner: sliced Honeycrisp with cinnamon, and a protein drink. (I am loving my parents protein powder- I lift weights with them; however, naturally they need a little more oomph to their diet, because they’re so lean and muscular and eat frequently.) The protein powder is UMP (Ultra Muscle Protein) by Beverly International. It seriously tastes like dessert, and with 1 gram of sugar, and the fact that I’m not paying for it, its addicting. I mix one scoop with about 4 oz unsweetened chocolate almond milk- AH. I. DIE. (In the words of Miss RZ.)
Pumpkin oats- (Monday breakfast.)
- 1/2 cup oats, 1 cup water, 1/2 cup pumpkin, 1/2 small banana, vanilla, cinnamon
- Topped with 1 t maple syrup, a little spoonful of AB, and Dark Chocolate Dreams on the spoon.
Monday late lunch after a run/early lunch with Nicole (the mom’s Best):
Kale chipssss! (A whole head baked at 400 for about 15 minutes.) with ketchup.
Roasted kabocha!!! Finally. So delicious! I roasted these guys with a little maple and cinnamon. I ate about a cup. With some more protein crack. Naturally. I’ve said this before, and I will say it again: Drinking my calories never tasted so good! I strictly prohibit soda and most beverages from my diet (I drink a lot of water, and a lot of coffee and that’s about it.) But this stuff is dammnnn good.
Salad lunch: greens, chicken, cucumber, kabocha, balsamic, olive oil, and some pumpkin puree mixed with mashed banana with cinnamon, a little granola on the side.
Oh! I got the job! (That which was referred to when I talked about my interview in the last post.) I have learned that being referred by a current employee almost always gets you the job. But I will say I called them first and that’s when I got the news. I’m always a tad bit nervous making that first step, (like a phone call) but this paid off, and I couldn’t be more thrilled/relieved. A seasonal job is exactly what I needed, and I’m looking forward to having a little bit more, cash flow.
TGIF everybody. Happy “Office” viewing as well. I’m off to relish in the red cup.
The lovely R.D. is giving away barney butter ! I have yet to try this smooth version of AB. Looks so good.
Lynn & Christy of The Actor’s Diet are giving away Chobaniiiii.