Put a fork in me! I am done for the day!

I had quite THE day. I feel foolish complaining about the lax day I had at work yesterday. Today was like that of a 3-eyed monster that suddenly saw it’s reflection, painted the town red with obscenities, and agonized everyone with its’ inability to parallel park. Hmmm.. sounds like Hollywood on a Friday night. : P

All the work that didn’t come yesterday were figuratively thrown at me with buckets. Some of them were dirty buckets at that. Office politics – but I won’t venture there. It’s never pretty, is it? Work is work. Don’t let it ever get personal.

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My usual breakfast: Unsweetened venti black tea lemonade, 2 granny smith apples with cinnamon, and 3 boiled egg whites for a morning snack.
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While I was at Starbucks, I got this sinfully decadent chocolate brownie for my favorite girls at the office.

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Cut them in half and left it at their desks. They love it when I surprise them with goodies. : )
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Lunch: 1/2 cup rolled oats, 1/2 banana, and a tablespoon of organic peanut butter. And it definitely tasted better than yesterday’s oatmeal. The banana and the peanut butter flavor cuts through my thick oatmeal.
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My first attempt at making an ice box cake with wafers and smashed bananas. Paul enjoyed it frozen but I can’t cast my vote on it yet. I didn’t hate it but it wasn’t as amazing as I expected. Guess what I decided to do?
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I decided to try again! : P
This time around I cut the wafers in half lengthwise. The wafers were much too dense in comparison to the graham crackers that were suggested in the recipe.
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The Cool Whip topping might look a little strange….
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… that’s because I added a heaping tablespoon of peanut butter into it! I stirred and whipped until they became as one. I also added a layer of vanilla pudding into one of the layers.

Every time I make a mess in the kitchen, I decide I should mess it up even more since it’s already dirty. : P  I decided to make some granola balls. In lieu of my previous granola bar creations, I decided to try something different. I used the same ingredients as before but just rolled them in my hands and then rolled them in shredded coconut. They look amazing! I stuck them in the fridge for now. I’ll take a taste tomorrow. : )

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Dumped my wet ingredients (1/2 banana, 2 tablespoons honey, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 tablespoon peanut butter) into the dry.
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Threw in 5 chopped dates.
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Mashed them about with the back of my spoon.

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Took little tablespoon amounts and rolled them in the palms of my hands until they resembled nice round mounds. : )
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Rolled them in unsweetened shredded coconut for the finishing touch.

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 The end? Nope. Not today! I still had to make dinner. 1.5 hours flew by! On the menu tonight? Shredded chicken and veggie fried rice for Paul and tofu and veggies with rice for me.

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Heat up stove. Extra virgin olive oil. Frozen veggies. Stir and cook. Toss in shredded chicken. Salt, pepper, and all-seasoning spice mix. Crack in 2 eggs and tablespoon of sesame oil. Stir until everything is incorporated well.

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That red sauce? That is what the the islanders call Pika. I probably mentioned it a few times but it is amazing! I never had that kind of flavor profile hit my taste buds until I came to this little island. I think they’re pickled hot peppers but it starts off sweet then sky rockets to a different kind of spicy. So good!

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