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300 Calorie Lunches/ Fake Lasagna
October 18, 2010, 6:43 pm
Filed under: cooking, Uncategorized

This is literally my favorite lunch in the world, starring my all time best friend CHEESE.  Also this is a cinch to make, like 5 min start to finish.  What’s not to love?

anyway, here are the steps

1. take a zuchinni and cut it into circles, fairly thin but not TOO thin.

2. arrange on a plate, microwave for 90 seconds

3. take spaghetti sauce and dot the top ( use a LIGHT hand) with a dab of it

4. Grate about 2 ounces of cheese, sprinkle on top, microwave for another minute, or stick it under the broiler if you are Captain Fancypants

5. Let it’s oooey goodness take you to happy cheese land where i would live for all eternity if i could. Notice i snuck like 4 bites in the time it took me to take a picture!

Also the calorie breakdown is something like

50 calorie zuchinni

50 calorie spaghetti sauce

about 160 calories for 2 ounces of the mozzarella?  I think i estimated a little high on the zuchinni cause i am going from memory cause i am too lazy to open up another browser page.  Or check one of 14 calorie counting apps i have


Its Not Lint
October 16, 2010, 9:37 pm
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Sometimes, when you are folding laundry and you go to flick a piece of lint off a brown sweater, it isn’t brown lint but a giant fanged hairy hobo spider and you have managed to flick onto your opposite hand, where it is getting ready to plung its death needled fangs into your tender flesh, so the the best thing to do is savagely beat your own hand with a dishtowel while howling like a wolf at the full moon.

I think this could be like a halloween story or something

The Picture I hope actually shows up!
October 15, 2010, 2:42 am
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Stuff I Put in my Facehole / 300 Calorie Lunches
October 14, 2010, 7:40 pm
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This is a delicious and pretty healthy and filling lunch i made today.  I will try to upload a picture i took of it.  It was a 15 minute lunch too which is always important as i like to put things in my endlessly hungry body as soon as possible.

Blue Cheese and Kale Pasta

1. boil about 3/4 cup of pasta, which will give you around a cup or cup and a half cooked

2, wilt some kale in a saucepan

3. drain pasta and toss with a tablespoon of blue cheese crumbles and mix together until creamy.

4. toss with kale and faceplant like a hungry dog


pasta: 175

kale: 36

blue cheese: 110

So that’s like 320 calories and its close enough to 300 to count in my book.  Delicious and Filling! Now let me see if i can get a picture of it up

The Post Where i make a thoughtful, clever and funny introduction to the blogosphere

Or the part where i blather and wank about aimlessly until all 5 people who have even the slightest interest in what i have to say go do something more fascinating like count their eyelashes or rinse their recyclables.

Anyway, i thought for my little corner of mr. internet ( lets face it the internet is a dude.  attention span and all) i basically have everything split into 5 categories

1. The Sundry Tales and Perils of N and M.

basically this is all the mom stuff.  the stories like how i got my kid to pose in a triscuit box for a picture to how i convinced my kids green beans were french fries for a looooong time.  Also the funny kid-isms like M referring to her lady parts as her “Buttchina”

2. Fauxganics (or how i learned to stop worrying and love the frugal)

This is the part where i blather about free stuff, gardens, coupons and all things i do to save money so we can afford to live this luxury lifestyle here in the suburbs.  And by luxury i mean fascinating discussions about things like whether a movie is worth the pay per view fee and how to build a whole meal out of stuff that has 24 more hours fridge life left.

3. Things i cram in my facehole.

I LOVE eating, and i love drinking beer which leads to

4. Shake it AND break it

This is where i talk about all the working out i do, what works for me and i love and stuff i think is a total waste of time ( kettlebell i am kind of looking at you)


Where i talk about shopping.  I have, as my dad always said “champagne tastes on a beer budget” so i love everything from internet deals to thrift stores, and i get some good stuff at times.  Also this is where i will wax on annoyingly about perfumes and lotions and girly stuff i love to use by the occasional review

I hope to post pretty frequently!  I hope to get some readers and find kind of my own voice on here.

Oh as for the stats.  I am a married mother of 2, living in Eastern Washington, with 2 dogs.  I am basically a really nice normal person on the outside and a seething cauldron of superhero rage and passion on the inside.  No, not really. 

Hello world!
October 14, 2010, 1:19 am
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