Monday, March 21, 2011

A Day in My Life

This week for Eat. Live. Be. we are talking about what a typical day is like and how we are fitting in our "healthy changes."  Well, I must admit that my typical week day hasn't changed very much.  Even when I do plan to make dinner, those plans are thwarted by an unexpected 12 hour day at work the day before working a 30 hour shift!  So, if I cook a meal (which, for me, will last a week since I'm the only one eating it) it will likely be on the weekend.  However, I'll still let you in on a typical day. 

When I wake up, I get dressed and come out to my kitchen, pour a cup of coffee (new since January!) from my new coffee maker and sit down to ready my Bible.  Then I get my stuff together for work complete with breakfast and lunch, brush my teeth and head out the door.  I'm usually at work by 6:45 or 6:50 though that has slowed down a bit as the month wears on!  When I get to work, I print my list and go see all my patients.  Then we have conference and I eat breakfast after that.  Following breakfast we have rounds.  Then it's time for noon conference.  I usually eat after noon conference unless I'm just starving, then I'll eat during.  The afternoon is for following up labs, admitting new patients, or clinic.  After work, I go straight to the gym and work out.  Then I come home and crash for a little, eat supper, and prepare my lunch for the next day.  I try to be in bed by 10.  Sometimes it's later, sometimes earlier...though I'm definitely sleepy earlier!  And, that, my friends, is a typical day!  Not to exciting or luxurious. 

Sarah Caron -
•Cate O’Malley -
•Chris Arpante -
•Patsy -
Joanne -
Tri-Fit Mom -
•Allison -
Jen -
•Leslie -
•Rivki Locker -
•Jennifer Schulz -
•Sarah Rogers -
Denise and Lenny -

Oh, and how could I forget about making cookies!  I do that in between my crashing and preparing lunch for the next day.  Like I mentioned in my last post, my mom's friend got me a new cookbook for my birthday and I've decided to cook my way through it (SO excited about it!).  I've already made six recipes from it.  This cookie is the first one I tried and it was great. 

I picked it out specifically for when I went to visit my parents due to the chocolate covered coffee beans.  They turned out really good!  The edges were crisp but the middle chewy.  A perfect cookie!

Coffee Bean Cookies from Southern Living Cookies
1/2 cup butter, soft (1 stick)
1/2 cup shortening
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup chopped pecans, toasted
1 cup chocolate covered coffee beans
1 cup chopped toffee bars (or bits o' brickle)

Preheat oven to 350.  Cream butter and shortening together and gradually add sugars.  Add eggs and vanilla, mix well.  Mix in dry ingredients (flour, soda, cinnamon).  Stir in pecans, coffee beans, and toffee. Chill if desired.  Drop by teaspoonfuls onto a baking sheet or stone.  Bake fro 10-11 minutes or until golden.  Cool and place onto cooling rack to finish cooling.  Enjoy!

1 comment:

The JR said...

I bet you don't get bored!