Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Half Way There

It has just been a crazy week already!

Last night I got home and the husband joined me on a nice 1+ hour walk in the park. Always nice to get out and see some different sights. It was on the hot side somewhere in the 90 degree area...ugh, summer is coming!

So, for dinner I made MY version of KFC's new crazy chicken sandwich the Double Down that has 500+ calories. My version, less than 200 calories and the family LOVED them!! I baked the chicken, then sliced it open, used Laughing Cow Cheese and one slice of Turkey Bacon. The kids used their hands and ate it like a sandwich. LOL! I enjoy making dinner when everyone finishes their plates and beg me to make it again...soon!

The weather took a crazy change this morning and I don't think it even got to 70 degrees. Made for a nice walk at lunch with my co-worker. It has been crazy around the office and my sanity counts on my daily walk.

I had a crazy idea today and wanted to know if I could actually "make" crackers. I did a quick search and found a very easy whole wheat flour cracker recipe that I thought might be fun to try out tonight before dinner. I stopped on the way home from work and picked up a couple of items that I was low on, one being oatmeal....wow, I am loving this damn stuff!! I wanted to pick up a can of pumpkin, but can you say $$! Ouch, I'll have to check a few other places this weekend to see if I can find it for less.

Once home I looked forward (you heard me right) to hitting the treadmill and doing Day 1 of the C25K program! It felt great running/walking with the bedroom windows all opened up. Once done I even did a little strength training. Feeling pretty productive this evening.

My daughter was excited about making crackers, she even grabbed a box of crackers to compare ingredients of "store" crackers and my homemade crackers. Lets just say, there were a lot of words she couldn't pronounce on the box of store crackers. We made two cookie sheets of crackers, which only took minutes, and looked forward to them coming out of the oven. Once cool enough we cut them up and opened up the Sabra Hummus I had also just brought home from the store. OMG. That's all I have to say. We did add lots of other spices and are even thinking of other options...almond flour? What about even crushed up almonds?

Wheat Crackers

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup water
  • salt for sprinkling

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, and 3/4 teaspoon salt. Pour in the vegetable oil and water; mix until just blended.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough as thin as possible - no thicker than 1/8 inch. Place dough on an ungreased baking sheet, and mark squares out with a knife, but don't cut through. Prick each cracker with a fork a few times, and sprinkle with salt.
  4. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until crisp and light brown. Baking time may be different depending on how thin your crackers are. When cool, remove from baking sheet, and separate into individual crackers.


April 21, 2010
Weight – 151.8
Calories – Didn't Count
Exercise – 30 Minute Lunch Walk/30 Minutes Treadmill
C25K Week 1 - Day 1 done!

3 comments:

Nicole @ Let Them Eat Lettuce said...

OMG! I love it! Two things I HAVE to try. Thank you so much for the inspiration!

Tricia said...

thanks for sharing the recipe!

F. McButter Pants said...

Who knew you could make your own crackers?? Well not me. The chicken looks yummy too.

And yes, this AZ weather is crazy!

 

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