Sunday, September 27, 2009

Leftover Queen

This weekend I had had breakfast, lunch and dinner planned out like usual.. but we were entertaining out of town house guests and naturally, BOTH of my breakfast plans had to be re-scheduled. :( I hate missing out on oats in the morning. Boo.

Friday night I painfully agreed to go a Mexican restaurant 20 miles away or so, because Jen (my housemate and co-worker) had said the food was good and comparable to Tucson. High doubts began to fill my brain at this point.

I have an issue that when I don't know you very well, I feel inclined to agree to things. Lie to you for the sake of, well, you. I hate to disappoint and cause unnecessary conflict, so I shrug, simply put a smile on my face and say "well, why not?" or "alright, I guess so." If I am not in agreement or completely and utterly want OUT of the conversation... I simply nod my head, or reply with the effortless "mhmm's", "oh, cool" and the always fun, "that's interesting".

I couldn't NOT go to the restaurant.. when someone invites me out for a most likely paid for dinner, I accept. On a very different spectrum, people who know me well know that I am a control freak. If I truly don't care about letting you down... I probably will decline. (Story of my high school career.)

The restaurant (yeah, back to my point) was typical real, traditional Mexican food. It was good. I had Pollo en Mole, some side salad and a few bites of re-fried beans. Mmm.. The good stuff. The positive news was that it came with a side of homemade flour tortillas! The little planning side of my brain immediately went off and told me *Egg white burritos for breakfast!*. I actually get to benefit from this night of Bekah style spontaneity?? Suddenly on a mission, I politely asked for a to-go box, saved half of my pollo for what would be a salad for tomorrow, stashed the flour tortillas and even poured some of the salsa in the box. Oh, I am thrifty. Three meals out of one.

Mini egg white burritos:
(Inspired by my one of my favorite breakfast spots in SD: The Mission. So tasty!)
  • 3 egg whites, whisked
  • 1 scallion chopped
  • 2 mini flour tortillas
  • homemade salsa for dipping
  • sliced tomatoes, on the side

Salad with leftover pollo en mole, romaine, cabbage, red onion, almonds, blueberries tossed in a light vinaigrette of: safflower oil, lime juice, salt, pepper, and cinnamon. Scrumptious!

I did eat oats anyway this weekend. I'll post em tomorrow.. but once again, breakfast wins me over! Oats for dinner last night, and chilled oats for lunch today. That's all for now.. Going to bed, anxiously awaiting my oats for breakfast! BTW- I've been doing Jillian Michaels "Biggest Winner" dvds for the past couple weeks now, and I honestly didn't think anyone could make me sweat like Dave Farmar but sorry Dave, for being only a 30 minute DVD, Jillian basically makes your Utkatasana look like, Savasana. Power yoga still kicks my tush though- literally.

xo, B


  1. I love using leftover dinner items for a nice hearty breakfast the next day! Mexican food is PERFECT for breakfast leftovers!

    I agree about Jillian, I have been doing 2 of her videos - the 30 days shred and the trouble zones one, and man, she is GOOD.