WOW.. Kids are amazing..

especially when it comes to learning how to use new technologies.  My 3-year old son, just grabbed my Samsung Galaxy smartphone, started up YouTube and selected a video to watch.  What’s even more amazing, he turned the smartphone to landscape and shook it a little so that the video would resize.

Anyway, yesterday I had posted about making blueberry muffins.  I’m glad to say that there are three left out of the dozen we made.  I remember after the blueberries were tossed in and the batter was gently mixed I looked at the batter thinking it looked different from other muffin batters I’ve made in the past.  I took a quick sniff of the batter and thought that it also had a different scent that I wasn’t familiar with.  I wasn’t too concerned since the muffins baked nicely and they taste quite delicious.

Tonight the kids and I made kung pao shrimp which requires to dust the peeled shrimp with a bit of cornstarch.

Then it hit me…

I mixed up…

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for this…

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No wonder the texture and scent of the batter was slightly off.  I’m actually surprised that the muffins turned out as well as they did, considering I forgot to add the baking powder and put in cornstarch instead.

So today was another (in my mind) a carb load day.  For lunch I had the daily soup from the cafeteria at work.  Red Thai Curry.  One of my favorites, but definitely not the healthiest soup.

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Since yesterday I’ve had a really bad craving for extra crispy french fries and I know that if I’m going to buy fries, they need to be from VJ’s, which serve up (to me) the best home made fries.

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Just thinking about the fries right now, makes me wanna jump into the car and drive over to pick up a box of fresh, extra crispy fries.  I seriously don’t know why this craving is so strong.  It’s not even that time of the month (sorry TMI)

Anyway, I had the soup for lunch and when I came home I munch on some potato chips.  I did a quick work out and then ate some bbq steak and roasted broccoli, so that was a pretty good meal.  But I also munched on some popcorn… and … hmm.. I think that’s all that I ate today.  Oh and I did have a blueberry muffin.. made with cornstarch.. hehe..

So actually now that I’m typing out what I ate today, it doesn’t sound so bad.  I guess I could have been eating much healthier snacks.  I suspect tomorrow will be another day with the same french fry craving and weather permitting, maybe I just need to walk over to VJ’s and satisfy that craving so that I have it out of my system.

Or I just keep pushing that craving out of my mind.  Substitute that craving with healthier options like almonds or blueberries, or even whole wheat crackers.  I know that if I wait it out long enough, I’ll eventually get over the craving.

Maybe I should keep the thought of going to beach this weekend in my mind, and that should be sufficient to keep me away from those evil cravings.. shouldn’t it?

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