My employer is trying to fatten up us naive, chubby cheeked employees to be slaughtered.
Even though I haven’t gotten around to cooking everything on my menu plan, I’ve barely spent any money on food this month.
The organization I work for is always feeding me.
Over the past few weeks I’ve been seduced with all you can drink happy hours, tuna salad wraps, Chick-fil-A, pizza, falafels, brownies, ice cream cake, and pastries. And totally on the company’s dime too.
Who could resist?
I won’t complain. After all, “free” food is an awesome perk. However, if I’m not careful I’ll reverse all the gains, or shall I say “losses,” I’ve worked so hard for.
So, before the scale and my thighs start going in the wrong direction, i.e., up and out, respectively, I’ve got to insert some discipline into my diet.
This week’s menu plan is a good place to start.
Monday: Shell-less Beef Burrito – Ground beef with taco seasoning mix, black beans, yellow rice, onions, and shredded cheese. If I can get my hands on a cheap avocado, I might add a side of guacamole. Oh! Maybe I will. Did you hear about that awesome Living Social / Whole Foods deal? You know I jumped on that one. If you missed it, kick yourself, and don’t let it happen again by signing up with Living Social. (Why, yes? That is an affiliate link.)
Tuesday/Wednesday: Shell-less Chicken Burrito – Don’t judge me for lacking creativity. I’ve got pounds and pounds of leg quarters in my freezer. Someone’s got to eat them. A friend told me she likes to make chicken in her slow cooker to include in poultry based dishes. I could use my generic chicken for a highbrow dish like chicken and broccoli, but I’m sticking with yellow rice, beans, and stuff.
Plus, I really need the fiber.
Thursday: Oven Baked Swai and Broccoli – I had Swai last week. So what? Last week I fried it. This week I’m baking it. Ya see. That’s completely different. By the way, the fried Swai was delicious. Um, Mr. Catfish, you’ve got competition.
Friday: Beef Chili with Kidney Beans - Hasn’t it felt a little brisk outside to you lately? I’m kickin’ fall off right with the best dish for cold nights ever. Perhaps I am somewhat premature with the cold weather food. It’s supposed to be in the 60s and 70s this week. Ah, what the heck. I’m eating it anyway, because I already told ya. I need the fiber!!!
Saturday/Sunday: Leftovers - The only meal I’m cooking on the weekend is breakfast. Bacon, grits, tater tots, and the like. If I’m feeling frisky, I might whip up a smoothie with some of that frozen fruit that, no doubt, tastes like everything else that’s in my freezer. Other than that, I’m going to rely on what I’ve already cooked and any employer provided welfare vittles I can wrap up and take home.
P.S. If you don’t hear from me this week, shoot me a quick email asking if I’m all right. I clearly don’t have the good sense to slowly reintroduce large quantities of fiber into my diet, so I just want to know there’s someone checking to make sure I haven’t exploded.