Mellow Monday

Hey friends! I’ve been eating a lot of the same thing lately, so I thought I’d share my eats on my day off – remember, I’m still in eating disorder recovery, so I hope this post may help another person struggling with disordered eating. This blog is for fun, of course, but if I can reach someone else out there who struggles with an ED or mental illness, then that would be fantastic!

Brunch

I woke up late (hello day off!), so I had brunch around 11:30 instead of lunch or breakfast. I’ve been having a love affair with savory oats, y’all – they’re delicious, filling, and super simple with just a little bit of cooking.

Simply Savory Oatmeal

– 1/2 C Quaker Oats

– 3/4 C milk or soy milk (I prefer regular milk in savory oats)

– S+P, garlic powder and parsley

– 2 eggs

– 2 pieces of bacon, chopped into smallish bites

– Cheddar cheese

– Red enchilada sauce (I use canned most of the time, but my father-in-law Joe sent us some homemade sauce, so I’ve been using it)

– Sour cream

Directions: Add S+P, garlic powder, and parsley to oats along with milk – stir and microwave for about 3 minutes (or, if you’re adventurous and have the time, make it on the stove top). Side note: you can add a bit of butter for a creamier texture to the oats. Chop up bacon and fry in a cast iron skillet …. once bacon is about done, add two eggs and fry. Once done to your liking, place the eggs and bacon on the hot oatmeal. Add cheese, enchilada sauce, and sour cream (I eyeballed my portions).

After taking a shower, I checked the mail and saw that I received some fashion-y goodies!

My Caged Lucite Basket Bag from Anthro ~

My three headbands from Anthro (the Hannah Knotted Headband in orange and turquoise, and the Jenine Scarf Headband in sky) ~

Four Galloon Lace Racerback bras from Free People in Sea Fog (which is a light mint color), Deep Periwinkle, Jungle Green,, and Strawberry Pink – I wear a size XS or small … I ordered smalls in these because, well, I got D cups ~

And last but certainly not least, the Flatform Universal Mesh Print Teva in black ~

Hurray from cute new duds! 🙂

Snack #1

After putting away my cuties – around 2:30 – I needed a little something-something, so I put together a bowl of cucumbers and carrots with ranch + Catalina dressings, and I also had a bite of venison sausage with a bit of honey mustard.

Soon after eating my snack, I needed to head to our medical/hospital district for a psychiatrist appointment – Luke made the mistake of coming with me and ended up waiting in the car for nearly 45 minutes. My doctor is usually lightening fast, but today I saw the nurse practitioner, who I rarely see … she took her sweet time asking some rather mundane questions which Dr. Jenkins knows not to bother with anymore; she was nice enough, but I prefer seeing Jenkins.

After the doctor’s office, Luke and I headed to Sam’s Club and United – Luke spotted a four pack of prime filets at Sam’s and declared that we were having steak for dinner (I cannot complain 🙂 ). We also stopped by the liquor store to grab some Marker’s Mark bourbon … Luke snapped a pic of the Maytag bleu that we put on steak and the whiskey because, well, he’s a man.

Snack #2

I was craving some veggies around 5:45 – I had a few tomatoes, some celery, and a handful of sugar snap peas with roasted garlic hummus, black bean and corn salsa, and a dab of ranch dressing.

Dinner

Luke seasoned the filets with S+P and cooked them to blue rare, our favorite way to have steak! SO GOOD! I made a little salad on the side with spinach, tomatoes, more sugar snap peas, and some broccoli with salsa and dressing.

Caprica even got a piece of filet!

After dinner, I wanted a new profile pic for Facebook, so I refreshed my makeup and played with the camera on my new phone – this pic is a tad bit blurry because I enlarged it in Picasa, but hey, it works for now!

Luke went to the gym with a friend, and upon arriving home, Caprica immediately made herself comfortable on his chest.

Now I’m watching House Hunters and drinking some coffee … I’m sure I’ll hit the hay soon (I have one more day off tomorrow, which is super nice, so I plan on sleeping in again!).

Hope you’re having a nice night!

~ M