It’s Citrus Week at Central Market so I Bought Granola

by sara on January 19, 2010

Got home at late thirty again tonight but was wound up from staring at a computer all day so late night run it was.  We took the two crazed hyenas on about a 3 miler through a hilly neighborhood.  After a tough level 3 Jillian workout last night my thighs were en fuego going up the hills.  Reminded me of this one time I played with matches.  Anyways, let me tell you what I had to eat today because it was awesome.  I started off MLK Day at work with a banana and some apple cinnamon tea.  When I couldn’t take it no mo, I left the office to go to Central Market to make my own salad for lunch.  Unfortunately, I took the long way around the store and ended up with $40 worth of impulse buys (WTF is wrong with me?  I bought beer chips and I don’t even like beer.  CHIPS MADE WITH BEER.  THAT’S A NO SARA).

I NEEDED these.  Or so I thought for a split second.

I NEEDED these. Or so I thought for a split second.

I Made a Mezza on My Desk.

I Made a Mezza on My Desk.

The Signature Salad bar is $7.50/lb and it is so worth it.  They have just about all the goodies you can think of putting on a salad and I’m not talking about goldfish and jello.  Pictured above you’ll see I went with romaine mix covered with couscous, cucumbers, roasted bell peppers, hummus, tofu, tabbouleh, a dolma, 2 pita pieces, edamame and a side of balsamic vinaigrette for dipping.  It was INCREDIBLE.  Know what was not incredible?  Dinner.  It’s really difficult for me to write this considering Haiti just had an earthquake and there are people with no food, no running water, no clothes and no unlimited texting.  Here I am writing a food blog about to bash the free meal I got for dinner.  For that I apologize, but the show must go on.  For the next few months we have meals catered in due to the fact that we work redonkulous hours during tax season.  Tonight we had meatloaf, corn, green beans, mashed potatoes, rolls and salad.  Here’s my plate:

Yes, those are different colored green beans.  Normal.

Yes, those are different colored green beans. Normal.

Coincidentally that is the before and after pic because I couldn’t choke down but one sample bite of each.  Needless to say I had the rest of my salad from lunch for dinner.

How was my weekend?  Hey thanks for asking!  It was pretty ballin.  Friday night we hit up Sushi Masu and Hibatchi for a little hot griddle action.  I had the scallops and my hot date ordered the filet mignon.  Apparently it was reward night because I certainly forgot my wallet.

Sushi Masu?  More like Sushi Mushy.

Sushi Masu? More like Sushi Mushy.

I gots flava.  Their miso soup don't.

I gots flava. Their miso soup don't.

Bonus salad with ginger sauce.  It was aight.  Nothing fancy.  Like your mom.

Bonus salad with ginger sauce. It was aight. Nothing fancy. Like the Cowboys.

Crazy onion choo choo on fire trick!  Never seen that one before!  I suppose they're gonna retire this one too along with Conan.

Crazy onion choo choo on fire trick! Never seen that one before! I suppose they're gonna retire this one too along with Conan.

Sometimes it’s better if you don’t see how things are cooked in front of you, especially if you are trying to eat healthier.  When I saw the chef adding butter to the scallops and vegetables and dousing everything with salt I kind of lost interest.  I like my scallops cooked simply with lemon and pepper so the buttered method was whack.  Jason thoroughly enjoyed the filet mignon though.  The vegetables were another disappointment because they were cooked too long.  I think the chef was too busy trying to make sure he used all of his ketchup bottle and knife juggling tricks during his “act” that he left the food on too long.  I don’t blame him.  Sometimes I drive to work only to realize I have gone past work and must u-turn.

Saturday morning I woke up feeling like J-Woww and was ready to conquer the day with Sleep, Tan and Clubbing.  Only in Dallas that equates to Running, Costco and Mystery Dinner Theater.  I whipped up an unbelievable bowl of simple oatmeal.

The H is for Hungry, fella?

The H is for Hungry, fella?

Instant oats, greek yogurt, dab of maple peanut butter then topped with a small chopped honeycrisp apple.  This was the absolute perfect meal before I set off on a 5.5 mile run with Enzo Monster and Riley Bears.  It was finally warm again on Saturday and the weather was ideal for a nice run.  Also ideal for ring and runs but that’s another story.  After my run we hit up Costco to pick up 2,000 lbs of dog food.  I heart Costco so much.  Guess what I saw a lady carrying out?  A HUGE box of Skinny Cow ice cream sandwiches!  It was like I died and went to lactose intolerant heaven!  Between that and the huge jugs of pomegranate juice, what more do you want from your ginormous grocery store?

Saturday night we went out with Jason’s boss and his wife and their friends to a mystery dinner theater party.  I had no idea what it would be like even after looking at the website but it turned out to be pretty fun.  I wish I knew then what I know now (obvi) because I would have asked a lot more people about their relationship history rather than what kind of underwear they had on.  Huh?  Let me explain.  When you first walk in they tell you the mystery has already begun so you grab your “Suspect” nametags and read an instruction sheet full of questions intended for the other party goers.  This event takes place in the Old Mill Inn Restaurant at Fair Park and the meet and greet introduction is done in the saloon downstairs.  It is open bar with a fruit/cheese platter set up as well.  They have actors mixed in with the group and you are supposed to try to find out as much as you can about these people and take notes.  One of the questions on the sheet was “What kind of underwear are you wearing?” so of course that’s all I asked all night.  People were like “Do you have a lot of money?” and I’m like, “Let’s be honest here.  What kind of underwear do you have on?”  After the meet and greet we all go upstairs for the three course din din.  WHICH INCLUDED CHICKEN IN A BISCUIT.  You heard me.  Chicken.  In a ferkin biscuit.  So weird.  Who would have thought?  I’m actually going to start making everything in a biscuit.  Or a pancake.  I mean seriously I would eat more vegetables if they were served inside a pancake.

The winning table.  I sat there.  Whit cheated off our sheet.  He won.

The winning table. I sat there. Whit cheated off our sheet. He won.

Salmon, wild rice, asparagus, red bell pepper, OMG CHICKEN IN A MFA BISCUIT

Salmon, wild rice, asparagus, red bell pepper, OMG CHICKEN IN A MFA BISCUIT

Chocolate cream pie or some junk.  Luby's?

Chocolate cream pie or some junk. Luby's?

Fake Stripper Money.  Mystery dinner theater is dirtier than you think.

Fake Stripper Money. Mystery dinner theater is dirtier than you think.

A clue!  The shape is important.  It's really a circle.  Or is it?  Remember sheep blood.  And cow hats.

A clue! The shape is important. It's really a circle. Or is it? Remember sheep blood. And cow hats.

The Cop explaining "The Situation."  This cop had a ponytail and was about to have a heart attack at any minute.

The Cop explaining "The Situation." It was more of "An Issue."

The winning couple who couldn't have done it without my astute observations.  The only reason we didn't win is because I drew a terodactyl on the answer sheet.

The winning couple who couldn't have done it without my astute observations. The only reason we didn't win is because I drew a pterodactyl on the answer sheet.

My nametag.  Hello my name is "I'm a Suspect."  And I'm wearing foil underwear.

My nametag. Hello my name is "I'm a Suspect." And I'm wearing foil underwear.

I won’t tell you all the details of the dinner because I can’t ruin it.  This is the internet, people.  This blog could have 5 readers one day and 5 million the next.  When it gets to 5 million do you think we can have a party where we cook sh*t in a biscuit?  But srsly, if you can get a group together try out Keith and Margo’s Murder Mystery Theater.  Because let’s be serious, what else are you going to do in Dallas?  If your name is Ethan you’ll probably go dancing.  GOTEM.

Fast forward to Sunday.  We got fed up with Tony Romo and his spatula hands so we went for a walk through the Arbor Hills Nature Preserve.  I’ve been through some nature preserves before and this was not a nature preserve.  “Watch out for wildlife!”  Oooh ooooh I saw a kid wearing a tiger costume!  Do I win?  Even though the nature preserve was pretty lame, it was absolutely beautiful weather wise.  After running some errands we decided we had a craving for pho so we tried Pho Mac in Plano.  It wasn’t the greatest pho ever but it was cheap and it hit the spot.  We were super fungry so we also ordered a banh mi thit.  I said thit.

Pho Mac JAM PACKED WITH AWESOMENESS

Pho Mac JAM PACKED WITH AWESOMENESS

Tofu Pho with bonus basil leaves, sprouts, jalapenos, lime and Sriracha Sauce.  So simple, so pleasing to the palette.  Amen.

Tofu Pho with bonus basil leaves, sprouts, jalapenos, lime and Sriracha Sauce. So simple, so pleasing to the palate. Amen.

We didn't just order pho because we're phat.  Banh mi thit sandwich: pork, cilantro, shredded carrot, cucumber, awesome.

We didn't just order pho because we're phat. Banh mi thit sandwich: pork, cilantro, shredded carrot, cucumber, awesome.

The sandwich was only $3!!  And the pho was $5.99!  The staff at Pho Mac was very friendly and the restaurant was clean and I would return pho sho.

That’s all she wrote kids.  Time to shower and hit the sack.  After I down this acai-blueberry-pomegranate Vitamin Water that I’m obsessed with.  Hollerz!

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Janice January 19, 2010 at 11:16 am

First off, why did you not bring said beer chips into the office? I needed to get my buzz on around 8PM last night. That’s why I left shortly after. Also, hibachi is like a slightly more entertaining (but more expensive) version of Genghis Grill or Tha Double G. My dad is gaga for it so we end up going to Japon a lot. I think Jinbeh in Frisco is slightly better though. But the amount of butter they use at any hibachi place could grease a midget through a child’s intertube. Glad you had fun at the mystery dinner theater and that pho looks BAMF. Pho and a Ban-Me-Thit sounds like a perfect meal right now which I might need because I just said tax reports are pretty cool. FML

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