My all time favorite breakfast: toast and eggs with sauteed onions, green peppers, jalapenos, mushrooms, squash. Topped with half an avocado and sriracha. Seriously, it’s the most perfect combination on the planet. I obviously chugged two cups of unpictured coffee as well.
Not going to lie, I had a some serious laziness heading into the middle of the day. I mustered up enough energy to make shells and white cheddar with asparagus sauteed in soy sauce and sesame oil. Lunch was ready in about ten minutes. Doesn’t get much easier.
SNACK ROUND ONE
I could tell that I didn’t have much protein for lunch, because I turned into a snack-eating machine for the rest of the day. Lesson learned. On the plus side, I’ve been working on portion control and these new Green Giant Multigrain Sweet Potato Chips were the perfect test. I actually really liked them, so it was hard to eat just the 17 chip portion. The chips are not your typical potato chip. They are lighter and flakier in my opinion. According to Green Giant, they have 40 percent less fat than regular potato chips. I also liked that I could read and pronounce each of the ingredients on the back. Yep, that’s a win. Plus, I liked the Sea Salt flavor a lot. I’m pretty much a deer. Mmm, salt licks.
SNACK ROUND TWO
The fact that I only ate one cookie was a freaking miracle. I sat down and enjoyed it, so I honestly didn’t feel the need to eat ten cookies per usual.
Okay, so I pretty much lost all control at dinner. Daggum margaritas threw me off of my game. I basically ate guacamole and cheese dip for dinner, with more tequila for dessert. At least the guac was good and healthy, right? Oh, that doesn’t cancel out eating my body weight in cheese? Crap. I did manage to eat something green for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Gotta count for something. 😉
Back to Green Giant. They recently launched a Giant Surprise: brand new veggie chips.
In honor of the new product, they’ve asked regular ‘ol folks like me to share any surprise talents we may have.
Um. Big problem, y’all.
I don’t have a secret talent. Or any talent, for that matter. Seriously, I can’t even whistle or roll my tongue. I can’t do any cool tricks like burping the alphabet or flipping my eyelids inside out. (Side note: can you tell I spend the day with 8 year old children every single day? What I consider being “talented” is a little off, no?)
My only, and I mean only, claim to fame is that I am a Disney fuh-reek. Obsessive would be a great term to use in this situation. I mean, really, this was my apartment bedroom in college:
My roommate had a Zac Efron poster above her bed, and we shared a room with two twin mattresses on the floor. We were clearly ready for the real world at this point.
I digress. Back to my point: I know every single word to every single Disney song. I’m a walking Disney lyric Rolodex. It’s annoying if you aren’t obsessed with children’s movies. Okay, it’s probably just plain annoying. This is an actual letter written this week by one of my students. Seriously? She be hatin’.
I’ve been able to memorize songs for as long as I can remember. If I hear a song once, I can sing it the next time it comes on the radio without missing a beat. This skill is multiplied ten-fold if it’s a Disney song. I learned them the first time I watched the movies and can sing them to this day. Cinderella, Mary Poppins, and Pocahontas were my first soundtrack obsessions.
I have vivid memories of playing Pocahontas in the pool with my sister. My Memaw even sewed a Pocahontas dress for me. I would put it on, hop in our blow up paddle boat, and make my dad make a waterfall out of the diving board. I enlisted my sister as my sidekick, Meeko. Poor kid, she never got to the be the star. Then I’d paddle around singing “Just Around the Riverbend” and “Colors of the Wind” for hours on end. I was a popular kid, obviously. Wow, I can’t even think about it without cringing.
These days, I still freaking love the jams from the Little Mermaid, Hercules, and Aladdin. You know you want to sing “A Whole New World” right now. Admit it.
If you, unlike me, have an actual surprising talent, you can upload a video to Green Giant’s Facebook page. They’ve also included some great ones on YouTube. From someone who doesn’t have any true talents, I am beyond
jealous of impressed with other people’s special skills.
Thank you to The Green Giant™ for being a sponsor. Show the Giant your surprise talent at www.facebook.com/greengiant. As always, I want to fully disclose that I was compensated for this post, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.