Third Time’s a Charm

by Jenn (eating bender) on December 7, 2008

I’m glad to know that I’m not the only person who has yet to try a medjool date. Or should I say, who HADN’T tried a medjool date? πŸ˜‰ We shall see!

After breakfast, I started cleaning the apartment. Listening to music definitely helped make the time go by faster, and the place was spick-and-span before lunchtime! I decided that I wanted to go to the gym before lunch, so I grabbed a handful of VeggieGirl’s dried apple slices for a quick pick-me-up.


These are incredibly moist and absolutely delicious!

After a good workout on the stairmaster, rowing machine and treadmill – I did a circuit of all three, plus some abs – I came back, cleaned up and was definitely ready for my next meal. I pulled out the last of my Quorn Chik’n cutlets to make myself a yummy Barbecue Chik’n Sandwich.


This sandwich was great! I heated up the cutlet in the microwave for 2 minutes while simultaneously broiling reduced-fat Mexican cheese on top of an Arnold’s Sandwich Thin. When the cutlet was ready, I spread 1 tbsp. Annie’s Smokey Maple BBQ Sauce on top and wrapped the cutlet with the thin. So easy and so filling, too! On the side I had 1/2 small banana with 1 tbsp. peanut butter.


It made for a quick and satisfying lunch.


After lunch, I was supposed to meet one of my friends for coffee or tea. Well, temptation got the best of me, and I ended up calling her to suggest that we go see Twilight – AGAIN. She’s the same friend who saw it with me the first two times! So yes, I have now seen it three times, and I swear it keeps getting better. I haven’t been this crazy about something since Harry Potter!

Once the movie ended, it was time for dinner. I was really looking forward to it because Bobby and I decided that it was omelette night! We haven’t done that since this summer – it’s been way too long!!


I made mine with 1 whole egg and 2 egg whites. I added in fresh chopped red, green and yellow pepper and mushrooms before sprinkling the top with reduced-fat Mexican cheese. It melted nicely and made it much easier to taste the cheese in every bite!


After finishing up the omelette, I made a small spinach salad with the leftover peppers and mushrooms, topping it with Annie’s Goddess Dressing. Yum!


Omelette night was awesome. We will definitely be bringing it back again sometime! We spent the rest of the night vegged out (pun intended) on the couch, watching Jeopardy and Mulan, of all things. That is my FAVORITE Disney movie of all time – great music, great story, and a real “chicks rule, boys drool” kind of thing πŸ˜‰ It was nice to be brought back to my childhood for a couple of hours.

While we were enjoying the movie, I made a small bowl of cereal – 1 Weetabix biscuit and 1/2 cup Kashi Heart to Heart with unsweetened vanilla almond milk. I had it in my cute new polka dot bowl!


And then came the part where I tried my first medjool date!


The verdict? While it definitely does look like a cockroach, I got over it and found that it really does taste like a caramel! I definitely think I will have to eat them one at a time because they are very sweet, but I really enjoyed it! I can’t wait to try one with peanut butter. Thanks again, VeggieGirl!

It was a fabulous night, indeed. Today I have a lot of studying to do for my last final, which I am taking this Friday. You would think I have time, but my mom is actually coming to visit (!!) and we have a lot of stuff planned, so I need to get a jump start! I’m also planning to have a little get-together with some friends before they leave for break. So much to do, so little time!

Have a great Sunday, everyone!

1 ksgoodeats December 7, 2008 at 11:53 am

I’ve never tried a date before either!

Love Mulan AND that omelette!

2 Nicole December 7, 2008 at 11:53 am

I haven’t tried a date yet either! I keep meaning to buy them, but I always forget!!

3 Moran December 7, 2008 at 12:08 pm

Oh I haven’t seen Twilight yet!! And I am also a HUGE Harry Potter fan!

4 glidingcalm December 7, 2008 at 12:10 pm

I’ve had a date before.. but it has definitely been a while!

Loving the eats! I still gotta try the Quorn products!!!

happy Sunday lovely lady!

5 Erica December 7, 2008 at 12:34 pm

Good day of eats! I can’t believe you went and saw the movie again haha you’re too funny! Its always good to find something you really enjoy! Good luck with the studying!

6 jenngirl December 7, 2008 at 12:36 pm

Third time’s a charm indeed Jenn! I’ve seen Twilight 3 times and I am in TOTAL agreement, it just keeps getting better!! :)

I have yet to try a medjool date, I’m going to find some though, I can’t wait!

Delicious eats, and “omelette night” is too cute, yours looks great!!

Good luck studying, I don’t even START exams until Friday, ughh, I’ll make it though. πŸ˜‰

7 coco December 7, 2008 at 12:51 pm

Omelet sounds delicious!! I haven’t made it since….. can’t even remember. Thanks for reminding me….they’re a fast/nutritious/tasty meal.
Enjoy your day πŸ˜€

8 gina (fitnessista) December 7, 2008 at 12:53 pm

so glad you liked the cucaracha! i’m so stoked to start twilight after my last final on wednesday- whoo hoo!
hope you have a very happy sunday!

9 Lindsay December 7, 2008 at 1:42 pm

i havent tried a date yet either :)

i LOVE omelets for dinner – yours looks full of yummy veggies!

10 VeggieGirl December 7, 2008 at 2:15 pm

PHEW!!! I’m BEYOND elated and relieved right now that you loved the dried fruit (especially the dates!! Hell freaking yes!!) πŸ˜€

Great polka dot bowl!!

Good luck studying, my friend!!

11 claire December 7, 2008 at 2:29 pm

your new bowl is cute! What a creative shape.

12 Melissa S. December 7, 2008 at 3:10 pm

hahahaha…totally looks like a cockroach…but glad it didn’t taste like one! hahaha! glad to hear you enjoyed it! i still have yet to try one…hehe

g’luck studying! and yes i got your email! when do you leave to go back home?

13 seecourteat December 7, 2008 at 3:19 pm

I’m so jealous you are done Friday! Good Luck on your exams!

14 Laura December 7, 2008 at 3:35 pm

I love medjool dates! I grew up eating them so I’m always shocked when people say they haven’t tried them.

All of the food in this post looks so good! I see a lot of my favorite things. :)

15 Marisa December 7, 2008 at 3:46 pm

Don’t feel bad; I’ve never had a Mejool date either!

Love your Quorn sammie!

16 HangryPants December 7, 2008 at 3:57 pm

I can’t believe you’ve seen that three timnes! You’re hilarious.

I enjou dates smooshed open on an english muffin with peanut butter

17 Karla December 7, 2008 at 4:35 pm

Love Mom visits! So fun :)

Don’t hate me…I’m a total movie junkie, but I’ve never seen Mulan or Twilight! I need to get on that. Maybe during semester break?

Good luck with your studying!

18 Sharon December 7, 2008 at 4:59 pm

Wow, great eats! And delicious!

I have never tried a date before, and I agree, it looks like a cockroach! But glad you enjoyed it! Love the cute bowl too!

19 Erin December 7, 2008 at 5:34 pm

Ooh yummy! Aren’t those dates so good? I think Tina stuffs hers with peanut butter and chocolate chips every now and then…yummy.

20 Nhuy December 7, 2008 at 5:49 pm

YES, dates are yummy and extremely sweet!

3 times? Have you gotten to the point, where you can say some lines from the movie yet?

21 Sarah December 7, 2008 at 6:11 pm

dates are SO GOOD, i really need to get some because i haven’t had one in way too long (the food OR the activity hahah)

Cute bowl! I love getting new dishes!

I definitely hear ya on ‘so much to do, so little time.’ i’m going home on friday but have an insane amount to do between now and then, i have no idea how it’s all going to get done!

22 Allison December 7, 2008 at 6:30 pm

veggie girl told me to try them too but i’m so freaked out by them – so I fall in the category of “I’ve never tried a medjool date” :(

Love those veg out nights – those are my favorites – especially when you have the chance to have one during the CRAZY holiday season.

I’m OBSESSED with that polka dot bowl – WHERE DID YOU GET IT?

23 Meghann December 7, 2008 at 8:06 pm

I want to see Twilight again! I’m waiting for Caitlin to finish reading the book so we can go see it!

24 Megan December 7, 2008 at 9:24 pm

I need to try one of those dates! All your eats look yummy!

25 Caroline December 7, 2008 at 11:52 pm

That Chik’n sandwich looks uber yummy.

You know I am totally coveting that polka dot bowl!

26 runningwithfood December 8, 2008 at 7:36 am

Girl, you are a Twilight fiend! It’s official!!!

Your chix sammie looks SUPA delish! Love the new bowl!

Hooray for Medjool dates! So good, but yes, very sweet!

27 Rose December 8, 2008 at 9:05 am

Omelette night – how fun. And those plates are so cute. Where did you get them??

28 Melissa (MISSY MAINTAINS) December 8, 2008 at 1:51 pm

I really need to watch Twighlight after seeing all the hype about it! I need to try one of those dates too! 2 thinks to add to my list :) Lovely omelette by the way!

29 Fit Bottomed Girls December 8, 2008 at 2:29 pm

I’ve never had one of those dates before…but caramel. That’s worth trying!!!

30 lauren December 9, 2008 at 8:56 am

beautiful eats today…everything looks so good!

31 Pearl December 10, 2008 at 12:54 am

i’ve never had a medjool date, either! LOL i didn’t notice the resemblance to a cockroach until you mentioned it… thanks. :) jk.

such a cute polka dot bowl!

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