You Ugli

The title is what our students say to each other (god forbid they use a verb).  The other day a (horrendous!) boy was apparently quite pissed that I asked him not to scream outside my door during my class so he told me “you ugly!”  My response?  Deadpan voice “I know.  And I cry about it every night, but right now I’m trying to suck up the pain so I can teach this class.”  Hehe, that is generally my response to any sort of random criticism thrown my way “I’ll cry about it later, but let’s get on with class now.”

Anyhoo, I started my morning off with an Ugli fruit today.  Actually, I started my morning off with a small handful of this stuff.


Then I attacked the ugli fruit.


Here it is naked.  It was still big, but the peel definitely added some of the heft.


A and I split it, we both thought it tasted like an orange.  I ate my half with a medium sliced banana.


I also ate 2 Brazil nuts.


Did you know that 1 Brazil nut contains more than 100% of your daily selenium needs?  I was reminded of this fact by a “House” episode a few months ago, so when I saw unsalted ones at the grocery store I had to buy them.

After doing some school work it was time for lunch.  A and I decided on meatloaf sandwiches.


I put a small serving of meatloaf on a slice of ww bread, spread the other slice with maple pumpkin butter, topped it with sharp cheddar and broiled the whole thing.


I got a coupon for Kraft Naturals the other day so that is what I used, this stuff has Great flavor!


After 5minutes, my sandwich was ready to go.


Super tasty!  I love the savory/sweet so pumpkin butter was the perfect addition to this.

A went out to do the laundry so I went with me and ran some errands around noon; we have some Easter surprises for our parents when we go home in two weeks!  I worked at a leisurely pace all morning which means I had to pick up the tempo by the afternoon.  I got all of my plans and materials finished (I am saving my posters for tomorrow) and hurried to Staples to make my copies.

After Staples I came home and ate a small salad.


This was romaine and shredded red cabbage topped with a little bit of unsweetened dried blueberries, pine nuts, and fat free poppy seed dressing.

Then I headed to the gym – I am getting back into the swing of running and I love it!  Sadly my bunion feels a little bit funny, but I am hoping it’s my shoes.  I’m going to do other forms of exercise for a few days then run again in a different pair.  The gym was near closing time when I got there so I had to cut my treadmill intervals (2minute jog/1minute walk) to 25minutes.  I still managed to do 2.75miles so I left feeling pretty happy.

I had to go to the drug store to buy something to bring my mom after the gym.  I knew I had to eat more meatloaf leftovers for dinner so I did some brainstorming during my run, and came home with these.


I’ll explain them in a minute.  On the way home from the drugstore it started to hail on me!  I was wearing just a hoodie because the weather had been so nice all day and I was not happy!  I sprinted a few blocks and then thankfully A saved me with an umbrella because my foot was really starting to hurt.

I have to take a quick minute to mention what a hero A was today.  I truely don’t know how I got so lucky with my husband.  He is always sweet but today was above and beyond.  Not only did he wash my laundry, he folded and put them all away!  Then he walked with me to Staples, saved me with an umbrella, and sat in our teeny bathroom to chat with me during my shower because I was cold and frustrated.  He is truely the best guy for me on Earth.

Then I got down and dirty with my other great love, in the kitchen, popcorn!


No one guessed buttered popcorn as my Jelly Belly pudding flavor but that’s what I bought.  It was good, but I almost wish it was saltier.

Mushy stuff over.  Want to know what I made with Doritos and meatloaf?


Nachos!  I topped them with corn, sharp cheddar, and a dollop of medium salsa.


So tasty, I love homemade nachos!

I actually have the chance to be in bed before 10:30pm, a miracle for me.  I’m going to grab my book and hit the sack!

Do you do homemade nachos?  What “bar foods” do you make at home?

10 Responses to You Ugli

  1. Danielle says:

    I love making homemade nachos, but I used to be a big fan of applebees nachos, unfortunately that was probably super bad for me, I don’t even want to know how bad.
    That response the kid in your class is hilarious, it actually made me laugh out loud!

  2. Becca A says:

    jelly belly pudding? craziness.

    I also laughed at the response to the kid, my one roomie probably thinks I’m nuts…

  3. Sharon says:

    Oh yes to your scrumptious eats! Love it all. And oh yes to HOUSE!!!! Hahaha, who knew you could learn so much from television, so ooh yahhhh.

  4. Emily says:

    Being a teacher is so rough…I think that you guys don’t get enough credit! Students can be so cruel!

    I’m glad your husband is a good support through all of this!

    I haven’t made homemade nachos in forever…yours look delish! I like to make homemade bean dip and eat that with corn chips. 🙂

  5. Mom says:

    Actually, if you read the posts to your previous blog, you’ll notice that I, your all-knowing mother, DID pick popcorn flavor (sort of!).

  6. Sarah says:

    hahahaha, mom’s comment!!

    i think i’m not a huge fan of the popcorn jelly bellies (though i still eat them when they’re there, of course). i’m curious about how the flavor came through in pudding form, hmmmm.

  7. fitforfree says:

    I just laughed out loud at your response to that kid – brilliant!!

    I make cheese fries at home sometimes (roast potato wedges and top with shredded soy cheddar + fake bacon bits!)

  8. sue says:

    i love hearing the day in the life of a teacher stories 🙂 i make some damn good nachos (not to brag, haha!) and potato skins at home.

  9. OMG Jelly Belly pudding? What will they come up with next?! That’s insane, also that they make butter popcorn flavor pudding. I always avoided that flavor jelly bean like the plague! Maybe next time you eat it you should put some real, salty butter popcorn on top, or make a parfait! That sounds like a fun dessert.

    Your hubbs is a rock star.

  10. […] have tried Ugli fruits before, but this was our first Unique.  It was a little too bitter/sour for me.  We each ate 2-3slices […]

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