Steak for dinner

February 22, 2011 at 7:26 pm 14 comments

Tonight we had steak for dinner!

And by steak, I mean Spicy Chocolate Tofu that looks peculiarly like steak (or so says Husband!  I think he tried to convince himself he was really eating steak with a sweet barbecue sauce on it, but I’m not sure how successful this trick of conscience worked out for him).

I have a folder in my email with all sorts of emails I’ve sent myself over the years with links to recipes I’ve wanted to try.  This one has been kicking around since August 9th, 2010, but only now am I making it!  Other recipes in this folder include “Homemade Almond Milk”, “Greek Watermelon Barley Salad”, and “Cinnamon Walnut Bread”.  Sounds good, no?

I highly recommend this tofu recipe.  It is quite sweet so I recommend pairing it with veggies.  I served it with garlic mashed potatoes and steamed carrots and broccoli.


Today was another sunny day, but too cold to go for a walk.  I was bummed because a walk (especially to Starbucks!) really brightens the day up.  By the time we are home, it’s time to make dinner and then get Henry ready for bed soon after.

He’s in bed as I type this.  It’s 7:09 pm and this is the earliest he’s ever gone to bed!  I was trying to watch The Business of Being Born on Netflix (we just signed up yesterday and I am on my third documentary already!), but he was just too fussy to stand it.  He wasn’t hungry, he wouldn’t sit in his bouncy chair, he wouldn’t nibble on his ringley, and he wouldn’t lay on his back and kick his legs.  When all else fails, I either strip him naked and let him hang out on the floor (my little nudist!) (let’s hope this is temporary!) or I do the bath/nursing/bed routine and hope he falls asleep.  So far, so good.  I should probably knock on wood, though.

Speaking of Henry, he has the same swing as Celine Dion’s twin boys!  I noticed this while participating in my favourite Stay-At-Home-Mom activity, that is, watching Oprah.

Source of picture

Fisher Price: The Great Democratizer

I figure if they are good enough for multi-million dollar, world-renowned Celine Dion then I suppose they are good enough for my little boy.  Now if only our identical swings also matched our identical houses…

A lot of people are critical of Celine Dion, but I think she is amazing.

How amazing?  Just check out this video to see.


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  • 1. echoingmetaphor  |  February 22, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    I’m intrigued by that tofu, I now have to add it to my folder of stuff to try!

    That swing looks pretty awesome, so much more high tech than back in the day!

    • 2. Frugal 'n' Fit!  |  February 22, 2011 at 8:07 pm

      The swing is my life saver! I have a huge stash of batteries because I think I would go crazy if we had to go a day without it.

  • 3. Therese  |  February 22, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    LOVE that tofu recipe! I always make it when Alan’s working nights and end up eating so much I feel sick! Ha ha ha

    • 4. Frugal 'n' Fit!  |  February 22, 2011 at 8:08 pm

      I can definitely understand eating so much you feel sick. It is crazy delicious!

  • 5. Sarah  |  February 22, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    is that celine in the picture? wow, she looks skinny!!!

    • 6. Frugal 'n' Fit!  |  February 23, 2011 at 7:43 am

      Yes, it’s her! She had her babies just a couple of weeks before I had Henry.

      • 7. Sarah  |  February 23, 2011 at 11:56 am

        She doesn’t look her usual “made up” self… What wonders makeup does! LOL I guess the makeup crew doesn’t come in when she’s being a Mommy.

      • 8. Frugal 'n' Fit!  |  February 23, 2011 at 8:15 pm

        I love that she let herself be filmed like this. I own ONE Celine Dion CD I got in like grade 9. I actually unpacked my box of CDs (which I haven’t opened since I packed it when we moved in May 2009!) looking for it but it’s not there. Boo! But I did find my I Mother Earth CDs 🙂

  • 9. Dolores  |  February 22, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    That doesn’t even look like Celine in the pic. Her home is ridiculous.

    Love Netflix. We got the trial version. I’ve never watched so many episodes of Mythbusters.

    • 10. Frugal 'n' Fit!  |  February 23, 2011 at 7:44 am

      Did you see on Oprah? Her house is more of a resort than a home!

      Looking forward to seeing you on Monday!! 🙂

  • 11. Erika  |  February 23, 2011 at 10:36 am

    Is Henry getting up through the night? I consider anytime Kayden is asleep, bedtime LOL He sleeps from 8pm-1am, eats and gets a clean bum. Then hes up again around 4-5am… Im glad he sleeps such long stretches!

    • 12. Frugal 'n' Fit!  |  February 23, 2011 at 8:14 pm

      Yes, Henry gets up constantly through the night! On a good night, he wakes up about 3 times. On a bad night, well, too many to count! The worst is when he wakes up about 15 minutes after I get him to sleep, right when I’ve gotten comfy and cozy in my own bed only to have to get up again. Argh! I am jealous of Kayden’s lengthy sleeps! That is the benefit of formula feeding — longer sleeps!

  • 13. Clare  |  February 23, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    I love Celine! She’s so quirky and funny and French-Canadian. I find her really refreshing.
    Watch your internet usage with netflix; we went a bit crazy for the first few months, exceeding our limit which got a little expensive….

    • 14. Frugal 'n' Fit!  |  February 23, 2011 at 8:16 pm

      Refreshing is totally the right word to describe her! Plus her voice is killer! In this age of talentless celebrities, she really stands out.

      Yes, I’ve been warned that Netflix really uses up a lot of GBs! I am worried about this, but Hubby assures me that he will take care of it. Typical man! lol


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