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Sandwiches! I made my first real entree level sandwich today. I got the idea from the lunch provided at adult dance camp. It was italian bread, avocado, tomato, turkey and mayo. And it was really delicious especially since the tomato and avocado were freshly cut.
I rarely make sandwiches, but am slowly learning to like them because of their lower calories compared to asian meals. I also love the egg salad sandwich we had at Blue Dahlia's on 11th street. It had olive oil and capers. Not low calories, but delish! Maybe one day I'll try to make my own egg salad
If you have a fav sandwich recipe, please share with me!

Ballet: Since Ballet Austin is on hiatus, I went to the Slavin-Nadal school which is a tiny studio not too far. I took the int/adv class which I actually hang in pretty well. Yay me. Afterwards I played D&D with Nick and company.

Musical Theatre Performance: So it looks like the plan for the fall semester has been announced. This time Rocker and Danny are choreographing their own show... hmmmmmmm... I would rather have learned actual choreography from Broadway.. but we'll see what happens. It looks like rehearsals are once a week, and they've saperated the kids from the teen/adults (older then 14). I'm probably going to sign up for this. I think I'm going to take it in a more chill manner, not going to fret as much about casting or how I look or whatever. I mean, it's just community theatre right? It's all about having fun. (Yeah right, I'm sure there'll be drama ;-) I'm not sure if I actually want to be cast in a singing solo this time or not. Seems like a lot of pressure.)


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Sep. 3rd, 2008 05:54 am (UTC)
Hey, are you going to Ballet Austin's open house with free classes next weekend?
Sep. 3rd, 2008 03:52 pm (UTC)
I think the chance is high, though I bet it would be crazy crowded. But it's free!
Sep. 3rd, 2008 06:09 am (UTC)
This is a comfort food sandwhich for me. I call it a sunshine grilled cheese:

Fry an egg
Make a grilled cheese with the fried egg in it.
Enjoy the warm and yummy goodness.

If you do it with the right bread and cheese it's actually decent on the calories (minimal butter on the bread for grilling, low fat cheese, high fiber whole grain bread, one egg fried in Pam on a teflon surface). Very tasty and very comforting food.
Sep. 3rd, 2008 03:52 pm (UTC)
Ok, so this is interesting.. I've never made a grill cheese sandwich before. And to add an egg? I love fried egg.. mmmmmmm.
Sep. 3rd, 2008 07:23 am (UTC)
If you are eating them because you like the low calories, watch out for things mixed with mayo. (Some egg salads do.) I spent weeks eating chicken salad sandwiches because I liked them a lot, and I figured it would be low on calories. When I finally checked the calories I was very sad. ^^ So now I get/make half a salad and half a sandwich. That works a bit better and I still get my yummy chicken salad.
Sep. 3rd, 2008 02:01 pm (UTC)
Things that make a sandwich not-low-cal:
mayo, avocado, cheese, cream cheese, peanutbutter, butter, eggs, anything-salad, most prepared spreads, some meats (usually the processed sorts). Most of these average 50-100 cal per tbs/oz, though naturally this varies with type and they're so tasty one may decide it is an entirely worthwhile tradeoff, which is my usual feeling.

I often do my sandwiches as wraps, because they're more portable & durable. Some I like:

1.bell pepper, thai-sweet-chili-tuna, lettuce, sprouts
2.shredded cabbage (best if slightly steamed), lean honey ham and smoked gouda or creamcheese (good hot or cold)
3. shredded carrot, homemade curry chicken salad, lettuce
4. chicken (deli or leftover from roasting), brown mustard, honey, lettuce, tomato, spinach
5. mushroom (cooked or marinated) or roasted-summer-veg, spinach, mild soft white cheese (good hot or cold)
6. hummus, tomato, cucumber, lettuce, optional olives (this may be the lowest in calories, w/o the olives & depending on your hummus recipe)
7. on sourdough bread: tomato, avocado & vegemite or tomato & very thin sliced extra-sharp cheddar (the second good hot or cold)
8. on whole-wheat bread: old-fashioned peanutbutter (no sugar, no hydrogenated oils) & applebutter or cranberry jelly or low-sugar marmelade (good toasted)

tlh_in_tlh likes BLT or fried-egg, tomato & vegemite or (anemia-prevention special), cold roast beef, fresh spinach, and whatever sort of cheese with spicy mustard. She also likes sardine sandwiches, but is kind enough to save them for when I will be out of the house.
Sep. 3rd, 2008 03:51 pm (UTC)
I'm pretty well aware of calories in food.

Hmmm.. Sardine sandwiches.. that has potential!
Sep. 3rd, 2008 03:51 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'm not going to worry about mayo when I eat large heapings of rice and noodles normally :)

I like good chicken salad too!!
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