Croak Monsters

March 24, 2010 at 9:35 pm 12 comments

As I was getting dinner ready, the husband walked in and asked what was for dinner. I said “croque monsieurs”. He looked at me funny and said “croak monsters?” Oh jeez.

So I guess we had croak monsters and soup for dinner. It’d be a lot better story if it came from a 2 year old and not my husband.

To make the croque monsieurs, I heated up some milk on the stove, and stirred in some Smart Balance & spelt flour. Once it had warmed up, I mixed in some grated Fontina cheese. I kept whisking until it had made a nice, thick sauce.

While the sauce was heating up, I toasted some whole wheat bread, then topped it with brown mustard, provolone, and sliced avocados. I spread a little of the sauce on top of the cheese & avocado, then some more on top of the whole sandwich. Under the broiler for a few minutes and yummy, grown-up grilled cheese was served!

croque monsieur  

Mmm avocado grilled cheese sandwich- something I never thought would taste good a few years ago….

soup and sandwich

I also had some Campbell’s Light Mushroom Barley soup. It was just so-so.



I was extra hungry this afternoon, so I did some snacking: Oikos Caramel Greek Yogurt and Kashi Stoneground crackers.

greek yogurt

kashi crackers

I’m not gonna lie- the yogurt was expired. I ate it anyway. Oh well- I’m still alive 😉 I figure yogurt’s cultured anyway…..



I am just itching to run!! But since I said I was going to take recovery seriously, I didn’t run. Yet. I had to get outside for a bit after work since the sun was shining, so I went for a short walk around the neighborhood, followed by a quickened version of Yoga for Runners. (Meaning I just did some of the poses, I didn’t listen to the class…don’t tell anyone I cheated;))


If the sun is shining tomorrow though, I’m gonna have to get moving a little more 😉


Happy Wednesday!! Hope you have a great evening 🙂


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12 Comments Add your own

  • 1. theprocessofhealing  |  March 24, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    Mmmm your sandwich sounds amazing!!!
    I’ve eaten expired yogurt before too… I’m still alive and kicking!

  • 2. Carolina John  |  March 24, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    yum, avacado and cheese. yes please.

  • 3. kbwood  |  March 24, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    another GREAT meal! i ❤ caramel oikos! i put it in the freezer for about an hr before i eat it-soo good!

  • 4. Madeline - Greens and Jeans  |  March 25, 2010 at 12:59 am

    I have accidentally lived many expired dairy products and have lived to tell the tale!

  • 5. lessonstolearn  |  March 25, 2010 at 6:18 am

    That is one fancy soup and sandwich combo! Yum!

  • 6. Anna  |  March 25, 2010 at 7:45 am

    lol– funny story. I love croak monsters!

  • 7. Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday  |  March 25, 2010 at 8:43 am

    I love croques monsieur, but I love croques madame even better!

  • 8. Amy @ Second City Randomness  |  March 25, 2010 at 9:13 am

    I love that there are so many variations of “grilled cheese” out there! mmm…

  • 9. Sophie  |  March 25, 2010 at 9:54 am

    Sandwich looks amazing! I love your version of it, as well as the original 🙂

  • 10. hundredtenpounds  |  March 25, 2010 at 11:34 am

    I have a running question….what the heck are “mile repeats”?? I see it on blogs all the time and I have no idea what it is!

    • 11. Heather  |  March 25, 2010 at 2:12 pm

      I may not be the best person to ask, but I’ll give it a go: Mile repeats are a type of speed workout. You run a mile at a time, at a pace slightly faster than your goal pace, with a short rest in between each mile. So “3 mile repeats” means you run a mile at a quick pace, then recover for ~1/2 mile (run at a slower pace). Then you run another mile, followed by a recovery 1/2 mile (or whatever recovery distance you chose). Then a 3rd mile, etc. As you get more advanced, you can add more miles 🙂

  • 12. feetinmotion  |  March 25, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    Can’t wait until you can run again!


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