January 5th, 2009

Hi guys!  Wow but today got away from me and I don’t even really know what I was doing. :p

pepperminty

pepperminty

Last night we plopped down on the couch with a glass of white.  Some of the wine that I used in the seafood dish.  And let me say that, ew!  It was so nasty.  I dunno what happened!  It was fine in the dish but to drink straight up it was icky.  Yuck.  I actually felt a little ripped off that my holiday was getting cut short before I wanted it too!  We couldn’t open another bottle because I knew we wouldn’t finish it and I wasn’t going to let wine go to waste sitting in the fridge.  My last day of vacation and no wine, how depressing. :lol:

Anyway, we sat down and saw that Discovery was showing back to back episodes of Planet Earth and we totally got sucked in!  While watching I started getting major garlic burps from the seafood.  TMI?  You’ll live. ;)  So I had a piece of my peppermint bark to help clear the garlic and make my breath more vampire friendly.  It worked!  And then I stayed up too late watching Planet Earth, I hit the hay around 11:15 or so.

And then I slept too long!  I got up around 8am.  Today is my day off from morning exercise so I was taking my time in the kitchen.  I took care of Rocks and decided to get the first day back started off on the right foot.

mmmm

mmmm

Oats!  Standard oats:

  • 3/4 C of vanilla soymilk
  • 1/2 C of quick oats
  • 1 mashed banana
  • Pinch of cinnamon and salt

And my mix-ins were cranberries, chocolate granola, and a spoonful of dark chocolate PB.

breakfast

breakfast

Had that along with coffee + creamer.  Just plain coffee, have to portion out the peppermint coffee now that it’s post holidays.  The peppermint creamer is already gone from the grocery store. :(  Boo.  I love that stuff!  Oats were awesome this morning and hit the spot.

I got Scott up at 9am because we are working on him going to bed earlier and getting up earlier.  He normally hits the hay between 2-3am. :o  I know!  Man that is way past my bedtime. :p  He wants to start getting up with me in the morning and I’m going to start getting up at 6am so we’ll see how this goes.

I did a little bit of work, made phonecalls, and mostly did laundry.  Then I took Rocky out for his walk.  I have to tell you, it seems so weird now not thinking in terms of miles and points! :lol:  I started and then remembered that I didn’t need to anymore.

I have been looking for races as well.  So far I can’t find anything till March and I would like to have already run a 5K by that point.  I’ll keep looking and if I can’t find anything I’ll do the March race.

After the walk I made us some lunch.

lunchie

lunchie

Lunch was a salad:

  • Romaine
  • Green apple
  • Sunflower and pumpkin seeds
  • Beets
  • Cucumbers

Dressed with a balsamic honey dressing.  Now normally I just eyeball everything but I did quick measurments today since you guys were asking about it:

Andrea’s Quickie Balsamic Honey Dressing

  • 2.5 TBSP of balsamic dressing
  • 1/2 TBSP of dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp of honey
  • 1.5 TBSP of olive oil
  • S&P to taste

I mix the first three ingredients and get them blended, then I add the S&P and oil.  I do all this with a fork.  So easy and yummy!  We like ours tart but you can always add more honey and less vinegar if you like. :D  This was for two small salads.

In the middle is leftover seafood dinner and the rest of the green apple.  I ate all of my salad and 2 shrimps.  And all of the apple in the middle.  I also ate all of my bread with some sauce and tomatoes.  Then 1/2 a slice of Scott’s bread.  Totally crazy lunch!  I was full and satisfied.  Not stuffed, over full, or bloated so I feel good about it.

After lunch was more laundry and a bit of work.  And then getting a new recipe up which took me some time.  Eventually it was time for me to get started making dinner.  Tonight was stuffed peppers and I was pretty excited about it!

dinner

dinner

These are stuffed cubanelles.  Inside is:

  • Jasmine rice
  • Pinto beans
  • Carrots
  • Red onion
  • Zucchini
  • Jalapeno

All seasoned and then stuffed in the peppers and baked.  Topped with a bit of cheese.  I had two wee ones with some sour cream on top.  Just a dab and yes that is full fat sour cream. I don’t really do “light” or “reduced fat” stuff because there is usually more sugar or artificial sweetners added to make up for the loss of fat.  I would rather have full fat in a smaller amount than a big portion of “low fat” with added sweetners.

There is also the other 1/2 of my slice of beer bread from breakfast yesterday but I didn’t eat it.  The peppers were enough and so yummy.  Scott had 2 huge ones and went back for another. :p

Okay guys, it’s time for me to get ready for SF class.  Hopefully we won’t be out too late tonight.  See you guys tomorrow!

P.S. I totally set Superstars of Dance to tape tonight.  It’s on NBC and starts at 8pm.  I don’t normally do reality shows (ick) but I couldn’t pass this one up.  Anyone else watching?

6 thoughts on “January 5th, 2009

  1. OMG love planet earth and blue planet…I found Superstars of Dance to be super-lame compared to So Think you can dance, and even Dancing with the Stars. It’s kind of too kitschy (sp?) for me, all of the judges dress in “native costumes”, and I think it’s difficult to fairly compare different countries’ styles of dance. Enjoy it though, let me know your thoughts!

  2. Camtim42 says:

    I totally got sucked into that Planet Earth marathon too! I think I still have a few recorded. Ugh! I totally forgot about superstars of dance :( And my yoga teacher even reminded me last night. Maybe they’ll have reruns?? I hope….

  3. You can’t go wrong with balsamic dressing on anything! No, we’re not watching that show — once everything else comes back this week, I have a hard time keeping up. I think the only reality show we watch right now is Top Chef.

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