July 19th, 2009: Tales from Sunday

Hey gang! Sunday wasn’t terribly exciting but I was on the move the whole day which is why there was no post.  Sometimes I have to decide between blogging or spending time with Scott. And in all honesty, Scott’s going to win out every time. :D I know you all understand.  Don’t worry, other than dinner, yesterday’s eats weren’t terribly exciting. ;)

I busted out 4 slow ass miles yesterday running a 12:30min/mile. WTF?! I ran and busted out four miles so woot woot for that but 12:30, hells no.  I have to work on that and get my pace back to 10:30.  Yesterday was one of those days where I was running and thought I was flying but yet I could not get my HR up at all.  It stayed in the mid 150s and was not budging. I dealt with it. I was running on a Sunday morning so that alone makes me a rockstar. :p

Chocolate Soymilk

I had a big glass of CS and then Rocks and I went for our Sunday stroll.  When I got back home, I worked on Saturday’s post and got all my pictures in a row.  Then I was finally able to have some coffee and a snack.

Coffee, granola and yogurt

2% Fage+chocolate granola+cranberries. I might start making this my Sunday morning treat because I love it so much.  I fiddled around on the laptop and watched some Food TV where I saw a guy on Bobby Flay’s show (sorry y’all but BF does not do it for me. Actually none of the dudes on Food TV I find attractive. They need to get some yellow spice going on, Food TV is a little cracker overloaded IMO.) use a stout in a brine. While clever, if he were in my kitchen I would have sucker punched him in the gut.  I love stouts! Don’t go wasting good beer in a brine fool! Use a less than stellar beer. You’ll still get the same results without wasting it. That’s my PSA for you.

Scott got up and I got started on Sunday breakfast since his bellah was making angry noises.

Smoothie, pancakes, and fruit

Raspberry pancakes I pulled from the freezer and heated up in the toaster oven. This is why it pays to make large batches of stuff!

Fruit, melons and strawberries (for Scott).

Smoothie!

  • 1C OJ
  • 1C Unsweetened cranberry juice
  • .5C POM
  • .5C Water
  • Spinach
  • Carrot
  • Banana
  • 1 red apple (peeled)
  • Chunk of zucchini
  • Frozen pineapple
  • Frozen mango
  • Frozen blueberries

Sunday breakfast was quick and fabbo tasting! The smoothie was a bit tart but in a good way and it was creamy goodness.  The banana really helps with creaminess.  I usually only add it if I didn’t get a banana earlier in the day with oats or something else.  After brunch we headed outside for yard work. Blech. I pulled weeds while Scott was on bomb duty, then he mowed the lawn.

I showered and cleaned up the kitchen.  Then I made a quick snack because I was starving!

Almonds, prunes, raisins

Two prunes, smoked almonds, raisins.  Love smoked almonds! I don’t eat them too often because of the salt but every so often they are a wonderful snack.  Scott was done with the lawn and I cut his hair quick before his shower.  Then I started getting dinner ready and put out another snack because I could not get satisfied yesterday.

Chips

Chips! Jalapeno for Scott baked S&P for me.  I had a few while creating a fantastic dinner!

Risotto

Risotto! Which was jam packed with all kinds of goodness:

  • Turkey sundried tomato and basil sausage from WF
  • Sundried tomatoes
  • Artichokes
  • Red onion
  • Yellow squash
  • Spinach

Risotto

Sprinkled with a little bit of parm on top. HEAVEN! I love when I can have a big bowl of something and snug on the couch at the same time.  Bliss!

Later the evening involved these:

White wine Dark chocolate

White wine that I also used in the risotto. It was fantastic and one of the best whites we’ve had in a while. So crisp and tart and refreshing.  And some dark chocolate (not all of that) that had almonds and cranberries in it.  MMMM! All while watching some Jim Gaffigan: Beyond the Pale which is the best! King Baby was pretty crappy. Then I zonked out in bed. Aside from yard work, it was a pretty awesome Sunday!

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