Today was nice, sweet in many ways (figuratively, that is), and satisfying. I got up around 7:45, let the Lily Bird out, and got ready to go eat at Bob’s Red Mill with the ladies. Andrea at Care To Eat, her cous-in-law Megan M., our friend Megan S., and I met at Bob’s at 8:30 and proceeded to order our nummy eats. I had the #4: two eggs over easy, hash browns, and biscuits. Plus coffee, of course. That’s a little gratis side of Bob’s grits, too.
I never used to like over-easy/runny eggs, but like them now in a few select applications. Mixing them with hashbrowns and ketchup is a fave! I had one egg, the other egg white, ~1/2 the hashbrowns, and one biscuit with a little butter and marionberry jam. I left behind one egg yolk, one biscuit, and some hashbrowns. I still managed to be pleasantly full, tho 🙂
Chatting with the girls was fun, and at about 9:30 we mosied to the gym for pilates. Karlyn was back today, and led us through a good session that beat my abs and booty up. Ye-yah!
I headed on home, played with the LB, and made coffee with Chris. It was really cold today, and the warmth of a hot bevvie sounded great.
After this I started menu planning, but got hungry. I made Chris a tuna melt, and made myself a satisfying plate of 1/2 cup lf/ff cottage cheese, ~7 slices smoked turkey, 1/2 an apple, and ~8 Stacy’s Pita Chips. Nummy! Definitely a voluminous lunch (the v-word is borrowed from Miss Erin at Care To Eat 😉
I was full for awhile, then hungry not too long after. So I had 1/2 cup Dannon Light & Fit vanilla yogurt with 1 tbsp raisins, 1 tbsp slivered almonds, and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
After this I continued menu planning, but kind of had a cooking block and didn’t plan too specifically. Whateva. I went to the store and was blown away by how full the parking lot was, which of course meant the store was packed. A few people frustrated me with their obliviousness, but it was okay for the most part. I bought some Flatout wraps, and some freshly ground almond butter 🙂 Can’t wait to try those.
What did I do next…not sure. Oh, I ate a spoon of the AB–I really didn’t wait, did I? It had staying power!
I also ate this little clem while I was putting groceries away. He looked so sad and lonely, and wondered why he’d been sitting around for so long untouched. No more, little clemmie-poo!
At some point I started dinner, which I wasn’t too excited about: beef stroganoff. I wasn’t looking forward to the beef and richness of the dish, but couldn’t think of what else to make for myself without a lot of add’l effort. So I added some fresh spinach to the stroganoff and it wasn’t too bad.
This dish consisted of whole wheat yolk-free egg noodles, 93% lean ground beef & onion sauteed together, a touch of reduced fat sour cream, and a sauce that had a little butter/flour roux and beef broth mixed. I added lots of pepper and fresh spinach at the end.
Here’s where I had a majorly satisfying moment: I made muffins! (Which you can see below in my other post of the day.) I like love baking and was happy to work on my project for awhile. I’m very happy with how the muffins turned out, and I’ve already eaten 3 🙂 Hehe.
My kitchen was a a freakin’ mess after having cooked and baked today, but I didn’t really mind cleaning up b/c the mess was worth it 🙂
Now I sit here having another glass of chardonnay, watching some random Encore movie, and feeling happy about my day. I hope yours was equally satisfying! Have a great rest of your weekend!!!
p.s. The weather is supposed to be below freezing here for the next week 😐 Snow tomorrow/Mon and perhaps Wed/Thurs, too. Seriously, I just hope I can make it to yoga! I’ve missed it this week terribly.