Boy, did I ever wake up one stiff pussy cat this morning! As soon as consciousness hit me I knew I was in trouble. My elbow pits even ached! After a bit of careful, cautious stretching in bed, I stumbled downstairs, hooked up the Wii and cranked out 8 of the stretchiest yoga poses the system offered. That helped immensely and it fulfilled my OSG BBCC requirements for yesterday!! Breathing a sigh of relief, I made my way back to the kitchen for breakfast.
-1 cup water
-1/2 cup Old Wessex 5 Grain cereal
-scoop each fig preserves and homemade almond butter
This was the end of my almond butter. Boo! But....if you keep reading, you will see that I tried out a different, more traditional nut butter later in the day! ;)
After eating...which I did while watching "Property Ladder"....I got some laundry going and hit the computer for a bit. Once I knew the machine was done hogging all the water, I jumped in the shower. DS had a power skating session from 12-1 today in a neighbouring city and once my hubby realized I had jumped in the shower (at 11:10) he reminded me that we had to leave the house by 11:30!! YIKES...the time had certainly gotten away from me! So, I was showered, dressed, face on and hair dried in 20 minutes flat. Talk about a rush. Needless to say, half way there I realized I had abandoned my camera on the kitchen table!!! That's enough to make me panic, but I kept my mouth shut because I knew I had already made us short on time. Oops!
Hockey was fun to watch today because the kids did some really neat drills and the coach even took a nice spill. We all made sure to clap for him!! *WINK!* DD and I enjoyed a hot chocolate while watching. The rink was freezing....like see your breath freezing....so the warm drink was most definitely called for! Afterwards we hit up Subway down the street for lunch. I know, Subway for the second time in 3 days. In my defence, I offered to make wraps for everybody but my hubby decided that Subway would do and it is one of DS's favourite places to eat. Hockey makes him hungry, too. He inhaled his 6"turkey & Swiss before I was 1/2 way through mine! My pictureless sub was a 6" roast beef on WW with lettuce, tomato, green peppers, cucumbers, hot peppers, black olives, grated carrots and sweet onion sauce. It was awesome!!
Before going home we stopped at Walmart to grab umbrellas for me and the kids. I also picked up the new edition of Clean Eating magazine.
This is a fantastic magazine that I read cover to cover. One nice thing about it is that there are very few advertisements. I get frustrated with some magazines because it seems like ads make up the bulk of them. On the way home I munched away on this dark chocolate Cadbury Thin bar...
After watching a bit of Ultimate Recipe Showdown on the Food Network, I got to work on fixing some dinner. The weather is still miserable and windy so I wanted to make something warm and comforting. I found the perfect recipe that I had pretty much all the ingredients for in the Clean Eating mag.....Chicken Divan. I cheated a bit by using precooked & sliced chicken breast that I had in the freezer and frozen broccoli. The only 2 ingredients I had to switch up was 2 onions in place of leeks and a can of red kidney beans in place of canellini beans. This dish turned out FANTASTIC! The fam had their's over WW penne and I served mine over a bed of WW couscous.
Mine certainly did not turn out as pretty as the picture in the magazine, but as my Mom always told us as kids when we complained on the appearance of our dinner, "who cares what it looks like, it's just gonna get chewed up anyways"! :)
There was no way I was fitting in a sweet end after that plateful! Instead, I got to work on some homemade PB! I started off with 1lb of unsalted peanuts;
They peanuts formed into a butter MUCH sooner than the almonds did! This took only 4 minutes. Yes, I timed it!
Here are the 2 jars that I got at the end...
I seriously considered adding some cinnamon or maple syrup or both to the mix, but opted not to in case I wanted to make something savoury at some point. What I will do next time is fill a jar with plain PB and add some flavourings to the second half. That way I have a bit of both.
My goal is to do my Shredding later on tonight, but I can't promise! We'll see if the old bones can take another 20 minutes assault!! If I don't get it done, I will do it 2 times tomorrow...once in the morning and once in the evening. I will also be counting that as my 2 days of cardio as per the OSG BBCC for the weekend. Before I sign off for the evening, Sarah over at Tales Of Expansion is hosting a wicked Bob's Red Mill giveaway!! Go check it out!!!
Bye for now!!