Happy Monday!! Call me nuts, but Monday is my favourite day of the week. Not only do I find it a fresh start, it tends to be the quickest moving work day of the week. Two thumbs up in my book! And being that it IS Monday, I made sure to use coffee as the liquid in my breakfast this morning.
-1 cup coffee
-1/3 cup sunrise blend with quinoa
So, about the cashew baby….I tried my hand at making them this weekend, but my Magic Bullet was not too happy with me. It was actually smoking mad. Literally. I ended up adding a wee bit of water which helped the mix along, but made them too soft to roll to into balls. I stuck the mixture in the fridge for a few hours which enabled me to form them, but the consistency is too smooth for my liking. But they taste great! Not one to waste food, I decided to use the balls as a spread and/or oat topping. Worked like a charm. :)
Last week’s meal plan worked out lovely. It was a relief to come home and know what was happening for dinner. Here is what week 2 is looking like;
Meal Planning: Week 2
Monday - Dance (6-6:45)
-pork tenderloin/corn/ Aztec grain blend
Tuesday – Pilate’s (6:15-7:15)
-roasted turkey/steamed veggies/couscous
Wednesday – Hockey (4:30-5:30) & Swimming (7-8)
-sandwiches made with leftover meat from Mon & Tues for the road
Thursday – Skating (5:30-6:20)
-sausage on a bun/roasted bell peppers
Friday – Away in USA
-fam to enjoy whatever they choose!!
I’m thinking it looks fairly straight forward!
I snagged the last pumpkin & raisin scone for my morning snack.
These went so quick that I think I’ll make another batch. And I’ll keep my promise to DD by using chocolate chips this time.
I enjoyed another really wonderful run at the gym today. I seemed to hit my groove right off the bat. Wish that would happen every run!
Time: 45 minutes
Avg Hr: 160
Max Hr: 180
Calories Torched: 466
Distance: 4.6 miles
I grabbed a serving of Moroccan chickpea stew from the freezer this morning for lunch.
This stew has the best smell once it’s heated up. As I was walking back to my desk people were commenting on how good it smelled. I must’ve sat at my desk staring at this piece of food for a good minute…
I couldn’t for the life of me remember adding yellow pepper to the recipe. It finally hit me that it was a piece of plumped up apricot! DUH!! Smack’s self on forehead. :D I chased this lunch with some raspberries.
Dinner was as per the meal plan for the week. DS usually has hockey practice Monday night’s but its tomorrow at 6am instead. While getting up early is a pain, it was nice to eat as a family instead of 2 + 2. I roasted the pork tenderloin and served it with some corn and Aztec grain blend;
The Aztec blend was really hearty and filling. It looks a wee bit cloudy because of the steam coming off it. There’s lentils, split peas, wild rice and a few other goodies in there. YUM!
While the pork was in the oven I set out making some dessert. When I read about Mama Peas cinnamon rolls, I knew I HAD to try them out! Here they are getting set to rise before hitting the oven;
You bet that the one missing was on a plate waiting for me! Moan, indeed, Mama Pea!!! Each of us ate one and each of us lurved them! A lot! Too bad there’s only 2 left. I guess I’ll have to split one with somebody??
Project Feed Me update: This week’s food item is peanut butter. Also, you must check out Natalie’s blog for a really cool contest to A) get the word out about PFM and B) help her sister launch her new watch design site. There are some really cool pieces to be had!
Candy confession time!
Bye for now!!