Saturday, February 27, 2010

Sitting Pretty…

On the couch, that is. I woke up with a cold this morning so aside from DS’s hockey game, I’ve been parked at home. I shouldn’t be too surprised to have woken up with a stuffed nose and coated throat considering how energy sapped I felt Thursday and Friday. Blah. Despite that, I was hungry!

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup oat bran
  • cinnamon
  • chocolate honey
  • Dorset cereal IMG_0534

I scarfed that back which made my belly happy!

I had some time before the hockey game started so I whipped over to the grocery store next to the rink to buy some goat’s milk yogurt and kefir. I also found some lovely orange cauliflower in the “reduced to sell” area and a beautiful pork roast which was on for a great price. I made it back to the rink in time to buy a hot chocolate before the game got underway. And what a game! The boys won 5-0…this is their 3rd win in a row…..and the BEST part was that DS scored the 5th goal!! My excitement metre was off the charts. :) The boys didn’t fare so well during the regular season, but have won 3 out of 4 playoff games. There are 2 more games before the round robin ends. Then the 2 top teams will play a best 3 of out 5 for first place. So far, we are in 2nd.

I wasn’t sure what I wanted for lunch. I only knew that whatever it was, it had to be hot. I finally settled on a toasted Ezekiel English muffin with and egg white/egg beater mixture, goat’s milk brie and Sabra hummus. I also added some sour cream n’ onion rice cakes to my egg shaped, Easter bunny plate: IMG_0539

My hand wandered into the box of Whoppers a few more times than I would’ve liked so I got serious about a snack around 3 and filled a bowl with carrots and a tbsp of almond butter. IMG_0540

Much better for me and the cold of the carrots actually felt nice on my throat.

We got quite a bit of snow again today and to my surprise Pepper LOVED it! Here are a few pictures of him frolicking on the deck: IMG_0538 IMG_0535 IMG_0536 IMG_0537

What a baby doll! I love all 3 of my kitty's, but because Pepper is so much younger than the other 2, he’s more fun.

I made a wonderful meal using the pork roast I bought today. I seasoned the meat with some salt and pepper and made a “sauce” for it. This consisted of 2/3 cup of water, 1/3 cup pomegranate preserves, 2 tbsp each of Dijon mustard and balsamic vinegar, 1 tbsp freshly grated ginger and 3 minced garlic cloves. I whisked it until combined and poured it over the meat, then I added potatoes and carrots. I baked it 1.5hrs covered and another 1/2 uncovered. IMG_0542

I also made a pot of brown/jasmine rice as a side. This is the brand that I use:


And here’s my plate. IMG_0544

You’re not gonna believe this, but I had chocolate banana cake for dessert! IMG_0545

Oh, yes I did. And that was the last piece so you won’t have to see anymore of it for at least another year! :)

I’m going to disconnect now and curl up under a blanket with some magazines that need reading. Hope you’ve all had a great day!

Bye for now!!


  1. Hope you are feeling better tomorrow! The dreaded cold/flu is going around here :(
    Looks like your kitty is having fun outside :) I wish I could have cats...but I am VERYYY..allergic :(

    Congratz to ds hockey team!
    And p.s I wouldn't ever get sick of seeing that cake on the blog :)

  2. Congrats to DS on the hockey game- wahooooo! LOVE the lunch. I'm quickly becoming an egg fanatic. I am also snacking on some carrots and nut butter as I type this, so I obviously love your snacky too. Get some rest and feel better

  3. Awwwwww yay DS for his team winning the game!!!! Anthony team won their basketball game tonight!!!

    I hope you feel better, colds stink, especially at night when you can breathe from congestion : p

    Never had imitation crab and heluva good dip!! Sounds yum!!

    Love ya!!! xoxo

  4. wow that is an AWESOME dinner!
    congrats to ds! so much snow there!! theres like none here in SC! rest up girl i hope you feel better

  5. The snow kitty photos are adorable! Hope you feel better soon, so many bugs seem to be going around right now.

  6. hope you feel better by now. cold is not fun.
    congrats to DS!
    that pork looks amazing... reading the sauce recipe I can imagine how tasty is the pork. For a no pork lover, I'm kind of tempted to try it too! :)

  7. Oh no, having a cold is never fun--hope you feel better soon! I just scored an awesome deal on a sundried tomato pork tenderloin--love how you served your pork with good ol' fashioned carrots and potatoes--never ceases to please!

  8. what a great idea for a glaze/marinade - i think im going to pull out a roast for sunday dinner and use your recipe! have a great sunday :)

  9. I hope you're feeling better soon, Krista! Congrats to DS, that is fantastic! That sauce you made for the roast sounds incredible!

  10. I love a down home meal like that, roast, veggies, mmm...warm, and the perfect day to do it with all that snow! We got a huge dump as well.


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