Whew!! I’m finally home!! The house is sparkling clean, I have fresh flowers on my desk, the husband was doused in my favorite cologne, chili was on the stove, and this was on the kitchen table:
Before we left, I had a delicious breakfast of oatmeal with blueberries and walnuts, bacon (1 small slice) and half a small grapefruit. “Part of this complete breakfast.” It was sad saying goodbye to my grandparents!
Since I would rather go hungry than eat at a fast food place on the side of the highway, I was so happy to pack sandwiches from my grandmother’s fridge. We had turkey, swiss, lettuce, green pepper and leftover bacon on light oatmeal bread with carrots and an apple. I did something totally out of character and got a Diet Dr. Pepper to have with lunch when we switched drivers at the Maryland Welcome Center because my mouth (and mind!) were bored –
(I actually ate my apple an hour after the other parts of lunch)
I’d been hyping up Larabars the whole trip to my sister, so around 3:30 we decided it was time to give one a try. We split this guy:
But he didn’t really fill me up so I had an orange and some almonds at my parents’ house around 4:30 before I got back on the road to drive to Charlotte!
I got home around 6:30 to a warm pot of vegetable beef chili on the stove!
It was made with 8 oz of eye of round, kale, a can of navy beans, crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes, mushrooms, green pepper, jalapeño and seasonings. YUM!! I topped mine with some fancy shredded colby cheese and 1 oz of Fage. I also had a slice of the husband’s homemade honey wheat bread and a my 4 oz glass of wine from above:
My grandmother sent me home with a box of See’s Chocolates for the husband. I thought they were just plain, but much to my delight, they were all kinds of delicious fillings! I LOVE these kinds of chocolates. I had nibbles of about 5 kinds and one of the crunchy sticks – probably the equivalent of 3 whole chocolates. Quite a heafty 200 or so kcal, but the perfect end to a great vacation!
My grandmother also sent me home with these awesome chairs – one of Shakespeare and one of Dickens – that she painted herself (she’s an amazing artist!). Here’s the Shakespeare one in our foyer:
And here’s a cute little antique stove that she hopes I will use to make plenty of nutritious recipes during my years as an R.D.
Have a great night everyone!!