What a gorgeous day we had!!
I came home and couldn’t decide what to have for a snack. I wasn’t craving my normal yogurt or fruit blends, so I settled for a random mix of crunchy things:
- A 100 calorie bag of kettle corn
- Trail mix
- Meringues (hiding in the popcorn!)
It was fun to eat
To celebrate the weather, the husband and I went for a stroll around our neighborhood. We ended up at the ATM to make a deposit, and then decided to stop into Blockbuster and picked up The Painted Veil to watch tomorrow night as we relax before Race For The Cure. We ducked into Harris Teeter to see if they were doing a wine tasting, and sure enough, there were TWO!! We tried 9 different wines, although the pours were teeny tiny. We came home with a bottle of this Reisling that was on sale for $4.99!
Dinner was an Oatmeal Chili!!
Well, the original recipe is Tex-Mex Chicken and Oat Soup, but I prefer Oatmeal Chili 🙂 I got the recipe from Running with Food almost a month ago. It just hit a spot in my craving zone!
We (of course) made some modifications based on what we had on hand. Here’s our version:
- 2 super spicy jalapenos
- Can of diced tomatoes + 2 fresh tomatoes
- 1 cup organic canned “salad beans” (a mix of pinto/kidney/navy)
- About 3 cups water
- 1/2 cup steel cut oats
- 2/3 cup frozen okra
- 1 carrot
- 1 sweet potato (about 12 oz)
- 2 tbsp jarred jalapenos
- 5 oz cooked cornish hen meat (a little chicken-like bird we had in the freezer)
- Cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, dash cinnamon, oregano, salt + pepper
- Greek yogurt, swiss cheese (all we had on hand) and avocado for garnish
Cook veggies, add canned goods, add liquids, add oats, add spices, simmer for 30-45 minutes on medium-low.
The whole pot was about 1200 kcal and made 10 ladles. I had 2 ladles in my bowl, which was a pretty big portion.
On the side – the fantastic homemade bread broiled with olive oil, S+P!
It was SUPER spicy!! I had to eat it in small bites. I thought it was good, but not fantastic. The flavor was off somehow and I’m not sure how. Something was missing.
I ended with a bite of chocolate chip cookie the husband brought home from Great Harvest!!
I was TOTALLY looking forward to watching The Office tonight – but I guess the debates bumped it out 🙁 Since we have our 5K race on Saturday, I guess I’m going to skip cycle class tomorrow in favor of something lighter on the legs. I’m actually thinking of doing a slow, easy 3 mile run in the morning. Nothing to tire me, but something to keep my joints lubricated. Sometimes I feel like I am slower after a rest day, so I don’t want to skip moving altogether. But a short run will buy me 30 minutes more sleep! Sweet!!
Off to relax a little before bedtime.