We’re wrapping up a long afternoon around here. I came home from class to find a package on my doorstep. It seems Chobani would like more Greek yogurt in my life – I concur!! I opened the package to find a selection of flavors – yipee!
I came inside to find the husband just putting a batch of Blondies in the oven. Karen is having a pot-luck party with her friends at her Condo tomorrow night. We’re attending and are in charge of bringing a dessert. After the delicious Great Harvest blondie, the husband decided to make some of his own. They are slightly healthier, but not by much! Here’s the recipe: Lower Fat Blondies.
I licked the bowl
Then spontaneously had 4 bagel chips (Karen brought them over)
Followed by the rest of Kelsey’s Trail Mix bar – yum!!! Recipe is coming soon
I soooooooooooo did not want to go to the gym today. I seriously considered skipping it, but I did a little pros and cons list in my head. I knew I’d enjoy it once I got there, I wanted that fresh feeling over dinner, it wasn’t raining, I really didn’t have anything better to do other than school work – so I talked myself into it and we dragged ourselves upstairs to change clothes. I really think putting on gym clothes is the HARDEST part of working out. I am always happy once I am there! So we biked there, did a fast 30 minutes on the Stairmaster, 4 upper body machines (including pull-ups) and biked home. Ahhhhh.
After quick showers and sweatpants, we created this serendipitous dinner:
Coconut Root Veggie Pilaf.
We cooked 2 portions of Bob’s Red Mill Grade Whole Grain Cereal on the stove-top.
In the oven we roasted (for 30 minutes 450*) a tiny butternut squash and a medium sweet potato in a seasoning of
- 1/2 tsp garam masala
- Sprinkle canola oil
- Sprinkle red wine vinegar
We also heated up a leftover half cup of coconut milk, added more garam masala and poured that over it all. (It had a tiny spot of mold on the top so we were sure to bring it to a rolling boil first!!)
Lastly, we topped it all with some raisins, sliced almonds and more coconut.
I got in trouble during dinner for saying “This is so good!!” 5 times
We watched a little TV afterwards and the husband declared he was going to have a huuuuge bowl of ice cream with 2 of the bars he brought home from Great Harvest – yesterday’s Blondie and today’s Peanut Butter Chip. I said I would accept a small portion if he brought it to me
His + Hers
Hers up close. I ended up having a small bite of the Blondie too (See what I mean about having ice cream in the house!!)
I think we are trading in an early morning workout to stay up and watch The Office. I’m planning a mid-day workout since my only plans are study, study, study!