I spent the day Uptown – lunch, “working” and out for Happy Hour! Except for the fact that we have huge skyscrapers, Charlotte is not really much of a city in the whole metropolitan sense, but I sure felt cool today 8)
I have to give a BIG shout out to my Snail Oatmeal. It was snail-like in my stomach – I wasn’t hungry until 1:00!!! Now that’s a reliable breakfast – 6 hours of satiety. I think it was the combo of the extra fiber from the pumpkin and the protein from the egg white. It didn’t taste as good as Kath Classic Banana-Nut Butter Oats, but I’ll definitely be making it again.
I am soooo glad that this busy week has come to an end. Things should be pretty calm until finals week at the end of April. Sorry to be late posting and behind on comments – I hope to catch up ASAP!
Lunch @ Mimosa Grill
Taverna shut down!! I was so excited about the menu!! So we decided to dine at Mimosa Grill instead.
I ordered the Seafood Gumbo, which was good, but not phenomenal. It was kind of like Thanksgiving gravy meets crawfish and oysters. Good, but a bit strange. Of course I picked off the green onions! I ate 1/3 of the cornbread and gave the rest to the hub.
I also ordered a side salad, which was kind of wimpy. That’s a goat cheese ball in the back and it also had candied pecans.
And I had about 5 of the husband’s fries and 2 bites of a REALLY good beer-battered fish!
We didn’t finish lunch until 2pm so I didn’t really need a snack this afternoon. I also did about 40 minutes of walking to and from the lightrail and to and from my office for “work.”
“Work” was fun – it was great to see everything after 4 months of being gone! I was paid well for my visit too, so I was happy to be there
After work, I met the husband and his colleagues for a drink. It sure looks mysterious doesn’t it! Actually, the first pour of this Pinot was awful – enough to send it back, which I don’t do often. But I’m SO glad I did because the fresh bottle was great and the first glass was clearly from an old bottle.
It was tempting to stay Uptown for dinner, but we’re going out tomorrow night with friends and thought we should probably head home for our planned soup tonight.
OK, I admit it. I need to join Dinnerware-Buyers Anonymous. I saw these cute, cute shaped bowls and tiny plates in CB2 and seeing that they were inexpensive, I had to get them. I LOVE green and bright orange, and these bowls are so cool. I suppose having a bowl-buying problem is not as bad as splurging on fancy handbags or expensive spa products, but I think I need to cut myself off from bowls for a while.
Oh yeah, so about DINNER:
Leftover root veggies pureed with leftover lentils and a box of Pacific Butternut Squash Soup. SO fast. So delicious.
Plus a serving of crackers –
This dinner was 385 kcal, 13 grams fiber and 10 grams protein.
Our neighbor, who is young and likes to drink beer, invited us over for some. I don’t really want to go because I’m exhausted, but I feel like I should network. We shall see….