Fresh Great Harvest cranberry orange bread (I haven’t tried it before so I had to have the tiny end piece). You can see how he just walked in on me at my computer and dumped down 3 mini loaves of bread!
And at 4:00 I had an Emmi Swiss Yogurt with TJ’s Fiber Worms and some GoLean Crunch. I used to love these yogurts, but it was much tangier than I remember today. The total opposite of greek yogurt.
And plain green tea. Blah but warm.
Karen + Andrew arrived around 5:30 and the boys worked on their latest beer exchange. FYI, the husband has a BLOG in the works where he will tell you all about the homebrewing process. Our kitchen is a brewery
I got to taste the product. In my opinion, this was not drinkable!
I wasn’t going to drink tonight, but the ambiance was so festive with Andrew’s last night that I decided to partake in some Murphy Goode Sauv. Blanc.
Dazzling Stuffed Pork With Dates
Title Courtesy of ZestyCook!
On the menu, Karen brought over two pork tenderloins, which we stuffed with blue cheese, dates and pecans. I made a separate recipe page for it: Blue Cheese, Date + Pecan Stuffed Pork Tenderloin.
I could have just eaten a pile of the filling!! The meat was OK but the filling was amazing.
Along with balsamic roasted broccoli (just broccoli roasted for about 10 minutes at 400* with balsamic and EVOO)
And lastly, mushroom + spinach risotto, which was just arborio rice slow-cooked with chicken broth and cremini mushrooms and baby spinach added at the last few minutes.
I had a second pour of vino with dinner –
As usual, we forgot the bread in the oven!!! I didn’t really need any, but I had a bite. This is Great Harvest Country French and it’s absolutely amazing. Much better tasting than it looks! Very chewy!
And for dessert, I had a root beerI probably wouldn’t have photographed this except it was so easy!!!
And guess what!?!?!?!
I DIDN’T GET A COFFEE HEADACHE!!!! Probably because I intentionally chose caffeinated tea, but I am glad.
I am planning to run first thing in the morning since the sun should be out (we’re having crazy gusty wind here!) but we’ll see how I feel. I definitely want to do more yoga – I am already craving it = crazy!! You know how (well some of you might) weight loss isn’t fun but when you start to see results just because you’re going through the motions it motivates you to keep going through the motions to see more results? Well, that happened to me all throughout my weight loss.
It’s been the same with yoga. I didn’t really want to start doing it except that I felt like I should because you hear all these great things about it. Well, now that I’ve been doing it and seeing good results – more flexibility, and surprisingly more muscle tone – it makes me want to do it more and more. Maybe even more than 20 minutes soon! And maybe even go to a class.
Motivation is an effect, not a cause.
Hope I can sleep tonight!