Did everyone have a super fantastic Thanksgiving weekend? I did, I did!
In fact, I made a little collage of some fun times that were had (above).
I'll start at the top and summarize. I enjoyed the fall colors, ate Thanksgiving foods, did the Turkey Trot 4 miler with my Mom, played high stakes (sarcasm) poker, cuddled kittens, made nachos..and a flourless chocolate cake, hung out with my awesome nephews, went fishing and caught a leaf, went to the dog park, made pasta, sewed a shirt for Baby the Cat.
Whew. that was the world's longest run on sentence ;)
Ok, so that was my leftover memories from this past week...now, onto leftover foods! Well, not all of them..but you get where I'm going with this, right?
Breakfast 1: Toast
Before getting back on schedule with 5 a.m. boot camp, I made my favorite pre-workout snack: peanut butter toast (Natural Jif on Sarah Lee's Delightful 45 calorie wheat bread).
Breakfast 2: Eggs, of course
Boy, am I predictable! Yes, I made an omelet for protein's sake ;) My omelet today was 1/2 cup of egg whites (had some leftover from making pasta), chopped up Thanksgiving turkey and cheddar cheese. On the side was the last of my wheat bagel thins with butter spread. For beverages, I had gingerbread coffee and POM juice. Super filling, indeed.
Morning Snack: Nuts & Berries
I actually thought it would be harder than it was to make myself eat this snack...mostly because this has been staring me in the face since yesterday (they were a holiday gift from a customer--clearly a saboteur of diets).
I noshed on some of these yesterday (actually Monday, but whatever), but stayed away from them today (yay, me!). I enjoyed my blueberries and almonds instead.
Lunch: Leftover Stuffed Shells & Veggies
I made a pretty rockin' pumpkin stuffed shell with sauteed mushrooms Monday night...recipe will be on Endless Simmer by Thursday. On the side, some leftover broccoli and green beans.
Since I'm obviously not immune to temptation, I had packed 3 Starburst candies in my pocket this morning. And, of course, they were consumed.
Dinner: Burger & Fries
This dinner sure did hit the spot. I made a lean sirloin burger topped with goat cheese, avocado and tomatoes. My bun was a 100 calorie English muffin. Sides were sweet potato fries and roasted veggies. Yum yum!My brother came over after dinner and helped me set up Christmas decorations! It's beginning to look alot like Christmas up in here.
I also snuggled with this cutie.
Have a grrrrreeeaaaatt week!
Flourless chocolate cake recipe comin' at ya on Friday ;)