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rainy day = comfort food

Andrea

What a dreary day we've had.  I tried to stay inside as much as possible but had to run a couple of errands at lunch time...yuck.  I did come home to a fabulous surprise in my mailbox though...my BSI Prize Trail Mix from Melissa!!!

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Melissa had the great idea of giving the winner of BSI: Sweet Potatoes a custom-made trail mix...she sent me a list of mixin's to choose from and this is what I decided on:

  • PB-filled pretzels

  • chocolate-covered pretzels

  • almonds

  • cashews

  • caramel bits

  • yogurt-covered raisins

  • dried cranberries

  • chocolate-covered banana chips

  • dried raspberries

  • raisins


It is soooooooooo good!  Thanks Melissa!!!  :)  I had a big handful as soon as I opened the box!!!

I had high hopes for another wonderful run this evening but just didn't feel like going out in the nasty weather.  So instead I pulled out my favorite power yoga dvd...not the same as going to class but I went with it.  50 minutes later I was a bendy, stretchy, happy girl...I do love my yoga.  :)

Backtrack a little to my day's eats...another post full of comfort food.  What is it about winter-time and the need for warm, filling meals...do all of you lucky Floridians with your 80* winters have the same cravings?

I am so-in-love with the TJ's Pumpkin Spice Granola...I was craving it as soon as I got up this morning and thought it was a perfect opportunity to test out the new Siggi's yogurt that Whole Foods gave me as a consolation prize for eliminating my Oikos from their shelves.

Breakfast:  One 6oz container of Siggi's Icelandic Skyr, plain, with 1/2 cup TJ's Pumpkin Spice Granola and one sliced banana.

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I must say...I am VERY impressed with the Siggi's.  It is very thick but oh so creamy...Julz was right when she commented on my post awhile back that Skyr is like Greek yogurt on steroids!  I LOVED it...too bad it is WAY out of my price range.  $2.69 for 6oz?!?!?!?  I don't think so.

Morning Snack:  3 ginger snaps while knitting...is there anything better on a rainy, cold day?!?  I went home around noon to let the pups out and realized that my lunch was actually at work (I didn't anticipate being able to leave the office today).  So, I decided to actually take my full lunch hour and just hang out on the couch for 30 minutes and work on a Christmas present...I was happy and so were the pups.  :)

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Lunch:  Leftover Chicken Veggie Soup and a handful of Kashi crackers (I actually took these photos this morning before going to work...poured the soup out of its gladware into the nice bowl, then back into the gladware after the picture.  Yes, I'm becoming that obsessed with my food photography...).

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Afternoon Snack:  Another glorious pear.

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Dinner:  Homemade Veggie Pizza!  Woohoo!  We loaded a TJ's whole wheat pizza crust with:

  • TJ's pizza sauce

  • fresh spinach

  • onion

  • yellow bell pepper

  • broccoli

  • black olives

  • 1/3 cup part-skim mozzarella on my 1/2, LOTS of cheese on the hubb's 1/2


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Mmmmmm...yum.  The crust needed a little longer in the oven, we typically bake it for 5-7 minutes before topping it but the TJ's instructions didn't say to do that so we stuck it in the oven raw with toppings.  It was still a little doughy, but yummy all the same.  :)  I had another piece 1/2 the size of the piece above...which would mean about 3 of 8 slices of a 12" pizza.

Dessert:  A small cup of eggnog with a sprinkling of cinnamon on top...my holiday guilty pleasure!

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I hope you all have a glorious night and Happy Friday!!!