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running low...

Andrea

Good evening!  Thank you all for the sweet comments today!  I am feeling much better after a good night's sleep.  I'm very happy that tomorrow is Friday and I'll be able to take it easy this weekend and catch up on some shut-eye.  This whole 5-day workweek thing is killing me!   :)

Along with the end of the week comes the end of our grocery supply.  This end of the week is especially difficult because we actually grocery shopped last Wednesday, but instead of shopping for 1-1/2 weeks we did our normal week's worth of groceries so now...we're running quite low.  :)

I dug some Ezekiel bread out of the freezer to make some toast for breakfast.  I have no idea how long it had been there, but apparently it was too long.  The toast was packed up to take to work with me this morning because I was running a little late, 1 piece smeared with almond butter the other with cranberry ketchup

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When I bit in, I was hit with an intense freezer-burn flavor and had a really tough time chewing the old bread.  Into the trash it went, and off I was to a cafe' down the street for some oatmeal.  What a waste of almond butter and cran ketchup (if you want the recipe shoot me an email, its straight from a cookbook so I can't post it).

Breakfast:  a cup of oatmeal with cinnamon, brown sugar, golden raisins and chopped apple.

Morning Snack:  a grapefruit that was supposed to be part of breakfast, but my oatmeal was pretty filling.

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Leftovers for lunch make me pretty happy, especially when the leftovers are Thai!!!  Thank you all for the great suggestions of places to find good Thai recipes.  I have a feeling you'll be seeing some experimentation on the blog.  I'm especially excited about Ellen's suggestion to check out Chez Pim for a great Pad Thai tutorial.  Thank you Ellen!!!

Lunch:  tofu scallion soup with bean sprouts and extra rice noodles, spring rolls with spicy pineapple sauce.  Delish.

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Mid-Afternoon Snack: 1/4 cup of mixed nuts and dried fruit (cherries and figs, my favorites!!!).  My hubb also brought me a few fries from his lunch, 'cause he knows what I like.  :)

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The hubb and I went for a run after work tonight...2-3/4 miles.  I kept up with my love as best I could which resulted in a speedier than normal run for me.  There were also hills.  I've discovered that you can't go further than 2 miles in Charlottesville without hitting a decent hill.  When we got home I stretched for a long time, I even did a few Vinyasa flows.  My hips have been really tight (maybe because of all the hills?!?) so I spent extra time with poses that would help to release some tension.  Hmmmmmmm....I feel so much better!  :)

For dinner tonight I wanted to make some kind of cheesy, veggie-ful casserole thing.  I wasn't sure where it was going, but I thought that this spaghetti squash might be a good start.

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The hubb disagreed (don't worry, I'll try it eventually) so the squash was delegated to fill my belly at lunch tomorrow.  I love getting the next day's lunch packed the night before, it makes my mornings so much easier!  I'll save the picture of my packed lunch for tomorrow's post though...  :)

Instead, we went with our classic mexican dip night.  This is now a once-a-month favorite of ours, and typically corresponds with new episodes of Grey's Anatomy.  We used to eat it at least once-a-week...I think we've come very far.  I even went so far as to dip raw veggies into the cheesy goodness rather than tortilla chips...yay me!

Dinner:  mexican dip with one whole carrot and 1/2 a cucumber.  I caved in and had a few blue corn tortilla chips too, but not NEARLY as many as I would have had if I hadn't chopped up some veggies.

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This dip included:

  • spanish rice

  • one can of diced tomatoes

  • one can of black beans, mashed and mixed with taco seasoning

  • salsa

  • corn

  • orange bell pepper

  • cheddar / monterrey jack shredded cheese


It was TASTY!!!  What's your favorite t.v. / movie night dinner?

TGIF!  Anybody have any big weekend plans?  I'm planning on experimenting with some baking recipes, and my new mixer!!!  WooHoo!  :)