Today was one of those Sundays that just flew by, how is the weekend over already?
After blogging this morning, I relaxed on the couch with Ian watching Rescue Me. Is anyone else a fan? We’ve blown through the entire show in about 2 months. I heart Netflix .
Next thing I knew it was time for lunch and my stomach was growling. We had plans for a larger Sunday dinner, so I kept lunch light with a salad.
I topped some butter lettuce with a small piece of strada, tomatoes, peas, and Trader Joe’s Cilantro salad dressing. I also cut the end of a multigrain loaf and spread it with cookie butter but the bread was too tough so I threw it out. Booo!
We hung around the apartment for a bit, reading, watching tv, and playing with the furball. Eventually we decided to run some errands and I decided an afternoon snack was in order. I dug into the pantry and pulled out my free Godiva chocolate for the month- a creme brulee truffle.
Seriously, this is one of the greatest promotions. If you sign up with Godiva and get a rewards card, once a month you can go into the store and pick out a free chocolate and all they do is scan your card in return. There is no obligation to purchase any chocolate! Its so worth it and it isn’t too indulgent as you only get one chocolate per month (and its goood chocolate too ;)).
After running errands and calling my grandma (its her birthday today!), Ian and I baked cookies and set them aside to decorate after dinner. We figured this would put the brakes on the snacking before dinner.
Dinner tonight was something really
time consuming special, Get Healthy with Heather’s twice baked potatoes. While Ian will eat pretty much anything I put in front of him, he is truly a meat and potatoes type of guy. However, as I don’t eat meat and rarely cook potatoes, he oftens eats vegetarian grain-type dishes at the apartment, and while he says he enjoys them I know he misses his mom’s cooking. So.. sometimes I like to surprise him and cook something a little more up his alley.
I made two types of potateoes- some with bacon for Ian and then some with crispy tofu for myself. I also roasted some brussels sprouts with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
I served myself one baked potato and some brussels sprouts and told myself to eat the vegetables first. I knew that it would be better for me to fill up on veggies than the potato that was fairly heavy. It worked and I managed to eat all of the sprouts and about 2/3 of the potato.
Oh, and the potato…amazing, midwestern cooking at its finest!
Finally, after dinner we decorated the cookies.
I was so proud of myself, for the first time ever I didn’t snack on too much dough, icing, or bits of cookies! I have been known to nibble so much while baking that I want nothing to do with the final product, I’m already so sick of it! As a reward for my good behavior , I had a small cookie for dessert with a small drink of almond milk, soy eggnog, and cinnamon. I’ve found this is an easy way to lighten up egg nog while still retaining its taste.
Yum. What a night., my stomach is full, my Christmas spirit is flying high, and I have a light breakfast and lunch packed for work tomorrow.
I hope you enjoyed you Sunday as much as I did mine!