We spent yesterday getting ready for some special guests today! My In-Loves!!!! I hate to call them “In-Law’s” because it has such a negative connotation. So I call them my in-loves! They are coming in town for Aidan’s LAST soccer game tomorrow.
Yesterday we got the house spic & span, house-guest ready and also went to the grocery store for some last minute items. I am planning on making the delicious Chicken Tortilla Crock Pot Soup I made a few weeks ago, for dinner tonight. I hope they like it! After grocery shopping we stopped by Schlotzsky’s for lunch.
I chose the pick two with half a smoked turkey sandwich & the
Cranberry, Apple, Pecan & Chicken Salad
“Fresh mixed field greens, goat cheese, pecans, dried cranberries, apple wedges, red onion, garlic focaccia croutons and grilled chicken strips. Served with a side of hot flat bread and dressing of your choice.” –Schlotzsky’s website
It was a good thing I was super hungry because this was a lot more than I had hoped for! I ate half of the half sandwich and all of the salad. It was delicious! I shared the flat bread with Jeremy, but I wish I hadn’t because it was tasty too!
Later that afternoon, Aidan and I shared some jelly beans (so much for that detox) on the couch while watching cartoons. My lack of sleep from the night before kicked in and I fell asleep for about and hour. Interesting fact: I saw on Dr. Oz that you should nap between 1pm & 4pm but for only 30 min if you want a pick-me-up. Any longer and your brain will be in too relaxed of a state. You will wake up feeling more tired than when you laid down for the nap in the first place! Indeed! I woke up feeling super drowsy and drunk.
Cara Cara orange & Fuji Apple
Completely packaged and ready in 20 minutes!
I have never cooked fish before and have no interest in doing so at this point. I was really happy to see that all I had to do was put these packages in a baking dish for 20 min.
Birdseye Steamed Asparagus, 1/2 cup Uncle Ben’s Long Grain & Wild Rice, 1/2 a Van de Kamp’s Parchment Bake fillet.
There were only two fillets in the box so Aidan and I shared. Wow. We ALL loved it. I was so impressed. I am not a huge fish fan but am really trying to be. I am so glad I stumbled upon this! This would make a great lunch too!
The asparagus didn’t turn out well. I just can’t seem to get the hang of it. I thought I couldn’t fail with the steamer bag but I did.
I steamed up some broccoli and had another 1/2 cup of rice.
Dinner preparation was full of small mishaps. I destroyed the asparagus. The Uncle Ben’s rice bag exploded in the microwave, sending brown rice all over the inside of the microwave. I bit into a piece of broccoli and immediately spit it out onto my plate like I was raised by heathens. It was still frozen! Jeremy had taken the carousel from the microwave out to wash, so I think the broccoli didn’t cook evenly. Only about half of it was hot enough to eat. Needless to say I didn’t get enough to eat at dinner and found myself hungry a few hours later.
I had some of “the boys’” cereal.
Cascadian Farms Cinnamon Crunch.
This was a perfect bedtime snack, sweet, low calorie and filling.
On the agenda for today: Workout, get crock pot meal together, & spend some good quality time with my loved ones.
I hope everyone has a terrific weekend!!!
Questions of the day?
What are your weekend plans?
What is the last “new food” item you tried that you were pleasantly pleased with?
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