Sunday wrap up

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Last week, we got free breakfast one morning because it was “Health Ahead” day. Yummo! I had a veggie frittata, apples with peanut butter, a small quesadilla, and infused water.  It reminded me that I like water with cucumber and lemon. It’s time to break out the infusion pitcher!

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I had a lot of spinach with my lunches last week, with grapes, carrots, raisins and string cheese for snacks.

For exercise, I did spin on Tuesday, muscle attack Wednesday, treadmill on Thursday, and walking on Friday. Yesterday I walked a few miles at a community art fair, and today I rode bikes with Jeff.

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Today was mostly on track. For breakfast, I had toast with peanut butter and bananas, with a heap of grapes on the side.  Lunch was chocolate cake and cheese puffs. Dinner is back on track with a BLT salad, made with spinach, avocado, tomato, and a bit of bacon.  For dessert, I have geek yogurt topped with raspberries.

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Dinner: the crock pot is your friend

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Fork tender put roast with carrots, onion, and celery. Baby red potatoes on the side. This is a cheater meal… It took less than 5 active minutes to make.

Plug crock pot in
Peel and slice onion into crock pot
Place roast into crock pot, “fatty” side up
Peel and chop carrots, add to the pot.
Rinse and chop celery and add to the pot
Add enough water to cover 3/4 of the roast (about 2.25 cups in this case)
drop in 2 bouillon cubes (beef flavor)
Set on low for 8 hours

Potatoes are dehydrated, but still delicious.

What am I blogging for?? Let’s eat!

P.s. Lunch was fish and chips but it didn’t photograph well. Bleh.

P.p.s. Nag me to meet my challenge… Otherwise I might not. Pics or it didn’t happen!

Dinner: Kona Grill Photo Tour

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Kona Grill interior decor

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(Background to foreground) Miso soup; sushi flight – Yellow tail, salmon, eel; Chicken chili with mini cornbread muffins

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Udon noodles with beef

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Chicken Chili with green onion and mini corn bread muffins

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Sushi flight: (ginger + wasabi) Yellowfin, Salmon, Eel

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Yellowfin, Eel, Salmon, with a ginger garnish.

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Pad Thai with Chicken and Shrimp

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Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting, garnished with Strawberries and Kiwi

 

The secret to not over-doing it at a restaurant?  To-Go Boxes.  At the BEGINNING of the meal.  For this course, I had 1 piece each of yellowfin, salmon, and eel sushi, 1 mini cornbread muffin, 1 cup of pad thai, and probably 1/8th of the cake.  I went home reveling in the delicious flavors I experienced without feeling stuffed…. Oh, and I had a stupendous amount of left overs to take home so that I could have more for lunch.

After Cardio Kickboxing, I had another serving of pad thai for lunch and I still have more for another meal.  Hooray for left overs!!

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Dinner: steak and potatoes

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Remember how I keep saying I need to go grocery shopping? This is the “before” picture of my fridge. Wilty salad, fruit, fish, eggs, water, almost-expired yogurt,and some parmesan.  If I were a witty chef, I could probably cobble something better than a smoothie out of that, but I’m not. I’m just an average middle class American.

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After. I bought:
Celery
Carrots
Spinach
Bananas
Mushrooms
Bread
Lettuce
(Deli) Fruit Salsa
(Deli) Turkey
(Deli) Pepper Jack
Angus T-bone Steak
New York strip steak (both on sale)
Jif natural peanut butter
Cumin
Honey bunches of oats cereal
Giant thing of baking soda (I tried a few cleaning tips and they work so I bought tee big box, Hehe)
Deodorant
Laundry detergent (cold water)
Laundry detergent (dark colors)
Milk
Coffee creamer
Cottage cheese
String cheese
Land O Lakes spreadable butter with olive oil (I’ll never go back to margarine, this stuff is great!)
Simply juice -pineapple orange
Simply juice -orange
Asparagus

The grand total was $137 (the household goods bumped the total up a bit. Our usual bill is about 125/week..whenwe actually meal plan).

Loaded up with fresh groceries, I was able to make quite the feast for dinner.. I grilled steaks and asparagus and served them with mashed potatoes:

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