7-7:30am: Dance/1 set arms/ 1 minute plank mix
8:00am: Hot lemon water
9:15am: Breakfast-Multigrain waffle with butter & ground flax seed
10:30am: Coffee with creamer
1:00pm: Lunch-Arugula salad with salmon, roasted beets & balsamic vinaigrette
Sorry...no pics! I had lunch with some friends/ol' co-workers AND Katie which made me loose track of my camera phone while lugging in her diaper bag, bottle, puffs, falling shoes, ectJ I was going to take pictures of the leftovers...until Katie grabbed the container while I was driving home and the remainders ended up all over my back seat. AWESOMEJ
Caramelized onions, thyme, shredded gouda & a little broth (beef, chicken or veggie) all mixed with baked potato fillings and broiled until melty & delicious...
Easy & delicious!
And we got to make a wish last night because it was the first time we ever tried Okra! (my Grandmother said you ALWAYS make a wish when you try something new or go somewhere for the first time...and why not??!J)
Cleaned, trimmed & diced in half, I soaked the okra in a buttermilk & egg bath and then dredged them in a cornmeal mix...
I say "mix" because I made a coating out of corn flour, grits & bread crumbs, thinking I was out of cornmeal...
...only to find a container once I was putting everything else awayJ Oh well, next timeJ
Arranged on a single layer on a greased cookie sheet...
...and spritzed with some olive oil spray before baking in the oven for about 40 minutes at 450 degrees.
Verdict? The first few bites of okra I thought were VERY strong. I wasn't sure if I liked them very much, but I think the more they cooled, the more the bites seemed to mellow out & blend well with the coating. I even dunked a few in ketchupJ Wild & crazy, I know.
Not sure if I'd be ready to try steamed/plain okra anytime soon...but who knows? Never thought I'd offer Scott a choice of roasted broccoli or kale chips as a side dish & his response would be "oooooooooo!", as if I just offered him to pick between cake or ice creamJ Seriously...
8:00pm: Dessert-4 TJ's Chocolate covered peanut butter pretzels (thankfully, the LAST 4...these babies are DANGEROUS to have around!!!)
OK...I definitely don't think I ate enough today. There were wayyyy too many times today that I let myself get REALLLLY hungry. But the day just got away from me and I didn't realize I was hungry until I was FAMISHED. Not a great plan, but it happens. Hopefully it'll help in holding off the pounds after this weekend coming up...which includes not one, but TWO 'eating event!' I have a 'plan' for them both, we'll just see how well I stick to them once I'm surrounded by cheese.
Oppps...don't want to give too much away yetJ
Enjoy your Friday, everyone!!