Monday, September 17, 2012
Christmas wrapping, screme eggs and bingo
I fired up the yule log (excuse the messy armoire) and I wrapped the Mr's Christmas presents while he wrapped mine upstairs. I also wrapped his birthday gifts so I'm good to go until the last few start rolling in and of course I need to get lists from my grandparents, friend and mom so I can really get moving.
One night last week as we were trying to go to sleep I said out loud "I can't believe Cadbury hasn't found a way to market their creme eggs for other holidays." We thought maybe Santa hats for Christmas or turkeys for Thanksgiving. Then as we stopped in a drug store out of town, I spied these...
We met a friend for a belated birthday gathering. I was so glad to see the first peeks of Fall showing through...
I brought some BBQ chicken in a thermos thingy I bought and put them on Hawaiian hot dog buns and had lightly salted Pringles. I told the Mr next time I want full octane Pringles, it was high cal day and since I don't eat them except every few years, I want the real thing. Is it weird to say I miss the ones with Olestra in them? I never had any anal leakage issues. *shrug* We had a nice picnic then exchanged gifts. I got the ice cream maker and Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams at Home book I wanted. Her dark chocolate and buckeye state ice creams are to die for (check your local fancy pants grocery store, they're carried almost all over the country now!) so I was so glad to see you could make all of her ice creams at home!
I also got a game and we played a rousing game of
That's right, Hello Kitty bingo! The birthday girls both won 2 games. The Mr sadly, won none. B- o-o H-o-o.
Yesterday completely got away from us. We got up at 7am and went to the grocery stores and stocked up. The temptation of the samples scattered around the store got the better of us since we were starting to get hungry. One bite of a pumpkin pie tartlet, one bite of a mini sugar cookie and for donating to a cause we got a free gourmet sugar cookie from a place I haven't had in ages. It was SO good. Oh I didn't mention we split the new Trader Joe's candy bar everyone is yappin' about did I? *shrinking*
Can you say "overhyped?" Maybe it's because I made my own just the week before in a similar recipe and mine were way better. All you can taste is the dark chocolate, which is awesome yes but if I'm going to blow 260 calories on a whole candy bar, it's not gonna be this one. I mean I guess I blew 130 but I did so much work in the garage, I'm pretty sure I burned it off. Meh. What a let down.
For lunch I thawed the Boudin sourdough sandwich rolls we got from San Fran, hollowed most of it out and made chicken meatball subs. It was so good and filling! With the innards I cut out, I made the Mr some garlic and herb croutons.
Then we worked on a birthday project that took a little longer than we thought and afterward we both hit a wall and needed a nap. We woke up just before 6pm. Oops. We still had a workout to do and if ever there was a day I would've been tempted to skip, this would've been it. But trashing a 3 1/2 year streak of exercise was not in the plan so down we went. Because of the spray paint I inhaled before I remembered to put on my mask earlier, my lungs were working overtime doing Power 90 (original) and I was hacking through half of it which got my heart rate up. Thanks? So by the time I was done, I had almost hit my calorie burn goal and switched out a formal session with Chalene to a free weight session and burned a total of 1110 calories. Not too shabby! Then it was dinner time...
Garlic and herb pink salmon and roasted root veggies. (Turnips and parsnips) Roasted roots...I think that would be a good name for a vegan band.
Then we settled in and watched Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors. Classic.
What did you guys do this weekend?
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