Hi All –
Wow, I feel like I’ve had quite a weekend – but more on that later 🙂 It is Sunday morning, and I still have to do a brief re-cap of Friday!
For breakfast I had a great little yogurt (literally, it was only two ounces!!) from Yoplait. It was raspberry, and quite good. My hunger has definitely been strange these days. I have been a lot less hungry, and so I have been eating less. I had breakfast with my friend Coral, and I did not get a pic of my baby sized yogurt!
Somehow that crazy thing kept me going until 12:10 when I took a break for lunch. I had left over chicken stir fry (with onion and red peppers) and an apple with TJ’s raw almond butter. It was sort of a strange combo – but it worked!
The plate that I ate my lunch on is my office “cake” plate that my friend Laurie made for me! I love having a plate in my office, it often makes my lunch a lot easier to eat 🙂 Thanks Laurie!
At 2:45 I needed an afternoon snack. I was deciding between four little peanut butter crackers (totally processed food – I cannot help it – I still love these peanut butter crackers!) and a PURE bar. I decided to enjoy the PURE bar because I knew it would keep me full for a few hours, and I was not disappointed!
Yum… this is one of my favorite flavors of PURE bar:
I was so happy to hear from Ben on Friday afternoon. He was in a conference in Providence and went to Whole Foods after he got out to get great food for dinner. He bought me salmon and some “great” steaks for mom and himself. I love it when Ben grills dinner for us!
I made whole grain cous-cous (that Ben found for me per my request @ WF). Ben made his famous mushrooms sautéed in red wine and butter (I’m pretty sure that Julia Child would approve of this recipe).
But before I get to the main course – I will focus on the hors d’oeuvre! Ben bought bacon wrapped scallops and made them under the broiler in my mom’s oven. They were amazing. I had two out of the three that were on my plate!
We also had garlic hummus and pita bread, and Trader Joe’s sweet potato chips – which were amazingly wonderful :
OK – on to dinner. We definitely had quite a few snacks after work, and we sat down for dinner close to 9 o’clock in the evening. It was perfect timing. On a side note, when I was growing up, we always ate late on Fridays and Saturdays. My dad would make amazing dinners and quite often we would sit down around 9 o’clock to enjoy our meal together. I love eating on the late side, especially on the weekends!
Here is my plate: I put lemon, a touch of butter, lots of freshly ground pepper and a small pinch of salt on my salmon before Ben put it on the grill. I put a bit more lemon on it when it was on my plate:
This was such an amazing dinner!!! I simply must start eating salmon and other fish more often… especially in the summer while we can grill outside. I loved the whole wheat cous cous as well. I had to add some fresh veggies to my plate because we forgot to make the asperagus we were planning on grilling! Oops! The mushrooms were really for the steaks, but I love Ben’s mushrooms – so I had a couple with my dinner as well. 🙂
Well, that wraps up Friday. Oh – after dinner we decided to make brownies, so we did and they were amazing. It was very late by the time I had a small brownie and half a scoop of low fat vanilla ice cream… no picture was taken!
I hope everyone had a great Friday and is having a good weekend.