Today was one of those days that felt more like three…
After this morning’s post, I had a short nap and then got ready. My mom was coming down so I met up with her. She’d gotten held up on the highway so was later than we expected, so I had lunch alone at my apartment. Even though it wasn’t her fault, I was let down and I took it out on her…NOT FAIR.
We didn’t let it ruin the afternoon.
There was the cutest movie ever. Go see Happy Feet 2! Also, go see a movie on a Saturday afternoon…it’s awesome. I’ll write a review for the paper this week (before I go to bed tonight, hopefully)–stay tuned!
After the movie, even though it was cold and I had a LOT of doubt about doing it, we went to Kiwi Kraze! I haven’t been since the summer. Part of me — Ed — said I didn’t deserve it, want it, need it, etc. mostly because I didn’t do a “hard workout” and because I am going away and already feeling “big” but the part of me that wants recovery said even if I didn’t “need” this one bowl of frozen yogurt, the extra maybe 200 calories over a “normal” snack would be worth it instead of feeling deprived on my trip, continuing the bingeing, etc. Catch my drift? We went for it, and we owned it!
I feel like this is a blogger kind of thing. I want to be part of the delicious club!
After that, we got pedicures! I needed one so badly — and I like mine! The colour is the called Warm & Fozzie — part of the new Muppets line by OPI — it’s bronze-ish. I was mad though, because I waited to put my moccasins on and asked if I was okay, but they still got smudged. Luckily I’m a spoiled brat and when we went back to the mall to get my mom’s car, we picked up the mini collection with four tiny bottles (has anyone ever used a whole bottle of nail polish, anyway?!)
My mom came back and helped me clean/carry down my recycles. I am really grateful and I feel so much better in this apartment! I even put my Christmas table cloth out!
I cooked. For me it’s weird to eat dinner after having “dessert”. I think I need to realize that it’s normal to have a special snack on the weekends, whatever, and I did a good job and actually cooked myself dinner (even though I really wanted to just have cereal). It was worth it, cuz I’m going to share my first recipe!
Rice, Veggie, and Baked Chicken Toss
1/2 cup rice (brown or wild)
1 cup mushrooms, sliced
spices of your choice
1 cup spinach, washed
1 chicken breast
1 tbsp roasted almonds, crushed (optional)
Bake chicken breast in the oven. While baking, sauté mushrooms with spices in olive oil and prepare rice. Just before things are done, microwave spinach on high for 2 minutes til cooked.
Dice the chicken when baked.
Combine rice, mushrooms, chicken, and spinach in a large bowl. Toss and top with crushed almonds.
You could also add garlic, onions, and I think goat cheese would work perfectly on top!
Ta – da! Healthy meals don’t have to be elaborate! I’m freezing the extra chicken and I used easy, prepped rice to save time and effort. The mushrooms were on the verge of going in the garbage and I had the huge bag of spinach to at least attempt to put a dent in before I leave tomorrow.
Yay! I am off to write that review and then I think, hope, pray I’m going to sleep like a rock!