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Veggies and a hot bath.

25 Nov

So bummed that it’s Sunday and we have to go back to work tomorrow. Boo for work. So, did you stuff yourself like crazy this Thanksgiving? I did! This was my first big holiday as a vegetarian. Not a big deal for me. I just ate  a ton of other food!

I started the day off with a 5K run. My hip has been bugging me lately so it was a slower run. I had to stop and walk a few times. I felt clumsy so I knew I wasn’t running “right”. Something must be out of whack.

We made caprese skewers to bring over to my grandparents for Thanksgiving. Every skewer I made I ate a tomato. They were so good! I bought them the Sunday before Thanksgiving and I worried they would be all wrinkly by then. I read somewhere that you shouldn’t put them in the fridge, so I thought I would try it. I never have any room in my fridge anyway. Let me say, this tip is right on! Stop putting your tomatoes in the fridge people! We put balsamic vinegar in the middle of our skewers.

skewers So good! All you need is some fresh basil, fresh mozzarella, and some cherry tomatoes. Oh my heavens. My cousin Lee Ann and I scarfed these down. I think some other people might have had a chance at some too…if they were lucky.

So I ate a thousand tomatoes, four hundred cucumbers, 80 carrots, and 28 black olives. I got my veggie fill in! I also pigged out on Lee Ann’s pumpkin pie chex mix. I should have taken a picture, so good and addicting. When the actual dinner started I just grabbed a tablespoon of mashed potatoes (I don’t like them. I just felt I should have some), some corn, coleslaw….and I ate half of my mom’s veggie tree. It was a good day!

Now that we got all of that Thanksgiving business out of the way…Christmas decorations have been put up! I put out a lot more this year. Maddox is getting older and HOPEFULLY he’ll be careful. So far so good! Here’s our pretty tree.

tree Today  I was scheduled to do my last workout for month 2 with Les Mills. Well, I woke up, sat up, and twisted wrong. Now it feels like there’s a monster under my shoulder blade eating away. I could barely get my contacts in. Tyrell rubbed it for a while and I made him stop because I was going to cry like a baby. So, I spent some time on the foam roller. Seemed to help a little bit. Tyrell suggested I go take a bath. I thought this would be the perfect time to try out that detox bath on Pinterest. I never take a bath. Too many toys to clear out and this just doesn’t seem like the peaceful haven it once was.

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I didn’t play basketball or anything. I took advantage of the quiet time and just did NOTHING. Life sure changes when you have kids! Your bathroom and bathtub that used to have all kinds of soaps, lotions, and candles around it no longer exists. Oh well, I wouldn’t change it for the world.

How colorful was your plate?

8 Nov

What’s your favorite day of the week? Mine is Thursday. So, today was a pretty fine day. Once again I had a billion packages at the post office. A billion=three in my world. One was for Maddox and the other two were for me. I have been playing the exchange game with Victoria’s Secret for a while now. I finally got the right leggings, so now I decided to send my bras back. I am turning into my grandma. She does the exact same thing. I think it’s her way of having to go shopping. So, I filled out my return slip and bagged it up. Opened up Maddox’s package and they sent the wrong stuff. Will I have to send this back too? Good grief. Wait! It gets better! The last package was my new winter coat. I had bought a new one last year and now I am swimming in it. Not a bad thing, just wasn’t expecting it. So now I ordered a Hydraulic coat from Burlington Coat Factory. I like it, but I don’t. It flares out at the waist and I look like a cupcake. Not the look I’m going for. Might have to send that back. I will see what Tyrell thinks when he gets home.

Let’s get to the good stuff. Food! It’s Vegan night at my house and I told you every Thursday I will post what I ate for dinner. So here we go!

I wanted to use up some beets so I decided to do a roasted root medley. I chopped up beets, a sweet potato, an onion, and a carrot. I then drizzled some olive oil and sprinkled some salt and pepper and mixed until the seasonings were distributed evenly.

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These had to cook for about a half hour in a 450 degree oven. Tip: line your cookie sheet with tinfoil to save dishes. You know your veggies are done when you can poke through them nicely with a fork.

While these were roasting I steamed some green beans. I was planning on making green beans with garlic and diced tomatoes. Sounds interesting huh? I gave them a quick steam then I rinsed them in cold water to keep their bright green color and set aside.

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Then I sauteed some onion in some olive oil. The recipe said to add three cloves of garlic, which means 6 to me. Then it was time to add my diced tomatoes. You can use canned, I did. I strained some of the juice out. I spiced this up to my liking (a ton of pepper), added the beans, heated up everything together, and done!

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Doesn’t this look amazing and so colorful! I was a little nervous to try the green beans when I sat down to eat.
After my first bite I walked back to the kitchen, scooped up the rest that were left in the pot, and put them on my plate.
Then I mixed up everything. Are you a mixer upper? An enormous plate of colorful goodness was in front of me.What more could your body ask for?

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