Happy Thursday, all! It’s almost the weekend….
I am actually headed to Chicago this weekend so I am extra excited for this one! I am taking Monday off for my travels, but it doesn’t count as a vacation day because I worked yesterday (a holiday). I love that!
Yesterday morning I headed straight to the gym. I felt much more energized after a day of rest. I did 15 minutes on the full body cross-trainer (so hard! feels like hiking) to mix things up and 20 minutes on the elliptical. Plus 15 minutes of weights and abs. It was great!
Following Tuesday’s yummy breakfast burrito, I just had to have another one. They are just too good! It had scrambled eggs (1 white, 1 full egg), tomato, and a small slice of sharp cheddar. I buy full fat, full taste cheese because I find a little goes a long way. I would rather have less cheese with a lot of flavor. (I do have to put the cheese slicer away right after I portion some out, though 🙂 ).
Of course, there was lots of spicy flavor in there- salsa and hot sauce!
I also packed a lunch that was quick and easy to put together:
I had never had these TJ’s roasted veggie enchiladas before, and the ingredient list and nutrition info looked great.
Unfortunately, they weren’t my favorite. I mean, I ate them, but the texture of the tortillas was all wrong- kind of mushy. Maybe they are better in the oven, but I don’t have one of those at work! They were chock full of veggies, so I will give TJ’s that- full of spinach, corn, mushrooms, and eggplant. And the 2 enchiladas for 300 calories were verrrry filling. I ended up eating the orange pepper throughout the day with some Sabra humus I have in the work fridge. I still have that tomato in there… need to eat that today!
I also had some strawberries and grapes for a mid-morning snack.
My boss actually invited me over for dinner last night with her family (she is the best boss ever), and I didn’t feel it was polite to snap photos. You understand, I hope!
Her husband made a delicious beef bourguignon, which I had never tried! It was delicious! Beef with carrots and potatoes (though I didn’t go for the potatoes). The sauce was full of great beef + red wine flavor. Loved it! She also made a great spinach salad and served some bread. I had 1 slice. And she even made an apple crisp for dessert called an Apple Betty. Anyone tried it before? It was AMAZING! I had a small portion with a bit of vanilla ice cream. Oh, and, we had some wine… 🙂
Now off to brave the cold (where did that gorgeous, sunny weather go??), and head to work….
QUESTION: I am thinking of making something to bring to Thanksgiving this year at my half-sister’s house, but I am not a big baker or dessert person. I really loved the Apple Betty- maybe I will make that, but I want to know- what are your favorite desserts to make for the holidays?