Hi all! I hope your day flew by like mine. I LOVE it when MONDAYs fly by because that is always the toughest day of the week. Tuesday (Biggest Loser day) is my favorite day aside from Fridays & the weekends 🙂
I honestly think that my good deeds came back to me today a la The Husband. I spent the entire weekend helping him out so I think he wanted to make my life easier today. I am not complaining though because the “role reversal” was completely awesome!
I started off today with Trader Joe’s 0% Fat Free Blueberry Greek yogurt topped with Nature’s Path Pumpkin Flax Plus Granola. I LOVE this combo and honestly cannot get enough of this pumpkin crunchy granola. I think it’s my favorite topper right now.
Mid morning I snacked on a 1/2 c TJ’s lightly salted pistachios.
The Husband surprised me for lunch today by bringing me my FAVORITE chicken tacos from Vasquez deli. They make everything there including their tortillas from scratch ~ amazing! I had 2 chicken tacos and stole a couple bites of his cheesy quesadilla.
My lunch kept me full all day so I didn’t have an afternoon snack. I had a BIG surprise when I got home. 1st ~ The Husband was doing Laundry and 2nd he was doing the dishes ~ woohoo! But, it gets better. Are you all ready for this? Ready to mark The Husband making dinner for the 5th time ever!!! I definitely think that might be one benefit of blogging ~ he wants to cook too 😀
He presented me with this appetizer ~ some tomato slices with sea salt.
Then, he walked me over to the snack drawer. I have him put all his candy in a drawer so I don’t eat it. If I don’t see it, I “usually” won’t eat it. Can you guess which side was his??? Well, in his sweetness, he saw my favorite gummy bears at the store today and picked up a bag. I have LOVED Haribo Gold-Bears ever since I went to Europe 11 years ago.
I sat down as he “slaved away” cooking dinner and chatted. While chatting he brought me my FAVORITE “MockTail” ~ 100% POM Wonderful plus Perrier plus ice!
The wild neighborhood bunny was out today. I really think he wanted to get in on the special treatment from The Husband. Isn’t he the cutest?! He has one paw that is white too but he wouldn’t let me take a picture of it.
The Husband in action BBQ’ing!
I heard him shout “woohoo! we have a baby!” I was like, what?! I thought he was talking about the bunny. When I went outside he proceeded to tell me that is what happens when the button pops out on the Tri Tip! Ohhhh ~ he said to tell you all his secret tri tip tip too. If you slice your tri tip up while it’s cooking, it cooks faster….it works perfectly for the person who can’t wait for it to cook :D He is so funny!
HIs secret pasta side dish was Annie’s 5-Grain Elbows & White Cheddar ~ this is honestly my FAVORITE Annie’s Mac. The 5-grain pasta really adds the perfect texture and flavor ~ plus the nutritional stats are better with all that grainy goodness.
While everything cooked, he prepared a big salad for us. I LOVE his thinking – he wanted to make a salad big enough that we could have it for tomorrow too.
He knows the way to my heart ~ plus AVOCADO!!!I really think every salad should have AVOCADO….
I had 2 thin slices of this fantastic Red Wine Pepper Corn Tri Tip. I am not usually a fan of pre-marinated meats, but, this one rocked.
Annie’s Mac-A-Liciousness! Can you believe this was prepared without milk since we were out?! The secret ~ quick drain it and add 1 Tbsp butter. By quick drain, you let the liquid drain in the strainer but put it back in the pan before it fully drains. Totally a made up cooking technique by us but it works 😀
Colorful & crunchy salad.
All together with our pumpkin family. I used Trader Joe’s Low-Fat Cranberry Walnut Gorgonzola dressing on my salad. Dinner was awesome. I swear it tastes better when you don’t have to cook it ~ dontcha think?
After dinner, he even went grocery shopping with me. I am not sure what I did to deserve all the special treatment, but, I seriously need to remember it ALL. I am completely up for a repeat anytime 😀 (hint, hint) LOL…….LOVE HIM!
I am off to prepare my 15 minute speech about the positives of blogging for tomorrow. I really want to dig into my new US Magazine and/or bake my new Pumpkin Bread though……
Have a great night all! See you tomorrow after my Blog Talk and hopefully BEFORE The Biggest Loser!