What did you all think of the Super Bowl and more importantly “the commercials”? I have to admit I am a bit PUMPED that The Husband won one of his prize pools and scored $125. It definitely made the game more exciting to watch when you were hoping for different scores :) As for the commercials, I was sorta bummed that there were not that many that were great….they were just like normal commercials…if I had to pick, I LOVED the CareerBuilder.com, VW and E*Trade Milk-Holic commercials. I had fun trying out a few new recipes too, but, more on that in a bit. For now, let’s recap the weekend.
After LOVING The Justin’s Maple Almond Butter on Friday, I decided to give the Justin’s Organic CINNAMON Peanut Butter a try.
I only used 1/2 for 2 points.
It’s really smooth, creamy and loaded with cinnamon flavor. It’s good, but, I cannot say I LOVE it like I LOVE the Peanut Butter &CO Cinnamon Raisin Peanut Butter…..that stuff is just AMAZING!
I topped two slices of Trader Joe’s FF Multi-Grain Bread.
Then, added slices of pear for a PB-Pearwich.
5 points all together and it was delicious.
After breakfast, I helped The Husband unload the rocks out of his truck for my Raised Garden! It wasn’t too bad, great exercise and I got to put on my poncho since it was pouring rain– fun!
Lunch was at one of my FAVORITE places in Suisun ~ The Joy of Eating. They have such a homemade mom & pop flare and the food is tasty. I subbed out my fries for a side salad with house Italian on the side.
Then, had the BEST Sunrise Sandwich ever!
Homemade thick sweet bread, AVOCADO, bacon, lettuce, tomato and swiss cheese. I ate it ALL plus a few of The Husband’s fries….so good!
After lunch we went and saw From Paris With Love….WOW! It is so intense, but, really good. I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about John Travolta playing a bad guy (he just doesn’t seem the part to me), but, I have to admit, he pulled it off pretty good.
We had a BBQ in the rain with our friends. I brought my Healthy Asian Slaw and added Toasted Almond slices. I probably could’ve eaten the entire container. The nuts make it totally like a Chinese chicken salad which is just AWESOME in my book.
I had a little bit of everything…GARLIC BREAD, chicken, 2 ribs, healthy asian slaw, salad, and a baby potato. Um, ya, ALOT of food 🙂
We also brought a healthy, fun Valentine’s themed dessert to share with everyone.
I LOVE that this dessert is only 3 points!
1 slice Angel Food Cake
1/2 c sliced strawberries
Valentine’s Day Sprinkles
I was thinking I should’ve used a heart shaped cookie cutter to cut heart squares – that would’ve made it over the top Valentine’s 😀
I was totally sleepy when I woke up so I decided to save my run for later. I had a BIG cup of Starbuck’s African Blend coffee while reading the paper with The Husband.
Breakfast was a fast 5 point EggWich.
2 slices TJ’s FF Multi-Grain Bread
1 Egg, “fried” in nonstick spray
1 1/2 tsp whipped butter
One of the traditions The Husband has with his friends is to play football the day of the Super Bowl. It totally cracks me up, but, he LOVES it and I go to be his cheerleader. I decided to take advantage of the fact that they have a track there and watched the game as I ran 5.25 miles.
I have to say I LOVE my new New Balance 1064 Shoes. They are awesome and totally comfortable. I really think they make a difference with my back. I am trying out Super Feet to see if they help as well, but, I am not sure I LOVE them yet. They said it takes 8 hours to break them in and 2 weeks to get used to them so we will see.
After my run, I snacked on this pear (1 pt) while I watched The Husband play. He did really good even though I forgot to take pictures 🙂
When we walked in the door, I was famished. So, I quickly grabbed a 1 point cheese.
Then, pulled out an Amy’s Tamale Verde Cheese Dinner. I LOVE this dish because of the green verde sauce and REAL, not low-fat cheese.
The nutritionals are decent and the ingredients are AWESOME!
The picture doesn’t do it justice, but, it’s worth all 8 points.
I quickly rushed around all afternoon doing laundry, planning meals, shopping, etc and made it home just in time for the Super Bowl to start. My Super Bowl eating was based on random bites of the things I made.
I had two of these Creamy Artichoke Stuffed Mushrooms. I used Panko Bread crumbs for the croutons. I LOVED how creamy and crunchy they were…Since mine were small, I counted them both as 1 serving for 3 pts.
I kept my mouth happy/busy to stay away from The Mushrooms and thoroughly enjoyed all of these Butternut Squash Fries (2 pts).
I was super proud of the next appetizer I whipped up ~ Healthier Buffalo wins. I have NEVER made actual Buffalo Wings before, but, when I saw Maria’s Farm Kitchen Buffalo Chicken Wings I had to try them. Buffalo Wings are by far The Husband’s favorite thing aside from steak.
I LOVE that you bake the chicken to get it crunchy (it actually gets crunchy in the oven!). I bought Party Wings (drummettes) and baked them for 1 hour, turning them 1/2 way through. Then, I melted 1 Tbsp butter with 1/3 c Frank’s Original Hot Sauce. I placed the wings in glass bowl after they were done cooking and tossed them with the hot sauce mix.
AMAZING!!!! Maria, you seriously know your wings….they taste better than the ones at the restaurant. I had 2 wings (2 pts) and The Husband ate the rest.
Told ya, pretty random :) Sometimes it’s fun to have appetizers for dinner….other than I was STILL hungry. So, I had two pieces TJ’s FF Multi-Grain bread with 1 Tbsp whipped butter (4 pts).
I will catch up with you all tomorrow…For now, I am off to relax and catch up on some zzzzz’s!
Have a great night all!