Happy Monday all! WOW, you all really LOVE mashed AVOCADO and Nachos! I have to agree though, mashed avocado can seriously make any meal go from drab to fab! I HEART AVOCADO on just about anything. I will make sure I get that Nacho-Riffic Recipe up for you all this week too 🙂
I woke up craving pancakes but I didn’t want the homemade kind ~ I wanted the kind out of the box ~ wierd. So, I browsed the shelf and remembered we had Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Pancake Mix!!!
I actually measured out 1/3 c of the dry mix, 1 egg white and 3 Tbsp FF Milk (no buttah!)
Topped with 1 Tbsp TJ’s Organic PURE Maple Syrup (if you heat it for 10 seconds, it spreads further so you use less), 1/2 banana and a sprinkle of Unsweetened Organic Coconut. Total points bargain for 5 pts.
Plus some, eh, ok, decaf Hazelnut Coffee.
Mid morning, I snacked on a Perfect Hard Boiled Egg. 2 pts.
I was sitting at my desk debating what to do for lunch ~ do I stay in and blog since I owe you all a ton of things or do I head outside in the rain for my 3.5 mile run. As I was pondering, my phone rang…..*ring, ring*. It was The Husband.
* Husband “whatcha doin’?”
* Me “debating what to do for lunch (reiterate my debate above”
* Husband “ oh, well, I was wondering if you wanted to go to lunch with me because I am outside your office right now”
Um, ya, he drove out there to surprise me since he was restless with nothing to do since it’s raining outside LOL. He actually had an ulterior motive since I know he wanted to play poker at the card room down the street 😉
We headed off to Buckhorn’s Grill ~ “The BEST Place on the Planet for Tri Tip”. He LOVES their Tri-tip sandwiches and I LOVE their salad.
Since it was pouring rain outside, we headed to the Fireside Room.
Even though we didn’t sit next to the fire, it STILL makes you feel warmer being by it.
I ordered the Yik Yak Salad plus chicken ~ “An oriental salad with south of the border flair; a crisp mix of greens, cabbages, jicama, red peppers, snow peas, tossed with sweet sesame dressing & topped with toasted almonds”
I don’t ever eat the tortilla but usually try a bite.
We had finished lunch and were chatting it up when the conversation goes like this.
* Husband “ We should totally get a room, just don’t go back to work and get a room with me”
* Me “ WHAT?! Laughing…you’re funny since we live like 10 miles away”
* Husband “Ok, well….wanna go home?”
* Then, he is like “well, OK, since you won’t go with me I guess I will just HAVE TO go play poker” 😀
He is such a clown ~ like he needed an “excuse” to go play LMAO. Maybe he is thinking of Valentine’s day already.
As he drove me back to our office without ANY stops for those wondering :D, we saw the coolest BUGGY BUS! (That’s what I call them)
I LOVE Napa ~ you really do get a BIG mix of people.
I wasn’t hungry this afternoon, but, I wanted something sweet so I had some TJ’s Power Berries x’s 2.
I attempted to get in a run when I got home but my back wasn’t cooperating :( I started off with a 5 minute warm up walk then within 5 steps of jogging, my back was hurting. So, I figured, fine, I’ll just walk….that didn’t work either. I was so bummed because mentally my head was there and ready to go, but, my back didn’t want any part of it.
I read in today’s comments from Sarah W that she LOVES Tiger Balm and it worked wonders at making her feel better. I headed out to Target to pick some up (ironically you can only buy it at the Target pharmacy since Target doesn’t sell it. Not sure how that works?!) Thanks Sarah!!!
I got a 20 minute massage a la The Husband with this stuff so that may make it worth the $$ right there :D OH and the fact that he keeps passing me up growling like a Tiger when he smells me LMAO. So far my back is loving it even if I do smell Big Red Gum.
I whipped up quick Taco Salads using the Nacho-riffic Leftovers.
* 1/2 c TJ’s sweet white corn
* Cherry Tomatoes
* Taco/Bean Mix
* Low fat Sharp Cheese
* Big dollop of 0% Greek Yogurt
* Crumble of Baked Tostidos
OH and The ever comical Husband added 1 of his Chili Cheese Fritos for color ;) He’s so funny today!
It’s almost SCANDALOUS BACHELOR time!!! I have been waiting ALL WEEK to watch tonight’s episode since he actually doesn’t want to give out all the roses…….I wonder what “scandal” happened THIS time 😀
Hasta Manana! NIte all!