When we were shopping in South Lake Tahoe last week at Pier 1 Imports, The Husband checked out the Halloween stuff. He came over to me wearing this “Cat” Mask and telling me he wanted to buy it so he could go up to our adopted Kitty and be a “Cat” too!
So, I introduce you to “CATMAN”!!!!
He has a fierce claw, but, is really just a nice kitty kat! 😀
As soon as we got home, he put on his mask and taunted our adopted kitty with “meows” and “hisses”…..
It only took her a minute or two to figure out her dad is CRAZY! :D OMG, I am STILL laughing as I type this and it’s been a few days since I took these :) Here kitty, kitty, kitty ~ Maybe I should pet him 😀
I woke up today thinking about Catman so I thought today would be a FANTASTIC day to post it. I LOVE Tuesday’s because they are Biggest Loser day. It helped to motivate me to get up bright and early to fit in an awesome Lower Body Workout!
I quickly got ready and was starving by the time I got to work. I whipped up a BIG Chocolate Banana Protein Shake (1 scoop 100% Whey Chocolate PP, Banana, water & Ice).
I completely know better than to bring BIG Chocolate Bars to work because they taunt me all day long. I brought it in today to try and to share with my co-workers. Scharffen Berger gave us a ton of their AWESOME chocolate at BlogHER Food09 and I have been dying to try the Milk Almond Sea Salted Chocolate!
Ignore the nutritionals :D, but, check out that ingredient list ~ It’s CLEAN and you can recognize EVERY ingredient…..see chocolate IS the new health food :D I LOVE that it has WHOLE VANILLA BEANS in it too.
I think I might have drooled a little when I opened up the package and saw this beautiful chunk of chocolate loaded with almonds.
And since it was only 9:00 am, I dug in and had some :D I shared too! WOW – it’s so creamy with a hint of sea salt that makes it caramel like right before you get the roasted crunch of the almonds. I am beyond words to describe it but it was awesome and totally not BFL approved at all ~ Oops! Sometimes a girl needs some chocolate…..at least I shared.
After my chocolate fest (which was awesome with some GOOD coffee), I decided to have a proper snack at 10:30.
2 slices Cabot RF Cheese
Handful of lightly salted TJ’s Pistachios
5 Back To Nature Organic Whole Wheat Flax Crackers
It was the perfect snack and it held me over while we shopped at the Farmer’s Market. I was really sad at the market today because there was hardly any fruit to choose from and NO SQUASH – boooo! I did score some fantastic looking peppers and tomatoes plus something new to me – FIGS!
Friends can so cool! My friend couldn’t believe I’ve never tried figs so she bought me some to try. I know you can add them to salads and pizzas or eat them straight up.
Do you have any ideas or recipes for using figs? If so, do share, I’d LOVE to know.
After we worked up an appetite at the market, we headed over to Taylor’s Refresher. I was sooo jealous of her order ~ she got one of their specials ~ an “organic heirloom tomato mozzarella sandwich”! Check out the yellow and green tomatoes! MMMMMM
I did steal a couple of her spicy sweet potato fries – so good!
I ordered two Grilled Mahi Mahi Tacos that were awesome with all that fresh pico de gallo.
At the Farmer’s Market today, I did pick up a couple of things to share at work. I restocked our Spicy with Harissa Hummus and Pita Bread, but, also bought some cookies from my FAVORITE LOCAL BAKER there ~ Annie The Baker. IOMG ~ I had no idea that you all at BlogHER Food09 had her cookies there until I just saw she was on Foodzie ~ Awesome coincidence!! Her cookies are absolutely amazing and I buy them from her every week, but, usually give them to my co-workers! I bought 3 and she gave me 1 free!
Toffee Chocolate Chip ~ My personal favorite!
Snickerdoodle ~ The newest addition. The cinnamon is on the INSIDE.
Double Chocolate Chocolate Chip
Peanut Butter with Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
These are super soft, chewy and fully loaded ~ check out the insides of them all!
We cut them into small pieces and everyone nibbled away. I am weak at the knees for these cookies since they are my favorite….I did have a couple of bites and they were 110% worth it! I traded in my afternoon snack since I indulged a bit today. I am thinking my FREE DAY this week needs to not be so FREE.
Dinner was a fast and easy breakfast scramble.
1 LF Spicy Chicken Sausage
1 egg plus 1/2 c Egg Beaters with splash of lf milk
Handful Sliced Mushrooms
1/2 tomato, chopped
Sea Salt & Pepper to taste
I had the other 1/2 of the tomato sliced on the side.
Plus 1 slice of Nature’s Pride 12 Oat Bread. I LOVE this bread – it’s soft and doughy with a hint of nuttiness from the oats. I’d definitely buy it!
All together it totally hit the spot!
Off to watch The Biggest Loser!!!! Stay tuned tomorrow morning for a fun Fall Pumpkin-Y Giveaway!!!