I’ll just in up walking in the cold November rain…..
Classic Guns! Yes, I have crazy taste in music. To be honest I love all music! I can jam some classic Guns one minute, Prince, Ottis, LaMontagne, Chesney….the list goes on and on. My iPod is very much a variety. I think I even have Sinead O’Connor in there somewhere! Embarrassing but true. So why am I talking about this?
Because we have November Rain! I do believe we have had rain every day since November began. The cold is moving in tonight! However, that does mean that I will freeze my bootay off this weekend in my little dress I have picked out for my B-day dinner! Yep, Saturday is my B-Day!! So exciting 🙂
On to a happier note-breakfast! This mornings breakfast has been patiently awaited for. Do you guys remember not so long ago I was ranting about my crazy husband (with that rotating door) and the fact that he threw out my peanut butter jar?
I give to you OIAJ! This was so delish 🙂 I have been waiting patiently since I opened that jar for it to be finished just for this. It was creamy pea-nutty goodness 🙂
- 1/3 cup oats
- 1/3 cup almond milk
- 1/3 cup water
- 1/2 diced banana
- 2 tbs. flaxseed
- 1 tbs. wheat germ
- 1 egg white, whisked & tempered
- 2 tbs. pumpkin
- pumpkin pie spice
- vanilla extract
Once the oatmeal is cooked, pour it into the jar and enjoy. I made a parfait with it again this morning. I put coconut butter, cranberries, and granola throughout the layers. It was sooo good!!
Am I the only one that purposely buys the smaller jars just so this breakfast can be made? You see we buy a lot of things in bulk or big containers to save money. Coffee, meat, oats, trash bags, you name it we purchase the big pack! However, I always get the small peanut butter jar since the big jar is too bag for OIAJ.
A nice cup of dark roast with almond milk to help jump start my day 🙂
I had a smoothie for my a.m. snack. My Mocha Frappe smoothie. It is a mixture of chocolate protein powder, instant coffee, almond milk and ice. I even added a little Greek yogurt and spinach to the mix this morn for some extra nutrients!
Lunch today was leftovers from last night’s dinner. A cup of veggie soup, multi-seed crackers with salad on the side! It was still just as delish today. The soup was more like a stew today, it had thickened overnight 🙂 My afternoon snack was a lovely bowl of Greek yogurt with vanilla protein powder, crumbled orange-cranberry muffin, and sliced almonds. I believe I am as addicted to yogurt as I am peanut butter!! I eat this a lot for my snacks.
My afternoon was pretty uneventful, that is until 5:00! I had boot camp class tonight – and she is kicking my booty this week! I still had a little soreness from Monday’s class in my glutes. Wow!! Either I really pushed myself Monday, or missing a week caught up with me. It feels great! It is a good soreness 🙂
The hubster is playing cards tonight. Yep, he decided to go give away some of our money tonight…lol! It isn’t too bad. They play Texas Hold Em for about 10$ a game x 2 games. I am okay with that since he could do things that cost us more than 10 bucks!
This means that dinner was basically a “do it yourself” night tonight. I enjoyed some more of that lovely veggie soup. I switched up to soup & sandwich tonight!
A lovely grilled apple/brie/spinach sandwich on Great Harvest honey wheat bread. I so love that bread! Any of it, it is all so tasty and healthy for you! This sandwich was a-maz-ing 🙂
Just look at that nice big piece of honeycrisp apple 😉 With all that gooey cheese…..mmmmm!
I couldn’t resist, I had a few thin slices of apple on the side with a sprinkle of cinnamon and a spoon of peanut butter. I am such a peanut butter addict!
Now for the highlight of my afternoon. A nice package waiting for me when I arrived home. What could it be? Is it a birthday gift? One of the boys’ Christmas gifts? Stay tuned to find out!!
What are your favorite “do it yourself” dinners?