Ready for the week.

It’s Sunday night, and the house is semi-clean, laundry is almost finished, grades are finished for report cards, awards are assigned for our awards ceremony on Wednesday, meal plan is finished, and I feel good about the week.
I had a good weekend, spent time with friends and family, and spent time at home chilling out. I didn’t stay in my calorie count at all, and I didn’t exercise, yet. But, it was still a good weekend. I need to make sure I get back on the wagon tomorrow, and get some walking in as well. I don’t want to be too disappointed come Wednesday morning, when I weigh in.

Today, I cleaned out my pantry and freezer. It was long overdue. I had a garbage bag and a half full of expired items. So, for lunch, I made some of the stuff I found that I had forgotten about. I kind of threw this stuff together, and it turned out DELICIOUS.

I made wild rice in beef broth with raisins added in.

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Then, I roasted acorn squash and sweet potato, using coconut oil, cumin, chili powder, salt, pepper, cinnamon, and red pepper flakes.

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On the stove top, I used the frozen, already cooked, chicken cubes, and warmed them with some black beans.

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Then, I put it all together and dropped a little Sweet baby Ray’s bbq sauce on top. I think it would’ve also been good with apple sauce on it as well. But, I love everything with applesauce on it.

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Then, I ate 1/3 of it, and split the rest in two containers for lunch Monday and Tuesday.
It was low in calories, satisfying, and filling. I think it might’ve been good to add roasted pecans to it as well.

I had lots of grading to do, so when my mom invited us over for dinner, I had to decline. But, my husband went over and brought me home a plate. It was SO delicious. I love autumn dinners. I love roasted veggies.
It was a pork chop, roasted broccoli, fingerling potatoes, and cauliflower. Also, acorn squash. I added cinnamon applesauce to the mix. And my mom makes this delicious sauce to put on the vegetables. (Mom, can you write the recipe in the comments.)

Here is a picture of my plate:

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This school year is flying by! I can’t believe we are starting the second quarter tomorrow. And the second quarter will be over before Christmas break!!!!! CRAZINESS.

Well, off to change the laundry.
Have a good Monday, everybody.

xoxo,
Beth WA

Thursday’s Post

The days of summer are so relaxing, but they go by so quickly.  On Thursday I was planning on writing about the new recipe I tried this week.  It wasn’t all that healthy, but it was delicious.  I knew this because, normally, my husband does not speak during dinner.  Any attempts at conversation by me are greeted with, “I’m eating.”  So, when I made this recipe – Taco Pasta – and he stopped mid dinner more than once to tell me how good it was, I knew I had “done good.”

Also, the only picture I took was before I added the pasta, the cream cheese, and the sour cream.  My presentation was quite beautiful with a bit of sharp cheddar and cilantro.  Shoot.  I need a lot of work as far as living life as a “blogger.”  HA HA.

Here is the only photo evidence:

Taco Pasta before Pasta was added.

 

I hope everybody had a great Thursday!

Beth WA