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.
Then, I roasted acorn squash and sweet potato, using coconut oil, cumin, chili powder, salt, pepper, cinnamon, and red pepper flakes.
On the stove top, I used the frozen, already cooked, chicken cubes, and warmed them with some black beans.
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.
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:
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.