For dinner, I had a small spoonful of spinach-artichoke dip (and only one chip, I was pretty proud of my self-control on these guys!), a little baked ziti, and of course a helping of my tomato and mushroom mac & cheese. I also ended up going back for some baby carrots, broccoli and celery sticks to make sure I got some veggies in. Everything was delicious!
I had about a quarter of a glass of white wine with dinner, but then switched over to some brews Matt and I brought to share - 21st Amendment Back in Black black IPA. I'd never had this before and really enjoyed it; it wasn't overwhelmingly hoppy and had a smooth caramel flavor.
Pairing it with a chocholate chip cookie wasn't a bad idea either.
Someone brought Rita's Italian ice for everyone, so of course I also had to have a little cup of that. Lemon and mango - yum!
Riker passed out hard when I was eating my ice. Love this pic!
The nice thing about going to a party at the neighbors' is that we can just walk across the street when it's time to go home. We walked back to our little pad around 8:00, so still had time to curl up and watch a movie before calling it a night. It was a great Saturday.
I often choose my breakfasts based on what the weather is doing. Today it's raining and dreary outside, so a steaming bowl of oatmeal sounded perfect. I wanted to jazz it up a bit though, so I combined a few things we had on hand to make Maple Pecan Apple Oatmeal.
To make the oats, I simply cooked them with water and a little Truvia, cinnamon and nutmeg. While they were cooking, I chopped up two apples and sauteed them in a pan with cooking spray and all the same seasonings. Then I kept adding water to the apples little by little until they were nice and soft.
Then I just mixed everything together, drizzled it all with Vermont maple syrup and topped it with toasted pecans. This was such a good Sunday morning breakfast, and filled with fiber, protein and fruit. Great start to the day!
Hope you're enjoying the weekend!