November 24, 2012

Tasty Tidbits


I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! Ours was relaxed - we got up, ate a small breakfast, did yoga, read, & then headed to my in-laws house for dinner. Afterwards, we came home & raked leaves & mowed the lawn, & then hung out around the house.


She loves to join us in the living room, especially if we have the fireplace on!

Here's what we've been eating in the last week:

Breakfasts
  • Katie's Chocolate "Protein" Milkshakes
  • Peach & Raspberry yogurt with cherry & honey lentil granola 
  • Trader Joe's Cinnamon Crumpets toasted & topped with pumpkin butter
  • Baked pumpkin cranberry oatmeal
  • Heidi's Whole Wheat Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Loaf - I'm not huge into cheesecake, so I made this for the Bup. He said he likes it even more than pumpkin roll! Plus, it's pretty healthy as far as eating cheesecake goes, because it's balanced with the bread.
  • Bananas & crunchy peanut butter

Lunches

Dinners

Saturday:
  • Mama Pea's Coconut Curry Kale Stew - This soup has great flavor, a creamy broth, & required minimal chopping. Plus, it's made in the crock pot, so it's hands off.
  • Yummly's Whole Wheat Honey Oatmeal Bread - After a failed attempt at sourdough bread in the bread machine, I tried this instead. It's a soft, but chewy, bread with the perfect amount of sweet from the honey.
Sunday:
  • Spinach Salad: Spinach topped with pan-seared tempeh, carrots, red onion, dried cherries, & honey roasted sliced almonds, tossed in Mama Pea's Orange Balsamic Vinaigrette - This was pretty revolutionary. We had it twice this weekend & I think we'd both be happy to eat it daily. All of the flavors blend together so well!
Monday:
  • Cream of potato soup with broccoli
  • Pretzel bread bowls
Tuesday:
  • Tortilla pizzas topped with bbq sauce, roasted garlic, broccoli, bell pepper, red onions, pineapple, kalamata olives & shredded smoked cheddar cheese
  • Pan-seared Brussels sprouts
Wednesday:
Thursday 
Thanksgiving dinner!
  • Appetizers: Fresh veggies, pickles, crackers, cheese
  • Spinach lasagna with tomato sauce
  • Roasted butternut squash & penne casserole
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Stuffing
  • Kale salad topped with sunflower seeds & mandarin oranges
  • Dessert: Apple pie & pumpkin roll
Friday:
Dinner with Mom & Pops
  • Linguini with cauliflower pesto
  • Green Salad
[Tink licked the bowl from the cream cheese icing for the pumpkin roll. She has a sweet tooth!]


Treats
  • Trader Joe's Sipping Chocolate (apparently we were in a hot cocoa mood this week!)
  • Chocolate covered nut clusters
  • Deb's Chocolate Sorbet - Usually I like a pretty big serving of ice cream, but this is very rich & perfect for a 1 scoop treat. It's super chocolatey, which I love! I've been wanting to make it for at least 3 years now, but didn't have the ice cream maker. It was worth waiting for!

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