Thanksgiving Recap and December News!
Sheee’s back!! No, my applications aren’t all in yet. I’m in the final revising process but like I mentioned in this post I’ve had a hard time overcoming writer’s block. I think getting back to my regular routine may stir up some creative juices…
*WARNING* MARATHON POST!
How was everyone’s Thanksgivings?
Here was mine:
We went to my Grandma’s house (as we always do) and it was a great time. I love my family!!
The delicious spread: peas, rolls, mashed potatoes, rutebega, Grandma’s famous holiday Jell-o, stuffing, bourbon mashed sweet potatoes, the bird, homemade cranberry sauce and corn!
My brother feasting…
Dessert was wayy too much of this pie!! ;-)
I bought some new toys!!!
Smoothie in a bowl (very blueberry!) topped with pom seeds, flax and a peanut butter spoon. (and the gums)
Yummmm. Creamy and filling kabocha chocolate whip… (I froze roasted kabocha chunks and whipped them in the food pro with 2 tbsp frozen nasoya silken creations chocolate, cocoa powder, 1 tbsp Jay Robb Brown rice a little instant decaf coffee, guar+xanthen gum, then a little almond milk.) The kabocha almost tastes like peanut butter when whipped- It works surprisingly well with chocolate!!
I got my new protein powder: Jay Robb Brown rice in chocolate and vanilla.
My review: The protein powder has a sweet and light flavor, but isn’t as indulgent as the egg white protein. It was a little more dusty tasting with a slight aftertaste. Egg white is creamier but doesn’t perform neat tricks like protein powder oatmeal!
- Creamy and delightful
- Great for smoothies, ice cream, banana whip and anything cold
- Seizes up and forms a disgusting rubber ball when applied to heat.
- Nice flavor
- A little “dustier,” or “grittier”
- More of an aftertaste
- Fun in warm things like oatmeal, warm cocoa “zabaglione,” etc!
November 30th was a KICK BUTT workout of 20 min arm bike, 3 sets of 20 quad machines, 60 lb (x2), Glutes 12 lb frees (set of 30each leg)
Pool: Swim 15 min warm up, 3 min with pulling block, 5 laps in 4:30, 3 minute pulling block, 5 laps in 4:10, 3 laps pulling 3 crawl, 5 laps in 4:10, 5 free stroke cool down, a few breast stroke.
Then this for dinner:
Rainbow trout in marinara & capers over spinach, arugula, brown rice and tomatoes.
Lunch felt wholesome and comforting: a sweet papa, salad with vinaigrette (sesame oil, red wine vinegar, Dijon) Roman beans and tomato and an Ambrosia apple to finish it off!!
I had a 100 cal pack of almonds before hitting the gym for a 65 minute swim… ‘twas nice!
Chocolate Covered Katie is giving away “Oh my GAWD!” Artisana products… I’ve never had the
financial opportunity to try these but I’d imagine they’re AMAZING!
Exciting December Posts Planned:
A Vegan Holiday Dinner Spread (plus vegan items to bring to a potluck so you can eat too!)
Ready, Set Bake: 5 cookie varieties in less than an hour, can she do it?
Homemade Christmas Gifts, Part one
Homemade Christmas Gifts, Part two
Pay It forward: Homemade Recycled Christmas Gifts, Part three
Saratoga Peanut Butter Recipes
I’m so excited to get back to blogging… will ya’ll take me back?