Monday, April 15, 2013
Food fest weekend
Saturday was good but again, it was hard. We both thought "woo hoo, it's Saturday!" and then remembered no break for me cooking wise or a nice meal out with a sweet...or two...to follow. Friday night I put a beef roast on low and let it cook overnight. Since we had to go out of town Sunday, that meant grocery shopping got moved to Saturday morning. Boo. So we did what felt like a 3 hour tour of the grocery stores...actually I think it was 3 hours. If only there was one mega store that carried all the things we get from the different places. I got sidetracked at Target and tried on some stuff. There was this really cute skirt but it was lightweight silk (meaning one good gust and I could Marilyn Monroe it) and it was full price so I will keep my eye on it as the season moves on.
I paired it with a cute top and it was flattering and $15 so I snagged it.
I think my brain doesn't work properly on the weekends because again I forgot to take pics of breakfast but it was cereal with chia seeds and peanut butter and jelly toast.
Lunch was BBQ beef sliders on Hawaiian rolls with caramelized onions and chipotle potato bites.
Our sweet was splitting a box of our favorite Maui Caramacs. Basically turtles with mac nuts instead of pecans or cashews or whatever. YUM! Dinner was Mexican beef nachos. There's some chipotle jalapeno refried beans under that mess too.
Total for the day was 2500 calories and came in MUCH better sodium wise. We were actually about 2050mg of sodium so almost 1300mg less than last weekend.
It was good food but man, I hope this gets easier. I didn't realize how much I needed a day off from cooking and I will look forward to that when we get back from vacay. I think we've agreed once a month we can have an "old school" high cal meal and sweet and do this the rest of the time. Sigh. *kicks pebble*
Saturday night I pre-made stuff for Sunday so our morning could run smoother before we had to travel since we had to fit in a workout. I pre-made some chocolate chip pancakes then made eggs and 2 slices of bacon to go with before our workout. I pre-made lasagna so I could cook it while we got ready.
We had a slice before we left, grabbed an apple and orange for the road with the promise of another piece with a Hawaiian roll after the road trip home.
What did you do this weekend? Did you do any prep to make your meals easier for the week?
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