Comforting

I loved reading all your comments on yesterday’s post about marriage and how your parents relationship effect your views! If you haven’t had a chance to read the comments, pop over and take a look! Unfortunately, it appears that the majority comes from broken homes. It’s quite saddening but look at all the wonderful products of those failed marriages – you! 😉

Breakfast

A grumpy and chilly Monday morning called for one thing only: leftover carrot cake pancakes!

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I also cooked up a Morningstar Soysage to give a little extra staying power to this breakfast.

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And my daily 1 cup of coffee – no more, no less!

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Around 10, I had a mid-morning snack. My tummy was rumbley!

Yami + granola to the rescue!

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A perfect snack!

Lunch

One of the gals at work brought in some extra white salad that she made for me to try! So thoughtful!

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It has some sort of white bean, cauliflower, endive, rice cheese, rosemary, olive, and I’m sure other stuff I am not recalling. It was light and fresh!

For my real lunch, I had leftover Shrimp Fra Diavolo.

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Just as good as last night! Maybe a tad spicier after all the flavors melded?

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Dessert:

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Yep! I had a chocolate! But I did something different today. Instead of eating it in one big chocolaty mouthful, I took bites and got 3 good, delicious ones out of it! Perfection!

(Oh, and I did successfully turn down a Girl Scout cookie!)

After work, I munched on a banana to fuel me… for a workout!

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Yep, 2 out of the last 3 days I have hit the gym! Granted, they aren’t phenomenal workouts but HEY! It’s better than nothing!

I did 30 minutes on a stair stepper, level 3 (of 10), on a hill/interval course. I cleared 130 flights of steps, and probably a good 300 calories! (A workout of 3’s!) I went to go to the mat to do some stretching, ab work, push-ups and stuff, but the mats were full. So I went home, thinking I might do it when I got home. Yeah, not so much. I got distracted by ABC.

Dinner

By the time I finally got around to starting dinner, a little later than I would have liked, I was getting a bit hungry. But I managed to not really nibble at all.

Tonight’s main course comes from Cooking Light, again. (Can you tell it is my favorite?!) Steak Tips with Peppered Mushroom Gravy – true comfort food.

Of course, I made a couple changes. I only did 11 ounces of deer chops instead of the 1 pound of beef. And I doubled the mushrooms, and I probably would have been ok tripling them.

 

Browning the venison:

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Shallots and mushrooms:

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Gravy making:

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Finished product served over whole wheat noodles:

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With a side of carrots (with butter, agave, thyme, salt):

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And a splash of red wine to accompany! It really seemed to compliment the peppery gravy!

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How romantic of us – I force him to watch my trashy shows via laptop while eating dinner!

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Now, we are off to less trashy things – like watching a Netflix movie! Story of our lives. We are so boring!

-L4L-

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2 Responses

  1. Bear Naked granola is so good! And that’s awesome about your workouts! I love feeling accomplished with my workout schedule.

  2. Your dinner looks so yummy!

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