Today was nothing but relaxing. Usually I always have something to do. And usually I like it that way. I hate sitting still for too long!! But today, I actually kind of enjoyed having nothing on the agenda. 😀
Apples ‘n’ oats for everyone! We didn’t actually get a snow storm last night like we were expecting, but I was still all hyped up to sleep in and make oats as if we had a blizzard…haha. Three batches of apples ‘n’ oats later, we were all sitting in the living room, drinking coffee, and enjoying the Christmas tree lights.
- 1/4 c. oats + 1/4 c. oatbran
- 1/2 apple (plus munching on the other 1/2 😀 )
- cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves
- 1 T. raisins
- 1 c. milk + 1/2 c. water
- 2 T. each of walnuts and Natures Path Pumpkin Flax Granola
Perfect for a wintery morning! 😀
My legs felt surprisingly refreshed and not sore at all this morning—I was almost tempted to go for a run! But I knew I’d be better off taking a “rest day,” so I bundled up nice and warm and went for a walk with my parents. The snow was just beginning to fall, and it was just so gorgeous—definitely starting to feel more and more like Christmas! 😀
A while back, Al Fresco sent me some chicken sausages to be reviewed on the blog. I have a whole list of recipes that I would love to try with them, but today everyone was in the mood for sausages—plain and simple—on the grill. 😀
While they were heating up on the grill, I made a wonderful side salad. The cilantro and avocado with sliced black olives made it anything but ordinary. Cilantro makes everything wonderful, doesn’t it? 😀
The sausages were full of flavor! I think they would be perfect on top of pizza or mixed with pasta and broccoli with diced tomatoes. You can really taste the asiago…YUM! 😀
Dad went with a big sub roll and topped it with the sauteed onions and mustard. “Mmm’s” were heard all around the table. 😀 Definitely buying this flavor again!
Dessert was an incredibly juicy orange.
Followed with some family Conga—this game is hilarious! 😀
My stomach was so odd all day today. I had absolutely no appetite and was only hungry enough for a light afternoon snack, which is when I went with a blueberry parfait—1/2 c. blueberries with 6 oz. yogurt and 2 T. granola.
For dinner, I simply wanted ooey, gooey, carby-y goodness. An almond and banana sandwich just seemed right. 😀 I grilled the sandwich to melty perfection. The bananas tasted just like melted marshmallows. It was perfect and hit all the right spots. 😀
+ some veggies on the side
+ a night snack. I was too lazy to take out the food processor, but I was in the mood for hummus. So I ended up taking the “lazy version” and mashed 1/2 c. garbanzo beans with a fork, added some lemon, garlic powder and cilantro, and added a bit of water to form a paste. Then I topped it with some salsa and ate it with the kashis on the side. Crunch, crunch, crunch…
I’m in my pajamas relaxing now, and totally enjoying my Sunday night. 😀 It was nice having a day of relaxation, especially since I’ll be busy all week starting tomorrow! Hopefully I’ll get a morning run in too as long as the roads stay ice-free.
Hope you all had a nice weekend and are feeling refreshed for the week! 😀