Playing Blogger Catchup

Posted on December 27, 2009. Filed under: Daily Update | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Sometimes the day after Christmas can be just as exciting as the real thing itself. I started like any teenage boy the day after a present haul: playing my new wii game for an hour. Thank God for no responsibilities ๐Ÿ™‚ By 8 at least I wasn’t the only one up so I started getting things done. Eventually, I worked up a breakfast that would get things out of the house.

Chocolate Mint Brownie Yogurt

Pumpkin Oatmeal In A Mighty Maple Jar With Monkey Boy Peanut Butter

I think that’s going to be a theme this week: eating to make room. We have so many leftovers! I secretly love it ๐Ÿ™‚ The browniesย and yogurt was so so good; I love chocolate mint and that creamy texture so much. And since the yogurt was sweetened with stevia and the brownie erithrytol it was all naturally low sugar, too(ergo I could make out this was a “healthy” breakfast. The oats in a jar were long awaited and a perfect touch. I had hoped on getting out, cashing some checks, and doing shopping before lunch but I’m definitely the faster movie in this house and that did not end up happening. Instead, I made a breakfast of comfort foods.

Asparagus, Thinly Sliced Spoon Roast, Whole Wheat Mac N' Cheese

I may have steamed the asparagus too long, but they were still nice. The spoon roast really had to be eaten a few days ago and for some reason I had steak and mac n’ cheese in my mind. The best thing about a kitchen scale is definitely being able to portion out individual servings of the instant stuff from a family size box before cooking it(because, if I made the thing, I could definitely put it all away, too :-)).

Eventually, we did get rolling. First up was Target to use up some gift certificates. Did anybody else get a singing one from Target? They’re cute, but they’re about 1/2 an inch thick. And I got 3 of them. Can you imagine the wallet disaster that is? I was able to use up 2 and transfer what remained on the last one to a normal gift card. After that we went to the mall to return some stuff where I only was able to score more gift certificates ๐Ÿ˜ฆ And then to Macy’s to exchange my mini food processor for this.

Black & Decker Food Processor

I think I hit upon aย mac daddyย of food processors! It ended up costing me $43 more but I think it will be entirely worth it. Banana soft serve, chocolate avocado pudding, raw cashew cookies, my own nut butters! Really–this is opening doors. After that I grabbed a quick drink.

Yumberry Pomegranate Lifewater

And then we were off to Whole Foods. I asked for chocolate for Christmas but not a single square wound up in my stocking ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I planned on getting a milk chocolate bacon bar which I’ve been wanting to splurge on since the Summer but they were all out ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I’m sure I’ll find it next time because the man said he’d order some for me(though I’ll probably just go to a different Whole Foods that I know always carries them).

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bar

I grabbed my favorite “candy bar”. Seriously–these are too good to be healthy. When I got home it was time to put away my new “toys”(though I bet I’ll be breaking the food processor out pretty soon to play with).

Marvel T-Shirt, Dark Chocolate Raspberry Chocolate Bar, Season 1 I Love Lucy

From Target I got some things on my Christmas list: a new shirt to wear/run in, chocolate, and I Love Lucy on DVD. I don’t know why, but lately I’ve been so aware that this show is never on TV anymore! Shame because it’s the best, don’t you agree?

My mom decided she needed to get out of the house for dinner. I decided I needed to stay in and eat “my food” for the first time in days. It all worked out and I got the run of the house for myself to play with. Naturally, I decided to turn to the oven and eat a meal probably no one would care about that they missed but me.

Maple Baked Tofu

Sweet Potato Maple Roasted Veggies Pie

There was definitely more maple syrup present here than at most breakfast tables because it was in the pie, on top, and all over the tofu. Scrumptious ๐Ÿ™‚ I loved the real baked tofu; it’s 10 times more flavorful than the microwave. Unfortunately the back of the fridge froze the other half of my container and that got thrown away. And for “dessert” I had quick leftovers.

Cantaloupe With Sea Salt

Which were perfect with a little dessert fork. Tiny utensils are just the best. Christmas definitely threw me off because I had no idea it was Saturday night. But nothing ended up being on TV anyway ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Instead of pop in a movie I waited for parents to get home and watched Days, followed by more dessert.

Chocolate Soy Yogurt With A Peanut Butter And Chocolate Biscotti

I don’t even know how much cocoa powder and hand mixing it took to get soy yogurt that color and smooth but it was A LOT. I’ll definitely stick with plain chocolate yogurt from now on because of that and reserve soy yogurt for simpler things. These cookies still taste as good as ever. After this I was stuffed but had a HUGE craving for pecans, which I never get.

Oatmeal With Pecan Butter

This definitely put me over the top of fullness. But ’tis the season, right ๐Ÿ˜‰ I can’t wait to make my own pecan butter with my food processor! I was actually planning on doing that at night, except I didn’t have any pecans… Definitely an ingredient fail.

This morning I had no motivation for anything. I stayed in bed for 40 minutes after looking outside to see the rain washed away most of the snow. Yuck. But when I felt guilty about not wanting to be active, I just kept in mind that they’ll be plenty of time for that in the future, and a day or a week or a month of pure laziness and joy should be well warranted.

Chocolate Mint Brownie Yogurt, French Toast Oatmeal

Also well warranted would be repeating the same yogurt from yesterday because it’s “healthy” and delicious and uses up leftovers. Can’t beat that logic, can you ๐Ÿ˜‰ I think I need to get to making eggs the proper way again while I’m home but for the morning I like my oatmeal so this was a compromise. And now, of course, I’m looking for recipes to make with my new food processor and muffin top tins. If you have any at all, send them my way.

Would you believe the same blogger has a Newman’s giveaway, Vans Natural giveaway, Zevia giveaway, and Annie’s giveaway?

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Chocolate mint brownie yogurt sounds so good!

ohh fun new processor! you must make some homemade nut butter!!!

the chocolate mint brownie sounds SO GOOD! and yes those amazing grass bars are way too good to be ‘healthy’ ๐Ÿ™‚

i love that i just read, “though I bet Iโ€™ll be breaking the food processor out pretty soon to play with” and your twitter just confirmed that this morning. sorry dude!

milk chocolate bacon bar? what on earth? i’ve gotta see this. wow that food processor is impressive, the possibilities are so exciting! i know people enjoy watermelon + sea salt, but i’ve never heard of cantaloupe + sea salt..i guess it’s the same concept! nice work with the target gift card consolidation, those singing ones sound pretty wallet-stuffing!

Chocolate Mint Brownie Yogurt?!?! MMMMMMMM!

I need to try pecan butter! Sounds like it’s be right up my alley!

I love those amazing grass bars!

I want to try to make pecan butter in my vitamixer. It just sounds so good ๐Ÿ™‚

I am trying to work my way thru leftovers too. Some things taste better the next day though, so that makes it fun. Imma hafta try that sea salt and cantaloupe – I’ve only tried it with my apples!

fun with the food processor! can’t wait to see what you create with that thing ๐Ÿ™‚

The AG Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bar–Once I get home, I need to check my stash. I know I’ve never tried that one, and like you have nut butters 40 deep, I am that way with bars. Between swag and what I buy for myself, it’s always a grab bag of fun ๐Ÿ™‚ Need to see about that exact one b/c some people dont like AG b/c it’s too hempy/heathy tasting LOL

Awesome on the food proc! Just when you’re making nut butters…if you smell something burning, shut it off! You’d think this is common sense but apparently I am not common ๐Ÿ™‚ b/c let’s just say I have blown many a motor on food proc’s!

*food processor envy* now mine looks like a whimp! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Good luck working your way through the leftovers. For some reason, I have a feeling you won’t have any trouble at all .


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