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Another MIA week!

Ugh, sorry guys!  Our new goals at work make it almost impossible to post on my blog!  How dare work get in the way of my hobby and passion!!!!  🙂

So, instead of just posting my last few days’ worth of meals, I will post an EASY peasy recipe, and a new item!  How about that??

Before I get to the fun stuff though, I want to mention an issue I’ve been having – I can’t comment on my own blog!!!  I’ve tried like 5 times responding to people and posting a comment, but it doesn’t stay!  For some reason once I submit it, it just disappears!!!  WEIRD!?!?!?  So……a lot of you asked about the coasters I made for our friends wedding.  I went and bought 4″ x 4″ tiles at Lowe’s, and then for the lettering, I custom made my own letters through Uppercase Living (that party I went to like a month ago at my sisters)…..it’s the coolest stuff!  And it was SO much fun to make!  And, get this: On Monday, the groom asked Chad where in the world we got those coasters from because the bride just totally loved them!  Chad told him I made them, and the groom said the bride wants to talk to me and learn how to do it!  That TOTALLY made my day!!!

And yes….I am actually WALKING a whole freaking marathon on Saturday!  I’m SO nervous….it doesn’t sound that bad because I mean, how hard is walking?  But that’s like 8 HOURS, yes HOURS, of walking!  And get this, right now they’re expecting it to be 87 and sunny that day!  That is the ONE day I want it to be colder!  Walking 8 hours in 87 degree heat and horrible humidity?  Not cool! 

Alright, back to the topic at hand….A recipe!  For…..Banana Cream Pie!!!!!  My husband’s favorite, favorite thing in the whole wide world is Banana Cream Pie!  Well, I love it too but my hips don’t, so I set out to make a light version of the old classic, and guess what?  I succeeded!  🙂  I don’t have too many pics of this, but visualize 🙂

Banana Cream Pie

  • Mix 1 package of SF Banana pudding with 1 cup of Skim Milk
  • Add in 1-2 bananas, sliced (more or less depending on how many bananas you want in it)
  • Put the pudding with the bananas into a Reduced Fat pre-made Graham Cracker crust

  • Add 3/4 tup of Fat Free Cool Whip
  • Add an additional 1/2 sliced banana on top

  • ENJOY!

Yes, that’s it!  I told you it was easy!  And honestly, Chad couldn’t even tell the difference!  He LOVED it just as much as regular Banana Cream Pie!  And it was a dessert I could actually enjoy and not sacrifice my waist line 🙂 

You could also do this with different types of pudding: chocolate (YUM!), pistachio, etc.

Next, on to the new item of the week.  I was shopping at our Super Wal-mart earlier this week looking for some new veggies to try, and saw these:

I know it’s not the healthiest option out there, due to the added cinnamon sauce, but it still had only 90 calories for 3/4 cup, and it was actually a vegetable I figured Chad would eat!  I was right….it was really, really good!  It almost tasted like apples with cinnamon butter on!  And all you had to do was steam it in the bag in the microwave for 4 minutes!  I would recommend them!

And not really a new item, but something new that I tried yesterday was adding fresh cherries to my oatmeal!  YUM – it was really, really good! 

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Jinxed!

So, everyone jinxed me!  I kept reading on everyone else’s blogs that they had injuries, etc…..and the whole time I was like “Wow, I don’t know what I would do if that happened to me because I’m so active, blah, blah, blah”…..well thanks a lot guys.  You rubbed off on me and now I’m injured!  Once in a great while for the last two years, my knee would hurt if I ran or had to squat down, etc.  Well for the past 2 weeks it’s been getting more and more often.  Now even if I’m sitting and get up it aches.  It honestly feel like by knee bones are rubbing together!  It’s not a muscle pain, but bone on bone pain.  I finally decided to go in today.

I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it before or not, but Chad and I signed up to run our first 5k next weekend!  I’m not a natural runner, but I figured it’d give me a goal to shoot for.  On top of that, it’s a run where you actually go through Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI!!!!  (that’s where the Green Bay Packers play and in Wisconsin, football is SUCH a huge deal so we’re gigantic Packer fans!!)  In addition to that, we’re doing Walk Wisconsin which is a full marathon that you walk.  Because of these events coming up, I wanted to make sure that my knee was okay and that I’m not damaging it permanently by running and walking on it.

Well, the doctor had me describe the pain and when I said that it felt like “bone on bone”, she laughed and said she’s sure that’s not the case because I’m way to young (26) and active for that to be happening so early in life.  Then she took a closer look and saw that it was a little soft and swollen, so she figured they’d do an x-ray.  SURE ENOUGH!!!  There is a spot where my patella (knee bone) is rubbing against my femur (thigh bone)!  Plus my patella is crooked and doesn’t “look right” she said.  So, she’s referring me to an Orthopedist who will probably be doing an MRI to make sure I don’t need surgery!!!!!!!!!!!  I couldn’t believe she threw the S-word at me!!!!  So, keep your fingers crossed.  I go back in next Monday.  I’ve never had an injury really so this is weird to me!  Luckily she said I can keep up my walking because that shouldn’t irritate it, but I shouldn’t be running 😦  She gave me the okay to run my 5k next weekend (if I physically can!) but probably should keep running more than that after it’s done…..

Okay, so on to bigger and better things:  Food and softball:)

I acidentally deleted my photo from lunch, but I had a turkey sandwich and Kashi crackers and hummus.

Supper had to be quick because I had to get to Chad’s softball game.  I found some leftovers in the freezer that I had totally forgotten about.  Let me tell you, this dish was A.Mazing!!!!!  It was really my first “concoction” in the kitchen where I didn’t use a recipe!  I made it about a month ago and here’s what I did:

  • Satue together green peppers, red peppers, zuccini, and asparagus. 
  • In another pan, saute chicken sausages – I used these artichoke spinach ones that are SOO good!
  • While those are all cooking, make a box of whole wheat rigatoni or penne noodles.
  • Once the veggies are done, add the noodles and chicken sausages.
  • Add 1 can diced tomatoes and about 2 cups of baby spinach.  Cook until hot and the spinach is wilted.

That’s it!  It honestly is SO good, and the leftovers freeze well.  For supper I sprinkled it with LF Parmesan cheese and had 1/2 of a Thomas 100 calorie English Muffin.  YUMMM!

 

Then it was to Chad’s softball game I went.  Unfortunately they lost, but it was SO much fun to watch!  I sat with the other wives and girlfriends and it was a blast!!!  Chad had a lot of fun playing too so it was a really neat/fun night!

I woke up to a chilly/rainy morning….definitely one of those days where all you want to do is stay in bed!!!  Unfortunately that was not an option so I went for the second best thing on a chilly/rainy morning: Mountain Mudd!!!!  I had that with a bowl of Quaker Oatmeal squares, LF Vanilla Soy Milk, and 1/2 of a banana. 

For some reason, this is the longest a bowl of cold cereal has EVER held me over!!!  I ate breakfast at 7:30 at work, and didn’t have lunch until 1:00 and I was fine!!!  Wow 🙂  I’m sure it helped being at the Doctor’s office and my mind off of food though, and afterwards I went home for lunch and took care of Baylee, so I wasn’t sitting at my desk and bored to tears!

Since my supper last night was SO yummy (and the fact that I didn’t really have anything else quick to grab this morning when I left the house) I had another thing of my leftover pasta concoction.  Unfurtunately it was my last reserve!  But it was just as yummy today, again with an English Muffin.

Just a couple hours left of work, then on to the gym for some quick weights.  Afterwards, I have a Purse Party to go to!!!!  YAY 🙂

 

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