So, I want to tell you about the exciting package I received yesterday, courtesy of Angie of Angie's Appetite for Life. Thanks Ang!
The box included a new jar of TJ's almond butter, which I'm nearly completely out of, so I was overjoyed to recieve, a jar of pumpkin butter, which is brand spankin new to me, and a jar of brushetta, also new to me. How exciting is that?!
I immediately had to try the pumpkin butter.
Delish! Very sweet, though. A little goes a long way. I used it on my toast last night and it was amazing. You really must try such things with a spoon first. Ryan wrinkled his nose when I did it, but seriously, it's like a rule.
The bruschetta is a "mixture of zucchini, eggplant, peppers, tomatoes and olive oil." Sounds like a fantastic topping for fish. But, I'm not sure what it's "supposed" to be used for. Just bread?... Somebody educate me!
This morning, I started off with a bowl of cereal and a banana.
This was a major mistake. I knew in the back of my mind that I should have a glass of milk with it or something protein-related, but I was busy. So, about a half an hour later, I was sweating and shaking, which is what you do if you're bariatric. It's like a sugar crash. I do this like once a year, so it's not often. Yep, my body was really unhappy with me. So, I had a piece of toast w/peanut butter. Better. I had another piece of toast with peanut butter. Unnecessary, but delicious. And, I've been starving ever since. Sigh. I knew better. Really, I did.
For lunch, I made another oven-baked wrap. Warning. This is a concoction.
Red Pepper-Pumpkin Tuna Melt Wrap
I used a can of tuna in water, drained.
Mixed in about a tablespoon of red pepper hummus.
And a bit of my new pumpkin butter.
I layered it on a tortilla (didn't use the whole mixture) and sprinkle a bit of cheese and some spinach.
Then, the wrap. Don't forget the envelope fold.
Tada!!! It was yum. When I talked to hubby on the phone at lunch (we do that everyday), he wrinkled his nose - I could tell. But, it was good. I swear!!!
I also had the random apple today.
Oh, and speaking of randomness. Check my cute shorts I found on the clearance rack at Walmart. $5!!! I really love a bargain. Get this. They're a size 13. I held them up to my size 8 capris from Old Navy and they are exactly the same size. Is that dumb or what? That should tell you a thing or two about the importance of numbers. They mean NOTHING.
So, on the docket tonight is a workout w/the hubby and chillin. My kinda friday night. Not sure if I'll post tonight or in the morning. We'll see.
Have a wonderful Friday night!
We're taking suggestions for next week's Hubby in the Kitchen. Any recommendations for a hubby-friendly dinner to cook? "Hubby-friendly" criteria means simple ingredients, 30 minutes or less and ease of clean up is a plus. Send your thoughts our way!